CGF Bourse – Investment and Brokerage

CGF Bourse Inc. is an investment and brokerage firm created within the framework of the BRVM (West African regional stock exchange) of the WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union). We spoke to them about how they speed up access of African businesses to modern financing methods.

Today’s financial activity is based, above all, on an increasing reliance on capital markets. For their investments, large companies are now financing themselves more efficiently by issuing stocks and bonds on the Regional Financial Market. CGF Bourse became the first Senegalese investment and brokerage firm (IBF) to receive a license, in April of 1998.

CGF Bourse became, in February, 2005, the first West African IBF certified ISO 9001 version 2000 for all of its activities, especially for financial engineering, stock and bond issues and private placements. With this certification, CGF Bourse opened the era of a new vision which requires a sustainable high level quality service to its clients and partners.

We believe we have what it takes to service our clients, thanks to our specialized services in:

• Stocks and bonds issues
• Stock Exchange listing
• Security trading and custody
• Corporate Finance
• Consulting and financial engineering

CGF Bourse is also active in consulting and financial engineering for corporations, financial institutions and governments. Sound business management and strong relationships with financial partners and shareholders come from a well-defined and clear strategy, both well suited to each company and flexible to potential environmental changes. The financial engineering department of CGF Bourse offers financial advisory services with competence and professionalism in the areas of arrangements, banking syndications and business restructuring.

CGF Gestion, a subsidiary of CGF Bourse created in 2001, is the first licensed asset management company in Senegal. CGF Gestion offers a variety of mutual funds to institutional clients such as banks, pensions and insurance companies, as well as to individuals.

We rely on an experienced team of professionals whose major qualities are: discretion, expertise in their respective fields, availability and responsiveness. Our team is recognized for their know-how in securities placement, financial analysis and their financial advice, which our clients have come to appreciate greatly. Our experts benefit from the latest technological tools that allow them to offer a high-quality service to our clients.

The range of our products continues to evolve along with clients and their needs. Our clients and prospective clients are motivated by the confidence they can put in the long-term relationship that is possible with CGF. It is because of this trust that we are constantly striving to be a pioneer in the Regional Financial Market, proposing an approach that is both innovative and reliable to satisfy our clients’ financial needs.