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Why Us

NICO Asset Managers should be considered for the Investment manager role of the National Pension Fund because of the following reasons:

  • Proven experience: We manage assets in excess of K168 billion from various clients with various investment mandates. Our clients trust us with their funds. Over the years they have seen their funds grow under our management. Investment returns for our funds under management have been competitive and sustainable. This attests to a truly world class investment discipline and methodology.

  • Diversified skills: We have a team of specialized professionals performing investment management, corporate finance, research, trading, infrastructure development, compliance, portfolio accounting, and client service within the company.

  • Belief in active management: We are proactive rather than reactive. We are continuously analyzing developments in the market to determine investment strategies. We create assets to increase investment opportunities. We are not passive, waiting for assets to be developed. We recognize that there is a gap between demand and supply of investment assets. We have therefore taken an active role to develop assets which funds under our management can participate in. This unique trait sets us apart from other investment managers and gives us the edge to transform investment portfolios.

  • Research backed investments: All investment decisions are backed by thorough research that is conducted by our in-house research team. We have one of the most advanced research databases in the country. We publish world class Economic reports on Malawi which are circulated within the country and are now a source of economic events outside the country. Our extensive research has set us apart from our competitors and allowed the company to leverage on our research capabilities to drive investment strategy.

  • Fully fledged corporate finance and infrastructure development department: We have an in-house team of professionals who focus on creation of assets to increase investment opportunities for our clients and to develop the financial market. Our structure is unique and unparalleled and allows us to develop investment opportunities for our funds.

  • Wide investment projects experience: We have experience in projects that have yielded high returns to our clients but also had an impact on the growth of the economy as a whole such as the development of the Lilongwe City Mall and Chichiri Shopping Centre. We believe we are contributing to the development of the Malawi economy through these projects. We have identified three pillars which will aid the further development of the Malawi economy. Our technical team will ensure this is done.

  • Foreign investments avenues: We have Sanlam International Investments in South Africa and FCA Corp in USA who will provide us with a platform to enable us invest part of the funds as determined on the international markets. These are associates of NICO Asset Managers and through shareholding links with NICO Holdings Limited.

  • Strategic project partners: We have a working relationship with Malawi Investment and Trade Centre which facilitates sharing of information regarding potential investment projects that are available.

  • Long term investment management view: Though we implement tactical investment strategy, we are not influenced by short term developments but remain focused on achieving our clients’ overall long term objectives.

  • Prudent investing: We don’t take chances on clients’ funds. We put our client’s interest first in all our dealings. We have proven investment procedures that are followed at all times to ensure independence and professionalism.

We trust that this Technical proposal demonstrates our experience and our ability to act as investment/portfolio managers for the National Pension Fund. We believe we have the team and capacity to work closely with your management and provide a service of the highest quality to the National Pension Fund.