Kenyan business triumphs at Africa investor Capital Market awards at the New York Stock Exchange
Johannesburg, New York, 26 September 2013: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, have announced the winners of the 2013 Africa investor (Ai) Index Series Awards, which were held at an exclusive, invitation-only ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange.
The Africa investor (Ai) Index Series Awards are the only international, pan-African awards that recognise and reward Africa’s institutional investors, stock exchanges, best-performing listed companies, stockbrokers and capital market regulators.
Most Innovative African Stock Exchange was awarded to the Nairobi Securities Exchange, while Safaricom was recognised both for Best Performing Ai40 Company and Ai40 CEO of the Year, where Robert Collymore, CEO of Safaricom took the honours. Kenya Commercial Bank meanwhile was awarded Most Innovative Ai SRI 30 Company.
Commenting on the Awards, Hubert Danso, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Africa investor, said, “Our thoughts are with the Kenyan people during this difficult period. We are heartened and honoured to be in a position to positively reward and recognise Kenya’s capital market leaders at this time.”
The Africa investor (Ai) Index Series Awards ceremony coincided with the 6th annual Africa investor CEO Institutional Investment Summit, held in association with NYSE Euronext. The Summit brought together over 250 international investors, African CEOs, pension funds and capital market professionals to explore investment partnerships in African assets and equities.
To round off the day Africa investor closed the New York market with Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission: https://exchanges.nyx.com/en/new-york-stock-exchange/nyse-euronext-hosts-2013-africa-investor-ai-ceo-institutional-investment-sum
Africa investor (Ai) Index Series Awards 2013 Winners:
Most Innovative African Stock Exchange
Nairobi Securities Exchange
Best African Investment Bank
Best African Research Team
Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator
Securities Exchange Commission of Nigeria
Best Performing Broker in Africa
Best African Fund Manager
Best African IPO
Best Performing Ai100 Company
Ghana Commercial Bank
Best Performing Ai40 Company
Ai100 CEO of the Year
Simon Dornoo, MD, Ghana Commercial Bank
Ai40 CEO of the Year
Robert Collymore, CEO, Safaricom
Most Innovative Ai SRI50 Company
First Bank of Nigeria
Most Innovative Ai SRI30 Company
Kenya Commercial Bank
Ai SRI50 CEO of the Year
Aliko Dangote, Founder and CEO, Dangote Group
Ai SRI30 CEO of the Year
Phillips Oduoza, Group MD/CEO, UBA Bank
International Pension Fund of the Year
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
African Pension Fund of the Year
Government Employees Pension Fund, South Africa
Capital Markets Personality of the Year
Mohammed El Erian, CEO and Co-CIO, PIMCO
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About the Africa investor Index Series
Africa investor Research (Ai) is Africa’s foremost provider of indices. We supply investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and strategic decisions. Ai produces weekly, value-traded adjusted, market capitalization-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 capitalization 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. Ai in partnership with the United Nations launched the first series of SRI Indexes for Africa in 2005 – the Ai SRI 50 benchmark index and the Ai SRI30 Investable Index to promote good corporate citizenship. Linked to the Ai100, Ai40, AiSRi50 and AiSRi30 investors’ indices, Ai hosts the Ai Index Series Awards, a set of awards that recognise, stock exchanges, listed companies, fund managers, stockbrokers and research analysts who follow African equities.