Argon Asset Management scoops two IAIR awards in Milan

201503271427448851Argon Asset Management has added two more awards to their trophy cabinet, with international recognition at the 16th annual IAIR Awards ceremony, held in Italy last week at the headquarters of Borsa Italiana (London Stock Exchange Group).

“We are so proud and humbled by the continuing global recognition,” says Mothobi Seseli, CEO of Argon Asset Management. “It is significant for a South African firm that is relatively young, to have won these international awards. These awards link with our vision to be an African investment firm with global standards,” said Seseli.

A CEO Summit held before the awards ceremony brought corporate leaders together to discuss leadership, skills and visions for growth. Argon Asset Management CEO Mothobi Seseli joined a panel discussion with CEO of Zurich Sigorta, one of the top insurance companies globally and Brynhild Vinksei, Chief Marketing Officer of Xstream, based in Denmark.

The digital age has transformed a nagging worry into something far more challenging; the majority of CEOs say they are looking for a wider mix of skills than they have in the past. Businesses desperately need hi-tech innovators and ‘hybrid’ workers who understand not only their own sector, but complex digital technology as well. In a context of general growth and optimism, the financial volatility, the trend of overregulation and the geopolitical uncertainty represent disruption’s causes, but also new opportunities. From these starting points, the debate began, with reference to the recent PwC 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, a key document that facilitates the understanding of CEOs’ expectations and strategies for the next months.

After the CEO Summit which was viewed around the world via livestreaming, the Award Ceremony recognized CEOs and top executives of the year and excellences in Corporate, Legal, Broker, Asset Management and Sustainability fields all over Europe and Africa. Argon Asset Management secured a double victory with two awards for Best Asset Management Company in Africa 2015 and Best Asset Management Industry CEO in Africa 2015 awarded to Argon CEO and co-founder Mothobi Seseli.