Marble Capital Limited Set to Launch N500 Million Fixed-Income Fund On August 29, 2023

In a groundbreaking move that fuses financial growth with ethical responsibility, Marble Capital Limited is set to unveil the Marble Halal Fixed Income Fund on August 29th, 2023. This much-anticipated launch invites individuals from all walks of life to join the event virtually and witness the emergence of an investment avenue that caters to both financial aspirations and moral principles.

The Marble Halal Fixed Income Fund is an embodiment of the growing trend towards responsible investing. Designed to cater to those who seek financial stability while aligning with Halal principles, the fund provides an opportunity to participate in the economy while upholding one’s personal values.

The fund offer its investors: 

  1. Ethical Resonance: This fund resonates deeply with investors who prioritize ethical alignment, as it adheres strictly to Halal principles.
  2. Consistent and Competitive Returns: With a focus on fixed income, investors can expect a steady stream of income, fostering financial stability.
  3. Diversified Portfolio: Managed by a team of financial experts, the fund is diversified across various Halal-compliant investment instruments, mitigating risks and optimising returns.
  4. Expert Stewardship: Professionals and ethical advisors collaborate to ensure investments are both lucrative and ethically sound.
  5. Community Enrichment: By participating in the Marble Halal Fixed Income Fund, investors contribute to the growth of businesses and initiatives that resonate with Halal values, fostering a positive impact within communities.

The virtual launch of the Marble Halal Fixed Income Fund provides an accessible opportunity for engagement. Interested individuals can simply use the provided barcode or link to access the live event. Attendees can expect to interact with like-minded peers, gain insights from industry leaders, and witness the introduction of an investment avenue that melds financial prosperity with ethical accountability.

For those who believe that financial decisions should mirror their values, the launch of the Marble Halal Fixed Income Fund on August 29th is an event not to be missed.

Dr. Akeem Oyewale of Marble Capital is Honoured for Transformative Contributions to The KU8 Consortium.

In a remarkable testament to his steadfast dedication and unyielding support for education, Dr. Akeem Oyewale, the CEO of Marble Capital, was recently bestowed with a distinguished award of recognition at the inaugural KU8 Consortium International Conference. The event, held from August 6th to 9th, 2023, at the esteemed University of Ilorin, marked a momentous occasion for celebrating collaborative efforts in advancing education. The conference revolved around the theme "Transforming University Education in the 21st Century: The Role of Stakeholders, “drawing luminaries from academia, corporate entities, royalty, and religious communities.

At the heart of the KU8 Consortium of Universities in Kwara State lies a fundamental mission to cultivate profound relationships, nurture academic alliances, and forge institutional
collaborations. This synergy enables joint efforts in fulfilling the crucial university mandate of teaching, research, and community service. Driven by this mission, the consortium has embarked on a journey to elevate the standards of education and foster a robust ecosystem for learning and development.

Dr. Akeem Oyewale’s award of recognition resonates deeply with his enduring commitment to education, exemplifying his pivotal role in propelling the KU8 Consortium’s aspirations forward.
His continuous support and contributions have amplified the consortium’s endeavours, charting a course for educational enrichment in Kwara State and beyond.

The conference itself emerged as a melting pot of visionary minds where academia, corporate leadership, and community influencers converged to deliberate the evolution of university education. Eminent figures graced the occasion, including luminaries like His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, CFR, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, and His Royal Highness Alh. (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, CFR, the Emir of Ilorin. Community and religious leaders, along with accomplished academics, collectively contributed to the vibrant discourse.

The event’s significance was further underscored by the insightful discourses delivered by distinguished speakers revered in their respective fields. Notable figures like Professor Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyede CON, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), graced the event as a keynote speaker. Additionally, Mr. Chris J. Maiyaki, the Acting Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), and Professor Musbau Akanji FAS, former Vice-Chancellor of Al Hikmah University Ilorin and Federal University of Technology Minna, enriched the proceedings. 

Dr. Akeem Oyewale’s recognition is a tribute to his visionary leadership and his unswerving dedication to education. It also reflects the transformative power of collaboration as he bridges the corporate and academic worlds to amplify educational growth. His contributions align perfectly with the consortium’s mission to reshape the educational landscape into one founded on academic excellence, mutual support, and shared purpose.

Marble Capital Limited Sets To Hold Twitter Space on Criteria and Essentials for Selecting Ideal Investment

Marble Capital Limited has announced that the company will hold a Twitter Space to discuss “Navigating Ethical Investments: Criteria and Essentials for Selecting Your Ideal Investment”.

