Charles Robertson is global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, an investment bank focusing on emerging and frontier markets. Robertson is often cited by journalists covering emerging and frontier markets, and he was recently quoted in a Bloomberg story about African currencies responding to Fed decisions, an Economist discussion on the ways Africa could be affected by slowing demand from China, and Reuters coverage of the pressure on Nigeria’s central bank.
In 2012, Robertson also used his expertise on cross-border relations to analyze what voting in the Eurovision Song Contest reveals about Europe and its neighbors.
In this video, Robertson shares his observations on what has happened to investor sentiment toward investing in Africa and where he thinks the continent’s GDP will be by the year 2050:
At the European Investment Conference, Robertson will take part in the Emerging Markets — Spotlight on Africa panel discussion with Clifford D. Mpare, CFA, of Frontline Capital Advisors and Tendai Musikavanhu, CFA, of One Stone Capital Group and Old Mutual Global Index Trackers Limited. Register now to attend the event, and follow this blog for more news and updates.
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