GTCO Acquires Investment One Funds Management Limited
Guaranty Trust Holding Company plc (GTCO Plc) has completed its acquisition of 100% shares in Investment One Funds Management Limited, the bank’s management informed the Nigerian Exchange Limited in a statement.
Segun Agbaje, group chief executive officer of GTCO Plc said the bank’s management is happy about the new venture into wealth management.
“We are excited about our foray into the wealth management space, as it provides us with the opportunity of becoming a one-stop shop for financial services and products that will empower our customers through the course of their lives. We will focus on replicating our digital-first customer-centric retail strategy to create distribution channels for wealth solutions that we will offer, to both institutional and retail clients.”
He further stated that GTCO is positioning itself to add value to the assets management sector of the economy. “As a dominant leader in financial services, we are positioned to add significant value to the asset management business in Nigeria and compete favorably with the largest global wealth managers in the areas of disclosure, corporate governance and regulatory compliance”.
The new subsidiary will provide GTCO Plc the platform to provide technology-driven Funds and Investment Management Services designed to meet the unique investment needs of retail and corporate investors.