Databank EPACK

Ghana Stock Exchange



Databank Epack Investment Fund (Epack), incepted in 1996 and Ghana’s first mutual fund, is an equity-based mutual fund that aims at yielding significant returns on investors’ capital over the long term through investments in listed pan-African equities with high growth potential.
Epack appeals to many different types of investors across all age and income groups, with a variety of financial goals. The common trend, however, is that these investors are looking for an investment that will provide significant returns as they work towards a particular long-term goal (e.g. buying real estate, a car, etc.). The typical Epack investor is willing to take on more risk to achieve higher returns, and therefore less likely to lose sleep at night if the value of his/her funds fluctuates in the short term.
With Epack, investors get to enjoy well-researched stocks traded on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) and 9 other African stock markets. This helps to diversify investor-risk and yield significant growth in the long term.

  • Exposure to top-performing companies across Africa: Epack invests in well-researched stocks traded on the Ghana Stock Exchange and 10 other regulated Stock Markets in Africa namely Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Ivory Coast and Uganda.
  • Proven investment expertise: Epack is backed by Databank’s 20-year track record of successfully managing people’s money through mutual funds, equity and fixed-income investments.
  • Demonstrated long-term track record: Since inception in 1996, Epack has shown an unbeatable long-term track record. Epack has averaged over 25000% over the 19 years that it’s been around. While past performance is no guarantee for future performance, it shows that Epack is indeed the ideal Pan-African Investment Fund that gives you significant growth in the long-term. Invest in Epack today.

Thank you for choosing to invest in Databank Epack Investment Fund (Epack).

Documents required

To complete your application, we will need scanned copies of the following:

  • A completed application form
  • Completed signature card
  • Completed indemnity form
  • 2 Passport size photos
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Copy of your Utility bill (or Google map printout showing where you live)

To download the forms, kindly click below:

Download Application Form
Download Indemnity form

Online Opening Account

1. What is Epack?
Epack is a long-term collective investment fund established by Databank in October 1996. Epack pools money in different amounts from different people for investing primarily in shares listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) and ten (10) other regulated Stock Exchanges in Africa. The name Epack was coined from the first names of the initial five investors in the Fund. Epack sets out to help individuals build capital over time.

2. For how long should I keep my funds invested in Epack?
When it comes to investing, there is no hard and fuss rule about how long to keep your funds invested. It all depends on you and your determination to let your money work for you. We recommend a minimum holding period of five years for Epack. However, you should bear in mind that the longer you keep your funds invested, the more significant your returns will be.

3. What benefits do I enjoy for investing in equities?
With equities, you get to enjoy significant returns that can help combat the effect of inflation. Historically, the stock market has yielded higher returns to investors especially over the long term. By investing in Epack, you are investing in equities that can help you preserve the value of your money while you grow it significantly for the future.

4. What returns do I make as an investor in Epack?
Returns in Epack are realized from changes in the Fund’s price (relative to the price at which you purchased it at). For example, if you bought a share at GHC 0.15 and the current price is GHC 0.25, then the return on that share is GHC 0.25 – GHC 0.15 = GHC 0.10 (which translates to a return of 66.7%). Dividends and Coupon payments earned by the Fund’s investments are reinvested in the Fund.

5. What are my possible investment objectives as an Epack investor?
Epack is a great investment if you’re planning toward buying a house, a car, starting a business or any other financial goals you are looking to attain in the long term.

6. How much do I need to be able to invest in Epack?
The minimum (lump sum) investment that an individual can make into Epack is GHC50. If you opt to do a regular investment plan, the minimum monthly contribution is GHC 10. You can top up your investment at any point in time. You can purchase Epack shares by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

7. Can I invest in Epack using an existing account?
Yes. You can maintain all your Databank mutual fund investments in one account. Simply provide the Databank Relationship Manager with your account number when you come in to invest in Epack.

8. How old do I need to be to invest in Epack?
Investors must be 18 years or older. Anyone below that age will require a parent or guardian to open the account in trust for him or her.

9. Can I access the funds in my investment anytime I need money?
Yes. While you can access your funds anytime, it is recommended that you allow your contributions to remain in the Fund for at least 5 years. This is to ensure that you realize maximum potential gains from your investment.

