The Association of Assets Custodians of Nigeria (AACN) has successfully concluded its fourth annual investor conference held on the 7th of May, 2015, in London, with the theme – Nigeria: Navigating changes, Extracting opportunities. The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, represented by the Director of Reserve Management, Mr. Lamido Yuguda, opened the event with the keynote address.
Participants at the 2015 investor conference came from various sectors, such as financial institutions, investment services, financial services and advisory, consulting, asset management, legal services and stock exchange.
The conference provided in-depth informative and exploratory sessions, aligned to the theme of the event, through presentations from the ED, Market Operations and Technology, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Adeolu Bajomo, the MD/CEO of the Central Securities Clearing Systems Plc (CSCS), Mr. Kyari Abba Bukar, FMDQ Head of Business Development, Ms. Tumi Sekoni, and Mr. Samir Gadio.
Joining these were panelists Dr. Abraham Nwankwo, DG, Debt Management Office (DMO), Mr. Bolaji Balogun, MD/CEO Chapel Hill Denham, Mrs. Kemi Adewole, Head Securities Services, Citibank, Mr. Bola Onadele. Koko, MD/CEO FMDQ OTC PLC, Mr. Bola Ajomale MD/CEO NASD Plc, Mr. Bayo Olugbemi, President of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR), and some major foreign portfolio investors and global custodians.
Founded in 2009, the members of the association are Citibank Nigeria Limited, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, First City Monument Bank Plc, Stanbic IBTC Bank Limited, Standard Chartered Bank Limited, and United Bank for Africa Plc. The association is dedicated to the development of the Nigerian Capital market as well as establishing best global practice standards in all aspects of the Nigerian securities market. AACN promotes custody business in Nigeria by seeking ways to make the Nigerian securities market more attractive for investors.