The Association of Assets Custodians of Nigeria, AACN, has said that it is set to hold its fourth annual investor conference in London. The conference which is billed to hold on 7th of May has the theme, Nigeria: Navigating changes, extracting opportunities. Speaking to journalists in Lagos, AACN President, Mrs. Kemi Adewole, said that the purpose of the event is to provide expert insight on Nigeria’s current market trends, and an opportunity for significant interaction among the various Nigeria capital market operators and investors.
She said that the 2015 investor conference will host speakers representing the regulators and key market operators such as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele; acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Mal. Mounir Gwarzo; Executive Director, Market Operations and Technology, Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, Mr. Adeolu Bajomo; and MD/CEO of the Central Securities Clearing System, CSCS, Mr. Kyari Abba Bukar.
Other speakers participating in panel discussions include Dr, Abraham Nwankwo, Director General, Debt Management Office, DMO; Mr. Bolaji Balogun, MD/CEO Chapel Hill Denham; Mr. Bola Onadele. Koko, MD/CEO FMDQ OTC Plc; Mr. Bola Ajomale, MD/CEO NASD Plc; Mr. Bayo Olugbemi, President of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR), and some major foreign portfolio investors and global custodians.
Adewole said, “AACN continues to strive for greater efficiency in Nigerian capital market, with a firm understanding of the importance of bringing the players in the market together. The 2015 investor conference will provide a platform to facilitate dialogue between foreign investors and Nigerian capital/financial market operators, while keeping participants abreast of Nigerian securities market developments.”
Founded in 2009, the members of the association are Citibank Nigeria Limited, First Bank of Nigeria, First City Monument Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and United Bank for Africa. The association is dedicated to establishing global best practice standards in all aspects of the Nigerian securities market and the development of the market, including promoting the custody business in Nigeria and making the Nigeria securities market more suitable for investors.