Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC
Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC (CGIT) is the investment arm of Carson Cumberbatch PLC, a diversified conglomerate listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange that is also into plantations, oils & fats, brewing and leisure sector in Sri Lanka and South East Asian region. With strategic and actively managed portfolios giving an AUM over LKR 30 Billion, CGIT is recognized as the largest listed investment company in the Colombo Stock Exchange. The fund objective is to invest for long-term capital growth and consistent above market returns while effectively managing risk.
The company’s’ business span across multiple asset classes comprising listed equity, private equity and fixed income investments carried out through subsidiary and joint venture companies. The portfolios comprise equity stakes in some of Sri Lanka's most successfully run, listed, blue chip companies that have been built up for future value creation; as well as an actively traded portfolio to capitalise on short term market opportunities.
Guardian Fund Management Limited, the investment management company of the Group, manages the fund. Thorough research and a strong management process that ensures good governance and risk management drive the investment framework of the Group in proving the best investment solutions.
Acuity Partners (www.acuity.lk)
Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd is a full service investment-banking firm equally owned by DFCC Bank and HNB PLC. It is the only integrated investment bank in Sri Lanka that offers a comprehensive suite of products and services including Fixed Income Securities, Stock Brokering, Corporate Finance, Margin Trading, Asset Management and Venture Capital Financing. It was created through the consolidation of all Corporate Finance, Equities and Fixed Income Securities activities of the two banks under the umbrella of Acuity Partners (Private) Limited. The company has an asset base of LKR 9.5 Billion as of October 2015.The JV partners bring in lot of expertise to the business where HNB is considered as one of Sri Lanka’s most respected retail banks with a wide spread coverage across the island and DFCC standing as a solid player in the financial services industry originated as a pioneering development finance institution that later branched out into full service commercial banking.
Carson Cumberbatch PLC (www.carsoncumberbatch.com)
Carson Cumberbatch PLC (CARS.N0000) a diversified conglomerate which is within the top five largest market capitalised companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange
(CSE). The Carson Cumberbatch PLC is engaged in plantations, Oils & Fats, Brewing, Portfolio & Asset Management and Leisure across Sri Lanka and the South East Asian region.
HNB and DFCC
One of Sri Lanka's oldest and most respected retail banks with over 250 branches island wide, Hatton National Bank (www.hnb.net)
enjoys the goodwill and trust of many account holders. With a deposit base exceeding Rs. 341 bn, it has been recognized as one of the most stable banks in Sri Lanka rated by Fitch Ratings Lanka Ltd. The bank has its own insurance subsidiary. Meanwhile, the DFCC (www.dfcc.lk
) Bank originated as one of the country's pioneering development finance institutions and has now branched out into a wide array of activities including commercial banking under the Vardhana brand. It has a growing island wide branch network and an asset base of over Rs. 151 bn.