Pigott Chapman & Company started operations in Sri Lanka in 1980 when the Central Bank of Sri Lanka invited Indian money brokers to open up and introduce broking houses in Sri Lanka. Pigott Chapman and Company was registered as a partnership between Servi Singh and Jind Singh as Foreign Exchange and Money Brokers on the 1st August 1980. It started operations at Ceylinco House, No 69 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1.



Riots in Colombo. Many Indian staff leave Sri Lanka. Ayman Cader becomes General Manager of Pigott Chapman & Company.



On 31st January 1996, Pigott Chapman & Company’s office premises burnt down to the ground due to the LTTE bombing of the central bank of Sri Lanka. Many documents and connections lost but the Pigott’s staff are determined to successfully rebuild, restart and reconnect. The business has continued to thrive since then.



The office relocates to 69 1/1 Sri Jinaratna Road Colombo 2 in 1997.



Pigott Chapman partnership changes hands. Ayman Cader and Chapman International (Pvt) Ltd become the new partners. Shareholders of Chapman International (Pvt) Ltd: Ayman Cader and Zahara Cader. Ayman Cader becomes CEO.



Pigott Chapman & Company (Pvt) Ltd formed. Shareholders – Ayman Cader and Zahara Cader.



Transfer of ownership of Pigott Chapman & Company (Pvt) Ltd to Akeela Cader, Sameer Cader, Saira Cader and Zahara Cader. Stuart Young becomes CEO.