The Chief Executive Officer of First Finance Company Limited, Gloria Akoto has won the Best Personality in Pensions category at the just ended 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards held at Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.
Forty under 40 Awards is an initiative from Xodus Communications Limited which seeks to identify, honour and celebrate a cross-section of the national most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age of forty from a wide range of industries.
The prestigious award is a recognition of Madam Akoto’s dedication and commitment in building the financial sector, especially pension schemes as well as being highly respected advocating for best practices in the field.
Speaking to the media after receiving the awards, she expressed her profound gratitude to her family, friends, staffs and clients for their commitment to pushing the vision and mission of the company.
“I am very excited about this award, I thank my husband, the board of directors, shareholders and the staff for the dedication and devotion to service which has brought First Finance this far. I dedicate this to our valued clients also as we celebrate customer service week,” she said.
Madam Akoto took the opportunity to call on the public to take decisions regarding planning for retirement seriously and make adequate plans early towards their retirement in order to have a comfortable retirement.
Furthermore, she reiterated that individuals need to set various goals toward different investment portfolios instead of lumping up all investment into one basket. She further mentioned that mutual funds are a sure way to create wealth.
Madam Akoto has expertise in retirement planning and financial advisory. She also engages the public through her blog and podcasts “Gloriaempowers “on all social media platforms.
First Finance Company Limited is an asset management company licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission Ghana (SEC). First Finance offers sound investment and financial solutions in areas of Portfolio Management, Private Equity, Mutual Funds.
Under portfolio management, they offer customized Portfolio Management services to Institutions and High Net worth Individuals whilst they identify companies with growth prospects in all sectors of the economy and invests in these companies with the view of helping them attain their highest growth potential, under their private equity portfolio.
The company launched two mutual funds at the time that the Asset Management industry was going through a restructuring exercise by the regulator.