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African Capital Markets Investment Awards Shortlist announced

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa; New York, USA; 16 August 2017: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment group, today announced that the 11th annual Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit will once again showcase the best of Africa’s investment success stories through the prestigious Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards. The official shortlist of nominees was released today.

The Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards recognise the achievements of best performing stock exchanges, listed companies, investment banks, research teams, regulators, socially responsible companies, fund managers and institutional investors improving Africa’s capital market investment climate.

Launched in 2007, the Awards are based around the Ai Index Series - known as Africa’s FTSE - which tracks Africa’s leading blue chip stocks representing a market cap of over US $670 billion.

Commenting on the release of the shortlist, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said, "Africa’s capital markets continue to provide some of the most attractive propositions for investors globally. This is proven in particular by our Ai40 Investor’s Index, which recently broke through the significant 100-point mark and has been on a bull run for the larger part of 2017. We are therefore delighted that these awards are once again showcasing the institutions and CEOs from the Ai Index Series at the forefront of delivering world class returns and improving Africa’s capital markets investment profile."

The Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit and the Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards will be hosted at the NASDAQ Exchange in Times Square, New York, on the 18th of September.

For more information, contact Renee Montez on or +27 11 783 2431, or go to

Read the full shortlist below.

Most Innovative African Stock Exchange
1 Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM)
2 Namibian Stock Exchange
3 Stock Exchange of Mauritius
4 Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
5 Nairobi Securities Exchange
6 Casablanca Stock Exchange
7 Nigerian Stock Exchange
8 Ghana Stock Exchange
9 Johannesburg Stock Exchange
10 Egyptian Stock Exchange

Best Africa Investment Bank
1 Standard Bank
2 Citi
4 JP Morgan Chase & Co
5 Deutsche Bank
6 Attijariwafa Bank
7 Ecobank
8 Commercial International Bank
9 Equity Bank
10 FBN Quest

Best Africa Research Team
1 Renaissance Capital
2 Exotics
3 Ecobank Capital research team
4 Avior Capital Markets
5 Rand Merchant Bank
6 Arqaam Capital
7 SBG Securities
8 Investec Wealth & Investment
9 Standard Bank
10 Standard Chartered Bank

Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator
1 Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria
2 Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority, Namibia
3 Financial Services Commission, Mauritius
4 Capital Markets and Securities Authority, Tanzania
5 Capital Markets Authority, Kenya
6 Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority, Botswana
7 Capital Markets Authority, Uganda
8 Financial Services Board, South Africa

Best Performing Broker in Africa
1 Ghana FX (GFX Brokers Limited)
2 Integra Bourse
3 Exotix Partners
4 CM Trading (Global Capital Markets Trading) SA
6 Standard OST/Stockbroking
7 PSG Wealth
8 Auerbach Grayson & Co
9 Capital Street FX (Mauritius)

Best Africa Fund Manager
1 Coronation Fund Managers
2 Corion Prosperitas
3 Old Mutual Global Investors
4 Development Partners International (DPI)
5 Chrysalis Credit Arbitrage Fund
6 Investec Asset Management
7 Peregrine
8 Mazi Capital
9 Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund
10 Sanlam Africa

Best African Listing
1 Dis-Chem Pharmacies
2 Liberty Two Degrees
3 Societe d'Exploitation des Ports - Marsa Maroc
4 Ethos Private Equity Capital Partners Ltd
5 Arabian Food Industries Co Domty SAE (Egypt)
6 Universal Partners (Mauritius)
7 Agricultural Development Bank (Ghana)
8 Coris Bank International SA (BRVM)
9 Biopharm SpA (Algeria)
10 Obour Land Foodstuff Industries SAE

Best Performing Ai100 Company
1 Ecobank Ghana
2 Stanbic Bank Uganda
3 Guaranty Trust Bank
4 Commercial International Bank Egypt
5 Kenya Power & Lighting
6 Barclays Bank Kenya
7 Bamburi Cement
8 Anglogold Ashanti
9 Nestle Nigeria
10 Onatel

Best Performing Ai40 Company
1 Kenya Commercial Bank
2 Anglo American
3 Standard Bank
4 Poulina Group Holding
5 Safaricom
6 Attijariwafa Bank
7 First Bank
8 Douja Prom Addoha
9 Banque Centrale Populaire
10 Lafarge

Most Innovative Ai SRI 50 Company
1 Impala Platinum
2 MTN Group
3 Standard Bank
4 Kenya Airways
5 Orange Egypt
6 Zambia Sugar
7 Kenya Power & Light Corporation
8 Innscor
9 Dangote Cement
10 Maroc Telecom

