Investor Education: NGX, Greenwich Securities, Africa Prudential Collaborate

-by our correspondent

As part of effort to promote investment in the capital market, the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited joined forces with Greenwich Securities Limited and Africa Prudential Plc in educating investors through its recent virtual Retail Investor Workshop with the theme:  “Realizing Income from Your Investments, Dividends to Coupons and Everything In-Between”.

In his opening remarks, the Divisional Head, Trading Business, NGX, Jude Chiemeka restated, NGX’s continued commitment to providing relevant and strategic information targeted at equipping investors with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively leverage the investment opportunities in the Capital Market.

“It is important that investors understand capital market investments and investment mechanisms, as only then will they be empowered to make sound investment decisions. We are, therefore, pleased to collaborate with two institutions that represent important stakeholders in the Nigerian capital market ecosystem – Greenwich Securities Limited and Africa Prudential Plc – representing the brokers and registrar businesses respectively”.

Speaking on the topic, Realising Income from Investment, the Acting Managing Director, Greenwich Securities Limited, Eniola Osula, took participants through the various investment instruments available to retail investors on the NGX platform.

On her part, the Deputy Registrar/Chief Operating Officer, Africa Prudential Plc, Catherine Nwosu shed light on the topic, Investment: Innovations in the Registrar Space, highlighting the efforts of Registrars to ease the investment process end-to-end. The event culminated in a presentation by the Head, X-Academy, NGX, Ugochi Obi, on the learning opportunities NGX provides to deepen knowledge about the capital market.

NGX has promised to continue to respond to the growing need for increased retail participation in the market through its products and services, advanced strides in the use of technology and more frequent engagements across touch point. “The market continues to look forward to initiatives such as this that will ultimately deepen the capital market and improve liquidity”.

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