John Félicité

Director - Africa

John has over 25 years of industry experience having started his career at Robert Flemings in equity research leading into a long career in portfolio management at London & Capital Asset Management focusing on clients from the African continent. With a keen interest on the entrepreneurial side of his client’s activities, John decided to explore combining personal wealth management with strategic business growth, focusing on the integration of advisory, corporate and business services.

John set up the UK operation of ABAX in 2015 and following the acquisition by Ocorian in 2018 continues to focus on building the bridge for those seeking knowledge, understanding and investment opportunities available across Africa, whilst maximizing enterprise and shareholder value.

John has a BSc (Hons) in Financial Economics from Birkbeck College and an MSc in Finance from CASS Business School. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC), Private Client Investment Advice & Management (PCIAM / CISI), is Level 6 qualified (RDR), holds the designation of the Chartered Alternative Analyst Association (CAIA) and has passed the CIMA Cert Business Accounting.

  • Investment Management Certificate (IMC)
  • Private Client Investment Advice & Management
  • Level 6 Qualified (RDR)
  • Holds the designation of the Chartered Alternative Analyst Association
  • CIMA Cert Business Accounting


Ocorian CEO for AMEA region, Richard Arlove, talks to Kenya Business Today
2019 | 12 Feb 2019

CEO for the AMEA region, Richard Arlove spoke to Kenyan TV's leading source of management insight, media and business news, Kenya Business Today.

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First Ocorian Forum explores vital role of Mauritius in enabling Africa's prosperity
2019 | 06 Feb 2019

The first in a series of Ocorian Forums revealed the strength of Mauritius' role as a major partner to the UK and EU in facilitating economic growth in Africa.

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Ocorian to attend 'Companies to Inspire Africa' launch, 16th January, 2019
2018 | 14 Jan 2019

'Companies to Inspire Africa' is a pioneering report, compiled by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). It showcases a selection of Africa’s leading private companies, with the most inspiring stories and strongest growth potential.

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What does African trade finance look like in 2019?
2019 | 08 Jan 2019

We spoke to Deepesh Patel, a writer at Trade Finance Global, a leading global firm specialising in trade and receivables finance, about some of 2018's key events impacting future trade on the African continent.

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Both Mauritius and the UAE enter global top 20 in World Bank's Doing Business 2019 Report
2018 | 01 Nov 2018

Following the release of World Bank's Doing Business Report 2019, both Mauritius and the UAE have risen to 20th and 11th respectively in the 'Ease of doing business' global rankings.

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Mauritius - Africa's investment hub
2018 | 31 Oct 2018

As a renewed 'scramble for Africa' sees foreign investment pouring into the continent from governments and businesses across the world, Mauritius' role as an International Finance Centre is becoming integral for entities wishing to invest in the continent.

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How import substitution is transforming the African manufacturing industry
2018 | 24 Oct 2018

In an effort to decrease their dependence on developed countries, numerous African nations are employing a strategy of 'Import Substitution Industrialisation' (ISI) to increase their self-sufficiency in the manufacturing industry and stimulate domestic prod...

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Ocorian to attend GTR's Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference
2018 | 22 Oct 2018

The conference is a key annual gathering for domestic and international trade, export and project finance professionals with an active interest in Africa.

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Ocorian to attend AVCA and EMPEA African Summits, 23-24th October
2018 | 15 Oct 2018

Ocorian's John Félicité will attend EMPEA's 'Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets' and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)'s 'Venture Capital in Africa' summits from 23-24th October in London.

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A Land of Opportunity: Why is the UK investing in Africa?
2018 | 09 Oct 2018

As the UK government and business leaders continue to face uncertainty over Brexit and pursue a 'Global Britain' vision, Africa is finding increased favour as a destination for UK investment.

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Ocorian's John Félicité meets with South African ex-President FW De Klerk
2018 | 02 Oct 2018

Mr De Klerk referred to Africa as the 'awakening giant', expressing the need for sound, capable governance on the continent.

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Ocorian to attend Mazars International Tax Conference, 4th October
2018 | 02 Oct 2018

The event will focus on 'The future of tax: What is next?', exploring how the international business landscape has been shaped by the tax changes...

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Ocorian to attend Cross Border Planning for the Private Client - Europe conference
2018 | 21 Sep 2018

The event will play host to a full spectrum of the intermediary market, high net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and families, giving in-depth coverage of the key aspects of advising HNWIs and families.

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