African stock exchanges have provided impressive US $ returns for investors over the last few years. As African economies rebound there is increasing interest in developing Africa's capital markets to accelerate growth and development.
African equities represent a vastly underutilized option for international investors. These are growing markets that have provided attractive returns in the last several years and can achieve the goal of portfolio diversification as they offer a superior risk/return profile that is not affected by trends in the more developed markets. Many African equities have very attractive Price/Earnings ratios.
Based on the Ai100 and the Ai40 Index, Africa Investor is holding the Ai Index Series Awards for the second time as a set of awards that recognise stock markets, listed companies, fund managers, stockbrokers and analysts who follow African equities.
These awards come on the back of the widely recognised Africa investor Awards which cover a diverse range of sectors and disciplines for companies operating in Africa. With the Ai Index Awards, Africa investor acknowledges the importance of listed companies and profiles their achievements.
The distinguished judging panel includes representatives and leading figures from the capital markets community in and outside Africa and representatives from the African Development Bank, Pearson Plc, Witts Business School and Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchange (CASE).