About Us

ABOUT US
CAPABILITIES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MANAGEMENT

Our goal is to add value for our customers at every step of their financial journey.

Quantum Zenith Asset Management & Investments Limited ( formerly Zenith Assets Management Limited ) is a leading asset management company in Nigeria. We offer a range of innovative investment products for both individual and institutional investors. Our experience cuts across sectors and asset classes. We also have a long standing relationship with Zenith Bank Plc, one of the largest financial groups in Africa, quoted on the London and Nigeria Stock Exchanges.

We were voted the Best Asset Manager in Nigeria (2008 & 2009) by emeafinance.

We currently manage Securities and Exchange Commission registered Funds; Zenith Equity Fund, Zenith Ethical Fund , Zenith Income Fund and Zenith Money Market Fund. Total asset under management of these funds and other private portfolios are in excess of N30 billion. We leverage well institutionalised and research-based processes to manage and administer portfolios on behalf of our clients.

Value Proposition

Commitment to Creating Value

We are committed to global best practices and exceptional service you’ll find us a willing and responsive partner every step of the way towards achieving your aspirations.

Client Focused

At Zenith Assets we believe every client is unique, our team is committed to working closely with our clients to develop tailoured investment solutions to meet their needs.

Market Insight

Market research and intelligence is at the core of our products and service offering. The advice we offer is based on in-depth research, fundamentals insights and expertise.

Client Focused

At Zenith Assets we believe every client is unique, our team is committed to working closely with our clients to develop tailoured investment solutions to meet their needs.

Three Sources of Potential Value Added

Strategic Asset Allocation

  • Quantitative and fundamental asset class research
  • Develop long-term capital market expectations
  • Identification of long-term relative opportunities
  • 1 to 3 year view

Tactical Asset Allocation

  • Quantitative and fundamental asset class research
  • Develop long-term capital market expectations
  • Identification of long-term relative opportunities
  • 0 to 6 months view

Manager & Strategy Research

  • Dynamic manager research Identification of potential alpha sources
  • Market and manager review and monitoring
Technology
  • Robust Investment Management Software (IBS Moneytor) to deliver value across asset classes, currencies and geographies.
  • Bloomberg Analytics to deliver value and Insight to our clients.
  • Robust portfolio monitoring and reporting platform.
Process
  • Our clients' interests, goals, aspirations and concerns are our main priority and we protect these interests fiercely.
  • Dedicated pool of Analyst, Traders, and Investment Managers.​
  • We have robust risk and compliance procedures that ensure our clients are not exposed to any form of operational risk.​​
Services
  • Trusted by over 500 Corporate and Institutional Clients and 50,000 plus Retail clients.
  • Over N30 Billion of discretionary Asset Under Management​
People
  • Our core strength is in intellectual capital, drawing from over 50 years of combined local and international experience.
  • Dedicated pool of Analyst, Traders, and Investment Managers.​

Our Investment Advisory Work Process

Jim Ovia

Chairman

Founder and chairman of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia is a global thought leader in the field of banking, entrepreneurship and business growth. A man of integrity who believes in the power of passion, perseverance, and dedication to duty, Jim is committed to helping aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide cultivate the courage they need to follow their passion and achieve success beyond their wildest dreams.

Jim Ovia is the pioneer Managing Director / CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, one of Nigeria and Africa’s largest banks by Shareholders’ Funds. He was at the helm of affairs for 20 years until his resignation in July, 2010. 
Jim Ovia is currently the Chairman and founder of Visafone Communications Limited, a mobile phone company. He is also the Chairman and founder, Quantum Group. 

Jim Ovia is a member of the National Economic Management Team of Nigeria as well as a member of the Honorary International Investors’ Council. 

He is the founder and proprietor of James Hope College, Agbor, Delta State. 

Jim Ovia is a philanthropist. He is the founder of the Youth Empowerment & ICT Foundation, which focuses on improving the socio-economic welfare of Nigerian youths by empowering them to embrace Information and Communication Technology. The initiative holds annual Youth Empowerment seminar. 

In recognition of his achievements particularly in support of the Nigerian economy, Jim Ovia was conferred with the national award of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in November, 2011. 

Jim Ovia holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Louisiana, Louisiana, USA in 1979 and a B.Sc degree in Business Administration from Southern University, Louisiana, USA (1977). He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (OPM). 

Jim Ovia is a writer and motivational speaker. He has been interviewed by the following global networks: CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg and ARISE TV.

Elaine Delaney

Director

Elaine is a General Partner in Quantum Capital Partners, a Sub-Saharan private equity firm with interests in financial services, insurance, telecommunications, real estate, hotels, petrochemicals and oil & gas.

Elaine began her career with Watson Towers, the largest global actuarial consultancy advising FTSE 100 companies on both the asset and liability side. She later joined PSolve Asset Solutions, the fund-of-funds subsidiary of Sanlam Bank SA where she focused upon delivering tailor-made liability-driven investment solutions to top UK corporate pension plans, with a focus upon alternative assets. She then moved to Gissings Consultancy Services as Head of R&D, developing derivative based solutions for institutional clients. Elaine joined Zenith Bank Plc in Nigeria within the Corporate Finance & Advisory team and rose to become the head of Corporate Strategy & Advisory. She served on the Investment Committee as an Investment Strategist for the Zenith Bank range of mutual funds.

Elaine holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from the Cass Business School, London and a postgraduate in Actuarial Management. She is a member of the Institute of Actuaries.

