Jonathan Harrison

Jonathan is an investment specialist with over 30 years' experience in the institutional fund management and investment banking sectors.

His experience spans a variety of asset classes and geographies with a particular focus on frontier and emerging markets.

Jonathan started his career with Ivory & Sime and later joined Cazenove Fund Management. He was subsequently recruited to a specialist firm that ultimately became UBA Capital, the investment banking subsidiary of United Bank for Africa. 

Jonathan left UBA in 2010 and set up Frontier-Invest Ltd where he is currently CEO. Frontier-Invest provides consulting and advisory services to companies, particularly in relation to raising private equity capital in emerging and frontier markets. 

Jonathan understands not just company analysis, but portfolio construction and management through the investment cycle, including the importance of exit strategy and timing. Having worked through numerous business and economic cycles, and a variety of developed and emerging market crises, he has experience of managing investments in difficult environments as well as in good times.

Jonathan has made use of his knowledge to help others in the industry for a number of years. He has run courses in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia and Africa for a variety of clients including DFIs, Banks, Insurance Companies, Fund Management Companies and Family Offices. With a focus on private equity, these have also included deep-dive courses on subjects such as joint ventures, co-investment and valuation techniques.



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