Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2023 launch

Thursday 12 October

Now in its seventh year, the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index evaluates countries’ financial development based on measures of market accessibility, openness and transparency. The index is a key benchmark for investors to gauge African countries’ market infrastructure and is used by policy-makers to learn from developments across the continent.

Produced by OMFIF and sponsored by Absa, this year’s report is expanding to almost 30 African countries with support from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The index is based on quantitative data analysis and surveys of over 50 organisations – including central banks, stock exchanges and regulators.

The 2023 report delved deeper into themes such as financial product diversity, environmental, social and governance market frameworks, adopting digital technologies and strengthening legal frameworks. Continued progress on these fronts will be crucial to improve Africa’s appeal and access to investors, enabling the continent to develop its resilience against a difficult global macroeconomic backdrop.

Speakers

Jeff Gable sq

Jeff Gable

Head of Macro and Fixed Income Research

Absa Group

Anthony Kirui

Anthony Kirui

Managing Director, Head of Global Markets

Absa Regional Operations

Chakudza Linje (2)

Chakudza Linje

Director for Financial Markets

Reserve Bank of Malawi

Emmanuel Maluke Letete

Emmanuel Maluke Letete

Governor

Central Bank of Lesotho

Edited headshot John Orchard

John Orchard

Chief Executive Officer

OMFIF

Antonio Pedro

Antonio Pedro

Acting Executive Secretary

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Arrie Rautenbach (2)

Arrie Rautenbach

Group Chief Executive Officer

Absa Group

Nikhil Sanghani

Nikhil Sanghani

Managing Director, Research

OMFIF

Augustine Simons

Augustine Simons

Head, Ghana Fixed Income Market

Ghana Stock Exchange

Lucie Villa

Lucie Villa

Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group

Moody’s Investors Service

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