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Six fund managers exit investment market

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has cautioned the public against doing business with some six fund management companies who have voluntarily ceased their operations. The companies cited various reasons for the decision. As a result, the regulator says they are not supposed to engage the public in that capacity henceforth. The fund management companies include; HFC Capital Partners Limited, ...

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Menzgold customers do not need compensation – Dr. Lord Mensah

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Economist, Dr. Lord Mensah has kicked against any form of compensation for embattled customers of gold dealership company, Menzgold. He explains that such a support is likely to encourage other forms of financial activities that breach the country’s financial laws. Dr. Lord Mensah’s comments come in the wake of recent calls by customers of Menzgold to be relieved of their plight. ...

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SEC stops guaranteed returns in capital market

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked all Fund Managers to stop offering guaranteed returns on investment to their clients. The directive which has been in effect since July, is among the numerous interventions to sanitise the industry and protect the integrity of the capital market. The Director General of the SEC, Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh explained that his outfit ...

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SEC responds to Menzgold suit to appear in court

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed an appearance to respond to a suit brought against it by Menzgold. The gold dealership company has sued the SEC and the Bank of Ghana asking that the court directs the two institutions to stop interfering in its business. Menzgold in its writ also wants the court to stop the two regulators from ...

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Menzgold to pay customers their monies from Friday

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Management of gold dealership company Menzgold, has announced that customers can visit branches of the company to demand their matured investment from tomorrow [Friday], September 28, 2018. Addressing a press conference today, Thursday, Corporate Affairs Manager of Menzgold, Nana Yaw Ofei, explained that the company will pay all its customers that were trading with them until September 12, when a ...

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Stay off our business; Menzgold sues BoG, SEC

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Embattled gold dealership company, Menzgold, has sued the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bank of Ghana. The company in its suit is seeking from the court an order directing the two institutions to stop interfering in its business. Menzgold also asked the court to stop the Bank of Ghana and the SEC from publishing what it described as “derogatory notices” ...

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We’ve not blocked Menzgold’s dividend payments – SEC

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has denied reports by gold dealership Company, Menzgold, that it has stopped it from paying dividend on its gold vault business to customers. SEC says its decision was rather to stop Menzgold from taking deposits on that particular service. But Menzgold insists it is unable to pay their customers their dividends due to the ban ...

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SEC approves Energy bank’s IPO to raise GH¢340m

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved for the Energy Commercial bank to issue an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to help it meet the minimum capital requirement for banks. The bank should resort to the investing public to raise 340 million cedis which represents about fifty percent of the company’s stake. Though SEC’s approval comes a month after the ...

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SEC orders closure of unlicensed investment companies

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a strong warning asking all unlicensed financial investment schemes to close down their operations or risk facing the law. The Commission is cautioning that the activities of such entities pose a threat to the financial sector which need to be stopped. The SEC says the unlicensed institutions are able to lure the ...

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Menzgold’s woes won’t have huge impact on financial sector – Economist

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The closure of parts of the operations of gold trading company, Menzgold, won’t significantly impact Ghana’s financial sector. Economist, Professor Godfred Bokpin, explained that the development is as a result of investors’ risk which regulators cannot be entirely blamed for. The SEC has ordered the immediate suspension of the gold deposit-taking business of Menzgold. A directive to Menzgold by the ...

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