Author: InvestAdvocate

SEC Charges App Developer for Unregistered Security-Based Swap Transactions

July 13, 2020/US SEC The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged California-based Abra and a related firm in the Philippines for offering and selling security-based swaps to retail investors without registration and for failing to transact those swaps on a registered national exchange. According to the SEC’s order, Abra developed […]

Ecobank Group appoints Alain Nkontchou as Chairman

Mr. Nkontchou has always utilised his wealth of experience on the Board and we look forward to his successful and strong leadership July 13, 2020/Ecobank The leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank (, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Alain Nkontchou, a Cameroonian and Independent Non-Executive Director since 2015, […]

Toward a More Resilient Europe

July 12, 2020/IMFBlog By Poul M. Thomsen Europe, like the rest of the world, faces an extended crisis. An element of social distancing—mandatory or voluntary—will be with us for as long as this pandemic persists. This, coupled with continued supply chain disruptions and other problems, is prolonging an already difficult […]