Initiated in 1993, the SEM Young Investor Award Competition 2013 now stands at its 21st edition. Throughout the years, this annual Investor Event has generated a growing interest from lower 6 students from secondary institutions across the country over the last 20 years. This year’s competition has attracted 190 teams of five students each, that is, 950 students, from 103 colleges across the country.
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) in association with Absa Capital, a South-African based financial institution, is holding 4 one-hour courses for the public at large on ‘Exchange Traded Funds’ (ETFs). All courses are free, and are being run as part of SEM’s investor education campaign, to introduce investors at large to ETFs, a new product that the SEM is planning to launch in the near future.
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) has won for the second consecutive year the “Most Innovative African Stock Exchange of the year Award” at the Institutional Investment Summit and prestigious annual Index Series Awards organised by Africa investor (Ai), in collaboration with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext. The Summit was opened by Hubert Danso, CEO, Africa investor, and received a welcome from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
SEM's Chief Executive Presentation at the Private Equity Mauritius 2012 "Your Gateway to African Opportunities"
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) has won for the second consecutive year the “Most Innovative African Stock Exchange of the year Award” at the Institutional Investment Summit and Index Series Awards organised by Africa investor (Ai), a leading international research and communication group, in collaboration with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext. The Award was presented to the SEM at the New York Stock Exchange on 21st September 2012.
The Ai/NYSE Euronext Investment Summit is now firmly established as a calendar event and platform to profile African Capital Markets opportunities to the international investment community. The Ai Index Series Awards aims at rewarding different categories of players within the capital markets sphere, including stock exchanges, socially responsible companies, regulators, listed companies, investment banks, stockbroking companies, research teams and fund managers.
The Award in the “Most Innovative African Stock Exchange” category was given on the basis of a number of criteria, including, amongst others, initiatives implemented by the Exchange to embrace new areas of development, programmes in place to enhance the services it provides to its key stakeholders and compliance of the Exchange’s regulatory and operational set-up with international standards.
SEM Chief Executive Presentation during the Board of Investment Roadshow in London on 14 June 2012 : Mauritius, Your Business Passport to Africa
SEM Chief Executive Presentation covering: Strategic shift underway at SEM, Recent initiatives to internationalise the SEM and move-up the value-chain of products; Concrete outcome of the recent initiatives; Extending recent initiatives to embrace the listing of a wider range of products to list on SEM; Introduction of the new Chapter 18 to the Listing Rules concerning specialist debt products and GBL 1 companies, along with potential advantages of such listings on SEM.
This new initiative fits with SEM’s overall initiative of reaching out to a wider cross-section of retail and institutional investors and bringing the stock market ever closer to the public at large. Investors worldwide can stay tuned to latest filed market information of listed companies, simply by subscribing to SEM RSS feeds on the following weblink : http://www.stockexchangeofmauritius.com/rss from SEM’s homepage.
SEM Chief Executive Presentation: covering initiatives implemented in 2010-2011 to embrace the new strategic orientation and three recent initiatives that can potentially give a new dimension to SEM namely introducing new rules for the listing of Depositary receipts on the SEM, introduction of rules for Mineral/Exploration companies: and providing a new dimension to SEM’s internationalisation strategy.
Conscious of the investors’ needs for new and innovative products that can ensure dynamic portfolio management, the SEM and the CDS are planning to introduce the trading and clearing of contracts for difference on foreign underlying stocks and indices. The objective is to diversify the range of products that are traded on the SEM and to allow local investors take exposures on foreign underlying stocks and indices through the local market infrastructure.
Presentation by ASEA's Chairperson Sunil Benimadhu, entitled "Africa on the cusp of an economic revolution: what is in for African Stock Exchanges?", held at the 15th African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) Annual Conference “Africa: Alive with opportunities” at the Palmeraie Golf Palace in Marrakesh December 11-13, 2011
Listing of Global and Specialised Funds
SEM’s new website is user-friendly and contains a number of new modern add-on features aiming at empowering local as well as foreign investors, both retail and institutional, and assisting them in their search for stock market data and information. The new-look website retains the best content features of the previous website while adding new content element, a completely new design and graphic display, as well as new technical web components and grouping information more efficiently.
SEM Chief Executive Presentation: covering SEM’s recent initiatives to drive change within the Exchange space in Africa; SEM’s recent undertakings to improve the experience of investors using our Exchange, SEM’s current Website: An already comprehensive website containing a wide variety of timely market and analytical information ; Unveiling SEM’s new website: Yet another initiative to scale up SEM’s services to the investors and issuers; What next: SEM’s unrelenting pursuit of democratising the economy through the development of an investment and shareownership culture in Mauritius
Interview by SABC on the occasion of the WFE 55th General Assembly in Johannesburg - 13 October 2011
Internationalising the SEM and positioning Mauritius as an international financial services centre of substance
Listing on SEM: road to value-creation, growth and democratisation