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NSE Moves to Deepen Market Liquidity, Appoints New Product Advisory Committees



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Nigerian Stock Exchange Appoints New Product Advisory Committees to Deepen Market Liquidity

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) said it had appointed new Product Advisory Committees (Committees) across Equities, Fixed Income, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Derivatives product lines.

In a statement released on its website, the Exchange said the committees comprise of top professionals with expertise, experience and footprint in local and global financial markets.

It said they would provide support and advise the Exchange on emerging trends in the areas of product development and market structure.

Also, they would be tasked with the responsibility of recommending strategic initiatives that would boost market liquidity, deepen and develop the nation’s capital market.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, the Chief Executive Officer, NSE, said “The Exchange is resolute in its ambition to become Africa’s preferred multi-asset securities exchange. We have, therefore, constituted these Product Advisory Committees to leverage the vast experience, diverse viewpoints and extensive networks of financial market technocrats to further strengthen and deepen our market. We are confident that the Committees will discharge their duties excellently to help us meet the needs of both local and international stakeholders while making The Exchange globally competitive.

The new members that will serve a two-year term are as follows:

Advisory Members for ​​​​Fixed Income Are: Mrs. Hajara Adeola – MD/CEO, Lotus Capital Limited (Chairperson); Ms. Patience Oniha – DG, Debt Management Office; Mrs. Titi Ogungbesan – Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Limited; Mr. Oluseye Olusoga – MD, Parthian Partners Limited; Mrs. Nkoli Edoka – MD/CEO, Cowry Securities Limited; Ms. Esohe Denise Odaro – Head of Investor Relations, International Finance Corporation (IFC); Mrs. Iyobosa Sorae – Group Head, Securities Dealing, Coronation Merchant Bank; and Mr. Akin Adigun – Senior Investment Officer, African Development Bank (AfDB).

Equities: Mr. Wale Agbeyangi – MD, Cordros Capital Limited (Chairperson); Dr. Farouk Aminu – Head, Investment Supervision, National Pension Commission (PENCOM); Mr. Dave Uduanu, CFA – CEO, Sigma Pensions; Mr. Akeem Oyewale – CEO, Stanbic Nominees; Mrs. Lilian Olubi – MD, EFG Hermes Nigeria Limited; Mr. Roy Zimmerhansl – Practice Lead, Pierpoint Financial Consulting; Mr. Ziv Okun – Head of African Sales, Investec; Mr. Thomas Brown – CEO, J. Streicher & Co. L.L.C; and Mrs. Odiri Oginni, CFA – MD, United Capital Asset Managers Limited.

ETFs: Mr. Cliff Weber – CEO, Financial Products Consulting Group (Chairperson); Mr. Effiok E. Effiok – Head, Investment Management, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC); Ms. Debbie Fuhr – Partner, ETFGI, Mr. John Adu – Head Business Development, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), JP Morgan Asset Management; Mr. Damilola Ajayi – Managing Director, Vetiva Fund Managers Limited; Ms. Helena Conradie, CFA – CEO, Satrix; Mr. Shuaib Audu – Executive Director, Stanbic Asset Management Limited; Ms. Nerina Visser – Director & Co-owner, etfSA Portfolio Management Company, South Africa; Mr. Akikunmi Majaro – MD, Absa Securities Nigeria Limited; and Mr. Deji Tunde-Anjous – MD, AXAMansard Investments.

Derivatives: Mr. Charlie Rubin – Derivatives Consultant, United States of America (USA) (Chairperson); Mr. Michael Okon – Head of Structuring, West Africa, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB); Mrs. Laura Fisayo-Kolawole – Senior Vice President, FBNQuest Asset Management; Mr. Temi Popoola – CEO, Renaissance Capital; Dr. Peter M. Werner – Senior Council, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), United Kingdom; and Mr. Yemi Akisanya – Head of Diversity & Inclusion, OCC, USA.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange commended outgoing members of the Committees whose tenure has now come to an end, and look forward to working with the new members.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Insider Dealing: Flour Mills MD Invest N91.642 Million in Flour Mills



flour mills posts 184% increase in PAT

Following the purchase of 1.95 million shares in Flour Mills of Nigeria a few days ago, the Group Managing Director, Paul Miyonmide Gbededo, has purchased another 1.34 million shares at N27.75k per share.

The company stated in a disclosure form released through the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Mr. Gbededo bought an additional 1,336,028 shares valued at N37,074,777 on November 19, 2020 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos. Meaning, Gbededo invested an additional N37,074,777 into Flour Mills in what could be said as a show of confidence in the company’s future.

This brings the Managing Director’s total purchase in November to 3,284,867 shares at a combined value of N91,642,269. See the details below.

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Insider Dealing: Fidelity Bank’s GM Purchases 1 Million Shares in the Bank



Fidelity Bank

The General Manager and Regional Bank Head, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Kenneth Opara, has purchased 1 million shares of Fidelity Bank Plc.

The bank stated in a disclosure statement forwarded to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday.

Opara carried out the purchase in two different transactions on November 25, 2020 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange trading flour in Lagos, Nigeria.

The General Manager bought 6,000 shares at N2.78 per unit and another 994,000 at N2.79 per share. Bringing total purchase to 1 million shares at an average share price of N2.78. See the details below.

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Bank Stocks Top Charts Amid Strong Third Quarter Performance



Zenith Bank

Bank stocks top both gainers’ and top traded stocks’ charts on Tuesday as investors at the Nigerian Stock Exchange continues to increase their holdings of banks’ stocks amid strong third-quarter financial results.

Zenith Bank led the most traded stocks for a second consecutive day on Tuesday following a declaration of  N509 billion gross earnings and N177 billion profit after tax in the first nine months of the year.

Investors traded 71,933,841 shares of Zenith Bank valued at N1,730,151,404.20 during the trading hours of Tuesday.

Transcorp, the only non-bank stock on the top five trades, followed Zenith Bank with 37,172,526 shares worth N32,853,263.27.

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Access Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA) exchanged 30,003,182 units, 29,549,235 units and 29,332,033 units estimated at N1,022,126,997.60, N243,311,726.70 and N236,303,261.20, respectively.

Investors exchanged a total of 365.414 million shares valued at N4.692 billion in 6,325 deals on Tuesday to return the bourse to the green zone after two days of consecutive declines.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation rose by N114 billion from N17.829 trillion it closed on Monday to N17.943 trillion on Tuesday. While the NSE All-Share Index gained 220.82 index points or 0.06 percent to 34,349.56 index points it settled on Tuesday, up from 34,119.74 index points on Monday.

Stanbic IBTC Bank led gainers with N2.8 or 7.08 percent gain to finish the day at N42.35 per share. See the details below.

Top Trades 

Symbols Volume Value
ZENITHBANK 71,933,841 N1,730,151,404.20
TRANSCORP 37,172,526 N32,853,263.27
GUARANTY 30,003,182 N1,022,126,997.60
ACCESS 29,549,235 N243,311,726.70
UBA 29,332,033 N236,303,261.20

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
STANBIC N39.55 N42.35 2.8 7.08%
UBA N7.7 N8.2 0.5 6.49%
ACCESS N7.9 N8.35 0.45 5.70%
FBNH N6.7 N7.15 0.45 6.72%
UBN N5.5 N5.9 0.4 7.27%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
JBERGER N19 N17.3 -1.7 -8.95%
FIDSON N5.4 N4.87 -0.53 -9.81%
GUINNESS N18 N17.5 -0.5 -2.78%
ETERNA N4.61 N4.15 -0.46 -9.98%
UACN N7.95 N7.65 -0.3 -3.77%

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