African Sunrise QuickViews

$99.00 / year

African Sunrise QuickViews informs, educates, and inspires readers who are newer to the Africa story, while offering independent opinions and analysis for more experienced readers. Fresh and timely news and analysis of events in African countries, industries, and themes in sub-Saharan Africa. African Sunrise QuickViews comes out about twice per month.

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Why should you subscribe?

    • Put news headlines into context and understand how changes affect investment opportunities
    • Learn about how key markets are developing, identify opportunities
    • Understand Africa’s growth in the context of global trends & global competition
    • Make better-informed decisions about how, when, and why to invest or do business on the continent

How can readers use this research?

Our first mission is to bring sub-Saharan Africa into the comfort zone for our clients. We clarify and analyze news, events, and themes. Our next goal is to steer the conversation about Africa toward business, investments, and economic issues. Finally, we discuss the ways in which Africa is an integral part of global economic and business trends—and how ideas can originate in African countries and spread around the world.

What’s inside?

Our reports include fresh and timely news and analysis to bring events into focus. We incorporate thoughts on how events and trends may affect African companies and global companies. We then bring the discussion down to a country-, sector-, or company-specific level. Sectors in focus include fintech, agribusiness, technology, communications, financial services, consumer products, industrials, manufacturing, transportation, power, healthcare, education, and more.

Experience plus perspective — insight for clients

African Sunrise Partners clients get insight into how global themes connect to events on the ground in Africa. Our Managing Director writes about development of industries, political trends, and local data points in thought-provoking ways. Information is gathered the old-fashioned way by visiting companies, government officials, investors, and local sources where they work. Our knowledge and network were built during more than 50 research trips to 16 African countries in the past decade.

About the author

African Sunrise Partners QuickViews and Flash Updates are written by Melissa Cook based on the work she does for her institutional investor and corporate clients. Ms. Cook has over 30 years of global research and business experience — including a front-row seat watching the emergence of new economies in Eastern Europe and China, and ten years covering Africa.

Melissa Cook covered several sectors as an equity analyst at Wall Street firms including Drexel Burnham Lambert, Prudential Securities, and CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. She was Head of Global Research at Lazard Asset Management. Ms. Cook has an A.B. degree in History from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. She is a CFA charterholder and holds FINRA Series 7, 16, 24, 63, 86, and 87 licenses.  In November 2014, Melissa Cook was appointed for a two-year term on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.

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