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Mobilizing global capital flows to african exchanges

Mobilizing Global Capital Flows to African Exchanges

investment

development

communications

Prepared for the ASEA Conference 2007

30 October 2007


About us
About us

  • Africa investor is specialist investment research and communications firm providing services from Lagos, Johannesburg, Cairo and London

  • We were established to shed light on economic opportunities in Africa to global investors

  • We are advised by a board of investment experts and work at the intersect of business, government, media and civil society

  • We publish Africa investor magazine, Ai.com and provide research and investor relations/ financial PR to blue chip African clients and global investors


Challenges expressed by global investors
Challenges expressed by global investors

  • Access to information

    • Bloomberg and Reuters cover less than 50 per cent of the market

    • Listed companies need to improve frequency and quality of reporting

    • African Stock Exchanges need to raise their profile

    • The quality, quantity and availability of research and data needs to be addressed

    • Liquidity and settlement remains an issue

“Information does not come to you –you need to go out and get it” John Niepold, Emerging Markets LLC


What we are doing africa investor index series
What we are doing –Africa investor Index Series

  • Ai 100

    • informational: what is happening across a broad range of markets

  • Ai40

    • Investable: includes companies we consider investable to the international portfolio investor by virtue of their size and liquidity

“Ai’s recently launched benchmark can help attract attention to African equities” Shilpa Patel, IFC


Valuation weighting factors based on market capitalisation
Valuation: weighting factors based on market capitalisation

Ai 100 (5 Jan 07)

Ai 40 (5 Jan 07)

  • How it works

  • Companies are ranked in order of market capitalisation

  • Weighting based on position in ranking

  • Weighting Ranges:

    • 0.5 to 7% (Ai 40)

    • 0.2 to 5% (Ai 100)


Ai newswire support to corporate reporting
Ai newswire – support to corporate reporting

  • A web based news distribution service assisting African companies to secure international media coverage

  • Reaches analysts, fund managers, the news media, the investment community, government decision-makers, and the general public.


Distribution
Distribution

  • Comtex

  • Factiva

  • FT.com

  • LexisNexis

  • MarketWatch

  • NewsTex

  • ProQuest

  • Thomson Gale

  • Thomson West

  • TrackData


Ai index awards supported by asea
Ai index Awards – supported by ASEA

8th June 2007, London Stock Exchange

  • Categories

    • Most Innovative African Stock Exchange

    • Best Performing Ai 100 company

    • Best Performing Ai 40 company

    • Best Africa Research Team

    • Best Africa Fund Manager

    • Best African IPO

    • Best Africa Investment Bank of the Year

    • Best Broker of the Year (new)

    • Most Innovative Regulator of the Year (new)


Ai index series conference awards
Ai Index Series Conference & Awards

  • The 2008 ceremony will take place at the NYSE September 15

  • An opportunity to showcase AfricaPLC to global investors and the international financial media

  • NYSE have undertaken to deliver Wall Street at its most senior.


Mobilizing global capital flows to african exchanges

MPN Highlight

  • Support Exchanges in their move towards electronic trading

  • Support brokers connect to Exchanges and the global investing community


Mobilizing global capital flows to african exchanges

MPN Highlight

A NEW PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER GLOBAL LIQUIDITY TO AFRICA

SIGNED AT THE JSE 25 OCTOBER 2007


Mobilizing global capital flows to african exchanges

MPN Highlight

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Mobilizing global capital flows to african exchanges

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Client

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AMERICAS

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AFRICA

Broker

Exchange

Broker

Exchange

Broker

Exchange


Mobilizing global capital flows to african exchanges

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Client

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  • FIX version normalization

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VPN / Radianz, etc

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Mobilizing global capital flows to african exchanges

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Client

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Mobilizing global capital flows to african exchanges

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1 CONNECTION = GLOBAL CAPITAL FLOWS


Mobilizing global capital flows to african exchanges

MPN Highlight Services

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

HUBERT DANSO & PETER JARDINE