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Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the shortlist for the much-anticipated Ai Index Series Awards, taking place at the New York Stock Exc

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Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the shortlist for the much-anticipated Ai Index Series Awards, taking place at the New York Stock Exchange on September the 22nd during the 7th Africa investor (Ai) CEO Institutional Investment Summit.

Africa investor will host the 2014 Africa investor CEO Institutional Investment Summit and Index Series Awards, to profile African capital market success stories. Launched in 2007, and linked to the Africa investor (Ai) Index Series, the Ai Index Series Awards are the only pan- African Awards designed to recognise Africa’s best performing stock exchanges, pension and sovereign wealth funds, listed companies, investment banks, research teams, regulators, socially responsible companies and fund managers. It is a uniquely African capital markets platform.

Commenting on the 2014 Awards shortlist, Hubert Danso, CEO of Africa investor said; “This has been another successful year for the Ai40 Investor’s Index. The past 12 months have seen the Index gain more than 8%, which is on a par with the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s performance over the last year. In addition, Africa investor has launched another seminal index; the Ai Infrastructure Investment Index – another critical tool for pension funds and other institutional investors allocating to infrastructure as an asset class.”

“Africa investor continues to showcase the best in listed opportunities, which is why we are extremely pleased with this year’s entries, as they are once again showcasing the best that Africa has to offer. I am thrilled to be able to congratulate all our nominees in these prestigious Ai capital markets awards.”

The full shortlist for the Ai Index Series Awards 2014 is below. Africa investor will also announce the winner of the Ai Capital Markets Personality of the Year Award on the day.

The 7th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit partners include: NYSE Euronext, GE Africa, Ecobank, Auerbach Grayson & Co, Securities Exchange Commission Nigeria, US-Angola Chamber of Commerce, African Securities Exchanges Association, UNOSAA, Global Partnerships Forum, ACP Business Climate Facility, The Bunengi Group, AllAfrica and AVCA. The Ai invitation-only Summit and the Ai Index Series Awards will take place at the New York Stock Exchange, in New York, USA, on the 22nd of September 2014.

