Development of debt market in Mauritius

On 12 May 2021, the MBA Sub-Committee on Capital Markets organised a webinar where Mr. Dean d’Sa, Managing Director of Pleion Corporate Finance, shared his thoughts on the development of the local bond market, and on how Mauritius can further develop into a regional USD fundraising platform. He invited banks to leverage on their treasuries and affluent client base and develop a portfolio of corporate bonds. He also reflected on the opportunities that the relatively low cost of USD and investment grade of the jurisdiction offered in relation to USD fundraising for African Corporates, and the role that the Stock Exchange could play in this regard.