Winda Investment Trust®
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Background

The firm is a 2-year-old money management fund resident in Kenya, with cross targets in both local as well as the diaspora market; that seeks above average returns in emerging African markets. Current capital stands at KES 13,500,000. The company is led by Chief Investment Officer, Collins Oyunge Obiero, who bears a wealth of experience in the East Africa financial industry having worked in various administrative capacities for a leading commercial bank in Kenya for over 7 years. WIT has a good reputation, excellent people, and a steady position in the local market.
 

Company Milestones

Kengen Initial Publice Offer initiated by the Government of Kenya in the year 2006 was a starting point for the investment philospohy at Winda. High returns of up to 110% witnessed by investors. On 20th March 2006, the Government of Kenya (GoK) offered 30% of its shareholding in KenGen for sale to the public through an Initial Public Offer (IPO). The IPO attracted a historic 236% oversubscription. The KenGen shares were listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) on 17th May 2006 and instantly revitalized the capital markets. Effective 1st August 2007, the NSE carried out a revision of six constituent companies in the NSE 20-Share index. In recognition of KenGen's large market capitalisation and sustained tradability (liquidity), KenGen was included as an Index-linked company.
 

Breaking out into the EA stock market in the year 2009 via Stanbic Uganda Initial Public Offer. Thereafter, Bralirwa IPO followed by Bank of Kigali, both in Rwanda.
The experience in East African financial markets has been formed by actively trading in all exchanges in the region i.e. the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), Dar-es-salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) and Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE). Ultimately, we are really selling ideas and expertise. We sell reliability, and confidence. We sell the assurance to customers of the ability to grow their wealth.

 

Company Locations and Facilities

We have one operational premises located in the Nairobi sub-urban shopping center of Kitengela; whereby the same serves as our training area, service department, and an administrative office.
Products and Services WIT sells knowledge and insight into the East African financial markets by actively trading in all exchanges in the region i.e. the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), Dar-es-salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) and Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE). Ultimately, we are really selling ideas and expertise. We sell reliability, and confidence. We sell the assurance to customers of the ability to grow their wealth.

 

Service Description

In our investment proposition, we support three main lines: Securites: This is the main service proposition that is on offer at WIT. African markets are diverse and therefore extreme risk is involved in the purchase of stocks. However, WIT aims to bring in expertise gained from trading over the last six years in order to deliver returns ranging between 8-60%. The minimum forecasted gestation period is one year. Bonds: Minimum investments in the East African bond market starts from USD 1190. Rates of return in the bond segment range between 8-12%. The return from bonds is fixed, with no option of getting returns more or less than current market rates. Investment span is set at one year or more. Real Estate: This is an emerging area of investment in Africa and the firm will initially explore opportunities to buy land in middle income areas in Nairobi such as Kiambu, Ruiru and Kitengela that are currently offering returns of up to 70% with a gestation period of one year. A branch-out to other counties that offer opportunity should be expected in mid-term.

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