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23 August 2009 | Business & Finance

Africa investor Index Series Awards 2009 Shortlist Announced

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London, Johannesburg, New York, 24 August 2009: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment research and communication group, announced today the shortlist for its prestigious annual Africa investor Index Series Awards, to be held at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the 21st of September 2009.

The Africa investor 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. The awards assess performance between April 2008 and April 2009.

Commenting on the awards Hubert Danso, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Africa investor said, “We are again delighted to have the opportunity to profile African capital market success stories through the Africa investor Index Series Awards. The quality and quantity of entries received this year is testament to the increased interest in African listed equities despite the economic downturn”

The Ai Index Series Awards ceremony coincides with the annual Africa investor Index Series Summit held in association with NYSE Euronext. The Summit will bring together international investors, African CEOs and capital market professionals to explore investment partnerships in African listed equities.

Confirmed participants and speakers for the Summit include: Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank, H.E. Raila Amollo Odinga, Prime Minister, Kenya; Jean-Louis Ekra, President, African Export-Import Bank; Lawrence Spinelli, CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); Stefan Jekel, Managing Director-Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), New York Stock Exchange, Prof. Wiseman Nkuhlu, Board Member, AngloGold Ashanti; Anthony Moro, Head of Emerging Markets, The Bank of New York Mellon; Stephen Olabisi Onasanya Group MD and CEO First Bank of Nigeria, James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank, Kenya; Nicolas Clavel, Chief Investment Officer, Scipion Capital LLP; Nick Blazquez, Managing Director, Diageo Africa; Jonathan Auerbach, Managing Director, Auerbach Grayson & Co; Bruce J Wrobel, CEO, Sithe Global Power, Steve Suzzan, Partner, Fulbright Jaworski LLP, Mohamed Ouanaya, CEO, CGI, Morocco, Karim Hajji, CEO, Casablanca Stock Exchange; Sunil Benihmadhu, CEO, Mauritius Stock Exchange; Maged Shawky Sourial, Chairman, Egyptian Stock Exchange; Dr. Ndi Okereke–Onyiuke, CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange; Ekow Afedzie, CEO, Ghana Stock Exchange and the Director General of the Sierra Leone Stock Exchange amongst others.

Judges for the 2008 Index Series Awards include: Professor Wiseman L. Nkuhlu, Board Member, AngloGold Ashanti; Maged Shawky, CEO, The Egyptian Stock Exchange; Hubert Danso, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Africa investor, Brad Durham, Co-founder and Managing Director, EPFR Global and Dr Bamanga Tukur, Chairman, NEPAD Business Group. 2

Both the Africa investor Index Series Summit and Awards represent an unprecedented opportunity for international investors and African capital market leaders to explore investment partnerships at the NYSE.

Winners for the 2009 Africa investor Index Series Awards will be announced on the 21st of September 2009, at an invitation only gala ceremony on the Trading Floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The Awards are sponsored by the African Development Bank, CNN, Thomson Reuters, NYSE Euronext and are supported by the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) and the NEPAD Business Group.

Africa investor Index Series Awards 2009 Full Shortlist:

Africa investor 100 CEO of the Year
Arnold Ekpe - Ecobank
Olutayo Aderinokun - Guaranty Trust Bank
Peter Sands - Standard Chartered
James Mwangi - Equity Bank
Lawrence Adumante - Ghana Commercial Bank
Brahim Hajji- Banque de l'Habitat
Francis Atuche - Bank PHB

Africa investor 40 CEO of the Year
Jaco Maree – Standard Bank – South Africa
Abdeslam Ahizoune - Maroc Telecom - Morocco
Edward Njoroge - Kengen - Kenya
Mohamed El Kettani - Attijariwafa Bank - Morocco
Adan Mohamed - Barclays Bank Kenya
Patrick Davies - Sasol - South Africa
Cheikh Tidiane Mbaye - Sonatel - Senegal

