QWI Investments Ltd. (QWI) is a Company listed on the Main Market of the Jamaican Stock Exchange since September 2019. A subsidiary of the Jamaican Teas Group, QWI was incorporated as an investment company in 2018 and acquired the investment portfolio previously owned by KIW International Ltd. and Jamaican Teas Ltd. (JTL) in 2019.
The Company started with an equity base of approximately $600 million, prior to the offer of shares to the public, and raised more than $1 billion in new equity. At the end of its financial year to September 2020, QWI has/had equity of $1.48 billion.
QWI’s business model primarily involves the holding of tradable securities in the local and overseas markets.
The Company holds stocks listed on the Jamaican and US markets, with Jamaica commanding the majority of the portfolio, in addition to a small number of stocks that are listed on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
The largest shareholders in QWI are Jamaican Teas and KIW International.
How Investments are Executed
An investment committee, assisted by brokers particularly in the US market, monitors the markets and makes investments decisions on a regular basis, based on pertinent information.
All back-office functions, including the maintenance of the Company’s Accounting Records, Securities Accounting, Bank Records, Payments and Receipts, Secretarial and Compliance Activities are performed by Jamaican Teas, pursuant to an Administrative Management Agreement between the Companies.
To provide a wide variety of investors with the opportunity to own a diversified portfolio of investments, thereby spreading their investment risk.
To deliver above average returns over the short to medium term, by seeking out undervalued assets that will deliver above average returns.
Pooling management resources and investors’ savings to maximize shareholder returns.
QWI will remove the stress and hassle from investing. We are opening the doors to the investment world and allowing average and seasoned investors to benefit from a team of experts with the know-how for stock selection and portfolio diversification, without having to do the research or speculate.
Our team is skilled in investing locally and overseas, and with expertise in investment, business, manufacturing and real estate, we will break new ground on several levels in the field.
Our team of experts will bring greater value to the business of investing. We constantly monitor markets and conduct research to identify some of the best investment opportunities on a timely basis. Our track record speaks for itself – our portfolio of investments in the Jamaican market has grown 30%+ for the period January to June 2019.