The Space is scheduled to hold on Friday, 4th of August, 2023, 8:30pm WAT, according to Ms. Olaitan Suleiman, the company’s Public Relations Officer.

She further disclosed that Saheed Abdullahi Busari (PhD), Assistant Professor at AbdulHamid A. AbuSulayman Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (AHAS KIRKHS) in Malaysia as well as Mr Tunde Ajani, an Islamic financial officer will be doing justice to the topic.

Interested persons are to join the Space via

Marble Capital Limited is a leading ethical investment firm in Nigeria has its services range from Portfolio management to financial and Shariah Advisory and ESG.

Recall it recently launched the first commodity Fund licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Marble Halal Commodities Fund, open for subscription through the Company’s website,

It also held a Twitter Space on Friday, July 21, 2023 where “Impact Of Inflation On Commodities Investment”

Marble Halal Commodities Fund as an Asset Class: A unique profile for portfolio diversification.

Commodities: Commodities are things of value, of uniform quality, that are produced in large quantities by many different producers, the items from different producers are considered equivalent. A commodity is anything for which there is demand, but which is supplied without qualitative differentiation across markets. It is a substance or a product that can be traded in large quantities. Commodities can be classified into: Precious Metals: Gold, Silver, Platinum: Other Metals: Nickel, Aluminum, Copper, Zinc, Agro-Based Commodities: Wheat, Rice, Corn, Cotton, Oils, Oilseeds, Soft Commodities: Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar. Petrochemicals: High Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Energy: Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Gasoline, etc.

The Commodity Market: The Commodity Market is an ecosystem where commodities are bought and sold. These are markets where primary and raw materials are exchanged. Raw materials are bought or sold in standardized contracts on regulated commodities exchanges. In contrast to an equity market, where shares are bought and sold, commodities are bought and sold instead. Soybean, maize, sorghum, paddy rice, cashew nut, and cocoa are examples of agricultural products that are traded on an exchange. The COVID-19 pandemic’s breakout showed the fragile nature of food systems, particularly in Africa, among other things. It became crucial for national governments to address issues along the agricultural value chain in their respective nation-states.

Acute food insecurity is becoming more prevalent in many nations, undoing years of progress in development. The impact is anticipated to extend through 2021, into 2022, and potentially beyond, affecting vulnerable households in practically every nation. National governments now have the responsibility of creating an inclusive, sustainable food system that boosts revenue, particularly for farmers.

Historical view of commodities as an asset Class: Studies by Friederike Erhorn in 2008 shows that Due to its distinct characteristics and a history of significant volatility and risk, many investors historically avoided investing in commodities. Additional factors for investors’ lack of interest include the poor performance of most commodities since the start of the 1980s and, in contrast, the strong stock market performance.

But during the last few years, commodities as traded assets have drawn more and more attention. As an illustration, the estimated long-term investor capital associated with the S&P GSCI and comparable products topped $130 billion in 2007, up from roughly $2 billion in 1996. More specifically, from $8 billion in 2000 to more than $25 billion as of September 2004, the GSCI grew its investments. As a result, from 50 institutions globally exposed to the GSCI in 2000 to an estimated 150 institutions globally. The Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index (DJ-AIG) was linked to an additional $8 to $10 billion in assets, up from just $200 million a few years earlier. Additionally, according to estimates from December 2004, mutual and pension funds raised their holdings in commodity indexes from roughly $15 billion in the middle of 2003 to $40 billion at the end of 2004. Additionally, the Harvard University Endowment, which is often seen as a sign of forward-thinking institutional portfolio management, had already committed 13% of its 2004 assets, or just under $3 billion of its $22.6 billion endowment, to the commodity sector.

Peculiarities of Commodities as an asset Class: Commodities have been thoroughly examined in a number of recent scholarly articles; as a result, the benefits of commodities as an asset class have become empirically clear. Several scholars discovered that over time, commodities showed little to no association, if any, with the returns on stocks and bonds and that they are, as historical evidence suggests, a hedge against inflation. These traits are thought to make commodities beneficial for diversification across market situations by lowering volatility and generating greater returns when they are most required. Additionally, proponents of commodities as an asset class assert that a diversified commodities portfolio has produced average excess returns that are comparable to those of equities and has attained the same risk premium as the S&P 500. Due to the distinctive characteristics of commodities, the bullish outlook for this asset class over the coming ten years, record-high commodity prices, and investors’ dissatisfaction with the stock market’s performance have all contributed to an increase in investor interest in commodities.

