Dubai – The importance of Africa‘s economic situation from the European perspective was demonstrated last November by the European Union‘s renewed push for billions of euros of investment there. With the conclusion of ten financial guarantee agreements with partner financial institutions, the European Commission has facilitated future investments of up to 10 billion euros in Africa for economic recovery from the Corona pandemic. Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships, said: „These agreements will directly support people facing specific challenges due to Covid-19: Small business owners, the self-employed, entrepreneurs. They will also help finance a significant expansion of energy production from renewable sources.“ The November 2020 agreements complete the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD), which is an important EU financial instrument to support investments in third countries. „Now our partners can use the plan‘s individual guarantees to mobilise billions of euros of much-needed investment, particularly in Africa“, Urpilainen stressed.

London – London-based Deutsche Finance International (DFI) is looking for undervalued assets or companies with earnings potential. Through practical asset management, it aims to add value to a wide range of investor groups. DFI believes that social change is also leading to changes in real estate and investment needs. The companie is an innovative investment advisor, fund developer, co-investment partner and real estate buyer, with a global institutional client base of pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutions and family offices behind her. DFI is acting in close coordination with Munich-based Deutsche Finance Group, an investment management firm specializing in real estate and infrastructure investment.

Ras Al Khaimah – Professor Ulrich Pape from the ESCP Europe Business School in Berlin defines the term „financial investment“ as „long-term oriented acquisition of financial assets“. Financial investments include equity securities (for example, shares) and creditor rights (for example, bonds or loans), according to Pape. Unlike a strategic company participation (Mergers & Acquisitions) financial motives are in the foreground here.While many financial service providers specialize and offer their clients only certain investment offerings, there are also „generalists“ with an almost all-encompassing portfolio. These include consulting, finance, investment, mergers, acquisitions, fund management and asset management services.