Shaping The Future of Nigerian Financial Markets

The prominent Nigerian Capital Markets Forum (NCMF) returns to London for the (4th) time on the 7th September 2017. As Nigeria continues to develop its financial markets despite global markets volatility and as Africa continues to offer some of the best returns, investors willing to participate in Africa’s biggest economy must learn how to adapt to uncertain yet exciting times ahead. The forum offers a unique opportunity to interact with leading investors and practitioners in this market to get pertinent insights.

“Europe’s capabilities perfectly match Africa’s needs, so bringing the two together can only be a win-win proposition. Europe is short on growth opportunities and long on capital (human and financial) while Africa is long on growth opportunities and short on capital, making this partnership a mutually profitable proposition.” – Miguel Azevedo (Head Of Investment Banking Africa, Citi Bank)

This year’s forum will highlight key initiatives such as the state of the Debt Markets, Risks and rewards of the PE sector in Nigeria, potential listings on the NSE, viability of dual listings, investment products, and deepening liquidity, advancing new products such as derivatives and ETFs and much more.

The forum, now in its fourth year, brings together global investors representing banks, private equity, venture capital, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, pension funds and HNWI with an African focus. With combined assets under management of approximately US$250 billion, these captains of industry will discuss and debate the most pertinent matters affecting the industry.

“The success of Nigeria’s bond listing is a strong statement of international investors’ interest in building exposure to Nigeria’s economy. It reinforces London Stock Exchange’s status as a strong partner to Nigeria and the City’s ability to provide a deep additional channel of finance for the development of Nigerian infrastructure and the growth of the economy.” – Ibukun Adebayo (Head EMEA, London Stock Exchange Group)

The role of governance in facilitating trade and investment and to promote business partnerships with key insights on successful business models in Nigeria will be discussed.

‘Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone of African development and the key to local value creation in Africa. I am determined to ensure that Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs have the platform they need to turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into sustainable businesses that will drive economic growth and job creation across Africa’. – Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N (Chairman Heirs Holdings)

The forum will feature over 20 speakers including:

  • Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holding
  • Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange
  • Bola Onadele Koko, CEO FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange
  • Austin Avuru, CEO, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc
  • Bolaji Balogun, CEO Chapel Hill Denham and Chairman Lafarge Africa

NCMF has become the unparalleled gathering of champions dedicated to the private sector in Nigeria and takes place in a high-quality setting that is conducive to an enriching networking opportunity and doing deals, unlike other talk shops.

The forum will be held in collaboration with law firm Hogan Lovells International and will be held at their prestigious London office.

Date: Thursday, 7th Septem2017 (8.15am Start)

Venue: Hogan Lovells International, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG


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