The name Imara means 'strong' in Swahili, the language spoken by more
130 million people living and working across Africa. We chose this name
for our company because it reflects our African roots as well as the stability, persistence and endurance of our approach to wealth management. These qualities are proudly reflected in our company motto: 'strong in name, resolute by nature'.
As an investment banking group with a uniquely African heritage, Imara has adopted a remarkable and typically African creature for our emblem. The scarab is small yet highly industrious. Capable of carrying more than 800 times its body weight, it is one of the world's strongest animals. It also plays an important role in maintaining a healthy and thriving ecosystem by improving soil fertility and forage growth.
Like the scarab, Imara accelerates the prosperity of the continent by offering a full range
of financial products and solutions for institutional, corporate and high net worth clients investing in Africa.