Financial sector opportunities and constraints in SADC – stock exchange perspective

Africa is the next investment frontier and the SADC region has some of the most attractive investment opportunities on the continent. Developing closer financial ties between SADC countries, known as regional financial integration (RFI), will bring many benefits for the private financial sector, but we’ve yet to see huge improvements. This one-day regional financial integration conference provided a platform for all private financial sector companies interested in furthering regional financial integration across the SADC region. The intention was to ascertain the challenges to, and potential benefits of RFI; and a proposed working agenda for policy makers and regulators – ultimately to make doing business easier, and to enable the free flow of capital in the SADC region.