Marble Commodities Fund: In an effort to provide investors with opportunity to invest in commodities as an alternative asset class, Marble Capital Limited has completed the development of the Marble Halal Commodities Fund (MHCF), The first ever commodities fund in Nigeria governed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition to the SEC’s oversight, the participation of other transaction parties, such as the well regarded and seasoned Stanbic IBTC Trustees, FSDH Merchant Bank, and CardinalStone Registrars in the Nigerian Capital Market, contributes to the fund’s anticipated favorable performance.

The Marble Halal Commodities Fund is an open-ended mutual fund that invests in Shari’ah-compliant securitized commodities, commodity-linked fixed income instruments and commodity-linked equities listed on Exchanges licensed by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). The primary objective of the fund is to provide investors with portfolio diversification and capital appreciation by taking advantage of the various offerings of the Nigerian commodity space. Investors who seek investment options that align with their beliefs and ethical standards have found commodities to be a viable alternative investment over the years. The Shariah Advisory experts of the fund have conducted a thorough screening of the Fund, which has been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The returns of The Fund will depend solely on market conditions, and returns would be shared to Unit Holders based on their holdings’ performance. Advantages of the fund include diversified Portfolio, alternative Investment Option, medium Risk with Moderate Returns, open ended & easy entry easy exit

Because the MHCF has a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) license and complies with Nigerian Pension Commission regulations, investment is open to both individual and institutional investors. The MHCF provides an opportunity for everybody who is interested to take part without rejecting anyone based on their views. A unit of the fund can be purchased at launch for 100 Naira with a minimum subscription requirement of 500 units (50,000 Naira). It will be listed on an exchange liquidity facility that has received SEC approval and can be redeemed in 5 working days. Visit to get started.

Marble Capital launches N3Billion Halal Commodities Fund

A new commodities Fund, domiciled in the agro-economic and extractive sector, the Marble Halal Commodities Fund (MHCF) has been launched today as the first commodities Fund to be approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

The new asset class was designed not only to impact the Nigerian financial market, but the entire economic sector, most especially but not limited to Agriculture. Industry.

The initial Three Billion Naira Fund consists of 30,000,000 units at N100 per Unit at par. But it can be increased subject to the approval of SEC. 

The Fund which primarily invests in commodities-linked instruments, 

Operates based on the principles of Shari’ah and as such only invests in halal -certified investment instruments.

Speaking at the launching ceremony of the Fund in Lagos yesterday, the Executive Commissioner for Operations, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dayo Obisan, noted that the launch of the fund would play a key role in the attainment of the 2015–2025 Nigerian Capital Market Master Plan of the Commission. Obisan, noted that one of the cardinal points was for 25% of the market capitalization to come from non-interest areas such as Marble Halal Commodities Fund.

The Chief Executive Officer, Marble Capital Limited, Akeem Oyewale said the fund would enhance product diversification in the Nigerian economy while preventing loss of investments to Ponzi schemes and funny crowd funding programmes. 

“The main objective of the fund is to provide investors with income diversification and generate returns by investing in diverse halal- compliant instruments. In addition, the fund would also contribute to the economic growth of the country. We believe that we will be able to formalize a lot of non-formal agricultural investments and that would allow investors to scale investments opportunities.

“The Marble Halal Commodities Fund is open to both retail and institutional investors and compliant with the PenCom guidelines for mutual fund investments. The minimum amount required for investment is N50, 000. “, said Oyewale.

Earlier in his address, the Chairman, Marble Capital Limited, Alhaji Ali Ango said the fund would be invested in a series of commodities-linked instruments, including gold and precious metals among others. 

“The Fund is forward-looking and will be able to adapt to these asset classes as they become available and are approved by the regulators. The launch was timely, especially, coming from the raging floods that ravaged Nigeria last year, prompting commodities exchanges not only to prioritize agriculture production but also processing and the act of off-taking which can add value. The Federal Government has agreed to support the farmers who lost a lot last year. This is why the launch is timely. 

Providing more insights about the Fund, an Analyst in the Marble Capital, Ibrahim Jimoh said “There is 90- day period after which the funds invested can be redeemed. He stressed that N50, 000 was the minimum which translates to 500 units at the rates of N100 per unit.

The ceremony was attended by many chief executive officers in the financial market and other captains of industry