PRESS RELEASE: 2018 African Capital Markets Awards Shortlist Announced

Johannesburg, South Africa; New York, USA; 17 August 2018: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that the 12th annual Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit will once again showcase the best of Africa’s Capital Market investment success stories through the prestigious Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards, which today released the official shortlist of nominees.

The Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards recognise the achievements of capital market investors, business leaders, regulators and institutions improving Africa’s capital market investment climate.

Launched in 2007, the Awards are based around the Africa investor (Ai) Index Series, and are designed to recognise Africa’s best performing stock exchanges, listed companies, investment banks, research teams, regulators, socially responsible companies, investment managers and institutional investors.

Commenting on the release of the shortlist, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said, “For over a decade, Africa investor has been proud to host this platform to highlight the best in African institutional and capital market investment transactions. Over this time, we have seen the quality, innovation and quantity of transactions increase exponentially along with a surge of Middle East and Asian Sovereign investment activity this year and to continue our vision to bring global recognition to the organisations and personalities driving and unlocking Africa’s investment potential.”

The Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit and the Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards will be hosted with the support of NASDAQ and the CFA Society New York. The Awards will be announced at the NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square, New York, on the 25th of September.

For more information, contact Tatenda Mutasa on or +27 11 783 2431, or go to


Read the full shortlist below.

The Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards 2018 Shortlist


  1. Most Innovative African Stock Exchange

Nigerian Stock Exchange

Egyptian Stock Exchange

Nairobi Securities Exchange

Stock Exchange of Mauritius

ZAR X Exchange

Johannesburg Stock Exchange


Ghana Stock Exchange

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

Uganda Stock Exchange


  1. Best Africa Investment Bank

Standard Bank Group

First Rand Ltd

Beltone Financial

Attijariwafa Bank SA


Banque Misr SAE

Societe Generale

First Bank Nigeria

FBN Quest

EFG Hermes

ABSA Capital


  1. Best Africa Research Team


EFG Hermes Research Team

Access Bank

Rand Merchant Bank

Exotix Partners

SBG Securities

Ecobank Research

Old Mutual

Credit Suisse



  1. Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator

Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

Securities Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe (SECZ)

Financial Regulatory Authority of Egypt

Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority

Financial Services Board of South Africa

Capital Markets Authority Uganda

Financial Services Commission, Mauritius

Conseil Régional de l’Epargne Publique et des Marchés Financiers

Securities Exchange Commission, Nigeria

Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority


  1. Best Performing Broker in Africa

Alexander Forbes

Alan Gray

Absa Africa Stockbrokers

African Alliance

Vunani Private Clients

Standard OST/Stockbroking

CM Trading

Renaissance Capital

FSDH Securities

Auerbach Grayson


  1. Best Africa Fund Manager

Coronation Global Fund Managers

Futuregrowth Asset Management

Old Mutual Global Investors

PSG Wealth

Investec Asset Management

Intereffekt Investment Funds

Commercial International Bank (BPI Global Investment Fund)

JP Morgan (JP Morgan Africa Equity)

  1. Rowe Price (Middle East & Africa Equity Fund)



  1. Best African Listing

Vivo Energy (VVO)

Vodacom Tanzania


Nimbus Infrastructure Limited

Ecobank Cote d’Ivoire

Letshego Holdings

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

African Rainbow Capital Investments


MTN (Ghana)


  1. Best Performing Ai100 Company


Société Générale de Banques en Côte d’Ivoire (SGBCI)

Bamburi Cement

Unilever Ghana

La Société de limonaderies et brasseries d’Afrique (SOLIBRA)

FNB Namibia

Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited

Union Bancaire pour le Commerce et l’Industrie

Ciment Maroc



  1. Best Performing Ai40 Company


Douja Prom Addoha



Maroc Telecom



Banque Centrale Populaire

Attijariwafa Bank

TMG Holdings


  1. Most Innovative Ai SRI 50 Company


BHP Billiton

Zenith Bank

Impala Platinum

Dangote Cement

Innscor Africa

Stanbic Uganda

State Bank of Mauritius

Kenya Power and Lighting Company



  1. Most Innovative Ai SRI 30 Company

Kenya Commercial Bank


Old Mutual


MTN Group



Orascom Construction

Standard Bank

Lafarge Africa


  1. Ai100 CEO of the Year

Sidi Mohamed Naïmi


Seddiq Hassani

Yeo Ziobeieton

Stefano Cocito

Sarel van Zyl

Catherine Lesetedi-Letegele

Pierre Bérégovoy

Hakan Gürdal

Marc Genot


  1. Ai40 CEO of the Year

Anas Sefrioui

Alan Clark

Michel Puchercos

Abdeslam Ahizoune

Bob Collymore

Alioune Ndiaye

Mohamed Benchaâboun

Mohamed el-Kettani

Jean- Michel Baticle

Hisham Talaat Moustafa


  1. Ai SRI 50 CEO of the Year

Bongani Nqwababa.

Andrew Mackenzie

Peter Amangbo

Nicolas Muller

Joseph Makoju

Julian Schonken

Patrick Mweheire

Andrew Bainbridge

Ken Tarus

Sipho Maseko


  1. Ai SRI 30 CEO of the Year

Joshua Oigara

Segun Agbaje

Mthandazo Peter Moyo

Peter Oswald

Rob Shuter

Kennedy Uzoka

Othman Benjelloun

Nassef Sawiris

Lungisa Fuzile

Rossen Papazov


  1. International Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)

China Investment Corporation (CIC)

Investment Corporation of Dubai

The Government Pension Fund Global (Norway)

Qatar Investment Authority


Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia

Arab Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Russian Direct Investment Fund

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation


  1. African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year

Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority

Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

Sovereign Wealth Fund of Kenya

Senegal Strategic Investment Fund (FONSIS)

Gabonese Strategic Investments Fund

Revenue Regulation Fund, Algeria

Pula Fund, Botswana

Ithmar Capital

Egyptian SWF

Fundo Soberano de Angola


  1. International Pension Fund Initiative of the Year

New York State Common Retirement Fund


Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund

California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

OPSEU Pension Trust (OP Trust)

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERs)

Santander (UK)

The Second AP Fund – Andra AP-fonden (AP2)

Danica Pension

National Social Security Fund-China

  1. African Pension Fund Initiative of the Year

Eskom Pension and Provident Fund

Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund (NJMPF)

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (Ghana)

National Social Security Fund (Uganda)

Government Employees Pension Fund, South Africa (GEPF)

Zambia’s Public Service Pension Fund

Government Institutions Pension Fund (Namibia)

National Pension Fund, Mauritius

Moçambique Previdente

Kenya Power Pension Fund (KPPF)


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