The COVID-19 pandemic has metamorphosed into economic crisis for countries and financial markets that has caused volatility in price of commodities and stocks around the world. It has, therefore, become imperative for market participants to stay informed about new developments in financial products to make the right investment decisions. It is on the back of this that The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE or The Exchange) is hosting a virtual training session for prospective derivatives products market participants on Tuesday, 8 September 2020.
This virtual workshop themed, Adopting Derivatives During Stressed Market Conditions, will be hosted by the Chief Executive Officer, NSE, Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON and will feature Charles Rubin, Chief Executive Officer, CRUBIN Futures, USA as a speaker. The sessions have been designed to provide further sensitization on the NSE’s derivatives market, facilitate a better understanding of the derivatives product and highlight its applicability to hedge against crisis such as the current one. Interested participants such as Pension Fund Administrators, Asset Managers / Portfolio Managers, Regulators, Brokers, Bankers can access the workshop at https://bit.ly/nse-derivatives-webinar.
It is important to note that The Exchange continues to make notable contributions to introduce Exchange Traded Derivatives to the Nigerian capital market and ensure alignment with the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) principles. Some of these efforts include facilitating access to recognized and licensed derivatives products, world class market surveillance technology, effective trading rules as well as appropriate risk management and clearing facilities.