This chapter includes the following articles.
West Africa’s stock exchange, the Bourse Régionale de Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) has come a long way since its launch two decades ago. Nonetheless, as West African markets continue to undergo rapid economic development, much of the exchange’s full potential has yet to be realised. Côte d’Ivoire – given its strong presence on the exchange – will continue to play a pivotal role. In the short term, the BRVM will need to grapple with a number of events, such as the presidential elections scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020, as well as global recessionary pressures that will likely affect investment flows as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This chapter contains interviews with Félix Edoh Kossi Aménounvé, CEO, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières; Niamkey Isidore Tanoé, CEO, Atlantique Finance; Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Regional Head for West and Central Africa, Amethis.