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Personal Development for University Students: The Launch of InVhestia Financial Modelling Competition 2020

‘Education is key to personal development and the future of societies. It unlocks opportunities and narrows inequalities. It is the bedrock of informed, tolerant societies, and a primary driver of sustainable development. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest education disruption ever. We are at a defining moment for the world’s children and young …

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Financial Distress? Company Voluntary Arrangements

Every entrepreneur’s goal is to provide a solution to society by providing goods or services which are differentiated and which solve a specific problem. Such action assumes the business will remain a going concern. Along the journey of the business, poor economic conditions or poor management decisions affect the business resulting in its inability to …

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From Chama to Conglomerate: What You Need to Know

My earliest memories of a chama include food in plenty and loud laughter followed by hushed tones in serious conversation. My mother and her lady friends have met consistently once a month for over 27 years. They are my “aunties”, the ones with no familial relation, every African has some. But a chama is so …

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Co-investment Funds to the Rescue; Addressing the Valley of Death

Whether you believe in it or not the Valley of Death (VoD) is real! If you are still wondering about its whereabouts, talk to any seasoned entrepreneur. The VoD refers to that phase of a company where it is too early to attract any / huge appetite from early stage investors and it’s also not …

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The State of the Kenyan Economy in 2020: Are you Prepared?

InVhestia hosts a cocktail event for clients every year. This event celebrates the year that was while providing a platform for our clients and partners to hear from experts on what to expect from the year to come. Last year’s the cocktail was held at Park Inn by Radisson on the 5th of December. Additional …

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Email Cliché Your Way To Successful Tax Practices As The Year Ends

Please find attached organized documents: Be sure to file them and not pile them in a corner shelf somewhere. Ensure They are not torn and better still in soft copy format where possible They are not arbitrary figures but actually available for example credit cards statements, mileage records, expense receipts etc. They have a note …

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My InVhestia Competition Experience

I started my internship in late August 2019. My role was to help organize and facilitate the 4th InVhestia FAST Standard Financial Modelling Competition. I was very ‘green’ in aspects of finance, modelling, and everything related to the field. I did however, have a background in event organizing as the Vice President of AIESEC at …

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The NSE Ibuka Program

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) launched an incubation and acceleration program called the Ibuka late last year. Ibuka is a Swahili word meaning to emerge. The program seeks to end a prolonged listing drought at the bourse by taking small and medium sized companies through a 10 month incubation period. The program is designed around …

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Kenya is an Oil Exporter; How Much Do We Receive For The Oil We Sell?

HOW WILL THE REVENUE BE SPLIT AND WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Turkana is Kenya’s first oilfield. It was discovered in 2012 by the Anglo-Irish firm Tullow Oil which has aroused great interest in Kenya. Kenya introduced new rules to share revenues from natural resources as part of a broader move to strengthen the county governments. …

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What is finance without the concept of time?

You know that distress call that comes in once in a while from a distant family member or friend asking for a boost because it’s mid-month? I’m sure many can relate. It is always followed by a long text providing the reasons why you should help them. In most cases these reasons, end up guilt-tripping …

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