Stanbic IBTC Pension Emerges Best Pension Fund Administrator in Nigeria for Three Months

Stanbic IBTC Pension Emerges Best Pension Fund Administrator in Nigeria for Three Months

Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited led the list of 19 Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) with the biggest Retirement Savings Account (RSA) record counts between April and June 2023.

According to the second-quarter report released by the National Pension Commission (PenCom), the PFA saw the highest number of RSA counts for the period, with a record of 19,076 for the three months.

This amounts to 29.95% of the total amount of RSA count recorded for the period.

Stanbic IBTC PFA now has over N2 million RSA count year to date. Picture Credit: PeopleImages
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RSA count continues to increase

Stanbic IBTC PFA now has over N2 million RSA count year to date. the PFA saw 19,076 RSA count for the three month period

Arm pension came second on the list, recording 7,215 RSA counts for the second quarter, while ARM pension followed with 5,587 counts.

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Leadway Pensure PFA Limited and Premium Pension Limited were next with 4,369 and 4,322 respectively.

Analysts believe that Stanbic IBTC continues to be at the forefront due to outstanding contribution in the space.

Charles Abuede, a financial analyst commends the Stanbic IBTC's impressive performance as it continues to lead the pack in terms of total RSA count among PFAs for the second quarter of 2023.

He said the consistent performance likely reflects their strong management and customer trust.

He added,

"Then, their choice of investment securities and average returns have also continued play in the positive range for the company."

Top five PFAs account for largest

Further analysis of the new RSA registrations shows that the top five PFAs accounted for 64% while the bottom five PFAs recorded an aggregate of 5% of the total number of new RSAs registered in Q2 2023.

A review of the age distribution of the 63,693 new RSA holders registered in Q2, 2023, reveals that 52,079, representing 82%, are active contributors below the age of 40.

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A total of 8,359 new RSA holders, representing 13%, were between 40 and 49 years old. Those between 50 and 59 accounted for 2,689, representing 4%, while 566, representing less than 1% of the new RSA holders, are 60 years and above.

The large number of young contributors registered under the CPS is indicative of the sustainability of the Scheme.

See the complete list below by their numbers:

PFARSA Count 1April – 30 June2023Weight(%)RSA CountITD
1. Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited 19,076 29.952,034,226
2. Access Pension Limited7,21511.33 1,072,121
3. ARM Pension Managers (PFA) Limited 5,5878.77902,222
4. Leadway Pensure PFA Limited 4,3696.86699,239
5. Premium Pension Limited4,3226.79783,196
6. Trustfund Pensions Limited 3,620 5.68805,295
7. FCMB Pensions Limited 3,3145.20740,798
8. Pensions Alliance Limited2,6824.21605,695
9. Oak Pensions Limited2,1283.34234,351
10. CrusaderSterling Pensions Limited2,0313.19375,587
11. NLPC Pension Fund Administrators Limited1,8612.92 61,741
12. Fidelity Pension Managers Limited 1,5392.42326,695
13. TangerineApt Pensions Limited 1,3992.20268,343
14. Radix Pension Managers Limited1,3462.1146,099
15. NORRENBERGER Pensions Limited 1,1481.80 321,940
16. Guaranty Trust Pensions Managers Limited1,0781.69 89,619
17. Veritas Glanvills Pensions Limited 7561.19158,096
18. Nigerian University Pension ManagementCompany1890.30 323,408
19. NPF Pensions Managers330.05160,559
Total 63,693 10010,009,230

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