Nex Rubica Analytics releases Old Economy (OEI) and Fringe Frontier (FFI) Africa Benchmark Indexes

20 January 2009

In marking the 3rd Anniversary of the 1st fully investable Top 40 and Mid 45 Benchmark indexes for Africa, Nex Rubica Analytics the Index Provider and Calculation Agent has now extended its Africa Index Range to include the:

(i) NEXR OLD ECONOMY AFRICA INDEX
(ii) NEXR FRINGE FRONTIER AFRICA INDEX and
(iii) EURO TOP 40 AFRICA INDEX.

The OEI Basket shows longevity in Africa's Capital Markets, companies here show 25 to 70 year histories. The FFI Basket provides a separate risk group for investors able to price in and profit from the illiquidity of the companies.

Nex Rubica Analytics intends for these baskets to be rapidly tradable and active for investment strategies. This brings the total number of our daily priced proprietary indexes to 28 (including Total Return Indexes).

The objective of Indexes group is to create a representative benchmark of markets and shares that international investors can buy or sell individually, or as a basket. Instituted in November 2005, the Nex Rubica Top 40 Index and Default Rating Service serves as a measure of liquid investment available to investors across a range of African markets (ex-South Africa).

Nex Rubica Analytics improves your access to the African financial markets and your risk budgeting and asset allocation approach. Our Indexes, Research, Risk, Default Ratings and Order Execution capabilities provide price discovery, local knowledge, and a continent wide presence; Allowing us to analyze local capital market infrastructure, and mitigate the risks, and the general difficulties around investing in Africa’s capital markets.

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