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Channelling International Investment Funds in Africa. Table of Contents . Context of the Botswana Africa Mining Fund Why domicile funds in Botswana? Why manage and administer funds in Botswana? Conclusion. Botswana Africa Mining Fund . First mining fund for Botswana

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Table of Contents

  • Context of the Botswana Africa Mining Fund

  • Why domicile funds in Botswana?

  • Why manage and administer funds in Botswana?

  • Conclusion


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Botswana Africa Mining Fund

  • First mining fund for Botswana

  • Marketed to Professional Investors Only

  • CIU and Regulated by BoB

  • Registered in the IFSC


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Why Domicile Funds in Botswana?

  • Enabling Environment

    • Legal and Regulatory Framework

      • Developed legal system

      • Immigration of foreign nationals

      • Laws are consistent

      • Rights can be defended and disputes settled

      • CIU legislation in place

      • Regulation by the BoB


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Why Domicile Funds in Botswana? (Cont..)

  • Tax Policies

    • Government has set up the BIFSC

    • Tax advantages if funds are IFSC designated – e.g. exemption from withholding tax on dividends paid to non-residents

    • Promotion of the fund - IFSC

  • Governance and Anti-Corruption

    • Accountable

    • Transparent

    • Efficient and Effective

    • Responsive

    • Rule of law


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Why Domicile Funds in Botswana? (Cont..)

  • Accessible government

    • Ready to do business

    • Dialogue with the private sector

  • No Exchange Controls

    • Improve efficiency of the economy

    • Higher increased living standards

    • Reduce unnecessary government intervention

    • We need to take advantage of this competitive edge


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Fund Management

  • Pros

    • Cost advantage compared to Europe

    • Pan African Fund – close to markets

    • Information is accessible

    • Access to capital


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Fund Management

  • Cons

    • Lack of experienced investment professionals

    • Long distances to developed markets


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Fund Administration

  • Fund Administration

    • Back office activities

    • Valuations / Pricing

    • Fund Accounting

    • Reconciliations


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Fund Administration

  • Pros

    • High levels of education

    • Reasonably well developed IT Infrastructure/Telecoms

    • Same time zone as Europe

    • English speaking

    • High auditing standards


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Fund Administration

  • Cons

    • Lack of technical skills

    • Lack of experience

    • Limited back office activity in Botswana

    • Band width challenges

    • High labour costs


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Conclusion

  • Speed

  • Government policies


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Contacts

Thank you

Bifm Capital

Tel: +267 395 1564


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