💸 Introduction to Money Markets in Kenya

Updated: Mar 29, 2021


Money Market Kenya

Money Markets

Want to preserve your cash?

Access your cash when you need it? and

Get a return that beats inflation


Then money market is your favorable investment 💸

How it works:

  1. The institution collects money from thousands of investors—different amounts ranging from as affordable as Kshs 500.

  2. The institution often a bank then pools the money together and assigns it to a fund manager.

  3. The fund manager will use his knowledge to allocate the money into different assets, often low-risk assets: Commercial paper, Treasury bonds, Government Treasury Bills, and bank deposits.

  4. Then the institution takes its cut for the management fee and will distribute the profits to the unit-holders proportionally.

Procedure 👂🏽:

  1. Visit the company offering the money market.

  2. Often they will explain the different products they have.

  3. After choosing the product of your choice, they will proceed with Know Your Customer( KYC) and account opening.

  4. Documents needed might vary between companies, but here are some standard documents:

i) Copy of ID or Passport

ii) Copy of KRA PIN

iii) Passport picture

iv) Copy of bank details (canceled cheque, ATM card copy or bank statement)


Tip 💡

Different institutions have different requirements

  1. Initial investment

  2. Monthly top-up

  3. Minimum account balance

  4. Withdrawal limits

Typically the bank deposits would track the 91 Day T-Bill rate. Larger banks are likely to price lower than the smaller banks due to their branch network that ensures they have cheap deposits.


Companies offering money market

  • ICEA

  • OMAM

  • BRITAM

  • STANLIB

  • CIC etc

A good news article that compares the different companies that offer money market check it out.


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