FBNQuest has one of the oldest and richest histories in sub-Saharan Africa. It dates back to 1894 and endures today. Our ancestry can be traced back over a century, to First Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria’s premier bank which has distinguished itself as a leading banking institution and a major contributor to the economic development of Nigeria.
FBNQuest also shares a rich history from FBNHoldings Plc as the groups Merchant Banking & Asset Management arm. Established in 2006 and with the backing of a century of experience, an extraordinary longevity and a wide pool of experts which has enabled our leadership team and fund managers to put our clients first in all of our decisions and to continually provide the best financing solutions.
FBNQuest’s structure remains unique in the industry and as of today, we are widely recognised as the leading brand across Sub-Saharan Africa in wealth creation and management, as well as a steadfast protector of the interests of all our stakeholders, especially against the backdrop of financial uncertainties, market dynamics and technological revolutions.
In 2006, a few corporate investors and finance departments decided to start a journey to create stand-alone companies that would later become a unified face for Merchant Banking and Asset Management. FBNQuest is the outcome of that journey and a recognized market leader in the wealth creation landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Over the course of 15 years, FBNQuest has evolved from multiple mergers, acquisitions and rebrands to become a global brand trusted to manage more assets than any other in the industry. Through our years in business, we have shown unwavering commitment in our efforts to deliver long-term value for our clients and our shareholders.
In a fiercely competitive market, FBNQuest stands out for putting clients’ interests first and securing the best returns on investment. Our unique corporate structure allows us to service the needs of clients across all areas of wealth creation and management, thereby offering deeper value to stakeholders.
As markets continue to expand, new industries emerge and advancements in technologies change the global financial landscape, we ride the tide of innovation to discover new grounds for prosperity and lead our clients there first. Our wider range of investment products and solutions are available for individuals and institutions across diverse industries.
FBNQuest operates as a unified ecosystem of autonomous businesses and subsidiaries, with each business having its dedicated teams led by a seasoned, stable board of directors and management executives. Because of this unique structure, FBNQuest can’t be acquired by an outside entity, our clients can be confident that we will remain the same unique company, focused solely on their interests, in the years ahead.
Our story is captured across our press archive of news updates, insightful articles, business and financial reports, general meeting notes, awards and recognitions. And it’s not just our story – it is the story of the clients we serve, communities we impact, as well as our colleagues, our wealth of knowledge and experience, our industry expertise and our products.