‘Leye Adekeye, CFA, currently Managing Director at Cordros Asset Management, is an investment banking professional with over 16 years’ experience and has worked in sales, investment research, investment strategy and asset management functions of the capital market. Before joining the Cordros Financial Services group, he worked as an independent Investment Advisor/Consultant and Portfolio Manager for private clients both in Nigeria and internationally. He was also Vice President and Portfolio Manager at FBN Capital Asset Management Ltd; a subsidiary of FBN Capital Ltd, a role in which he co-led the team that managed over N75bn of funds for third parties by investing in Equity, Fixed Income, Real Estate and Private Equity securities. Prior to that, Leye was at Renaissance Capital Limited as Vice President and Investment Strategist for Sub-Saharan Africa covering Sub-Saharan Africa Equity, Money Market & Fixed Income Markets. Before this, ‘he worked in several research and fund management roles locally and internationally.
He started his investment management career as a Research Analyst at Korak in the United States and returned to Nigeria to join Vetiva Capital Limited also as a Research Analyst in 2007. Thereafter he worked with LiquidAfrica (Pty) Limited – a hedge fund in South Africa working as a Senior Associate and co-Fund Manager for 3 years.
‘Leye holds a BSc in Banking & Finance from the University of Lagos and an MBA from Lagos Business School. He is a CFA Charter holder and is a member of both the CFA South Africa and CFA Nigeria Societies as well as the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).