In a pursuit of much desired international investor attention to Sri Lanka, ‘The Report: Sri Lanka 2016,’ the first independently produced economic analysis of the Sri Lankan economy providing a vital guide to many facets of the country, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking, capital markets and other sectoral developments was launched on 01st August 2016.
The Publication was developed by global publishing, research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) in association with the Board of Investments Sri Lanka (BOI).
Capital Markets Partner for The Report Sri Lanka 2016, First Capital Holdings PLC shared valuable insights and expertise to support the landmark publication, set to position Sri Lanka as a recognised high growth frontier market.
First Capital’s research unit was the key entity contributing an unbiased and comprehensive review to the Capital Markets Analysis presenting case studies on six top counters traded at the Colombo Stock Exchange.
“We are pleased to have supported the OBG team in producing what I’m sure will be received as a valuable research tool for those keen to learn more about what Sri Lanka has to offer” said Dilshan Wirasekara, Group CEO of First Capital Holdings PLC. “We believe the publication would play a pivotal part in bringing the international investment community up to date on Sri Lanka’s post-war economic development”.
“The heightened activity that has been a hallmark of the Colombo Stock Exchange reflects the changing face of Sri Lanka’s economy, while also signaling the opportunities that are emerging for investors across the sectors,” he said.
OBG’s Senior Country Director, Brooke Butler, said she was delighted to have First Capital Holdings PLC on board for its first report on Sri Lanka. “As a longstanding industry player, First Capital Holdings PLC has an in-depth understanding of Sri Lanka’s markets and how they are evolving,” she said. “The team’s input has given our coverage of this important emerging economy an edge.”
About First Capital Holdings PLC
First Capital Holdings PLC is a full service investment bank providing a diverse range of advisory services and financial products. Our integrated business platform comprises four specialised areas – Capital Markets Advisory, Wealth Management, Fixed Income and Equities.
As a company listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) since 1994 (Ticker: CFVF), we exemplify requisite financial transparency and governance standards.
Reflecting credit fundamentals including a robust capital structure, liquidity, risk controls and an earnings profile, we are rated A- by ICRA Lanka.
We operate throughout Sri Lanka via offices in Colombo, Kandy, Matara and Kurunegala. Our global outreach continues to expand through institutional trading and investment product placement.
About Oxford Business Group
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on 37 markets across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and The Americas. Through its range of print and online products, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, insurance, energy, transport, industry and telecoms. The Report: Sri Lanka 2016 was produced in partnership with First Capital Holdings and Board of Investment (BOI) Sri Lanka.
The critically acclaimed economic and business reports have become the leading source of business intelligence on developing countries in the regions they cover. OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis on the issues that matter for tens of thousands of subscribers worldwide. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms currently operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.