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  • FGIS awarded the “African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year”
     PRESS RELEASE New-York, USA, Sept. 28, 2017 - FGIS (Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund) has been selected as “African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiave of the Year” by the leading international investment and communications firm, Africa Investor (Ai) during the 11th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit which took place in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Prix Ai FGIS The category “African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiave of the Year” saw the participation of 10 African entities. The jury made of institutions and capital market experts were based on 9 criteria among which the commitment to stimulating increased institutional investment into Africa, the transparency & the good governance and the return on investment. Mr Serge Thierry Mickoto, CEO of the Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award which highlight our hard work and commitment to excellence. This year has been the scene of many achievements for our institution: concession agreements for the development of hydro dams have been signed, many other projects are  under way  . Many thanks to Africa Investor for this recognition and the work done to promote a conducive investment climate in Africa. “ The summit which was themed “African Regional Growth and the Role of Long-Term Capital” gathered over 150 CEOs, institutional investors, capital market leaders and regulators. The “Ai Capital Market Index Series” Awards showcases and rewards the managers and institutional investors improving Africa’s capital market investment climate.  
  • Gabon to host 4th IsDB Member Countries Investment Forum
    Bali April 11th, 2017 – The IsDB Group and the Gabonese Republic will jointly host the 4th Annual IsDB Member Countries Investment Forum, in Libreville, on 11th April 2018. The aim of the Forum is to gather the Sovereign Wealth Funds including Pension Funds from IsDB member countries to network between themselves and with IsDB to develop and increase co-investments. As a vast area spanning 57 countries, with a population of 1.6 billion people and 20 Sovereign Wealth Founds, the IsDB Member Countries presents unique investment opportunities across various asset classes. The Forum will see the participation of government entities such as the Public Pension Agency of Saudi Arabia, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the Oman Investment Fund, the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Fonds Gabonais d’Investissements Stratégiques (FGIS). In 2016, The Republic of Gabon through its Minister of Economy, Mr Régis Immongault Tatagani, expressed its willingness to host the 4th edition of the Forum. “The aim of IsDB is to be closer to our clients so that we can respond to their needs. The 4th IsDB Member Countries Investment Forum is a great opportunity for our stakeholders to discuss new ways of increasing investment. IsDB will continue to work with member countries by fostering stronger relationship between governments and investors,” said Dr. Bandar Hajjar, IsDB President. “By hosting this event, the Gabonese Republic demonstrates its willingness to strengthen partnerships with institutional investors of IsDB member countries in order to set challenges related to the achievement of sustainable development goals,” said Mr. Serge Thierry Mickoto, CEO and Board Member of FGIS.
  • IDB partners with Gabon Sovereign Wealth Fund
    Jeddah, 10th of May, The Islamic Development Bank “IDB” and the Fonds Gabonais d’Investissements Stratégiques “FGIS” signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the occasion of the first IDB Member Countries Sovereign Wealth Funds Investment Forum, in Jeddah, KSA. News AKD (left to right) Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali – IDB President and Mr. Serge Thierry Mickoto – FGIS Chief Executive Officer Chaired by IDB President Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, the forum brought together various government investment funds to explore a range of direct investment opportunities in the IDB member countries.  The Forum highlighted private investment deals supported and financed by IDB, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Pension Funds from IDB Member countries. The Forum saw the participation of government entities such as the Public Pension Agency of Saudi Arabia, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, The Oman Investment Fund, the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Fonds Gabonais d’Investissements Stratégiques. The signature of a Memorandum of Understanding took place as a side event to the Forum between the IDB and the FGIS relating to cooperation in investments and resource mobilization initiatives. The parties will explore ways in which they can cooperate, in the co-investments of public and private sector transactions, in sharing relevant project pipelines, in working together on fundraising efforts and in investments initiatives in strategic sectors. Mohamed Hedi Mejai, the Director of Investments of IDB commented that this event was meant to gather the sovereign wealth funds including pension funds from IDB member countries to network between themselves and with IDB with the aim of increasing their co-investments. Mr. Serge Thierry MICKOTO, Chief Executive Officer of the FGIS stated that this forum which is a leading platform to promote co-investment opportunities between government investment funds is appreciable. This reinforcement of relations with IDB will contribute to a strong, sustained, public- private sector led growth fostering inclusive economic development in Gabon. About the two institutions: IDB is an international financial institution established by the Conference of Finance Ministers of Muslim Countries held in Jeddah in December 1973 with a view to fostering the economic and social development of its member countries and Muslim communities individually as well as jointly in accordance with the principles of Islamic Law. The functions of the Bank are to participate in equity capital and grant loans for productive projects and enterprises besides providing financial assistance to member countries in other forms for economic and social development. FGIS was established in 2012 by the Republic of Gabon as the exclusive asset manager of the Sovereign Wealth fund of Gabon to preserve and enhance the long-term purchasing power of future generations of Gabonese through efficient management of assets entrusted by the Government.  In addition and among other missions, the FGIS has the mission to promote a deep sustainable transformation of the economy.  The Fund acts as a catalyst for foreign direct investments in the country, through equity investments in strategic sectors.      
  • The FGIS Hires!
    We are hiring: multi-funds manager business manager   I. Multi-Funds Manager Key responsibilities: Ensure good governance of funds in which FGIS is a shareholder; Support the development of funds in which FGIS is a shareholder; Participate in the investment process of funds in which FGIS is a shareholder; Prospect targeted investment funds; Monitor the performance of the funds and its portfolio of investments in which FGIS is a shareholder; Monitor the evolution of the strategy, news and performances of underlying funds Skills & knowledge: Graduate from a Business School / Engineer School / University; 5 to 10 years experience in investment banking, strategy consulting, private equity; Fund management experience(ideal); Fluency in English Application form: Applications (resume and cover letter) should be submitted by email to the following address: contact@fgis-gabon.com. Please mention: " Recrutement Gestionnaire Multi-Fonds ". Deadline : August 15, 2014.   II. Business Manager Key responsibilities: Evaluate investment opportunities; Elaborate companies valuation; Participate in deals execution ; Develop and implement investment monitoring tools; Monitor the investment portfolio; Assist in developing best exit strategies. Skills & knowledge: Business / Engineer school, if possible a master degree in law, finance; Control of the investment cycle; Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar position (private equity firm or investment bank); Fluency in English Application form: Applications (resume and cover letter) should be submitted by email to the following address: contact@fgis-gabon.com. Please mention: " Recrutement Chargé d’Affaires ". Deadline : August 15, 2014.
  • SCG-Ré’s share capital increases to 5 billion CFA francs
    SCG-ReA reinsurance company under Gabonese law, created on 22 February 2012 and governed by the provisions of the OHADA Uniform Act, SCG-Ré, an initiative of the Gabonese government and Gabonese insurance companies, is a symbol of a new "Public-Private" partnership. The SCG-Ré’s mission is to manage the Legal Cession on the premiums and contributions from the insurance companies operating in Gabon, in the name and on behalf of the government. It is also responsible for receiving conventional reinsurance acceptances (optional and dealt) from the Continent. Publié le 12 février 2014 par le Journal Officiel
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