SEC Fixes April 6 for First CMC Meeting of 2022

April 4, 2022
CMC Meeting

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

The first Capital Market Committee (CMC) meeting in 2022 will hold on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced.

Expected participants at the CMC meeting include Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of all registered capital market firms (i.e. broker/dealers, investment advisers, custodians, fund/portfolio managers, receiving banks, issuing houses, rating agencies, registrars, reporting accountants, trustees, and capital market consultants, etc.); CEOs of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Group, National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD); FMDQ Group Plc; Africa Exchange Holdings (AFEX); Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCX); Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS); as well as representatives of relevant financial sector regulatory agencies, among others.

A statement from the apex regulatory agency in the Nigerian capital market disclosed that the gathering is scheduled to hold virtually through Zoom with participants discussing issues of market growth and development.

According to the SEC, “Attendance to the event is strictly by invitation. Invited participants will be sent unique links with which to join the meeting.”

The CMC was primarily established to serve as a medium for the exchange of ideas among market stakeholders as well as an avenue for providing feedback to the SEC on how to continuously address challenges, improve market operations and enhance the regulatory framework. It is an industry-wide committee comprising members of the SEC, representatives of capital market operators and trade groups and other stakeholders.

During the meeting, issues bordering on implementation of the Ten Year Capital Market Master Plan, implementation of the Fintech Roadmap as well as other salient matters relating to the capital market and the economy would be discussed.

The commission had unveiled the ten-year Capital Market Master Plan (CMMP) in November 2014 and has continued to implement the initiatives, which are designed to reposition the Nigerian capital market as an attractive investment destination and a critical facilitator of capital formation for accelerated growth and development of the Nigerian economy.

Some of the CMMP initiatives that have been implemented include; Direct Cash Settlement, regularisation of multiple subscriptions, dematerialization of share certificates, and the introduction of the e-Dividend Management System.

The CMMP initiatives have helped in promoting transparency, protecting investors and enhancing market confidence. The objectives of the CMMP are also in consonance with the federal government’s economic strategy, focused on encouraging a private sector-led economy to drive inclusive growth.

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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