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Kenya Macroeconomic Review

Jul 5, 2020

Economic growth for Kenya is projected to be significantly lower with the IMF projecting a growth of 1.0% while the treasury projected 2.5% growth. For the first quarter of 2020, the impact of the virus had not taken a big toll and we saw growth coming in at 4.9%, a 2 – year low, compared to 5.5% recorded in a similar period of review in 2019.   The chart below shows the Q1’2019 and Q1’2020 GDP growth by sector; Below are the sectorial Q1’2020 GDP contributions; For more information, see our Q1’2020 GDP Note; According to Stanbic Bank’s Monthly Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI), released earl...

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Review

Jul 5, 2020

The African regional growth is expected to be significantly lower with the World Bank in their Africa’s Pulse report revising the growth to a contraction of 5.1% in 2020 from a growth of 3.0% projected at the beginning of the year. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the other hand, released the Sub-Saharan Regional Economic Outlook, revising the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) GDP growth to a contraction of 3.2%, from a contraction of 1.6% projected earlier in April 2020, in their World Economic Outlook (The Great Lockdown) report. The lower growth rate is mainly attributable to the uncertainty around the tenor of the pandemic and its impli...

Global Markets Review:

Jul 5, 2020

Introduction According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update June 2020, dubbed “A Crisis Like No Other, An Uncertain Recovery”, the global economy is projected to contract at a rate of (4.9%) in 2020, 1.9% lower than their initial outlook of (3.0%) in April 2020, largely driven by an 8% decline in developed markets and a 3% decline in emerging markets’ GDP growth. Some of the themes underpinning the outlook include: Continued worsening of the pandemic in some economies despite levelling in others, which has led to more stringent lockdowns, leading to even larger disruptions in business activity than expected, Decline in consumption and services as people have had to rely on their savings as they adhere to social distancing and movement restrictions...

CMMF(USD) Fact Sheet June 2020

Jul 1, 2020

1. FUND PERFOMANCE AVERAGE JUNE 2020 (ANNUALIZED RETURN) *PERFORMANCE SINCE INCEPTION (01-NOVEMBER-2017) Cytonn Money Market Fund (USD) 3.0% 3.0% Benchmark ( USD LIBOR + 2.0% Points) 2.2% 2.9%

CHYF Fact Sheet June 2020

Jul 1, 2020

1. FUND PERFOMANCE AVERAGE 2019 JUNE 2020 (ANNUALIZED RETURN) *PERFORMANCE SINCE INCEPTION (07-OCTOBER-2019) Cytonn High Yield Fund (CHYF) 12.8% 14.0% 13.6% Benchmark (Average 182 day T- Bill + 5.0% points)