First Guardian Equities wins intl. quality gold award in Switzerland

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Sri Lanka’s First Guardian Equities recently won the prestigious CQE Century International Quality ERA Award in the Gold Category at a glittering ceremony in Geneva.

These awards are organised by Business Initiative Directions (BID) and were held at the International Quality Convention in Geneva at the spectacular Intercontinental Genève Ballroom, across from the United Nations European Headquarters.

Expressing delight at this international honour, First Guardian Equities (FGE) Chief Executive Officer Rohan Goonewardene said that this was an honour not only for FGE but also for the industry.


“We are certainly delighted with this international accolade. An award, be it local or global is always a source of great encouragement. We are spurred on by our will to serve all our stakeholders with greater passion and be one of the top performing entities in the region and then at a global level. This award to us means that we are on the right track,” he said.

The companies selected for these awards (medium. large and some listed in the Global Fortune 500) demonstrate excellence in leadership within each designated sector, increased market share, improved results as well as sustainability.

This prestigious award, given to leaders by leader, is sponsored by 26 media publications, all oriented towards change and market trends, focused on innovation, growing brands, technology, new products, business news and finance.

Chairman and CEO of Business Initiative Directions (BID) and President of the Century International Quality ERA Convention Jose E. Prieto said: “The BID awards have been consolidated throughout the years and have witnesses great business achievements. I have seen companies in the world grow in number, size and quality. I have the opportunity to meet and speak personally with business leaders, scientists, politicians and marketing experts who have realised their ideas and made them into business success, achieving recognition by their peers. BID has positioned these entrepreneurs at the pinnacle of recognition with a quality award.”

First Guardian Equities is one of the premier stockbrokers in Sri Lanka. A licenced trading member of the Colombo Stock Exchange, FGE focuses on a sound synergy between finely honed market research and avant-garde financial consulting in providing customised solutions to address clients’ imperative financial and investment needs.

First Guardian Equities is the only Stock Broking Company in Sri Lanka with an International Systems Standardisation Certification (ISO 9001-2008) awarded by Moody’s of UK.