Joseph Onwubuya

Director

Joe Onwubuya is a Director of Cyberspace Network Limited and oversees the growth and direction of the company. He is responsible for the delivery of successful growth strategy for the company. He is highly regarded in the technology industry and has over twenty years of Business, Security and Network consulting experience with several companies in Nigeria.

Mr. Onwubuya has held various positions in large integration and consulting companies, he has also served as IT consultant to numerous financial institutions and Visafone Communications Limited. He is a network veteran in particular and an IT professional in general.

 Engr. Onwubuya holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Lagos in addition to several other IT certifications both within and outside Nigeria, among which are Cisco, Microsoft, and Linux.

He has attended the Advanced Management Programme at the Pan-African University, Lagos.

He is a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

Victor Abulele

Director

Victor Abulele is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Cyberspace. He is a Chartered Accountant. He is responsible for the strategic initiatives and direction of the company. As CFO, Mr. Abulele brings to Cyberspace over 20 years of experience in leadership, managing and growing business-focused technology endeavors.

Mr. Abulele has driven various private sector based projects earning the trust of his colleagues and clients. He has been responsible for policy formulation, conceptual development, and implementation of various researches relating to how more value can be delivered to customers at a very affordable cost.

Mr. Abulele is a member of several professional bodies. He is a graduate of Accountancy and holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration with special emphasis on Marketing. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.  He is an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School.

 Engr. Onwubuya holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Lagos in addition to several other IT certifications both within and outside Nigeria, among which are Cisco, Microsoft, and Linux.

He has attended the Advanced Management Programme at the Pan-African University, Lagos.

He is a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

Jubril Enakele

Director

Jubril Enakele is the current Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Capital Limited. Prior to joining Zenith Capital Limited as CEO in May, 2015, he was Director of Corporate Finance and Client Coverage for sub-Sahara (excluding South Africa) at Deutsche Bank AG, London where he was responsible for originating Capital Markets (debt and equity), Fixed Income and Derivatives transactions, and providing coverage and origination support to other products groups including M&A, Structured Finance etc in the region.

Before his time at Deutsche Bank, he worked for Standard Bank (London), Citibank N.A/Citigroup Global Markets (London and Lagos), Zenith Bank Plc (Lagos) and Prudent Bank (now Skye Bank Plc) respectively.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Enakele has acquired over 15 years of diverse expertise in various aspects of Banking and Markets including Operations, Credit Analysis, Risk Management, Client Relationship Management, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Commodity Derivatives, all across sub-Saharan Africa.

Jubril is an alumnus of Said Business School, University of Oxford.  He is also an alumnus of London Business School, University College London and University of Calabar, Nigeria.  He holds memberships of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria and Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria respectively. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (ACSI), UK and is an Approved Person of the Financial Conduct Authority, UK (FCA).

Kenneth Brai

Managing Director

Kenneth Brai is currently the acting Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Zenith Asset Management & Investments Limited. Prior to his current role, he was the Chief Investment Officer responsible for creating tailored investment solutions, analysing and monitoring markets, industry and company-specific factors which influence portfolio construction across client type.

He previously worked with Zenith Capital Limited as Head of Research and in the Operations department of Equity Bank Nigeria Limited (Now Access Bank Plc). He is a member of the Zenith Funds Investment Committee and an Approved Person of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has been actively involved in the asset management industry since 2007.

Akosa Obiogbolu

Head, Investor Services

Akosa Obiogbolu is an investment professional with over seven (7) years’ work experience in capital market operations – stockbroking and capital issues, assets management, mutual fund operation; relationship management of high net worth clientele,  performance measurement of client portfolios. He is an Approved Person of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Itohan Lawrence

Head Origination and Client Experience

Itohan is a dedicated client experience professional with 10 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry. A solid reputation for building productive customer-focused teams enthusiastically committed to achieving outstanding customer service standards. Successfully introduced innovative strategies to improve quality of customer service, productivity and profitability. Increased customer retention by 30%. A results-driven professional with a proven track record of exceeding objectives

Monsuru Adisa

Head of Compliance, Audit & Risk

Monsuru Adisa has over twelve (12) years working experience in the public sector, the banking industry and non-banking financial institution. His zero tolerance for regulatory infraction, pro-activeness and pragmatic attitude to work has earned him several recognitions among which are: The Best Team Lead and Eagle eyes recognition for uncovering income leakage in the Bank.

Monsuru Adisa holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and a Master degree in Finance, both from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. Before acquiring his B.Sc., he had a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy with a Distinction Classification from Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Lagos. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Ikechukwu Iheanacho

Investment Management

Ikechukwu has over eleven years’ experience in Banking, Investment Analysis and Management. He has covered equity investment research in several sectors including Banking, Consumers, Industrials, Oil & Gas, and Agriculture in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. He was at a time responsible for the Economic Outlook presented to the Asset and Liability Committee of an international bank in Nigeria.

Ikechukwu worked at Stanbic IBTC Bank from November 2006 November 2012, where his last assignment was a Market Risk Analyst, responsible for the bank’s Global Market trading positions in Equities, fixed income securities, and currencies. He then joined the equities research team of Chapel Hill Denham as the lead banking sector analyst, following which he crossed over to the buy side as the lead portfolio manager in January 2015. He has continued to be a portfolio manager / buy-side analyst since then till date, currently serving with Zenith Asset Management Limited.

Ikechukwu is a graduate of Economics from Covenant University, a Chartered Portfolio Manager and a Fellow of the American Academy Financial Management.

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