Members of FBNHoldings Group; FBNQuest Merchant Bank, FBNQuest Asset Management and FBNQuest Securities have emerged as winners in various categories at the EMEA Finance 2018 Awards.
The firms were awarded accordingly; “Best Local Investment Bank”, “Best Asset Manager in Nigeria”, “Best Asset Manager, Pan-Africa” and “Best Broker in Nigeria”. This recognition affirms FBNQuest’s strong performance as a leading Investment Bank, Broker, and Asset Manager.
FBNQuest Merchant Bank was awarded best investment bank for its leading role in key transactions across various sectors, such as Nigerian Breweries’ N11.08 billion Series 13-15 Commercial Papers; the FGN’s ₦100 billion Inaugural Sovereign Sukuk; Dufil Prima Foods’ ₦10 billion Series 1 Bond; the Divestment of AMCON’s 100% Shareholding in Keystone Bank Limited; and Notore Chemical Industries Plc’s Listing by Introduction on the Main Board of the NSE, to name a few.
FBNQuest Securities secured the Best Broker award for its dealings on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Market Making activities, including acting as Lead Stockbroker on the Notore Chemical Industries transaction. The Brokerage business is consistently ranked among the top domestic stockbroking firms by value traded in Nigeria, and is also the leading Primary Market maker among the 10 licensed Primary Market Makers on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
FBNQuest Asset Management was recognized for the strong performance of its mutual funds over the last 12 months across all public funds and bespoke portfolios. The firm is ranked among the country’s top public Fund Managers by the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Speaking on the awards, Kayode Akinkugbe, MD/CEO, FBNQuest Merchant Bank, said; “We are positioned to provide services to an expansive client base of retail, high net-worth and institutional customers. FBNQuest remains committed to consistently providing financial solutions that will enable our clients make a difference, and we are honored to be recognized once again as a reflection of the quality of support we give our clients.”
“We will continue to deliver our expertise in financing, advisory, trading and investing solutions, as well as our unique distribution and execution capabilities as a part of the FBN Holdings group.”