Economist, Kwame Pianim has commended the investment management firm, Tesah Capital, for initiating the ‘Investment Dialogue’ series, which the company is using as a vehicle to enhance the knowledge of the Ghanaian public about investment opportunities and pitfalls.

Tesah Capital is an asset management company in Ghana, providing investment management and advisory services to pension trustees, financial and non-financial institutions, corporate organisations and individuals. We are your investment Gateway to Africa.

Tesah Capital is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an Investment Advisor and Fund Manager. We are also registered by the National Pensions and Regulatory Authority (NPRA) as a Pension Fund Manager.

The company’s maiden ‘Investment Dialogue’ took place in Accra on April 7, 2021 under the theme ‘Investing after the financial sector cleanup’. The main speakers were the Deputy Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Paul Ababio and a senior lecturer from the University of Ghana Business School, Dr. Elikplimi Agbloyor.

Mr. Ababio spoke about the measures the SEC has taken to protect investments in the country while Dr. Agbloyor provided some tips for the investing public on how to get the best returns.

Mr. Pianim, who joined the dialogue via Zoom was full of praise for Tesah for initiating the ‘Investment Dialogue’.

“Let me congratulate Tesah on this great national service,” he said. “I think this is something that should have been done 20 years ago.”

Mr. Pianim also commended the Board of Directors of Tesah Capital for appointing a woman as managing director of the company.

“I’m sure that your company is going to do very well, having a lady [Eugenia Basheer] as a managing director is a plus and I hope the board also reflects this gender equity,” he said.

“I know Eugenia. I worked with her. I can say that I trained her very well. She is a woman of high professionalism [and] integrity and these are the people we want in the financial services sector; not people who acquire license like an armed robber to take our monies and invest in their other companies.”

Earlier, in her opening remarks, the MD of Tesah Capital, Eugenia Basheer, advised Ghanaians to cultivate a habit of investing to secure a better financial future for themselves and their dependents.

She pledged her company’s commitment to ensure that Ghanaians are provided with as much information as possible to enable them make the right investment decisions.

“At Tesah Capital, we believe that the more knowledge people gain the more empowered they become to take the right decisions on their investments,” Mrs. Basheer said.

She pointed out that investments are the only proven way in which one can sit back and watch their money work on their behalf and encouraged Ghanaians to keep investing or start investing smart.

“Investing has not lost its benefits,” she said.

“I want to urge and encourage you, that though you may have fallen heavily off that horse, get right back on it and start investing again, but this time, check the type of horse you choose and which stable it is from, check the bridle, check the saddle – meaning know what you want, understand the opportunities and risks on the market, and get the right advice from the right source. Whatever you do, do not stop investing and if you have never invested, do not fear to start now.”