Yes, the beleaguered stockbroker Francis Drummond is now Drummond Investment Bank as per the latest licensee list from the equally occupied Capital Markets Authority.
- Zimele has two new unit trusts – a balanced and a money market fund
- Suspended Francis Thuo is now missing from the list of stockbrokers, but so is Faida Securities. Is that an omission?
- Uchumi advisers Royal – who later became Amana, are missing as are B A fin. Mgmt and Interglobal who have officially been deregistered. Meanwhile Inter Alliance International are new investment adviser
- Equity Bank now joins the list of authorized depositories
The government has valued the 9% of Safaricom shares pledged to banks who advanced a bridging finance loan to restructure Telkom Kenya at 5.835 billion - placing the whole company’s valuation at about 64.83 billion shillings ($926) million and second to EABL at about $1.4 billion)
Edit: Allowing for banks discounting the shares at 60 - 70% of nominal value, puts the value of the company at between 92 and 108 billion shillings.