AEL Mining Services (Z) Plc, Banking, Mining, StanbicDecember 8, 2017

Dual Exits from Premier Companies
In a week that should have ended quietly, two institutions announced the exits of their CEOs. The first announcement came out of Stanbic Bank. The board of the bank announced the exit of Charles Mudiwa who now moves to Stanbic Kenya as CEO. Tenure of CEOs in Zambian banks often ranges from 2 to 5 […]

Banking, ZANACO plcDecember 2, 2017

Identity of “Bank Here”Exposed
Marketing pundits in several banks have been teetering their teeth wonder who the identity of “Bank Here” was over the last couple of weeks. There have been numerous theories such as “It must be Atlas Mara, Bb Diamond secure the Fairfax deal so they are awash with cash”. But not it was not Atlas Mara […]


Banking, Standchart, ZANACO plcNovember 18, 2017

The Bankers Royal Rumble
The end of the third quarter is always an interesting time of year for the financial sector. From a bankers perspective in particular, the third quarter is when you seriously assess your strategies and your execution of that strategy. Are you on target? How well are your competition doing? What can we do differently? These […]

Banking, CavmontOctober 30, 2017

Cavmont scores 23, 24 and 12!!
Charles Carey is a Managing Director who has every reason to be proud. Why? Well, the numbers 23, 24 and 12 resonate with him and his team as they ended their financial year (which oddly enough seems to be the lone wolf of LuSE as they are the only listed company who report the end […]

Banking, ZANACO plcSeptember 25, 2017

ZANACO at 2017 half year
If there is a premier company that is reaping the rewards of improved liquidity in the market, it has to be the legacy giant Zanaco. Its performance at half year are impressive for the bank that is in the top 5 in Zambia. According to SENS announcement published on 29th August 2017, profit after tax […]


BankingAugust 29, 2017

Leadership: Are Premier Companies Doing Enough to Groom Leaders Organically?
Leadership in premier companies is an important aspect of the value creation process. The CEO sets the pace for executing the mandate of the board. The role requires that they live and breathe the strategy of the firm. Competitors will decode the signals from them when making choices of whether to compete or not. That […]

BankingJune 14, 2017

eCommerce: When Stanbic makes First Mover
As I watched the address by Stanbic’s technical speaker at their Tuesday 14th June event at their modern training center, I could not help but feel proud of what my preferred corporate bank had endeavored into. It may be the fine red wine that was being served or the cocktail food that was delicious but […]


Banking, Investrust Bank PlcMay 28, 2017

Investrust Bank: Negative Earnings but still in transition
So much has changed from the time Investrust Bank published its 2016 annual report. For example, Dr Jacob Mwanza’s statement to shareholders cites the BOZ rates that have since been subsequently reduced twice in the first two quarters in 2017. This changes the dynamics of how his bank will perform in a competitive market. However, […]

Banking, StandchartMay 22, 2017

Standard Chartered Bank Zambia at 110 years: Older and Bolder
Chairman Michael Mundashi opens his letter to shareholders with a bold statement of pride for the banks strengthen financial position as well as its achievement in remaining highly liquid in 2016. He commemorates the banks milestone by reminding us of how far they have come from their first branch in 1906 in Kalomo. He also […]

Banking, Cavmont, StandchartMay 19, 2017

Demystifying the Analysis of Zambian Banks Performance
The Lusaka Securities Exchange has 4 listed banks on its books. The banks are Cavmont Bank, Standard Chartered, Invest Trust and ZANACO. TFHZPC takes special care when analyzing banks due to the complexities of how these firms create value. Unlike other premier companies that are in the business of creating products or dominating a value […]