Africa Service Providers
Awards 2018

brought to you by Africa Global Funds

2018 Winners announced!

Winners announced



About event

The AGF Africa Service Providers Awards were created to honor and generate both industry and public recognition of the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of fund service providers covering Africa.

The AGF Africa Service Providers Awards is the only international awards dedicated to celebrating excellence in African fund services.

The 2018 awards shortlist will be announced in mid-September.

After the shortlist is announced in September we will invite companies that make the list to participate in the special edition of Africa Global Funds magazine, which will be published in November. The Awards issue will feature interviews, analysis, and/or opinion commentary with participating companies.

The Awards issue will be distributed free of charge.

Please note, that every participating company will receive a complimentary 1-year digital subscription to our publication (worth $390).

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1.718.787.6105 or awards@africaglobalfunds.com

Submissions are closed

Please note that the judging period is from July 2017 to June 2018.

Entry requirements

Entrants will be asked to submit a case study (up to 500 words) or statement that fulfils stated objectives of each award. Please note that the judging period is from July 2017 to June 2018.

  • Submissions will be accepted via the online entry system only.
  • Deadline for submissions: September 15th, 2018.
  • All information submitted will be for the use of judging and will remain confidential.
Methodology

Submissions will be assessed by the appointed panel of judges. In assessing a submission, judges will be looking for the following, but not exclusive, attributes:

  • The entry fulfils the stated award criteria
  • Clear identification of the service objectives
  • Evidence of a satisfactory client outcome
  • Key differentiators of your service
  • The use of innovation and/or technology brought to the task
  • Levels of ongoing service and support to the client
  • Levels of Best Practice

Those judged best in their category will progress to the finalist stage. The 2018 awards shortlist will be announced in early September.

From the finalists, the judging panel will decide on the winning and highly commended entries.

NOTE: The judges' decision is final. The judges have the right to determine the standards of an award and to withhold an award in any category, if, in their view, the entries are not of sufficient merit. The judges also have the right to give a number of special awards.

Confidentiality

We recognize and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Entries are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organizations or individuals that have not won an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry. Therefore if you enter the Awards, but are not successful, this will remain confidential.

All entries and supporting material will be destroyed after the winners are announced.

The organizers reserve the right to use information contained in the winning entries (apart from contact details and any content marked not for publication) for subsequent publicity, promotions and other activities relating to the Awards.

Judging guidelines

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective.  We select individuals to serve as judges who have distinguished themselves in their field and who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and vision. We hold our judges to the highest standards of fairness, accuracy and integrity. The entire judging process adheres firmly to these guiding principles.

Judges will take part in a judging conference call, where the winners will be decided, with one expert per category will be asked to summarize the judges’ comments and provide any additional input as required. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep information about entries and the final winners confidential.

The Judging panel

The judges are carefully selected for their wealth of experience and expertise, as well as their absence of conflicts of interest. The list of judges will be announced shortly, and published on this page.

IMPORTANT: The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries. 

2018 Winners

Advisory services: fund structuring
  • Webber Wentzel
Advisory services: private equity
  • RisCura
Independent advisory firm
  • IBIS Consulting
Tax advisory firm
  • Bowmans
Banking & custody provider: global custodian
  • BNY Mellon
Banking & custody provider: sub-custodian
  • Standard Bank
Placement agent
  • Asante Capital
Derivatives clearing provider
  • Standard Bank
Securities lending provider
  • Standard Bank
Brokerage Services
  • Exotix
Prime Services
  • Investec
Prime broker - capital introduction
  • Investec
Prime broker - technology
  • Investec
Fund administrator: hedge funds
  • Prescient Fund Services
Fund administrator: investment funds
  • Intercontinental Trust
Fund administrator: private equity funds over $20bn
  • SGG Group
Fund administrator: private equity funds under $20bn
  • Prescient Fund Services
Fund administrator - real estate & infrastructure funds
  • Maitland
Investment administrator - pension funds
  • Standard Bank
CIS Trustee Services
  • Standard Bank
Fund rating service
  • Global Credit Ratings
Index provider
  • S&P Dow Jones Indices
Legal services: investment funds
  • O'Melveny & Myers
Legal services: private equity
  • Bowmans
Fund accounting & reporting software provider
  • SS&C Advent
Portfolio management software provider
  • Fundamental Software
Private equity software provider
  • SS&C Advent
Data management solution
  • Eagle Investment Systems
Middle-office solution
  • Maitland
Research & data provider: capital markets
  • ZeroFlows
Research & data provider: private equity
  • RisCura
Marketing & communications consultancy 
  • Frontier Funds

Judges

The judges are carefully selected for their wealth of experience and expertise, as well as their absence of conflicts of interest.

IMPORTANT: The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries. 

Judging guidelines

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective.  We select individuals to serve as judges who have distinguished themselves in their field and who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and vision. We hold our judges to the highest standards of fairness, accuracy and integrity. The entire judging process adheres firmly to these guiding principles.

Judges will take part in a judging conference call, where the winners will be decided, with one expert per category will be asked to summarize the judges’ comments and provide any additional input as required. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep information about entries and the final winners confidential.



Judging will be announced in due course

Sponsors and Partners

companies that support us



As a sponsor of the AGF Africa Service Providers Awards, you are supporting the only international awards dedicated to celebrating excellence in African fund services.

  • Do you want your company to be associated with recognizing excellence in the industry and gathering the industry elite for a high profile networking event?
  • Are you looking for a unique platform to host your top tier customers and ensure an evening to remember?
  • Do you want to stand out from your competitors by demonstrating your leadership & support for innovation in the industry?
  • Do you want to gain the kind of unique exposure in the lead up to and following the event which is available only to Awards sponsors and winners?

Our sponsorship packages are specially tailored to suit any budget and objective. Please download our Sponsorship brochure for the list of available packages. To find out more about supporting the continent’s premier Awards event - the AGF Africa Service Providers Awards please contact: Roman Onosovski