TradeInvest Africa (Cape Town)

16 August 2012

Kenya: Promoting Investment Groups in Kenya

press release

The Kenya Association of Investment Groups (KAIG) is a non-profit making organisation registered under the Societies Act. It is the umbrella body association for all investment groups in Kenya and Kenyans in the diaspora.

KAIG provides a unique forum for the hundreds of investment groups all over Kenya to network and work together to achieve their objectives. The association's mission is to provide efficient, value added services in the promotion of formal organisation, best practice and profitable investments for investment groups.

KAIG aims to become an excellent facilitator for investment group's empowerment to ensure maximisation of their investment potential through the following objectives:

Promoting best practice: To promote the establishment, growth and good management of investment groups by encouraging the setting up of formal structures, and provision of information on technical modalities of various structures.

Education: To provide training and education on the current avenues of investment available to investment groups, as well as creating a platform to educate members on new avenues of investment.

Networking and fostering linkages: To provide a forum for investment groups' members to network, share experiences and inform each other on best management practices and investment opportunities. KAIG also procures alliance, affiliation or other synergies with bodies that have similar or beneficial objectives locally and globally. It also negotiates for preferential terms of service from brokers, banks and other service providers for members.

Lobbying: KAIG provides a forum for investment groups to articulate their issues and to provide them with a voice to effect change, and promotes the interests of investment groups by interacting with and lobbying the government and operators in the financial and capital markets.

Services

- Promoting the interests of investment Groups before policy makers and players in the financial and capital markets.

- Dissemination of information on investment opportunities available to your groups

- Negotiation for preferential pricing and terms of service from service providers

- Representation and reports from investor briefings: an essential source of information from any investor.

- Organising local and international tours.

- Providing members with a forum to network and synergize their activities for their mutual benefits.

- Providing industry research and valuable insight from experienced experts

Membership categories

1. Corporate members

2. Gold members

3. Silver members

4. Bronze (student) members

Membership fees

Corporate membership: Kshs.100, 000

Gold membership: Kshs.15, 000 (Kshs.5000 is the joining fee and Kshs.10, 000 is the Annual membership fee.

Silver and Bronze (Student) membership is Free.

How to join

Fill in an application form available at KAIG offices or download forms from the association's website. Attach a copy of your registration certificate with the relevant fees for each membership class.

Contact information

Kenya Association of Investment Groups

1st Floor, Room 103

Mercantile House (next to Cianda House)

Koinange Street

P.O. Box 48525 -00100,Nairobi

Telephone: (020) 3517967 or 2425095

Cell: 0737 773106, 0707180565

Email: admin AT kaig.org

www.kaig.org

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