Africa investor SRi50 CEO of the Year
Abdeslam Ahizoune - Maroc Telecom
Alex Shalaby - Mobinil - Egypt
Hussein Manzi - Bamburi Cement - Kenya
Klaus Hvassing - Tanzanian Portland Cement
Olutayo Aderinokun - Guaranty Trust Bank
David Cutting - Standard Chartered Botswana
Joseph K Njoroge - Kenya Power & Light Corporation

Africa investor SRi30 CEO of the Year
Phuthuma Nhleko - MTN - South Africa
Mohamed El Kettani - Attijariwafa Bank - Morocco
Naguib Sawiris - Orascom Telecom - Egypt
Martin Oduor - Otieno - Kenya Commercial Bank
Michael Joseph – Safaricom - Kenya
Anurag Bhargava - State Bank of Mauritius
Bruno Lafont - Lafarge - Morocco 3

Best Africa Fund Manager
Investec Asset Management - South Africa
EFG Hermes - Egypt
Mecene Investments - South Africa
Insparo Asset Management - London
Cadiz Pan African - South Africa
Silk Invest - London
Coronation Fund Managers - South Africa

Best Africa Investment Bank
BAI - Angola
ABSA Capital - South Africa
Citi - New York
UBA Capital Africa - Nigeria
Standard Bank - South Africa
CI Capital Investment Bank - Egypt
Morgan Stanley - New York

Best Africa Research Team
UBA Capital Africa - Nigeria
CI Capital Holdings - Egypt
Exotix - United Kingdom
Standard Bank - South Africa
Databank - Ghana
Afrinvest - Nigeria
Renaissance Capital - United Kingdom

Best African IPO
Co-Operative Bank – Kenya
UT Financial Services – Ghana
Starcomms – Nigeria
Poulina Group Holdings - Tunisia
Insimbi – South Africa
First Telecom Nigeria
TNM – Malawi

Best Performing Broker in Africa
Exotix – United Kingdom
EFG Hermes - Egypt
Renaissance Capital - United Kingdom
Kestrel Capital - Kenya
Integrabourse -Morocco
BJM Securities - South Africa
Auerbach Grayson & Company - New York

Best Performing Africa investor 100 Company

Press Corporation - Malawi
Namibian Breweries
Stanbic Bank Uganda
Bank PHB - Nigeria
Equity Bank-Kenya
Unilever CI - Cote d'lvoire 4
Societe de Brasseries du Maroc

Best Performing Africa investor 40 Company
State Bank of Mauritius
East African Breweries - Kenya
Maroc Telecom
Commercial International Bank – Egypt
EFG Hermes - Egypt
Barclays Bank Kenya
BMCE - Morocco

Best Performing Africa investor Sri30 Company

Kenya Commercial Bank
Safaricom - Kenya
BMCE - Morocco
MTN - South Africa
EFG Hermes - Egypt
Mauritius Commercial Bank
Orascom Telecom - Egypt

Best Perfoming Africa investor Sri50 Company

Bamburi Cement - Kenya
Guaranty Trust Bank - Nigeria
WHBO Construction - South Africa
Tanzania Portland Cement
Kenya Airways
Telecom Egypt
Maroc Telecom - Morocco

Most Innovative African Stock Exchange
The Egyptian Exchange (EGX)
Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM)
Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)
Casablanca Stock Exchange
Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)

Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator
Capital Markets Authority - Kenya
Morocco Capital Market Authority
Capital Market Authority Egypt
Capital Market Authority - Uganda
Rwanda Capital Markets Council
Financial Services Board South Africa
Tanzania Capital Markets & Securities Authority

Best Risk Adjusted Performance by an African/South African Hedge Fund

Black Rock - London
Fairtree Capital - South Africa
Visio Capital Management - South Africa
X-Chequer Fund Management - South Africa
Bluebay- South Africa 5
Kadd Capital - South Africa
Scipion Capital - London