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NSE Market Data Workshop Holds October 4 in Lagos

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The second edition of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Market Data Workshop has been fixed for Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event is in partnership with Thomson Reuters and other capital market participants and it is themed ‘Market Data: The bedrock of wealth creation.’

The programme will bring together investors, market data aggregators, exchanges, market regulators, government agencies, broker dealers and capital market stakeholders and will create a convergence of informed and educated players in the capital market.

The underlying objective of the workshop is to increase awareness on the critical role of Market Data as a fundamental pillar for wealth creation while leveraging on strategic synergies and technologies to drive market participation.

Some of the confirmed speakers for the event include: Mr Mounir Gwarzo – DG, Securities and Exchange Commission; Mr Bismarck Rewane – Managing Director, Financial Derivatives Company Limited; Mr Ekow Afedzie – Deputy Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange; Mr Euvin Naidoo- Head of Financial Institutions for Africa- Thomson Reuters; Mrs Titi Odunfa Adeoye- Founder and Managing Director of Sankore Investments and others.

Interested participants have been advised to register on www.nse.com.ng/mdw2017.

The one-day event which is an exhibition style workshop will feature presentations and panel discussions from thought leaders within the industry.

The 2017 agenda will address market-data related challenges and present opportunities to learn new methods of gaining business insight and making informed investment decisions.

It will also bring together other African Exchanges and members of the Medi​a to explore new and innovative ways of collaborating together and disseminating market information that will sustain and enhance an informed investor community.

This year’s edition of the NSE Market Data Workshop is sponsored by Thomson Reuters, Sankore Investments, Elev8Media, ARM Securities, Infoware, Unilever Nigeria Plc, Zanibal Solutions, ZagTrader, Globaltrybe, NTEL.

According to the Executive Director, Market Operations and Technology, NSE, Mr Ade Bajomo, “The conference brings to fore the critical application of market data in making sound investment decisions whilst highlighting the various data products available  in the  Nigerian marketplace, thereby allowing investors to maximize their wealth creation opportunities. This is a must attend event for all market participants”.

Sneha Shah, Managing Director, Africa, Thomson Reuters, said: “We are delighted to conduct a market data workshop in partnership with the Nigerian Stock Exchange on October 4th, 2017. This collaboration confirms our long-term vision to contribute to the growth of local markets through enhancing transparency, offering quality content, helping companies operate efficiently, and providing professionals with the intelligence to make informed business decisions across the continent”.

“Globally and across African markets, we have seen a huge increase in electronification, a proliferation of market data, and a significant move towards managed services and cloud. With over 150 years of innovating in Africa, Thomson Reuters is constantly adapting and adding value to clients in a changing financial market”, Shah concluded.

Mr Ade Ewuosho, Head of Market Services Department, NSE said, “While the global trend in the use of data has seen tremendous increase, it is noteworthy to say that Market Data will remain the bedrock of wealth creation. The conference aims to showcase the different information channels available to the investing public whilst leveraging on innovative technologies to disseminate Market Data”.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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