Who we are

Realising ambitions since 1994

ARM Investment Managers provides professional global asset management services across a wide range of traditional and alternative investment options, including equities, fixed income securities, cash and real estate. We offer optimum investment opportunities to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, high net-worth individuals, and small savers. With over 20 years of investment management expertise, we have consistently distinguished ourselves through our superior research quality, asset management track record and value-adding financial advisory services.

Bespoke asset management services

Our activities are divided into two distinct parts. We offer Traditional Asset Management, providing a wide range of services to diverse client groups through pension plans, wealth management service, discretionary savings plans, trust services and stock broking execution service.

We also offer our Specialized Funds (non-traditional asset management) expertise through the following investment businesses: Mixta Nigeria (Real Estate.); ARM Capital Partners (Private Equity) and ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Ltd

Why Use ARM Investment Managers

Research

Portfolio Diversification

Discipline

Expertise and experience

Client Focused

Security of Assets
As your ambitions grow, so should your investment strategy

Whether you’re an individual investor or a business looking to take things to the next level, the goals you set determine the approach you take. No two goals are the same; they grow and change as your lifestyle evolves.

The right investment solutions give you the freedom to reach your goals, no matter how many or how often they change. That’s why we tailor and constantly adapt unique investment strategies to match your ambitions.

Our Investment Management Philosophy

A guided approach to asset allocation and security selection, to build our clients’ investment portfolios. Synchronise clients’ expectations with financial market realities and strike a good balance between expected return and risk.

Our investment philosophy explains the way we manage investments. This philosophy focuses on delivering consistent returns to our clients and is shaped by two overarching principles. Value investing and risk management.

In investment management parlance, ARM is a ‘value-oriented, defensive manager’ that seeks to maintain balance between risk and return. This means that we invest in securities that we believe are priced below their intrinsic value, or better still, are traded at a discount to what we consider to be their true business value. We believe that, over time, the price of a stock will rise to reflect the value of the underlying company and that this approach to investing allows for significant investment returns while reducing risk.

We believe that the most effective way to identify value stocks is through fundamental research. Therefore, we conduct our research using top-down asset allocation and bottom-up stock selection processes. Whilst our objective is to exceed our clients’ chosen benchmark return over the long-term, our investment management approach ensures that capital preservation is not sacrificed in pursuit of exceeding client’s benchmark return.

Our Team of Dynamic Professionals

Olufela Popoola, Managing Director

Mr Olufela Popoola is the Managing Director ARM Investment Managers Ltd. He joined ARM in 2005 as the Head of Institutional Asset Management, where he had primary responsibility for managing the Firm’s relationships with institutional clients. Mr. Popoola began his career in Citibank Nigeria Ltd in 2000 and has also worked with Lead Bank Plc in the Corporate banking and Financial Institutions divisions. Prior to his resumption at ARM, he worked at Access Bank as an Assistant Manager and head of its Pensions and Insurance team.

He holds a B.Sc in Accounting and Economics from the University of Kent and a Masters in Management and Strategic Information Systems from the University of Bath. He is also an alumnus of IMD Lausanne Switzerland where he obtained a PED Diploma.

Jumoke Ogundare, Executive Officer

Jumoke was appointed Chief Executive of Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd ARM, the holding company of the ARM Group in July 2015. Between 2011 and 2015, she was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Firm. Prior to that she was the Managing Director, ARM Asset Management Non Pension, where she was actively involved in building the asset management business to become one of the leading asset management firms in Nigeria with several billions of Naira under management.

She has more than 25 years’ experience in credit & marketing spanning International Merchant Bank (IMB), Prime Merchant Bank Limited and Citadel Savings and Loans.

Jumoke holds a B Sc. in Economics from the University of Jos and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Cardiff Business School in Wales. She is also an alumnus of the Program for Management Development (PMD) of the Harvard Business School.

Sadiq Mohammed, Executive Officer

Sadiq Mohammed is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ARM. He also has responsibility for the Group Procurement & Administration, and the Information Technology units.

In January 2011, he was appointed as Managing Director of ARM Pensions, before which time, he was the Chief Operating Officer for ARM Investment. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director in charge of ARM’s Proprietary business, overseeing the firm’s Proprietary Investments & Principal Investments division. He worked for 3 years as a tax and business advisory consultant with Arthur Andersen Nigeria before joining ARM in October 1996. Within ARM, Sadiq rose through the ranks of the Research & Investment Management Unit of ARM to head it in 1999 after which he had oversight of the financial advisory business for about two years.

He is a Fellow of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) having earned GARP’s Financial Risk Manager (FRM) charter in 2003 and is also an Industrial Chemistry graduate of Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa University, Bauchi. In addition, in 2006, Sadiq completed a dual part-time International Wealth Management Executive MBA (IWEMBA) at Carnegie-Mellon University & University of Geneva. He has also attended several technical and management courses both locally and abroad over the last 17 years of his working experience. Sadiq is also an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) of the Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the boards of ARM, ARM Pensions, Mixta Africa and the Moorhouse Sofitel.

Adedoyin Salami, Ph.D, Director

A doctorate degree graduate, in Economics, of Queen Mary College, University of London, ‘Doyin Salami is a member of the Faculty of the Lagos Business School (LBS). In addition, he is Partner and Head of the Markets Practice at KAINOS Edge Consulting Ltd.

Beyond the LBS, his teaching experience includes being Visiting Professor 2014 and 2015, at the University of St. Gallens, Switzerland. He joined Harvard Business School’s faculty to deliver the seminar ‘Making Markets Work’ in Rwanda. Dr Salami’s research interests include: Macroeconomic and Monetary Policy; Corporate Competitiveness, Risk Management and Performance.

His other consulting activities have included assignments for the Multinational Corporations, Development Partners – including The World Bank, The Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

In addition to teaching and consulting, he is involved in public policy. ‘Doyin is a 2nd Term member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria – his tenure expires in 2017. He had been a member of the Federal Government’s Economic Management Team during the tenure of late President Musa Yar’Adua. Presently, he is a member of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Advisory Group for Sub-Saharan Africa (AGSA). ‘Doyin is also a member of the Board of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) – a Think-Tank on Economic and Business Policy in Nigeria. Dr. Salami also served as Vice-Chairman of the Transition Committee for Nigeria’s incumbent President – Muhammadu Buhari.

He also sits on the board of companies, which include – ARM Investment Managers’ Limited, Diamond Pension Fund Custodian and First World Communities.

Olayemi Sule, Head, Operations

Ms. Olayemi Sule serves as Head of Operations at ARM Investment Managers. Ms. Sule has over 15 years professional working experience in Asset Management, Pension Fund Administration, Investments, Risk Management, Research and Stockbroking Operations.

Prior to joining ARM Investment Managers she was the Group Head, Operations and also served as an Executive Member at United Capital Plc. She has worked in several organizations, such as FCMB Capital Market Limited (Asset Management), Kakawa Discount House (Asset Management), Leadway Pensure PFA and UBA Stockbrokers, where she was the Chief Operating Officer.

Ms. Sule is a graduate of Accountancy with a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Finance from University of Leicester, United Kingdom. She has attended various strategic local courses and seminars towards the development of Financial Instruments in Nigeria. She is a Governing Council member of the Association of Investment Advisers & Portfolio Managers (IAPM).