Most Innovative Ai SRI 30 Company
1 Ecobank Transnational
2 Orascom Costruction
3 Sonatel
4 Lafarge
5 Dangote Sugar
6 Anglo American
7 Anglo Platinum
8 Poulina Group Holding
9 Mauritius Commercial Bank
10 Safaricom

Ai100 CEO of the Year
1 Daniel Sackey, Ecobank Ghana
2 Patrick Mweheire, Stanbic Uganda
3 Segun Agbaje, Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria
4 Hussein Majid Abaza, Commercial International Bank, Egypt
5 Dr. Ken Tarus, Kenya Power & Lighting Ltd
6 Jeremy Awori, Barclays Bank Kenya
7 Bruno Pescheux, Bamburi Cement Kenya
8 Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, Anglogold Ashanti, SA
9 Mauricio Alarcon, Nestle Nigeria
10 Sidi Mohamed Naimi, Onatel Burkina Faso

Ai40 CEO of the Year
1 Joshua Oigara, Kenya Commercial Bank, Kenya
2 Mark Cutifani, Anglo American, SA
3 Sim Tshabalala, Standard Bank, SA
4 Abdelwaheb Ben Ayed, Poulina Group Holding, Tunisia
5 Robert Collymore, SafariCom, Kenya
6 Mohamed El Kettani, Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco
7 Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan, First Bank, Nigeria
8 Anas Sefrioui, Douja Promotion Groupe Addoha, Morocco
9 Mohamed Benchaâboun, Banque Populaire du Maroc, Morocco
10 Saâd Sebbar, Lafarge, Morocco

Ai SRI 50 CEO of the Year
1 Nico Muller, Impala Platinum, SA
2 Rob Shuter, MTN Group SA
3 Sim Tshabalala, Standard Bank, SA
4 Sebastian Mikosz, Kenya Airways, Kenya
5 Jean-Marc Harion, Orange Egypt
6 Rebecca Katowa, Zambia Sugar
7 Ken Tarus, Kenya Power & Light Corporation
8 Julian Schonken, Innscor Africa, Zimbabwe
9 Osama Bishai, Orascom Construction
10 Onne Van der Weijde, Dangote Cement, Nigeria

Ai SRI 30 CEO of the Year
1 Ade Ayeyemi, Ecobank Transnational
2 Osama Bishai, Orascom Construction, Egypt
3 Alioune Ndiaye, Sonatel, Senegal
4 Saâd Sebbar, Lafarge, Morocco
5 Abdullahi A. Sule, Dangote Sugar, Nigeria
6 Mark Cutifani, Anglo American, SA
7 Chris Griffith, Anglo Platinum, SA
8 Abdelwaheb Ben Ayed, Poulina Group Holding, Tunisisa
9 Alain Law Min, Mauritius Commercial Bank
10 Robert Collymore, SafariCom, Kenya

International Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year
1 The Government Pension Fund Global (Norway)
2 State General Reserve Fund of the Sultanate of Oman (SGRF)
3 Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)
4 Temasek
5 Russian Direct Investment Fund
6 Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
7 China Investment Corporation (CIC)
8 Investment Corporation of Dubai
9 Mubadala Investment Company, Abu Dhabi, UAE
10 Qatar Investment Authority

African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year
1 Fundo Soberano de Angola
2 Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority
3 Amlak
4 Sovereign Wealth Fund of Kenya
5 Senegal Strategic Investment Fund (FONSIS)
6 Gabonese Strategic Investments Fund
7 Revenue Regulation Fund, Algeria
8 Pula Fund, Botswana
9 Ghana Petroleum Investment Fund

International Pension Fund Initiative of the Year
1 New York State Common Retirement Fund
2 Washington State Investment Board
3 Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund
4 PensionDanmark/PKA
5 City of Baltimore Employees' & Elected Officials' Retirement Systems
7 Santander (UK)
8 Canada Pension Plan
9 The Second AP Fund - Andra AP-fonden (AP2)
10 Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

African Pension Fund Initiative of the Year
1 Eskom Pension and Provident Fund
2 The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (Ghana)
3 National Social Security Fund (Uganda)
4 National Social Security Fund (Tanzania)
5 Zambia's Public Service Pension Fund
6 Government Institutions Pension Fund (Namibia)
7 National Social Security Authority (Zimbabwe)
8 Moçambique Previdente
9 Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund (NJMPF)
10 Retirement Benefits Authority (Kenya)

Ai Capital Markets Personality of the Year
1 Adrian Gore, Discovery
2 Sam Camilleri

Credits: Staff Reporter/Africa investor