News & Media

Christopher Hartland-Peel has been a long-standing speaker and participant at various African-related conferences and business events, as well as a contributor to many news articles and interviews by international media companies:


Conferences and Business Events:

African Bankers Awards 2008 - Present

Christopher Hartland-Peel has been a judge for the The African Banker Awards since 2008.

The African Bankers Awards is a landmark annual event for African banking that takes place during the African Development Bank annual meetings. Organised by African Banker magazine and IC Events, the African Banker Awards celebrates excellence and best practices in African banking. It is designed to recognise the reforms, rapid modernisation, consolidation, integration and expansion of Africa's banking and financial system.

The judging panel for the African Banker Awards is made up of renowned individuals chosen for their expertise in the African banking industry. They are fully independent and therefore provide the programme with its rigour and robustness. The judges receive no personal or financial benefit from their participation and play their role purely to contribute towards acknowledging the highfliers in the African banking industry.



FundForum Africa 2015


The 12th Annual African Capital Markets Conference


June 2015, London


November 2014, Cape Town


IFR Thomson-Reuters RMB SA Investor Conference


Nigerian Capital Markets Forum 2014


October 2014, London


April 2014, London


Africa Capital Markets Conference


2nd Africa Pensions & Sovereign Funds Investment Forum


October 2013, London


September 2013, London


UK-Nigeria Bilateral Banking Finance & Investment Development Conference


APSFI Forum - 2nd West Africa Global Banking & Investment Forum


February 2013, London


November 2012, London    


Reuters Africa Capital Markets Conference


Africa Pension and Sovereign Funds Investment Forum


October 2012

Speaker and Panelist


September 2012

Speaker and Panelist



Nigeria Economic & Financial Markets Conference 2012


East African Global Trade and Investment Forum 2011


March 2012

BusinessinAfrica in association with Bloomberg Speaker and Panelist


October 2011

BusinessinAfrica in association with Bloomberg Speaker and Panelist



4th COMESA Investment Forum - 23-24 March, 2011, in Dubai, U.A.E.


“The Investment Forum will bring together policy makers, business leaders and senior managers from Africa’s most successful companies to unveil new projects and highlight the business potential and opportunities within the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa’s (COMESA) 19 Member States.”

Gulf News   March 25, 2011 By Zaher Bitar, Staff Reporter

UAE pumped $5.7b into Comesa

Finance poses main challenge in development of regional projects… From left: Atiq S. Anjarwalla, Partner, Africa Legal Network, Abdullah Mohammad Al Awar, CEO of DIFC Authority, Christopher Hartland-Peel, Head of Africa Research, Exotix, Karim Schoeib, Head of Capital Markets, Shuaa Capital and Arnold Meyer, MD (Africa Real Estate), Renaissance Capital, during the panel discussion



Image Credit: Zarina Fernandes/Gulf News    


News articles and interviews:


African investing myths debunked



Katrina Manson, Nairobi, FT Interview May 1, 2015

Africa is at the frontier of frontier markets, challenged by illiquid exchanges and seen as high risk. But many worries are myths, as Christopher Hartland-Peel of Hartland-Peel Africa Equity Research explains to East Africa correspondent Katrina Manson.

  FT Video  


Aim company gains cross-listing in Kenya



Katrina Manson, Nairobi - FT December 16, 2014

A small oil services company is to become the first from the UK’s Alternative Investment Market to gain a full cross-listing of its shares on the Nairobi Securities Exchange — raising a further $5m from Kenyan investors in the process, to add to the $30m it raised in London last June…



Banking on the growth of African consumers



David Stevenson, Adventurous Investor - FT September 26, 2014

Bob Diamond’s new venture is worth backing…



Shares in Nairobi exchange surge 83% on debut




Katrina Manson, Nairobi, FT September 9, 2014

Shares in Nairobi Securities Exchange, the operator of Kenya’s stock market, nearly doubled at their debut on Tuesday, boosted by the recent bull run in east Africa’s hub economy…


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