Experts to Lecture Investors on Use of Data for Sound Investment Decisions

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The need for data in making sound investment decisions in the financial world, especially in the capital market, can never be overemphasised.

This is because data actually makes investors take the right investment moves, especially in a challenging period the country and the world are presently going through.

It is because of this that the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has partnered with InfoWARE Limited to organise the fifth edition of the NSE Market Data Workshop.

The event is expected to take place on Friday, October 23, 2020, virtually in compliance with guidance around physical distancing occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The theme of the programme is Handling Shocks in the Capital Market: A Quantitative Risk Management Approach Using Market Data and it was designed to provide capital market stakeholders – particularly risk managers, portfolio managers and market data experts – with insights into the importance of market data in developing risk strategies during a crisis.

There would be presentations from industry professionals with strong expertise in risk management, quantitative and data analysis on market data products and services.

There will also be panel discussions on the topics: Risk Management Approach Using Market Data and Adopting a Data-Driven Culture: The Key to Innovation.

Some of the confirmed speakers at the event include Uwa Agbonile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Software Architect, InfoWARE Limited; Felix Egbon, Group Head, Risk Management, Zenith Bank; Lilian Olubi, CEO, EFG-Hermes; Tapas Das, Managing Director/CEO, NG-Clearing Limited; and Oladipupo Oyefuga, Head, Risk, Stanbic IBTC Bank.

Speaking ahead of the webinar, the CEO of the NSE, Mr Oscar Onyema, noted that “The unprecedented crisis occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the need for data in making sound investment decisions.

“As the premier securities exchange and leading provider of data products in Nigeria’s capital market, NSE continues to create awareness on the critical application of market data in managing risks and returns on investments during a crisis, and maintaining transparency and disclosures amidst COVID-19 and even beyond.”

Interested participants have been advised to register online at www.nse.com.ng/webinar.

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