New York, London, Johannesburg, Beijing: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment research and communications group, has announced that leading Wall Street institutions will join CEOs of prominent African institutions at the Africa investor Index Series Summit at the New York Stock Exchange on the 17th of September 2010.
The invitation-only Ai Summit will be opened with a message from Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, followed by a Keynote Address by Robert Rubin, former Secretary of the United States Treasury and member of the Africa Progress Panel. The Summit will also feature a message from former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and remarks from prominent African banking leader, Arnold Ekpe, CEO of Ecobank.
Confirmed CEOs also include Sunil Benimadhu, CEO, Stock Exchange of Mauritius; Geoffrey White, CEO, Lonrho Plc; James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank; Beatrice Nkanza, CEO, Lusaka Stock Exchange; Ekow Afedzie, Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange; Jim Ovia, Co Founder and Former CEO, Zenith Bank; Karim Hajji, CEO, Casablanca Stock Exchange; Karim Helal, Group CEO, CI Capital Holding; Mohamed Bichiou, CEO, Tunisian Stock Exchange; Zouhair Bennani, CEO, Label Vie; Dr Khaled Serry Siam, CEO, The Egyptian Exchange; Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, Group Managing Director/CEO, FirstBank Nigeria Plc; Chris Showalter, Co?CEO, Renaissance Capital Zimbabwe; Kehinde Durosinmi Etti, Group CEO, Skye Bank Plc; Pradeep Paunrana, Managing Director, Athi River Mining; Milan Meetarbhan, CEO, Financial Services Commission Mauritius and John Mudany, Chief Financial Officer, Kengen, among others.
Institutions confirmed to attend the event include Black Rock Financial Management Inc, State Street Global Advisors, Franklin Templeton Investments; Russell Investments; Abu Dhabi Investment Company; Kingdom Zephyr; Wolfensohn Fund Management; Harding Loevner; ING Investment Management Co; Morgan Stanley; Merrill Lynch; Bank of New York Mellon; Emerging Markets Management; United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund; Auerbach Grayson; Deutsche Bank; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs & Co; European Securities Network; Citadel Investment Group; Marathon Asset Managers; Aladdin Capital Management; Deutsche Asset Management; DGAM; Credit Suisse Asset Management; Omega Advisors; Chalkstream Capital Group, L.P.; LRG Capital; Olympia Capital Associates, L.P.; Greenlight Capital; New York Life Investment Management; American Century Global Investment Management Inc; Artio Global Management LLC; Marshal Koch & Co; and Gulf Equity, among others.
Commenting on the Summits high-level participation, Hubert Danso, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Africa investor, said; “Africa investor‘s core expertise is to facilitate investment opportunities between Africa and the international investment community. We are therefore delighted to once again provide a platform for global investors and African issuers to advance transactions and gain greater insight into African capital market investment opportunities.”
The Summit will be followed by the prestigious Africa investor Index Series Awards, which 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 winners for the 2010 Africa investor Index Series Awards will be announced on the 17th of September 2010, at an invitation-only gala ceremony on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Ai Summit Sponsors and partners include: NYSE Euronext, Ecobank, Thomson Reuters, Standard Bank, CNBC, the African Development Bank, CI Capital, Label Vie, the African Securities Exchanges Association, the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the NEPAD Business Group.
For more information on the Index Series Summit & Awards, contact Emma Sayers on +27 11 783 4043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Africa investor is a specialist investment 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 Index Series Summit & Awards and the Africa investor Infrastructure Projects Summit & Awards, amongst other events.