FBN Capital, Market Stakeholders to Discuss Economic Recovery
By Goddy Egene
FBN Capital Limited, the investment banking and asset management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc. will host its annual investor conference on October 27, 2016 in Lagos, in line with its commitment to provide a platform that will facilitate interaction for identifying sustainable growth opportunities in Nigeria,
The theme of this year’s event ‘An economy at a crossroads: thriving in the face of new realities’ will be explored through a combination of presentations and interactive sessions with some of the foremost reformers in government, business leaders and senior executives in both the public and private sectors of the economy.
According to FBN Capital, through the conference, it aims to contribute meaningfully to the discourse on how to return the Nigerian economy to growth, temper inflation, boost job creation, and increase awareness on how the government is responding to on-going fiscal and monetary challenges.
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, FBN Capital, Lolade Sasore, said: “Over the past five years, we have hosted the annual conference in line with our commitment to facilitating the debate on developing our market, and promoting Nigeria as one of the leading investment destinations in sub-Saharan Africa for both domestic and foreign investors. “
“We will discuss the subject of fiscal stimulus and an expansionary posture; Nigeria’s stance on attracting foreign investment, and explore the workings of the liberalidsed foreign exchange markets. We will also examine some identified success stories in this challenging environment.”
She explained that the annual conference, which is now in its sixth year, provides a forum for investors to interact with leaders of the economy, key policy makers in government and senior executives of leading corporate institutions.
“Over the years, the conferences have hosted several ministers covering various portfolios including finance; industry, trade and investment; communication technology; and petroleum resources; as well as representatives from the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Nigerian Pension Commission, amongst others,” she added.
FBN Capital noted that the conference has also featured distinguished international speakers such as Mr. Jim O’Neill(former Chairman Goldman Sachs Asset Management & Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs); Professor Anil Gupta, international expert on strategy, globalisation and emerging markets; and Mr. Daniel Altman(Associate Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business).