In the last 18months currency has become the most important risk in Zimbabwe. This conversation explore options that Government can exercise to reduce currency risk for investors. Panelists are also expected to discuss strategies that project financiers, portfolio investors and FDI can adopt to reduce the currency risk.
Despite a huge sovereign risk premium on Zimbabwe, resource based investments have continued to grow. Growth could treble if financing structures that de-risk projects can be adopted. This panel looks at ways to reduce cost of capital and make projects less risky through effective funding structures.
In the midst of negativity and market uncertainty, it appears a number of funds and companies have been recording large returns.
As capital becomes scarce, returns are forced to rise as well. This conversation includes Contrarians who see diamonds in rubble. They are expected to share where they are seeing potential for large returns across sectors, industries and investment strategies in Zimbabwe.
Most institutional investors including DFIs are keen to gain exposure in infrastructure in Zimbabwe. The large backlog provides a huge opportunity for private capital. Yet, investors cannot seem to find access in this asset class because of a lack of appropriate investment vehicles.