About Us

Our History

Francis Drummond and Company Limited (FD) is a specialized stock brokerage service provider. FD is a private limited liability company incorporated in accordance with the Companies Act in Kenya. It is a pioneer Member of the Nairobi Securities Exchange and has been in existence since 1949 hence referred to as “Broker No. 1”. It is licensed by the Capital Markets Authority as a Stockbroker.

The firm is a Member of the Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks (KASIB), a trading participant at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and an Authorised Central Depository Agent (CDA) of the Central Depository & Settlement Corporation Limited (CDSC).

Francis Drummond and Company Limited has established a solid reputation in its long existence as a trusted, dependable and innovative investment partner.  It has played a leading role in the metamorphosis of the capital market in Kenya and the wider East African region by being involved in the following projects:-

  • Establishment of the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
  • Sponsoring and/or Co-sponsoring broker for the listing of several Companies in the NSE.
  • Establishment of the Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange
  • Syndication in local projects such as Longonot Place

The Company was the pioneer of online trading in Kenya and maintains a network of strategic partners including Crested Stocks and Securities Limited in Uganda, to enable it to offer its customers a wide range of investment opportunities.

FD’s trading and placement capacity arises from its very well-diversified client base. High Net Worth Individual Clients represent a significant share of the business.

The Company pioneered the market for the Diaspora segments vide its online trading service.  Kenyans and foreigners abroad wishing to participate in the Kenyan capital market choose FD as their first port of call.

The Company has continued to perform consistently well in the secondary market and has established itself as a reputable player in the industry.

Francis Drummond has been in the forefront of providing seamless off-market services such as immobilization, transmissions and transfers of shares. We leverage on our longstanding working relationships with CDSC, the Registrars and NSE.


Corporate Values
  • Deliver world-class customer service.
  • Operate with the highest degree of transparency, integrity and accountability.
  • Conduct all business in a professional manner.
  • Ensure our clients are always equipped with the most current and updated information to enhance their decision making power.
  • Hire and develop knowledgeable team members with a passion for excellence.

Vision Statement

To be the preferred provider of capital market services in and outside Kenya

Mission statement

To add value to our customers through knowledge, networks and wealth management expertise founded on trustworthy personalized service.