Asset allocationEquity: 80% Fixed income: 20%
Fund typeEquity Fund
Exit load charge3% (Year 1), 2% (Year 2), 1% (Year 3),
Recommended holding periodAt least 5 years
Minimum investment (lump sum)GHC 50
Minimum monthly contributionGHC 10
+ Why Invest in EPACK
  • Exposure to top-performing companies across Africa: Epack invests in well-researched stocks traded on the Ghana Stock Exchange and 10 other regulated Stock Markets in Africa namely Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Ivory Coast and Uganda.
  • Proven investment expertise: Epack is backed by Databank’s 20-year track record of successfully managing people’s money through mutual funds, equity and fixed-income investments.
  • Demonstrated long-term track record: Since inception in 1996, Epack has shown an unbeatable long-term track record. Epack has averaged over 25000% over the 19 years that it’s been around. While past performance is no guarantee for future performance, it shows that Epack is indeed the ideal Pan-African Investment Fund that gives you significant growth in the long-term. Invest in Epack today.
+ Getting Started

Thank you for choosing to invest in Databank Epack Investment Fund (Epack).

Documents required

To complete your application, we will need scanned copies of the following:

  • A completed application form
  • Completed signature card
  • Completed indemnity form
  • 2 Passport size photos
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Copy of your Utility bill (or Google map printout showing where you live)

To download the forms, kindly click below:

Download Application Form
Download Indemnity form

Online Opening Account

+ F.A.Q

1. What is Epack?
Epack is a long-term collective investment fund established by Databank in October 1996. Epack pools money in different amounts from different people for investing primarily in shares listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) and ten (10) other regulated Stock Exchanges in Africa. The name Epack was coined from the first names of the initial five investors in the Fund. Epack sets out to help individuals build capital over time.

2. For how long should I keep my funds invested in Epack?
When it comes to investing, there is no hard and fuss rule about how long to keep your funds invested. It all depends on you and your determination to let your money work for you. We recommend a minimum holding period of five years for Epack. However, you should bear in mind that the longer you keep your funds invested, the more significant your returns will be.

3. What benefits do I enjoy for investing in equities?
With equities, you get to enjoy significant returns that can help combat the effect of inflation. Historically, the stock market has yielded higher returns to investors especially over the long term. By investing in Epack, you are investing in equities that can help you preserve the value of your money while you grow it significantly for the future.

4. What returns do I make as an investor in Epack?
Returns in Epack are realized from changes in the Fund’s price (relative to the price at which you purchased it at). For example, if you bought a share at GHC 0.15 and the current price is GHC 0.25, then the return on that share is GHC 0.25 – GHC 0.15 = GHC 0.10 (which translates to a return of 66.7%). Dividends and Coupon payments earned by the Fund’s investments are reinvested in the Fund.

5. What are my possible investment objectives as an Epack investor?
Epack is a great investment if you’re planning toward buying a house, a car, starting a business or any other financial goals you are looking to attain in the long term.

6. How much do I need to be able to invest in Epack?
The minimum (lump sum) investment that an individual can make into Epack is GHC50. If you opt to do a regular investment plan, the minimum monthly contribution is GHC 10. You can top up your investment at any point in time. You can purchase Epack shares by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

7. Can I invest in Epack using an existing account?
Yes. You can maintain all your Databank mutual fund investments in one account. Simply provide the Databank Relationship Manager with your account number when you come in to invest in Epack.

8. How old do I need to be to invest in Epack?
Investors must be 18 years or older. Anyone below that age will require a parent or guardian to open the account in trust for him or her.

9. Can I access the funds in my investment anytime I need money?
Yes. While you can access your funds anytime, it is recommended that you allow your contributions to remain in the Fund for at least 5 years. This is to ensure that you realize maximum potential gains from your investment.

+ Fund Details
Asset allocationEquity: 80% Fixed income: 20%
Fund typeEquity Fund
Exit load charge3% (Year 1), 2% (Year 2), 1% (Year 3),
Recommended holding periodAt least 5 years
Minimum investment (lump sum)GHC 50
Minimum monthly contributionGHC 10
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