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LeadCapital is a financial services company which provides financial advisory and corporate finance services to individual and institutional clients in Nigeria. It is headquartered in Lagos and has offices in Abuja and Port Harcourt. From these sites, it serves organizations of varying types and sizes across the country.

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The company is also an issuing house and stock brokerage firm and delivers investment and asset management products. As a participant in Nigeria’s capital market, it is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which regulates the market.

Founded in 1987, LeadCapital has gained a stake in the local investment landscape and built a reputation for itself as a leader in investment and underwriting. Today, it is a widely trusted investment partner, holding over 2 billion in shareholders’ funds.

A good deal of LeadCapital’s growth has come through its creation of two subsidiaries. They are Lead Securities and Investment Limited (LSI), a brokerage firm that buys and sells securities on its clients’ behalf; and Lead Asset Management Limited (LAM), a fund and portfolio manager.

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Some of the products that LeadCapital offers are fixed-income funds, equity investments, mutual funds, and dollar investments. It also works with its clients on capital issues, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, project finance, and other financial matters.

Lead Asset Management takes on mutual/collective investment schemes and serves personalized investment products to individual clients. Its offerings are a mix of bonds, treasury bills, commercial paper, and equities. They are tailored to meet the unique goals of each client.

Lead Securities Investment facilitates the buying and selling of shares quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. It gives the public access to public offers and the right issues and helps clients recover lost investments. The company also enables the transfer of securities from other brokerages.

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LeadCapital has an online platform, called LeadTrader, on which users can trade stocks and invest in mutual funds. Persons interested in these opportunities can access the platform via the leadTrader mobile app, which is available on Google Play and Apple stores for Android and iOS users respectively.

Besides its private clientele, LeadCapital has also served government and corporate concerns. They include United Africa Company (UAC), Fidson Healthcare, Transcorp Hotels, Kabelmetal, and the Lagos State Government.

Companies like LeadCapital play an important role in Nigeria’s financial sector. They are connecting people and institutions to investment opportunities and enabling organizations to assume a structure that works. Given the growing demand for the sort of services that LeadCapital provides, it could record an even greater expansion of its presence and operations in the coming years.

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This article was first published on 12th October 2022


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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