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2016 Ghana Investment Awards Set For Thursday; Nominees Announced

he prestigious Ghana Investment Awards (GIA) which recognises excellence in the Ghana Investment Banking Industry is proud to present the shortlist of award winners.

The awards, which is in its sixth edition, will assess the performance of twenty-two (22) brokerage firms and One hundred and fifteen (115) investment advisor firms duly licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and all listed equity on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE).

In all eleven (11) category of awards will be presented. Only one award trophy will be presented to award categories with three (3) shortlisted. All other categories will be presented with three award trophies (Gold, Silver, Bronze).

The Lifetime Achievement Award is non competitive. It is conferred on an individual selected by major stakeholders.

The awards are collaborated by the Premier Networking Investment Club (PNIC), a business networking and investment club made up of over sixty professionals within and outside Ghana.

The event is organized with the support of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ghana Stock Exchange and the Ghana Securities Industry Association.

The nominees

A.CORPORATE AWARDS

Award 1 Investment Advisor of the Year (Fund Manager)
EDC Investment Managers Ltd.
FirstBanC Financial Services Ltd.
Gold Coast Securities Ltd.
Unisecurities Ltd.

Past Winners:
Gold Coast Securities Ltd., 2014, 2013, 2012, 2012 Winner
Databank Investment Management Services Ltd., 2010 Winner

The winning institution recorded the highest increase in value of asset under management in the year under review.

Award 2 Broker- Dealer of the Year Award
African Alliance Securities Ltd.
Databank Brokerage Ltd.
EDC Brokerage Ltd.
New World Securities Ltd.

Award 3 Best Growing New Investment Bank
Apex Capital Ltd.
Galaxy Capital Ltd.
Lifeline Asset Management Ltd.
McOttley Capital.

Past Winners:
Frontline Capital Ltd 2014, 2013 Winner
IFS Capital Ltd., 2012, 2011 Winner

A compounded average growth rate of funds under management for a three year period was considered in determining winner for this category. Institution should be less than five years old at the end of the review period. Winning institution indicated a consistent growth.

Award 4 Advertising Campaign of the Year
CDH Asset Management Ltd. – CDH Balanced Fund Advert
Databank Asset Management Services Ltd. – Databank E-pack Investment Fund Advert
FirstBanC Financial Services Ltd. Advert

Past Winners:
Edi Fund Ad Campaign- Databank, 2014 Winner
Spendsome Savesome- Firstbanc Financial Services Ltd., 2012 Winner

Winning advertising campaign showed a great depth of innovation and creativity.

A. FUND AND PRODUCT AWARDS
Award 5 Money Market Fund of the Year
Firstfund – FirstBanC Financial Services Ltd.
Omega Income Fund – Omega Capital
Richie Rich Unit Trust – IFS Capital

Past Winner:
Firstfund- FirstBanC Financial Services Ltd. 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 Winner

Nineteen (19) collective investment schemes operational at the end of 2015 and categorized as Money Market Funds were automatically entered for the awards.

These funds were assessed for the period under review to determine top performer. The winning fund produced consistent positive returns for the review period.

Award 6 Balanced Fund of the Year
Databank Ark Fund- Databank Asset Management Services Ltd.
EDC Kiddi Fund Mutual Fund – EDC Investment Ltd.
Merban Fund – UMB Investment Holdings Ltd.

Past Winners:
Christian Community Mutual Fund- CCML 2014 Winner
Databank Balanced Fund- Databank Investment Management Services Ltd., 2013 Winner

HFC Future Plan Trust- HFC Investment Managers Ltd., 2012, 2011 Winner

EDC I Fund- EDC Investment Management Ltd.- 2010 Winner
Ten (10) collective investment schemes operational at the end of 2015 and categorized as Balanced Funds were automatically entered for the awards.

These funds were assessed for the period under review to determine top performer. The winning fund produced consistent positive returns for the review period.

Award 7 Equity Fund of the Year
All-time Bond Fund Ltd. – All-time Capital Ltd.
Anidaso Mutual Fund Ltd.- New Generation Investment Services Ltd.
CM Fund – SDC Brokerage ltd.

Past Winners:

E-pack Investment Fund- Databank Investment Managers Ltd., 2014 Winner
HFC Equity Trust- HFC Investment Managers Ltd., 2012, 2013 Winner

HFC REIT- HFC Investment Managers Ltd., 2011, 2010 Winner
Eleven (11) collective investment schemes operational at the end of 2015 and categorized as Money Market Funds were automatically entered for the awards.

These funds were assessed for the period under review to determine top performer. The winning fund produced consistent positive returns for the review period.

B. INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Award 8 Most Promising Investment Professional of the Year- Under 28
Selorm Afudego CFA1, GSE, Bsc (Maths) -Databank Brokerage Ltd.
Benjamin Amoah-Adjei, BA (Econs), ACCE, GSE -FirstBanC Financial Services Ltd.
Tessa Batsa Pardi, BSc (Act. Science), CFA 1, GSE -Unisecurities Ltd.
Karl Ocran CFA, BSc (Admin), GSE -Frontline Capital Advisors Ltd.

Boakye Ogyem Emmanuel, CFA2, BA(Psy), GSE -Cornerstone Capital Advisors Ltd.
Margaret A. Johnson, BSc (B & F), MSc (Fin. & Inv), GSE -HFC Investment Services Ltd.

Past Winners:

Geoffery Fathers Maison- Cal Brokers- 2014 Winner
Yaw Adu-Koranteng- NDK Investments Ltd.- 2013 Winner
Sophia Kafui Teye- HFC Investments Ltd. 2012 Winner
Derrick Asare-Mensah- SIC Financial Services Ltd.- 2011 Winner

Nii Nartei Nartey- EDC Brokerage Ltd- 2010 Winner
Candidates exhibited knowledge, skills and values required of professionals in the securities industry, strong traits of leadership and a good mentorship culture.

In a final interview, most deserving candidates demonstrated some contribution to industry activity and showed a strong passion and a good knowledge of relevant developments in the global capital market environment.

Awards 9 Fund Manager of the Year Awards (Portfolio Manager)
Anidaso Mutual Fund – New Generation Investment Services Ltd.
First Fund -FirstBanc Financial Services Ltd.
CM Fund – SDC Brokerage Ltd.

Past Winners:

Nii Ampa-Sowa- Databank Asset Management Ltd.-2014 Winner
Genevieve Abban- HFC Equity Trust Fund Ltd- HFC Investments Ltd.- 2013 Winner

Genevieve Abban- HFC Future Trust Fund Ltd- HFC Investments Ltd.- 2012, 2011 Winner

Managers of forty (40) collective investment schemes were considered for this award. The winning manager managed funds in excess of the minimum required funds under management of GHS10m and returned the highest geometric average in the three year period ending 2015. The winning fund produced consistent positive returns for the review period.

Awards 10 Investment Bank of the Year Award
Databank Group
FirstBanC Financial Services Ltd.

Past Winner:

Databank- 2014 Winner
The winner scored the highest in weighted average in the main award categories of the awards.

Award 11 Life Time Achievement Award
Dr. Charles Asembri
Past Winners:

Ken Ofori-Atta & Togbui Afede XIV- 2014 Winners
Dr. Yeboa Amoa- 2013 Winner
Mr. Samuel Oduro Mintah- 2012 Winner
Dr. Sam Mensah- 2011 Winner

The winning individuals have contributed significantly to the development of the Investment Banking industry.


Source: radioxyzonline.com/with files from starrfm

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