NSE Plans To Propagate Knowledge On ETF


Exchange Traded Funds, ETF is one of many securities traded in major stock exchanges around the world. Unfortunately for Nigeria, numbers and depth of ETFs are still very few and shallow compared to equities.

As result of this lag and couple with the NSE’s commitment to broaden and deepen the Nigerian capital market, The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE or The Exchange) in partnership with the Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Issuers, Vetiva Fund Managers Limited, Lotus Capital Limited and Stanbic IBTC Asset Management is set to organise its annual NSE Exchange Traded Funds Workshop on Monday, November 7, 2016.

The workshop is targeted at investor community, Pension Fund Managers, Insurance Companies, Dealing Members, Fund & Asset Managers and Regulators.

According to the Executive Director, Capital Markets, NSE, Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri, “the Workshop emphasizes the Exchange’s drive towards developing and promoting Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). It will provide our intermediaries with necessary exposure and skills as it relates to ETFs product sales. The workshop will also focus on NSE’s partnership with MSCI and its benefits to our markets, as well as highlights of success stories and learning points from other jurisdictions”.

 Speaking on the event, the Head, Secondary Market, NSE, Mr. Dipo Omotoso, said “the NSE ETF Workshop will feature presentations and panel discussions on topics aimed at deepening the knowledge of key stakeholders on investing in ETFs. Participants will be exposed to how ETFs are constructed, why they may be attractive to investors, how they may be helpful in investment strategy. At the Workshop, participants will also be provided with Insight to indexing and the future of the ETP marketplace in Nigeria and Africa as a whole”.
Some of the speakers for the event include: Gareth Alison, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI); Charbel Azzi, Head, Middle East, Africa & CIS, S&P Dow Jones Indices; and Nerina Visser, an independent ETF Strategist and Advisor.

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