About Us

At QWC we believe that in this environment, risk anticipation is the essence to success.

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BACKGROUND

QWC is a financial boutique focused on Sub-Saharan Lusophone Africa with a clear focus on anticipating and managing risks for its clients.

QWC was established in London 2013.The firm is led by a group of individuals with a strong track record in the banking and financial services industries internationally in particular in emerging markets. Its areas of expertise span from business management investment banking, turnaround, corporate governance, and risk management to macroeconomic and geopolitical strategy with a clear focus on anticipating and managing risks.

In 2016 QWC expanded its range of activity into a series of new markets, including the Sub-Saharan Lusophone Africa, where it identified a clear opportunity to provide added value through its know-how and specific expertise in those markets. We have a deep understanding of these economies and their dynamics, developed by years of experience in the field in senior roles both in the financial and non-financial sectors.

QWC is authorised and regulated by the FCA.

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PHILOSOPHY

The world is becoming an increasingly complex and multi-dimensional space. Despite our unprecedented access to information, many of the most important forces that affect our lives and our day to day activities can become incredibly challenging to follow, let alone understand.

The corporate world finds itself in the midst of a change in the global paradigm. The exponential speed at which this change is taking place, humans, machines and businesses are interconnecting, and economies are becoming increasingly interdependent throughout the globe, is moulding and defining how businesses act and either die, survive or thrive. This challenge is applicable to all countries, providing the less developed markets with increasing dimensions of change – but also more opportunities to increase value and at a stronger pace.

At QWC we believe that in this environment, risk anticipation is the essence to success. Our vision is to anticipate, manage and create value in this complex emerging order where politics, economics and even human relations are constantly being reinvented.

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EXPERTISE

1. We speak the same language as global investors but also have deep knowledge and understanding of the local language, culture, business and institutional environments.

 

2. We are in an excellent position to help draw and implement strategies to mitigate some of the major risks.

 

3. Our team members have access to a network of contacts in the businesses and institutional local communities to help bridge gaps and create trust.

 

4. Our team members have access to a network of contacts in the businesses and institutional local communities to help bridge gaps and create trust.

Our core values

Core values

Sustainability & Ethics

We aim to bring to every transaction the best practices of sustainability and ethics, in order to expand value in all its dimensions.

Core values

Innovation

We think out of the box and use innovative  analytical tools to bring conventional industries into the new and constantly evolving world paradigm.

Core values

Delivery

We deliver key tools and solutions in frontier and emerging markets where the lack of specialized firms and regulatory systems represents a challenge for companies to operate and perform at the level of developed economies.

Core values

Technical mastery

We believe that true value creation is based on excelling at everything we do, as professionals and more broadly as human beings – it is therefore our commitment to bring, at, state of the art knowledge and skills all times.