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Britam Holdings Limited, formerly known as British-American Investments Company Ltd, is a diversified financial services company based in Kenya. The company, founded in 1965 and now commonly known as Britam, is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with subsidiaries in Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, and Mozambique. The flagship company of the group is the British-American Insurance Company (Kenya) Limited, commonly referred to by its brand name Britam Kenya. In 2011, Britam listed its shares on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

Britam operates in the following four segments: Long Term Insurance: protection of customers against the risk of premature death, disability, critical illness and other accidents; Life Insurance: a range of products including unit linked products, education plans, whole life plans, and other conventional products; Short Term Insurance: protection of assets, particularly properties, for both personal and commercial business; Asset Management: discretionary and/or segregated portfolio management services, wealth management services, as well as unit trust funds.

Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Britam is traded on the NSE under the ticker symbol “BRIT”. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) of NSE:BRIT is KE2000002192. Britam Holdings Limited is currently the 16th most valuable stock on the NSE with a market capitalization of KES 16.7 billion, which makes about 0.802% of the Nairobi Securities Exchange equity market.

BRIT6.60 ▾ 0.04 (0.6%)
6 hours ago
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price6.50
Day’s High Price6.68
Traded Volume145,400
Number of Deals11
Gross Turnover959,670.00
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share0.02
Price/Earning Ratio330.00
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding2.52B
Market Capitalization16.7B
Monetary values are quoted in Kenyan Shilling (KES) unless otherwise stated

BRIT Stock Market Performance


The current share price of Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT) is KES 6.60. BRIT closed its last trading day (Thursday, May 19, 2022) at 6.60 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), recording a 0.6% drop from its previous closing price of 6.64 KES. Britam began the year with a share price of 7.50 KES but has since lost 12% off that price valuation, ranking it 37th on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance.

Britam Holdings is the 18th most traded stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange over the past three months (Feb 15 - May 19, 2022). BRIT has traded a total volume of 3.34 million shares—in 704 deals—valued at KES 22.8 million over the period, with an average of 53,060 traded shares per session. A volume high of 264,200 was achieved on February 21st, and a low of 1,200 on April 27th, for the same period. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of Britam on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.


Profile of Britam Holdings Limited

Britam Holdings Limited operates in the Financials sector, specifically, the Insurance industry. The company is led by Dr. Benson Irungu Wairegi (69) as its Group Managing Director. The company's board of directors, chaired by Walter Andrew Hollas, is composed of 12 members whose names are listed below.

  1. Wairegi, Benson Irungu (Dr.)
    Group Managing Director
  2. Hollas, Walter Andrew
    Non-Executive Chairman
  3. Karama, Mohamed Said
    Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
  4. Munga, Peter K. (Dr.)
    Non-Executive Director
  5. Kiruki, Nancy K. (Mrs)
    Company Secretary
  6. Mbaru, Jimnah M.
    Non-Executive Director
  7. Kigen, Caroline
    Non-Executive Director
  8. Loner, Marianne
    Non-Executive Director
  9. Odo, George
    Non-Executive Director
  10. Wandera, Stephen
    Non-Executive Director
  11. Minter, Christopher
    Non-Executive Director
  12. Ossiya, Josephine
    Non-Executive Director

Factsheet of Britam Holdings Limited

Britam Centre, Upper Hill, P. O. Box 30375-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
+254-703-094-000, +254-202-833-000, +254-705-100-100

BRIT Industrial Market Competitors

Britam Holdings Limited, issuers of the BRIT stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, have a number of market competitors who are also engaged in the Financials sector and/or Insurance industry. The table below presents an overview of the market standing of the top 10 by year-to-date performance.

Index of African Stock Exchanges:

  1. Botswana Stock Exchange
  2. BRVM Stock Exchange
  3. Ghana Stock Exchange
  4. Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  5. Lusaka Securities Exchange
  6. Malawi Stock Exchange
  7. Nairobi Securities Exchange
  8. Nigerian Stock Exchange
  9. Uganda Securities Exchange
  10. Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

Comments (2)

  1. SimonSimon
    Jun 12, 2020 13:22 GMT

    Anyone with an idea what's happening at Britum - high spike against all odds?

    1. MargeMarge
      Jun 13, 2020 18:09 GMT

      Looking at the volumes traded it looks like foreign investment

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