#23: Stock trading services (African WealthTech Pt 1) - How retail investment platforms are racing to build the African Robinhood and Zerodha
Afrobility: Africa Tech & BusinessFebruary 22, 2021
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#23: Stock trading services (African WealthTech Pt 1) - How retail investment platforms are racing to build the African Robinhood and Zerodha

Overview: Today we’re going to talk about WealthTech & the rise of retail investing platforms in Africa. We’ll start with some context of stock market trading, review investment platforms in India & China & then dive into Africa's personal investing landscape. This episode was recorded on Feb 21, 2021.

Companies discussed: RobinHood, Zerodha, Futu, Ant Financial / AliPay, Bamboo, Chaka, Trove, Abacus, ARM Pensions, eToro, AvaTrade, Thndr, EasyEquities, RiseVest, PiggyVest & Cowrywise

Business concepts discussed: Personal finance strategy, retail investment strategy & wealth management

Conversation highlights:

  • (00:40) - WealthTech & InvestTech context
  • (03:40) - Stock trading & Brokerages context
  • (15:40) - Indian investment platforms: Zerodha
  • (20:40) - Chinese investment platforms: Futu & AliPay
  • (28:52) - African retail investment context
  • (30:08) - Currency risks and devaluation in Africa
  • (42:26) - Retail investing stories
  • (50:00) - WealthTech in West Africa
  • (56:20) - WealthTech in East Africa
  • (1:00:15) - WealthTech in Southern & Northern Africa
  • (1:15:50) - Bankole’s overall thoughts and general outlook
  • (1:24:22) - Olumide’s overall thoughts and general outlook
  • (1:31:15) - Recommendations and small wins


Olumide’s recommendations, small wins & open questions:


Bankole’s recommendations, small wins & open questions:

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