Here are the top three Africa equity fund managers of the past three years

Last month heads of state formally launched negotiations for a continental free-trade area at an African Union summit in Johannesburg.

According to the African Union commissioner for trade and industry, Fatima Haram Acyl, African leaders realise that improving trade is critical to tackling problems of unemployment, poverty and underdevelopment.

There are currently 30 managers operating with a three-year track Citywire record in the Equities – Africa sector, while the average of these returned 11.75% over the 36-month period from July 2012 to July 2015.

Read more: Top Africa equity managers of the past three years – Citywire