WEBINAR: African sovereign and corporate listed bonds


Investing in Africa's capital markets during COVID-19 and beyond | Webinar 2 of 4

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the second of a four-part webinar series focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on institutional participants in Africa’s capital markets. Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Allan Gray, Africa’s largest privately-owned investment manager, this series is a virtual edition of the ninth African Financial Markets Initiative/AfDB Annual Workshop.

The second session focuses on African sovereign and corporate listed bonds as follows:

African capital markets, challenges and opportunities – Celestin Rwabukumba, CEO Rwanda Stock Exchange and exco African Securities Exchanges Association

The African Exchange Linkage Project – Stefan Nalletamby, director for the Financial Sector Development Department, AfDB

The investor’s perspective – Mark Dunley-Owen, Investment team, Allan Gray Africa ex-SA Bond Fund

This event will be moderated by Jamil Toyo, executive director of Allan Gray Nigeria. You can also get your questions answered in a live Q&A session that will follow the discussion.


Tuesday, 10 November 2020


12:00 – 13:30 (Abidjan)
14:00 – 15:30 (Pretoria)
15:00 – 16:30 (Nairobi)


Host: Jamil Toyo

Jamil joined Allan Gray in 2009 as an operations consultant in the Retail business. He has worked in a number of analytical roles, including as a business analyst looking into opportunities on the rest of the continent, and currently manages Allan Gray’s business in Nigeria. Jamil holds a BCom (Hons) from Wits and is a CFA® charterholder.

Presenter: Celestin Rwabukumba

Celestin chairs the East African Securities Exchanges Association, is CEO of the Rwanda Stock Exchange and an exco member of the African Securities Exchanges Association. He is also co-founder and chair of Kigali Cement Company, and a non-executive director of several hospitality and manufacturing entities. He has been instrumental in capital market regulation, development and integration in Rwanda and in the East African Community.

Presenter: Stefan Nalletamby

Stefan is the director for the Financial Sector Development Department at the AfDB since its creation in September 2014. He was previously the coordinator of Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), and adviser to the vice president of Finance where he designed and launched the African Financial Markets Initiative. He was also group treasurer. Before joining the AfDB, he spent 12 years trading global bonds with BNP Paribas in Paris, Tokyo and Madrid.

Presenter: Mark Dunley-Owen

Mark joined Allan Gray in 2009 as an equity analyst. In September 2020, he joined Orbis as a member of the Bermuda Investment team. He is also a director of Allan Gray Bermuda Limited and part of the Investment team for the Allan Gray Africa ex-SA Bond Fund. Mark holds a BBusSc (Hons) from UCT and is a CFA® charterholder.

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