Agaciro Development Fund (ADF), Rwanda’s Sovereign Wealth Fund has been ranked the second in the twelve African Sovereign Wealth Funds with regard to their financial performance and economic impact, among others.
The African Sovereign Wealth Funds Index 2018 was compiled by Afrochampions in collaboration with Kofidants.
The AfroChampions Initiative is a set of innovative public-private partnerships and flagship programs designed to galvanize African resources and institutions to support the emergence and success of African private sector multinational champions in the regional and global spheres.
Kofidants is a diversified international Advisory Firm supporting companies, governments and international organizations to achieve impact across Africa and other global regions.
The index shows that Rwanda’s Agaciro scored 62,24% after Nigeria’s sovereign wealth fund which scored 62,49%.
The ranking of African SWFs was based on different indicators including, Governance and Public Disclosure, Size of Fund, Domestic Investment Mandate, Source of Funding (Diversification of Sources), Financial Performance, Economic Impact and Sustainability .
The index indicates that 12 sovereign wealth funds were ranked.
Agaciro Development Fund Chief Finance Officer, Patrick Marara Shyaka commented that the index shows efforts that have been invested to develop the fund.
“When you don’t have measurements, you cannot identify your performance. The index helps to note whether our efforts and that of partners have impacts. Being ranked second at first time means good impact, but we still have far to go,” he said.
Agaciro Development Fund currently hold a portfolio of Rwf49,6 billion under management. The fund is a member of International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) and Co-investment Roundtable of Sovereign and Pension Funds that are hubs where investors meet to share experience, best practices and explore opportunities of potential investments.