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Business News Fri, 26 Apr 2019

SEC to assist fund managers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it will pursue the interest of licensed asset management firms with legally proven locked up funds in some microfinance and savings and loans firms which have run into financial difficulties.

Director-General of the SEC, Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, said the situation of counterparty default risk had impaired the liquidity assets of some fund managers.

Rev Ogbarmey Tetteh disclosed this in a media interview about fund managers such as Gold Coast, who are facing liquidity challenges and have blamed the situation on counterparty default.

“The BoG and Ministry of Finance have given some indication that they’ll be having some kind of intervention for the distressed microfinance, savings and loans like they did for the banks,” he explained.

“The SEC has started engaging with the Ministry and BoG in this process so we can assist our licensed operators who have been affected by counterparty defaults to redeem their locked-up funds.

“Provided our licensed operators, who are exposed to these distressed companies, provide solid evidence submit all documents and can ascertain their claims when the bailout occurs, they’ll definitely be paid their money.”

Such fund managers, he explained, were unable to readily redeem their investments from these ailing firms, hence they face a problem of cash flow which hinder their ability to pay their clients.

Source: ghananewsagency.org