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FGIS awarded the “African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year”

 PRESS RELEASE

New-York, USA, Sept. 28, 2017 – FGIS (Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund) has been selected as “African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiave of the Year” by the leading international investment and communications firm, Africa Investor (Ai) during the 11th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit which took place in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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The category “African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiave of the Year” saw the participation of 10 African entities. The jury made of institutions and capital market experts were based on 9 criteria among which the commitment to stimulating increased institutional investment into Africa, the transparency & the good governance and the return on investment.

Mr Serge Thierry Mickoto, CEO of the Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award which highlight our hard work and commitment to excellence. This year has been the scene of many achievements for our institution: concession agreements for the development of hydro dams have been signed, many other projects are  under way  . Many thanks to Africa Investor for this recognition and the work done to promote a conducive investment climate in Africa. “

The summit which was themed “African Regional Growth and the Role of Long-Term Capital” gathered over 150 CEOs, institutional investors, capital market leaders and regulators. The “Ai Capital Market Index Series” Awards showcases and rewards the managers and institutional investors improving Africa’s capital market investment climate.