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Accelerating Securitization in Africa to Finance the SDGs: The Fundamentals and Benefits of External Credit Enhancement

Accelerating Securitization in Africa to Finance the SDGs: The Fundamentals and Benefits of External Credit Enhancement

As part of the Milken Institute's ongoing series on Accelerating Securitization in Africa to Finance the SDGs, the Center for Financial Markets hosted an interactive webinar on “The Fundamentals and Benefits of External Credit Enhancement” on Tuesday, July 27. Credit enhancement is an important aspect of developing securitization markets because it can reduce the risk of transactions, create investment opportunities that are more appealing to institutional investors, and broaden access to a larger, more diversified investor base. It can also reduce a transaction’s interest rate and increase borrowing size and maturity. This webinar reviewed the fundamentals of external credit enhancement—what it is, its benefits, uses, and providers—illustrated examples of its use, and explored how it might be applied in Africa.

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Lade Araba 
Managing Director for Africa, Convergence

Samuel Chasia 
Director, Africa and Asia, GuarantCo

Juan Pablo de Mollein 
Senior Financial Officer, IFC

Moderator

Alison Harwood 
Senior Fellow in Residence, Milken Institute CFM 

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