"I was warned not to do something this exotic"

Career path: Jacop Rentschler skipped his job in asset management in Zürich and started his own company investing in East Africa. He tells his story to AMWatch.

Jacop Rentschler gives a presentation at Radisson BLu Hotel at Addis Ababa -- the capital of Ethiopia | Photo: PR

It takes guts to go from an impressive title and a steady income in the financial sector in Zürich to no income and a business case of investing in private equity in East Africa. Nevertheless, this is what Jacop Rentschler did five years ago. Today, Zoscales Partners is an investment firm with a USD 75m private equity fund investing in East Africa.

Former Nordea AM director eyes more East African business as PE portfolio prospers 

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