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Faida Investment Bank Limited (“Faida”) was licensed in 1995 by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to operate as a stocks and securities broker. In December 2007, it converted into a full-fledged Investment Bank.

Faida is among the leading investment banks in Kenya and our goal is to link investors to opportunities that will lead to wealth creation. We understand that for us to achieve this, we need to give our clients well researched information and carry out thorough due diligence that will enable investors make informed decisions.

Faida has an extensive retail franchise and distribution network in the country, and have an associated company in Rwanda, Faida Securities Rwanda Ltd. The firm is a full service Investment Bank and has provided the following activities:

Faida Securities Rwanda

Faida Securities Rwanda (FSR) is broker number one at the Rwanda Stock Exchange. It was incorporated in 2007 and began operations in 2009. Faida Securities Rwanda was the first broker to sponsor an equity listing at the Rwanda over the Counter Market (ROTCM), the cross listing of Kenya Commercial Bank Group, in June 2009. Since then, Faida has actively traded KCB shares on the ROTCM, sustaining market liquidity by ensuring constant supply of KCB shares in the market. Faida has also been active on the Rwanda corporate finance scene, having developed a pipeline of investment banking transactions.

Where we are good at

Our Services

Brokerage Services

This involves the buying and selling of shares (stocks) of publicly quoted companies as well as fixed income securities on behalf of the investing public

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Markets and Institutional Research

Our Research Department conducts fundamental research on quoted companies and uses established fundamental techniques to value and forecast future performance of such companies

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Managed Futures

Through our partnership we are providing clients in the East African region with an opportunity to invest in Managed Futures, a broad base of alternative investment strategies in which portfolio managers, known as Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs), use futures contracts as part of their investment strategy

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Customer Service Charter

Faida Investment Bank’s vision is to be the premier investment bank in the region, delivering innovative financial products and services.

We link investors to opportunities through our equity and debt trading, alternative investments, transaction advisory, and investment research services. Our customer service charter sets out our commitment to provide our customers with outstanding service. It outlines what our customers can count on us for, as well as our clients’ rights and obligations.

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Corporate Finance Advisory

We have extensive experience in the public and private sector, as well as transaction advisory skills and capital raising expertise, and have credibility with investors – including local and foreign institutions, and high net worth individuals.

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They Are all professionals

Our team

Bob Karina

Mr. Karina is the Founder and Chairman of Faida Investment Bank and the Vice Chairman of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Ltd.

Bob Karina


Lucas Otieno

Lucas is the Managing Director at Faida Investment Bank Limited. He was previously the CEO of African Alliance Kenya Securities for 6 years and was the Head of Corporate Business and Fixed Income Securities at CFC Financial Services limited.

Lucas Otieno

Managing Director

Rina Hicks

Rina joined Faida Investment Bank in 2002. She holds an MBA degree from Strathmore Business School and a Bachelor of Business Degree, majoring in Finance and Marketing from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.

Rina Hicks

Operations Director

David Mataen

David has 15 years professional experience in financial services including investment banking, corporate finance, stock brokerage, investment research, commercial banking, financial analysis and consultancy.

David Mataen

Corporate Finance & Research Director

Mercy Kamau

Ms. Kamau is a partner at Kagwe, Kamau & Karanja Advocates and also serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Coffee Board of Kenya. She holds a Masters Degree in International Relations, a Masters Degree in Law, is a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Mercy Kamau

Independent Director