Capital Markets

Cote D Ivoire Capital Markets

Côte d’Ivoire’s capital markets are closely linked to the broader fortunes of the eight-state UEMOA of which it is a member. The country is also home to West Africa’s regional stock exchange, the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières, one of the fastest-growing stock exchanges on the continent. On the back of strong macroeconomic growth, equity activity has been increasing steadily over the past five years, with a strong rise in the volume of transactions. Nonetheless, the bourse continues to face challenges common to emerging and frontier market exchanges around the world, including liquidity issues. This chapter contains interviews with Edoh Kossi Aménounvé, Managing Director, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières; and Kadi Fadika-Coulibaly, Managing Director, Hudson & Cie.