Proshare wins 2015 IFM Award as the “Most Innovative Capital Market Service Team, Nigeria”

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Monday, April 27, 2015 7.30 AM / Proshare Corporate Release

The International Finance Magazine (IFM) has named Proshare Nigeria Limited the
“Most Innovative Capital Market Service Team, Nigeria 2015”. The Award was confirmed on April 16, 2015 following the short listing of Proshare Nigeria Limited amongst other websites. It has since been featured on the
IFM website along with other award winners around the globe.

The 2015 Award recognises the impact of new initiatives that companies develop and deploy to engage and make a difference in the Capital Market, and Proshare has proven to not just be a thought leader in the Nigerian market but remain a service that reaches out to the investing public and the general public.



In a testimonial given by IFM, Mr. Sunil Bhat, Director, International Finance Magazine said, “IFM would like to congratulate Proshare Nigeria for their achievement of winning the award for Most Innovative Capital Market Service Team. Innovation is the best way to stand out in a fast-growing market where competition is tough. We hope that this award motivates Proshare Nigeria to work harder to maintain their leadership position.”

Recall that the IFM in 2014 was awarded First Bank Plc as the Most Innovative Bank, Nigeria 2014, while Dunn Loren Merrifield, First Bank and Jaiz Bank were awarded the Best Investment, Retail & Islamic Bank, respectively.

Some of Proshare’s Milestone over the years which were considered by the IFM Selection team during its short listing exercise include:

  • The first and only independent analyst firm that gives a comprehensive UP-TO-THE MINUTE news, data, sentiments, and analysis on the financial market;
  •  The first dedicated business, economic and investment online television / video Blog - WebTV NG , an internet based service dedicated to events coverage, programming, documentary and Live streaming to the market;
  •  Launch of #TheAnalyst 1.0, the first-ever subscription based data, analysis and news portal dedicated to the Nigerian capital market and offering the empowerment required by the retail market;
  •  Launch of the Analyst 2.0 an improved and flexible data platform equipped to disseminate real time Live Feeds from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) with flexible features that allows you customise your home page to meet your preferences; and
  • Launch of the Economy & Politics Website that allows students, researchers and business to engage with facts and data.

Speaking on this award, the Managing Director/CEO, Olufemi Awoyemi expressed gratitude to his team, readers & subscribers to the Proshare Suite. He further added that Proshare has remained an innovative team by furthering its quest to remain relevant to the market it serves, while ensuring that reliable information is readily available to all Capital Market Stakeholders to perform their duties not just for their industry but the Nigerian Economy as a whole.  


About Proshare Nigeria Limited 

Proshare was founded in December 2006 is a professional analyst and Investor relations firm and publishers of Proshareng, TheAnalyst, WebTV, Economy & Politics, The Regulator, Newsstand, and a host of other financial information portals - all dedicated to the Nigerian financial industry.

Proshare provides a seamless combination of in-depth financial sector knowledge through its news, industry reports and incisive investigative and analyst commentaries to help entities engaged in the Nigerian market engage profitably and maximize their brand equity. Our strength lies in our professional expertise, integrated approach, dedication to facts-based interventions and a commitment to meeting client’s expectation efficiently.

Most recent awards include:

  • 2015 Most Innovative Capital Market Service Team, Nigeria - International Finance Magazine (IFM)
  • 2015 Nigerian Rising Award  – Hallmark Newspaper
  • 2015 African Financial Analyst - Global Change for Africa Awards
  • 2014 Best Capital Market Services & Solutions Team Nigeria - Capital Finance International UK
  • 2014 ICA Honours Award - Institute of Credit Management
  • 2014 'Guinness Rising Star Award' - Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014 Best Internet Television Station - NigeriaDotCom Awards
  • 2014 Business Innovator of the Year - NigeriaDotCom Awards
  • 2013 Most Outstanding Business Executive of the Year - African Council of Chief Executives under the African CEO Council
  • 2012 Eminent Achievers Award – News of The People Magazine 


About International Finance Magazine 

IFM is set up as a source of information, analysis and insights for the global finance community. Headquartered in London, IFM was established with a mission to convey credible financial news and articles to the global financial community in a concise, simple and easy-to-understand manner.


Integrating deep domain knowledge with sharp analysis, IFM is an online resource that helps readers understand the forces that drive the market better. Timely, in-depth and insightful coverage of key market developments and analysis of the drivers behind change help readers understand the complicated economic processes taking place in the international financial community.  

Whilst IFM aims to be a unique source of information covering many markets, it recognises the distinction between emerging and developed markets. Read in over 185 countries worldwide, IFM reaches out to the masses globally. With a discerning focus on emerging markets, IFM provides news, analysis and commentary on this sphere of vibrant economic activity, addressing economic and business factors affecting these markets and helping to identify regions, industry sectors and companies that are making a difference.


The topics IFM covers include Banking, Islamic Finance Asset Management, Wealth Management, Hedge Funds, Pension Funds and Emerging Markets. They also have in-depth analysis and opinion pieces on relevant issues, like the importance of CSR, put the spotlight on people who are making a difference and more, giving readers comprehensive and multi-faceted coverage of news and issues. Apart from these features, IFM will carry exclusive interviews with leading business personalities. The audience for IFM is the financial community worldwide, and includes top decision makers and influencers in the financial industry. 



The IFM Awards celebrates excellence in its purest form. An event that recognizes and honours individuals and organisations in the international finance industry that make a significant difference and add value, the Award is one that will herald the highest standards of innovation and performance. The Award shines a spotlight on those who make a contribution to raising the bar in the financial industry through activities of note. These include path-breaking initiatives in corporate social responsibility or charitable activities, better corporate governance and other achievements that impact the global finance community.


Apart from recognizing the key performers in the industry, the IFM Award makes a concerted effort to shine the spotlight on organisations in niche segments and those that exhibit brilliance in the unsung corners of the finance industry.


The entire process is free of charge – from nominations to evaluation to the announcement of the Awards. Using a combination of reader nominations and expert analysis ensures that there is a fair process that is not influenced by reputation or newsworthiness. After meticulous research and analysis by the internal team, the process is transitioned to an external research agency who provide their inputs. The nominees are then evaluated by a jury of international experts to whittle them into a final shortlist.


The finalists undergo extensive scrutiny on the basis of innovation, growth, sustainability and their contribution towards the society among other key factors before the final Award Winners are announced. The winners will be honoured at a gala event to be held in the central business district of London by the end of the year.  The Award Ceremony is expected to bring the who’s who of the international financial community together under one roof, making it an event that will be penciled into calendar of the community worldwide.

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