Africa investor is holding its annual Index Series conference at the New York Stock Exchange on 17 September. The aim is to bring African CEOs and capital markets leaders to meet investors, including sessions on private equity, bonds markets and stock exchanges. Special focuses include
• African opportunities for US pension funds,
• Socially responsible investment (SRI) a fast growing field with some $2 trillion under management already, and what are the opportunities for global SRI investors and African listed companies, and
• The impact of China’s Qualified Domestic Institutional Investors (China has apparently licensed 58 QDII’s since 2006, and these have some U$60 billion for investment out of mainland China).
The conference will also include the Ai Index Series awards for most innovative stock exchange and regulator, the best investment bank and research team, and best company, best CEO and best-performing African hedge fund, among others
According to the conference website: “The Summit will allow investment professionals, capital markets experts and corporate leaders to engage each other on a subject that is going to determine the growth in regional equity capital markets. With more IPOs in the pipeline across many African markets, the need for professionals to share information and network with each other is more important than ever”.
Africa investor is an organization which supplies a broad range of investment data, research, broadcast and published content to a growing number of investors with interests in Africa. It provides strategic research, African stock market indices, communications and investment publishing services to support its clients investment and communication programmes. These include a magazine, a newswire and a television service.
Through its sister organization, African Investment Advisory the group also provides project advisory services.
To find out more about the Ai Index Series conference, check this website (www.africa-investor.com). The sponsors include NYSE Euronext, Thomson Reuters, Ecobank and the African Development Bank.