AFRICA EXCHANGE HOLDINGS

Our vision is to create lasting institutions that will capitalize on Africa's agricultural potential, support African farmers, achieve food security, provide energy security, and improve Africa's overall global trade competitiveness.

That warm fuzzy feeling

Our coffee is delicious. It's indulgent. It inspires the taste buds, but it also smells good, and feels nice in your mouth. Flavor matters.

A place to grab a beer

In addition to brewing our fine beers on the premises, we offer a carefully picked selection of beers and fine wines from around the world, and one of Baltimore's best selections of scotches and spirits.

About Us

Who We Are

Africa Exchange Holdings, Ltd. (AFEX) was founded in 2012 by three investors: Berggruen Holdings takes a long-term, patient capital value-oriented approach and invests across a wide range of industries and asset classes; Heirs Holdings invests in a variety of industries across Africa and looks to create value and catalyze the economic growth of the continent; and 50 Ventures seeks to elevate Africa's global standing by investing in its governance, education, enterprise, and stability sectors.

Our Vision

AFEX's vision is to create lasting institutions that will capitalize on Africa's agricultural potential, support African farmers, achieve food security, provide energy security, and improve Africa's overall global trade competitiveness. AFEX's goal is to establish or transform commodity and securities exchanges in sub-Saharan Africa in support of capital market development.

What We Do and Where We Work

Commodity Exchanges: Commodity exchanges offer access to organized commodity trading, financing opportunities, and hedging opportunities which allows for price discovery, investment into improved inputs, mitigation of risk, and trade efficiencies. The exchange is facilitated using NASDAQ OMX technology and is accessible anywhere in the world through the X-Stream electronic trading platform.

Warehouse Storage: Warehouse storage is critical complementary infrastructure to any commodity exchange. Properly managed warehouse facilities allow farmers to safely store their harvest without worrying about loss of value until market prices are favorable. An electronic warehouse receipt (e-WR) is issued by the warehouse and represents the stored commodity and is the security instrument that is traded on the exchange. It is only transferable through the electronic system, avoiding issues such as side selling, theft, forgery, etc.

Partnership with the East African Community: Berggruen Holdings signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a strategic partnership with the EAC Secretariat to support the goals of regional economic and financial integration. With this strategic partnership, AFEX will seek to share its strengths, expertise, experience, technologies, methodologies, and resources in order to advance the goal of regional integration of capital markets.

Contact


Africa Exchange Holdings, Ltd.
c/o Berggruen Institute
on Governance
444 North Capitol Street NW,
Suite 399 Washington,
DC 20001 USA

Jendayi Frazer
Managing Partner
+1 (202) 631-7250
jf@nbi-llc.com

Tim Shortley
Chief Operating Officer
+1 (202) 604-4964
tshortley@africaexchange.com