Africa investor (Ai) Index Series Awards 2014 – Full Shortlist 1. Most Innovative African Stock Exchange
Egyptian Exchange (EGX)
Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)
Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Casablanca Stock Exchange (Casa SE) The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Uganda Securities Exchange (USE)
2. Best Africa Investment Bank
FBN Capital Standard Bank Goldman Sachs Deutsche Bank JP Morgan
Beltone Capital
Ghana Commercial Bank
3. Best Africa Research Team
Renaissance Capital
Barclays Africa Capital
RMB Global Markets Research Ecobank Capital
Standard Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
4. Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator
Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
Capital Markets Authority, Uganda
Financial Services Board (FSB), South Africa
Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria
Conseil Déontologique des Valeurs Mobilières, Morocco Capital Market Authority, Rwanda
Financial Services Commission, Mauritius Capital Markets Authority, Kenya
5. Best Performing Broker in Africa
PSG Online
Standard Online Share Trading (OST) Rencap Securities
BGL Securities
Kestrel Capital
Auerbach Grayson & Co.
African Alliance Securities
6. Best Africa Fund Manager
FBN Capital Asset Management Limited Investec Asset Managers
Franklin Templeton Investments Momentum Asset Managers
Emerging Capital Partners Ashmore Group
Soros Fund Management Old Mutual
7. Best African Listing
Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania)
Nairobi Securities Exchange (Kenya)
Alexander Forbes (South Africa)
Seplat Petroleum Development Company (Nigeria) Arabian Cement Company (Egypt)
Société d’Articles Hygiéniques (Tunisia)
Mega African Capital (Ghana)
TAQA (Morocco)
8. Best Performing Ai100 Company
Zambia Sugar
National Bank of Malawi Tanzania Breweries Orascom Telecom
Standard Bank Group (Malawi) National Microfinance Bank Solibra
Ciment Maroc
9. Best Performing Ai40 Company
Vodafone Egypt TMG Holding Safaricom
Stanbic IBTC Anglo Platinum Sonatel
10. Most Innovative Ai SRI 50 Company
Kenya Airways Dangote Cement First Bank Nigeria WBHO
Stanbic IBTC Uganda Standard Chartered Ghana Telkom
Sun Resorts
11. Most Innovative Ai SRI 30 Company
Old Mutual
Attijariwafa Bank
MTN Group
Dangote Sugar
Guaranty Trust Bank Kenya Commercial Bank UBA Bank
12. Ai100 CEO of the Year
Aubrey M. Chibumba, Managing Director, Zambia Sugar George Partridge, CEO, National Bank of Malawi
Justice O’Donovan, Managing Director, Tanzania Breweries Naguib Sawiris, CEO, Orascom Telecom
Andrew Mashanda, CEO, Standard Bank Group (Malawi) Mark Wiessing, CEO, National Microfinance Bank Jean-Claude Palu, President/Managing Director, Solibra Pradeep Paunrana, CEO, ARM Cement
13. Ai40 CEO of the Year
Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Vodafone Egypt
Tarek Talaat Moustafa, Chairman and Managing Director, TMG Holding
Robert Collymore, CEO, Safaricom
Saad Sebbar, CEO, Lafarge (Morocco) Mohamed Ali Ghannam, Director General, CGI Yinka Sanni, CEO, Stanbic IBTC
Alioune Ndiaye, CEO, Sonatel
David Constable, CEO, Sasol
14. Ai SRI 50 CEO of the Year
Titus Naikuni, CEO, Kenya Airways
D.V.G. Edwin, Managing Director/CEO, Dangote Cement Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Aubrey M. Chibumba, Managing Director, Zambia Sugar Philip Odera, CEO, Stanbic IBTC Bank Uganda
J. Kweku Bedu-Addo, CEO, Standard Chartered Ghana Sipho Maseko, CEO, Telkom
Philippe Cassis, CEO, Sun Resorts
15. Ai SRI 30 CEO of the Year
Julian Roberts, CEO, Old Mutual
Mohamed El Kettani, CEO, Attijariwafa Bank
Sifiso Dabengwa, CEO, MTN Group
David Hathorn, CEO, Mondi
Abdullahi Sule, CEO, Dangote Sugar
Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO, Guaranty Trust Bank
Joshua Oigara, CEO, Kenya Commercial Bank Phillips Oduoza, CEO, UBA Bank
16. International Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year
Government Pension Fund Global, Norway Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
China Investment Corporation
Kuwait Investment Authority
Temasek Holdings
Mubadala Development Company (UAE) Qatar Investment Authority
Korea Investment Corporation

17. African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year
Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority Fundo Soberano de Angola
Gabon Strategic Investment Fund
Ghana Petroleum Fund
Libyan Investment Authority
Pula Fund, Botswana
Revenue Regulation Fund, Algeria
Le Fonds Souverain d’Investissement Strategiques (FONSIS), Senegal

18. International Pension Fund Initiative of the Year
Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan) PensionDanmark
Third Swedish National Pension Fund (AP3) CalSTRs
British Telecom Pension Scheme Management Limited (BTPS) Pensionskassernes Administration A/S (Denmark) Pædagogernes Pensionskasse (Denmark)
New Hampshire Retirement System

19. African Pension Fund Initiative of the Year
Government Employees’ Pension Fund (South Africa) Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (South Africa) Botswana Public Officers’ Pension Fund
National Pension Commission Nigeria
Social Security & National Insurance Trust (Ghana) National Social Security Fund (Kenya) Government Institutions Pension Fund (Namibia) National Social Security Fund (Tanzania)

Africa investor is a specialist investment and communications group advising governments, international organisations and businesses on communication strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Africa investor 40 Investors’ Index, hosts the Ai Index Series Summit & Awards and the Africa investor Infrastructure Projects Summit & Awards, among other events.

Africa investor Research provides a family of products and services that support our clients’ investment processes in major asset classes across Africa. Our goal is to leverage our deep understanding of Africa’s financial markets to turn data-driven insights into tools that our clients can use to meet their investment process needs. Ai produces weekly, value-traded adjusted, market capitalisation-weighted indices. Its Ai100 and Ai 40 Investors’ indexes capture the top 40 and 100 of the largest and most liquid publicly traded stocks across Africa ranking them by market capitalisation and by liquidity as measured by the average daily value traded in US Dollars. The Ai40 and Ai100 indices can be found on Bloomberg and Reuters and are licensed to fund managers.

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