CFA Institute Take 15 Series: 10-15 minute interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics in market and credit risk as well as ethics. CFA Institute is a global membership organization that awards the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. CFA Institute leads the investment industry by setting the highest standards of ethics and professional excellence and vigorously advocating fair and transparent capital markets.

Sir Bob Geldof, a businessman, political activist, songwriter, musician, author, and former lead singer of the Boomtown Rats, sat down with John Authers of The Financial Times following the 69th CFA Institute Annual Conference to talk about Geldof’s journey from rock star to private equity investor. Amid the topics discussed: What’s the case for investing in Africa? Why aren’t more investors harnessing the continent’s prospects? What about concerns about corruption? And, where in Ethiopia is 8 Miles LLP, the London-based private-equity firm he chairs, finding investment opportunities?

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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