Who We Are

Ewatch Africa Investment Analytica Plc is a pan-African rating agency incorporated and registered in the Republic of Cameroon and under the regulation of the “COSUMAF”, the financial market regulatory authority of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) which includes the Republic of Cameroon, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of Chad, the Republic of Congo, the Republic of Gabon and the Republic of Central Africa.

Having established a strong methodologies and reputation in the area of bank and non-banking financial institutions, Ewatch Africa's range of services expand over to include corporate credit ratings and the rating of bonds and other financial obligations. Ewatch Africa also provides analysis and rating services for Sovereign, including sub-sovereign such as municipalities and local collectivities.

In addition, to meet the requirements of capital market participants Ewatch Africa Investment Analytica is the first regional rating agency that has adopted local currency Ratings scales and methodologies which provide country-specific rather than internationally comparable credit assessments in foreign currency by foreign (non-African) rating agencies.

The credibility of Ewatch Africa Investment Analytica's rating process and credit opinions is underpinned by the principles of independence, objectivity and analytical consistency. Ewatch Africa Investment Analytica is a privately owned agency with no financial institutions among its shareholders. Rating procedures are documented and strictly followed and credit analysis is based on detailed, sector-specific methodologies. Rating decisions are made not by one analyst but by a committee of analysts.

Our clients and subscribers include the world's leading commercial and investment banks, investors, central banks and regulators, international financial institutions, local banks and market participants, Islamic financial institutions, export credit agencies and government agencies.

The Company's head office is in Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon with additional analysts based in London, New York and Paris.

Ewatch Africa Investment Analytica Plc is a member firm of HPS International Consulting Plc. A pan-African capital and investment lobbying firm serving African governments, multinational institutions and global investors already doing business in Africa or exploring new business opportunities in Africa.

Vision & Values


Our reason for being is to provide transparency to debt markets as an agency that operates in all areas (Sovereign and Sub-sovereign, Corporate, Projects, Financial Entities and Structured Instruments).

Board of directors

Ewatch Africa Investment Analytica Plc is governed by an administrative board consisting of five experienced professionals of which two are characterized as independent directors (INEDs).

Business Model

Ewatch Africa Investment Analytica Plc applies the so called "issuer-pays" business model whereby it enters an agreement with the issuer prior to a rating process. This model allows our analysts to engage with the issuer to develop a thorough understanding of its credit profile.

We work with a highly qualified team that has the experience and resources to provide great added value to the ratings that we issue.


Insurance Companies Rating

We consider both qualitative and quantitative factors when evaluating an insurer. A quantitative assessment using our long-term credit scale and stress testing considering factors such as the insurer's loss reserves. A quantitative score based on factors like the insurer's balance sheet, its company profile and risk management strategies

Corporate credit rating

A company's corporate credit rating indicates its relative ability to pay its creditors.
As an independent rating agency we provide an opinion regarding the likelihood that a corporation will fully meet its financial obligations as they come due.

Bank Credit Rating

We have a methodology to estimates of how likely a bank is to default or go out of business. These formulas typically originate from the bank’s capital, asset quality, management, earnings, liquidity, and sensitivity to market risk

The municipal sector represents a market segment that is interesting for investors from the aspect of multiplicity of investment opportunities and development potential. We provide service to municipalities and evaluate, on an independent basis, risks related to its ability and willingness to comply with its future liabilities.

Souvereigns Credit Rating

Sovereign ratings have become increasingly important as countries around the world tap the international bond markets. At the request of the country, we provide an independent assessment of its creditworthiness taking into account political risk, regulatory risk and other unique factors to determine its rating in local currency.

Bonds Rating

Our long-term bond ratings are applicable to both specific corporate financial contracts, bank obligations and municipality bonds with an original maturity in excess of one year. Short-term issue ratings are generally assigned to financial obligations with an original maturity of up to one year.

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