About us

Who we are

  • CDF Trust is the leading independent investment adviser and provider of financial services in the mining, energy, and agriculture and infrastructure projects
  • In the last 6 years CDF Trust has advised on deals worth USD 1,5 billion
  • CDF Trust offers objective advice tailored to help the Investors achieve optimal financial and strategic results based on their specific needs. Reputation and expertise are our greatest assets.
  • CDF Trust delivers local intelligence coupled with product and performance of the highest international standards
  • CDF Trust is the bridge that connects Zimbabwe business with international investors and capital markets
  • CDF Trust is mobilizing Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds to establish a Zimbabwe Specific Private Equity Fund that will identify and lead the investments.

Our principles

As a firm that is built upon strong relationships within Zimbabwe and the wider world, CDF Trust prioritises its clients’ needs. We have a reputation of placing our clients and their objectives at the centre of our firm wide goals. Experience has taught us that the best results always materialise when there is a concerted effort to deliver in accordance with the clients’ objectives.

Our firm is centred on our ability to deliver results for our clients, investors and trustees. In order to deliver the results our clients demand, we have placed two key values at the heart of our firm:

  • Experience: With years of experience within our team of professionals, CDF Trust has garnered the respect and trust of the biggest and largest corporates within the Southern African market. Throughout the years, it has become abundantly clear that strong relationships with external investors looking to invest into Zimbabwe, is key to delivering the best results.
  • Integrity: CDF Trust has a strong belief that honest and transparent dealings in all aspects of its business activities breed the trust that is imperative for sustainable business success. As a firm, we strive to communicate clearly and regularly with our clients to ensure that we are on same wavelength on all matters during and after transactions.

Investment Philosophy

As a firm that only engages in mandates that it truly believes in, CDF Trust is comfortable taking equity positions alongside its clients. As a principle for equity partnership, CDF Trust places a strong emphasis on “Collaborative Cooperation.” All projects and investments are assessed by the investment committee, and are structured in accordance with Zimbabwe’s new indigenisation laws.