top story Africa investor announces shortlist for prestigious Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards 2014

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."


Pravin Gordhan
Minister of Finance, South Africa, at the Ai CEO Investment Climate Summit 2012
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
Chairperson, AUC, at the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit 2013
Ed Mathias
Director, Carlyle Group, at the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit 2013
John Oliphant
Principal Executive Officer, Government Employees Pension Fund