Standard Investment Bank (SIB)

A people without the knowledge of their history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots. ⁓  Marcus Garvey

Together We Build Dreams

“We believe it is the right of every citizen to partake in the prosperity of the country and that it is our responsibility to arrange or enable this opportunity to the best of our ability.”

Our Vision

To continually and tirelessly seek business opportunity by empowering people, aligning needs and providing solutions.

Our Mission

To continually and tirelessly seek business opportunity by empowering people, aligning needs and providing solutions.

Our Competencies

Our core competencies which are the backbone of our success include:

  • Understanding and Appreciation of your key opportunities and challenges
  • Using our knowledge, network & infrastructure to develop financial solutions
  • Demonstration of care and protection

The SIB Story

Standard Investment Bank (SIB) is one of Kenya’s foremost financial services firms. We offer the market a single point-of-entry for Investment Banking, securities trading, and investment management.

SIB was founded in 1995 by Mr. James Wangunyu as a private company registered in Kenya. With a focus on high-value customer relationship management and integrity, the company rapidly flourished and increased its volume of equity trading business by a significant multiplier to achieve No 1. position in trade volume ranks well ahead of more established and older stockbrokers.

In 2005, SIB set up the Corporate Finance desk. Having attained experience, growth, and dominance in the existing service lines, in 2007, SIB secured the Unit Trust License. Our leadership within the region is demonstrated by having been involved in over 70% of corporate advisory mandates since 2005 in Kenya – the powerhouse economy of the region.

Most importantly, we have a proven track record executing large, complex transactions on behalf of both local and foreign clients. Our growth has been both strategic and intentional, and our continued growth is a result of making relationships our priority. While our client-focused personal service sets us apart, the firm consistently invests in the team.

The SIB team is comprised of finance industry professionals who are dedicated to the growth of the regional capital markets. We have a substantial and diversified client base that includes governments, fund managers, corporations, financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals and retail investors. We hold over Kshs. 230 Million in Assets under Management.

We have consistently been at the top of the industry within all our product offerings which numerous accolades and awards attest to. Our Fixed Income and Equities Trading desks have led and held dominant positions in the market whereas the Research team is considered as one of the most consistent and influential. SIB is a leader in fostering regional market development through cross-border partnerships. Most recently, in December 2018, we again led the industry as the first Online Forex Trading Money Manager in East Africa – licensed by Capital Markets Authority (CMA).

Standard Investment Bank is one of Kenya’s largest indigenous Investment Bank with shareholders’ funds at above Kes. 750 million. SIB is licensed by the Capital Markets Authority as an Investment Bank. We are a member of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), and an authorized Central Depository Agent of the Central Depository & Settlement Corporation (CDSC), a member of the Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks (KASIB).

We are registered with Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Global Intermediary Identification Number (GIIN) EILXEH.99999.SL.404, as well as The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) number 549300QXLA6LSHVXQR44.

Our Management Committee

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams.

James Wangunyu

Founder & Managing Director

Job Kihumba

Executive Director – Corporate Finance

Donald Wangunyu

Executive Director

Pauline Mwai

Executive Director - Finance

Nahashon Mungai

Executive Director - Global Markets

Nickay Wangunyu

Executive Director – Strategy & Operations

Eric Musau

Executive Director Research

George Akello

Independent Director


Boniface Kiundi

Director - Private Client Services

Franklin Kiriga

Director - Private Client Services

Robin Mathenge

Associate Director

Head of Departments

Anthony Waweru

Head of Equities Trading

Laban Githuki

Fixed Income Investment Banking

Brian Mutunga

Fixed Income

Lorna Wambui

Corporate Finance

Victor Marangu

Head of Distribution

Collins Mekubo

Head of Information Technology

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