ISDA Africa Chairman, Others for FMDA Workshop


The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Africa Chairman, Mr. Brett Gallie, Partner at Clifford Chance, Derivatives and Structured Trades, Mr. Matthew Griggs and Managing Director/CEO, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, Mr. Bola Onadele (Koko) have all confirmed their attendance at the swaps and derivatives workgroup of the Financial Markets Workshop holding in Lagos.

The event, organised by the Swaps and Derivatives WorkGroup of the Financial Market Dealers Association of Nigeria (FMDA) will hold in Lagos on March 19, 2019.

The theme of the workshop is: “Legal Documentation as Driver to introducing New Products and a Healthier Financial Market in Nigeria.”

The association stated that the theme is not only timely and apt, but expected to discuss the standardisation of documentations in Nigeria’s market with the view of boosting the integrity of markets and attract investors’ trust and confidence to the market. The event is expected to commence at 8.30am and end by 2.00pm.

The opening remarks would be delivered by the Chairman, Swaps & Derivatives Workgroup and FMDA President, Mr. Samuel Ocheho.

According to the FMDA, Gallie and Griggs would be speaking on ‘Market Documentation and the need for Standardisation,’ while Onadele would speak on the ‘Need for Derivatives in the Nigerian Financial Markets and FMDQ’s plan for product roll-out this year.’

Partner, Aluko & Oyebode Mrs. Olubunmi Fayokun, would be moderating on the topic, ‘Transaction Netting in Nigeria – The Way Forward,’ with other renowned panellists.

The FMDA is an association of licensed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) operating within the Nigeria Financial market, emphasising on regulatory policy engagement/advocacy and professional ethics in the financial markets.