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Africa investor’s 11th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit closes with major announcements in New York

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017

Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that the 11th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit was successfully concluded and hosted a series of market changing announcements and initiatives at NASDAQ and the CFA New York Society in New York.

The Ai Summit was opened by Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor and Sandy Meyer Frucher, the Vice Chairman of NASDAQ.

The summit which was themed ‘African Regional Growth and the Role of Long -Term Capital’ convened over 150 CEO’s, institutional investors, capital market leaders and regulators to discuss institutional allocations, infrastructure co-investments, initiatives to improve access to data, and support for the emerging investment management industry.

This year, the oversubscribed Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit hosted the launch of the NEPAD 5% Agenda, a partnership between African Institutional Investors (pension and sovereign wealth funds) and African governments, to mobilise US$30bn, through a new partnership framework, entitled institutional Investor Public Partnerships (IIPP’s). This would facilitate an increase in allocations to 5% of assets under management, (from the current average of 1.5%), to African infrastructure assets within 5 years.

Commenting on the Summit, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor stated, "During last year’s summit at the NASDAQ, on the eve of the UN General Assembly, we called on leaders and development finance partners to elevate the African economic development partnership, from trade and investment, to long-term institutional investment. Today we are calling for the widespread adoption and pursuit of institutional-investor public partnerships (IIPP’s) as the framework to govern the relationship, in order to mobilise unprecedented levels of African institutional capital".

Summit delegates were updated on the Ai Infrastructure Co-investment platform, which is building strong momentum with a projects pipeline counting several billions of dollars of brownfield and green field opportunities.

Other notable announcements made during the Summit included, Ai and AnalytixInsight’s launch of www.AiAnalytics.com, a big data Analytics platform of over 1000 African listed companies, launched to increase access to quality data, fundamental research and analytix tools for institutional investors investigating and trading in African public markets.

In addition, the Ai Academy announced the establishment of the Ai Emerging Manager Leaders’ Forum, (AiEMF), a unique international platform for emerging managers and pension funds, brought about to share industry best practice, improve governance standards and assist African and US asset owners to connect with and support emerging managers through their international allocations, programs and knowledge networks.

Summit partners included:

NASDAQ, CFA New York Society, PPI, NCPERS, IFSWF’s, PRI, World Pensions Council, ASEA, GLIO, NAIC, Trade & Development Bank, NEPAD, UNECA, Stock Exchange of Mauritius, The UN Office for Partnerships, Bunengi Group, africaplc.com, AiAnalytix.com, Prequin and AllAfrica.

The Summit concluded with its prestigious annual Ai Capital Markets and Index Series Awards ceremony.

The 2017 Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards Winners Were:

Most Innovative African Stock Exchange


Stock Exchange of Mauritius



Best Africa Investment Bank

Deutsche Bank



Best Africa Research Team

Exotix



Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator

Capital Markets Authority, Kenya



Best Performing Broker in Africa

CM Trading (Global Capital Markets Trading) SA



Best Africa Fund Manager

Coronation Fund Managers



Best African Listing

Dis-Chem Pharmacies



Best Performing Ai100 Company

Guaranty Trust Bank



Best Performing Ai40 Company

Kenya Commercial Bank



Most Innovative Ai SRI 50 Company

Standard Bank



Most Innovative Ai SRI 30 Company

Dangote Sugar



Ai100 CEO of the Year

Segun Agbaje, Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria



Ai40 CEO of the Year

Joshua Oigara, Kenya Commercial Bank, Kenya



Ai SRI 50 CEO of the Year

Jean-Marc Harion, Orange Egypt



Ai SRI 30 CEO of the Year

Robert Collymore, SafariCom, Kenya



International Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)



African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year

Gabonese Strategic Investments Fund



International Pension Fund Initiative of the Year

PensionDanmark/ PKA/ Lægernes



African Pension Fund Initiative of the Year

Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund (NJMPF)



Ai Capital Markets Personality of the Year

Dr. Mohammed Omran