Africa investor’s 11th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit Closes with Major Announcements in New York

Johannesburg, South Africa; New York, London, Lagos, Nairobi, Cairo, USA; 19 September 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, 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,,, 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

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

About Africa investor –

Africa investor is a specialist investment and communications firm advising governments,
international organisations and businesses on communication strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Africa investor 40 Investors’ Index, hosts the Ai CEO Institutional Summit & Awards and the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit & Awards, among other events.

For more information on Africa investor, contact Renee Montez on +27 11 783 2431 or

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