Investment Opportunities for UK-Based Diaspora Companies from @Homestrings #EventsInLondon

dmahomestringswafvsmallHomestrings, an African Diaspora investment company is teaming up with The Developing Markets Association to hold an investment summit at the Waldorf Hilton in London on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
The summit titled Investing in West Africa, aims to bring significant investment opportunities in West Africa for UK-based diaspora companies.

Homestrings is an innovative funding and investment platform that specialises in African Diaspora investments. It was set up in 2011 by Brooklyn born Eric-Vincent Guichard and has in the past 18 months ‘facilitated over $100 Million of transactions and generated $35 million in capital from the African Diaspora into key investable projects across the continent’.

Guichard states, “We built the Homestrings platform to help African Diaspora investors conveniently make a difference back home in the communities they care about. In the past, money sent back home to home countries was often small scale – monies sent to families to support basic living. There will be opportunities to invest in the oil, gas and energy sectors; public-private projects, particularly in the transport and infrastructure fields; real-estate investments; and agribusiness opportunities too. There will also be ample networking opportunities throughout the day. If you are keen to make a difference back home, while also making a sensible investment, this event is not to be missed.”

The event hopes to attract both individual and institutional investors looking to make worthwhile investments across a wide range of sectors in West Africa and will take place at the Waldorf Hilton in London on November 6, with a private dinner for sponsors and supporters on the evening before (5 November). The event will be one of the most significant financial investment symposiums focusing on the West African Diaspora in the UK to date.

‘Investing in West Africa is the first in a series of transformative investment summits where high-net-worth individuals, consisting $2.5 billion in capital, will be attending. In addition to these high net investors, there will also be pre-qualified family offices, pension funds and institutional investors represented at director-level.’

Those wishing to attend must register with Homestrings in order to attend the event for free. It is an FCA requirement that all potential investors are pre-registered in order for Homestrings to market investment opportunities to them. Register now at

Sessions/panels on the day will include talks on Infrastructure; Energy & Extractives; Real Estate; Agri-Business & Processing, as well as numerous networking possibilities.

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Source and excerpts taken from: Homestrings

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