United Capital Plc, a financial and investment services firm has been awarded the 2015 Banking & Finance Firm of the Year (Nigeria) by the UK based Corporate LiveWire. The Corporate LiveWire Global Award focuses on recognizing global excellence in the financial services sector.
While presenting the awards, Publisher of Corporate LiveWire, Jake Powers said, “This is our biggest and most in-depth awards winner to date and we have honoured some of the most well-known advisory firms in the world including PwC, Clifford Chance and Morgan Stanley.”
He noted that the firm was recognized as a result of its sustained leadership in capital market issues in both corporate and public sector as well as its efforts towards securing significant new mandate in Asset Management and Trusteeship.
United Capital, which has received growing regional and international recognition, reported a first quarter PBT growth of 44%, compared to its performance in the first quarter of the previous year.
The Group CEO, United Capital, Oluwatoyin Sanni, noted that the company’s selection as the 2015 Banking & Finance Firm of the Year (Nigeria) reflects the consistent pursuit of its mission to be the leading financial and investment services group in Africa.
“At United Capital, we are committed to excellence and to helping our clients achieve superior results. Our dedicated staff embodies the vision and mission of the organization. We practice this every day, therefore receiving this award is a true testimony to the corporate culture we project everyday,” she said.
Recently, Sanni also received the Women4Africa 2015 International Recognition Award, another UK-based award which focuses on celebrating and empowering Africa and its women by supporting and celebrating their role in their communities via Conferences. Recognitions and special honours are given to such women identified and nominated by the public. Sanni’s award was in recognition of her role in financially empowering African Governments, companies and individuals through her untiring contributions at United Capital and within the Nigerian Capital Market Community.