Many of our clients and most of our fund partners are based in Europe – we help our African investors to access opportunities outside Africa and so to diversify their investment portfolios. Europe and America have definitely been harder hit by Covid-19 than Africa and whilst the investments that we promote have fared well in the financial storm, the last 12 months have therefore been challenging in terms of contact-ability and administration.
The UK, for example, has just entered its third lockdown; ninety percent of the financial community is working from home, and the banks are only open for three hours a day! During this period of endless, temporary, irritating, enjoyable, frustrating, life-affirming incarceration I have often had far too much time on my hands which is both brilliant and horrible! It does mean that I have been able to do a lot of thinking.
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