Leading investors and institutions are to discuss transactions and trends in Africa’s capital markets during the Africa investor 2011 Analysts’ and Fund Managers’ Forum to be held in London this week. The one-day meeting will be held in association with Thomson Reuters, at their headquarters in London on 24 March. Africa investor (www.africainvestor.com) is a leading international investment research and communications group.
Investments into African debt during 2010 rose 7-fold compared to 2009, according to research by Ai, and capital markets in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe are reaching new levels of activity. Ai says its meeting is the European roadshow platform for African companies to meet current and prospective investors, analysts and the financial media.
Hubert Danso, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Ai, said in a press release: “The Africa investor Analysts’ and Fund Managers’ Forum represents a unique business development opportunity for domestic and international investors with an interest to participate in the African growth story.
“We have an exceptional line-up of the leading institutions investing and influencing major capital market transactions on the continent, all of whom will be sharing their insights, predictions and strategies for successful investing on the continent.”
Institutions that have confirmed include Citigroup, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Fitch Ratings, Deutsche Börse AG, Société Générale, Renaissance Capital, CDC Group, Silk Invest, Towers Watson, The Coca-Cola Company, the Africa Finance Corporation, Scipion Capital, The Stock Exchange of Mauritius, Bourse de Casablanca, along with many others. Partners of the Forum include Reuters, Insparo Asset Management, Preqin, the African Securities Exchanges Association and the Africa Venture Capital Association.
The annual Analysts’ and Fund Managers’ Forum is a unique, high-level networking venue for analysts, fund managers, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, investor relations officers and the financial media to engage in valuable and stimulating discussions, together with CEOs from Africa’s leading listed companies and stock exchanges. The Ai Financial Reporting Awards will take place during the evening of the Forum.
Ai says the Forum and Awards are acknowledged as being “must-attend events for all those in the capital markets industry”. For further information please check the conference website or email to Emma Sayers (ESayers@africainvestor.com)