The Investment Team

  • Class A

    • Nile Pan Africa Fund (NAFAX)

    • NAV

      $14.88
    • NAV Daily Change

      0.02
    • % YTD Return

      0.75%

    Class C

    • Nile Pan Africa Fund (NAFCX)

    • NAV

      $14.66
    • NAV Daily Change

      0.02
    • % YTD Return

      0.21%

    Institutional Class

    • Nile Pan Africa Fund (NAFIX)

    • NAV

      $14.94
    • NAV Daily Change

      0.02
    • % YTD Return

      0.95%


  • manager

    Quick Facts

    MBA Analytic Finance and Statistics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Over 20 years experience

    Larry Seruma

    Chief Investment Officer and Managing Principal

    Larry Seruma is the Managing Principal of Nile Capital Management LLC, the Advisor of the Nile Africa Funds. Mr. Seruma has over 20 years of experience in portfolio management, investment research and quantitative investment strategies. In 2004, Mr. Seruma founded Nile Capital Management, where he began his tenure as Portfolio Manager for the Nile Master Fund, a global long/short equity hedge fund. In 2005, the Nile Fund was integrated into Proxima Alfa Investments (USA) LLC (formerly VegaPlus Capital Partners), a subsidiary of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, and Mr. Seruma was named one of the firm's Managing Directors. Currently, Nile Capital Management serves as the Advisor for the Nile Africa Funds, which seek opportunities for investment across the Africa continent. Prior to founding Nile Capital Management, Mr. Seruma was a Principal at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a division of Barclays Capital. He was a member of the Active Strategies Group there and also a member of BGI's Investment Process Committee. Early in his career, Mr. Seruma was an Options Market Maker in the Exchange pits at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. Mr. Seruma has authored several articles on investments in Africa and other emerging/frontier markets, and has been featured in many leading financial publications. He is also the author of www.moneywatchafrica.com, a financial blog focused on understanding Africa investment opportunities, and serves on the Board for the Segal Family Foundation, which focuses on improving the quality of life in Sub Saharan Africa. He received an MBA in Analytic Finance and Statistics from the Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago, in 1996.

  • andy

    Quick Facts

    MBA Analytic Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    Over 10 years of experience

    Andy Chen

    Principal, Trading and Research

    Andy Chen is Principal, Trading and Research of Nile Capital Management LLC, the Advisor of the Nile Africa Funds. Mr. Chen has more than 10 years of experience in growth investing, research, consumer goods and technology sectors. Mr. Chen is responsible for trading for the firm across markets globally, and responsible for research and portfolio analytics. Recently, he was responsible for research and risk management for the Nile Master Fund at Proxima Alfa Investments (USA) LLC. Previously, he served as a Project Manager at Hewlett-Packard, responsible for managing in-sourced global customer relationship management systems, and as a Systems Manager at Procter & Gamble. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA in Analytic Finance from the Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago.

  • Why Nile Funds?

    Our extensive knowledge of the region, along with a proprietary model of evaluation and extensive on-the-ground contacts and resources, enables us to provide compelling strategies for long-term investment.

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