The Nigeria Stock Exchange in partnership with Independent Software Centers (ISVS) and Market Data Vendors (MDAs) is set to organised the first ever Market Data Workshop in Nigeria, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The venue of the workshop will be at The Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos. This statement was made available on the NSE website on Monday.
The theme of the workshop is Understanding Market Data for Savvy Investing and Wealth Creation. The purpose of the workshop is to increase awareness on the critical role of Market Data in making sound investment decisions on both the buy and sell sides.
The confirmed speakers of the events are: Dr. Yemi Kale – Statistician General of the National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria, Uwa Agbonile – Managing Director, Infoware Limited, Obiora Anyichie – Global Trybe Solutions, Natasha Punwani – Business Manager, Bloomberg; and Kemi Oluwashina – Director, ARM Securities.
Those to sponsor the events include Bloomberg, Infoware, Global Trybe Solutions, ARM, Samsung, GTI, Wapic Insurance, Zanibal and Ntel.
Persons expected to attend the workshop are investors, market data aggregators, exchanges, market regulators, government agencies, dealing members, telecommunication operators and other stakeholders from the capital market ecosystem. Interested attendees should apply through this link www.nse.com.ng/mdw2016.
Executive Director, Market Operations and Technology, NSE, Mr. Ade Bajomo, said “the conference brings to fore the critical application of market data in making sound investment decisions whilst highlighting the various data products available in the Nigerian marketplace, thereby allowing investors to maximize their wealth creation opportunities. This is a must attend event for all market participants.”
Chief Executive Officer, NSE, Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON said “At the NSE, this effort is underpinned by our ‘next generation’ trading engine, X-Gen, which was built in collaboration with NASDAQ in 2013. X-Gen is not only built to trade a wide range of securities, it is extendable to multiple interfaces for the consumption of market data. It is this system that we rely on daily to deliver approximately 2.5GB worth of data to our various domestic and global market data consumers”.
The workshop also coincides with the 3rd anniversary of X-GEN, a next generation trading platform that has contributed to increasing market access, order flow and market transparency.