Argon Asset Management recently won international recognition at the IAIR Excellence in Global Economy and Sustainability Awards held in Milan, Italy. Argon won the accolade for Excellence in Asset Management and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Africa category, and has won three more prestigious awards in 2014 alone.
Mothobi Seseli, Argon Asset Management’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder said, “We are thrilled at receiving global and domestic recognition in a space that is very competitive. We see the Excellence in Asset Management and CSI Award as a vote of confidence in our investment management capability and recognition of the work we have done to date. It augurs well for the future."
Since its establishment in 2005, Argon Asset Management has aligned itself with global investment management standards, always striving to take product offerings to the next level, with an emphasis on sound stewardship principles. The firm currently manages ZAR 24 billion in committed client assets and is setting the industry standard among emerging investment firms in South Africa. With 24 employees and venerable global asset manager, Schroders, as an exclusive investment partner, Argon is leading the way.
The Excellence in Asset Management and CSI award is not the only recognition received by the company recently. This year alone has seen Argon rack up three other international and local awards, including the Best Asset Manager in South Africa for 2014 title, awarded by the Global Banking and Finance Review in July 2014.
These awards highlight the innovation, achievement, strategy and inspirational changes taking place within the global financial community. Wanda Rich, Editor of the Global Banking and Finance Review said, “Argon is committed to creating value for their customers and building long term relationships. They do this through research-driven investment strategies and by developing strong personal relations with investors.”
Argon also won the World Finance Investment Management Award for Best Investment Management Company in South Africa for 2014 in August 2014. The World Finance Awards have - since 2007 - been celebrating distinguished organisations that represent the benchmark of achievement and best industry practice. The competition is based on reader nominations and audited by a panel comprising more than 230 years of business and financial journalism.
The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) Awards presented Argon with the Best Emerging Financial Services Sector Company Award at a ceremony in Johannesburg in September 2014. The award is given to a financial firm between five and ten years old, which is owned and managed by its founders. This year, the judges sought a winner that displayed consistent industry performance in terms of both growth and innovation, as well as commitment to community and professional development.