FMDQ to Host Workshop


The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Africa Chairman, Mr. Brett Gallie, Partner at Clifford Chance, Derivatives and Structured Trades, Mr. Matthew Grigg and Managing Director/CEO, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, Mr. Bola Onadele (Koko) have all confirmed their attendance at the Swaps & Derivatives Workgroup’s 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 at the prestigious in Lagos on March 19, 2019. It will focus on the theme: “Legal Documentation as Driver to introducing New Products and a Healthier Financial Market in Nigeria.”

The association stated that the theme was 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 opening remarks at the event would be delivered by the Chairman, Swaps & Derivatives Workgroup and FMDA President, Mr. Samuel Ocheho.

According to FMDA, Gallie and Griggs would speak on ‘Market Documentation and the need for Standardisation,’ while Onadele will 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 moderate on the topic Transaction Netting in Nigeria – The Way Forward with other renowned panellists among whom are Mrs. Yinka Edu – Partner, Udo Udoma Bello Osagie & Co and Mr. Zeal Akaraiwe, CEO, Graeme Blaque.
The FMDA is an association of licenced deposit money banks operating within the Nigeria Financial market, emphasising on regulatory policy engagement/advocacy and professional ethics in the financial markets.