Equity Investment Bank/Exotix Partners has been named as the best performing broker in Africa. The announcement was made during this year’s 9th Africa Investor CEO International Investment Summit in New York, USA.
The Awards, which celebrate institutions that have helped mobilize investments in Africa, saw a number of high level individuals as well as institutions get recognition for their invaluable role in stimulating Africa’s growth and helping strengthen US-Africa ties.
Equity Investment Bank is a one-stop shop for financial and investment services. They have been at the forefront in providing brokerage services that have helped their diverse portfolio of local and international clients invest in capital markets. In the long run, the arm believes that its efforts will go a long way in helping to create employment opportunities, new avenues for investment and boost economic growth in general.
Africa Investor is a specialist investment and communications firm advising governments, international organisations and businesses on communication strategies for the capital markets and foreign direct investments in Africa. This year’s summit hosted high-level representatives from Africa, US and global institutional investors, stock exchanges as well as pension and sovereign wealth funds to set out the priorities and a framework to move the US-Africa agenda further from investment to long-term institutional investment.
In 2015, Exotix Partners through its joint venture with Equity Investment Bank was named the third best brokerage firm in Kenya a year into its launch. Not only was this the most significant gain among all the brokers in the country, but also concluded the single largest trade ever on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, worth $150 million.
Equity Investment Bank entered into a partnership with London- based Exotix Partners to allow it gain international visibility in 2014. The investment subsidiary of the Equity Bank Group specializes in equities, fixed income, structured finance and capital rising.