AS part of its prime activities of taking investor education to the grassroots, the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, CIS played host recently to the finance students of University of Lagos.
The students who were led by their course adviser, Professor Rufus Olowe interacted with the top officials of the CIS on many aspects of the capital market. They were exposed to the operations of the institute and the need for professionalism.
The One-Day interactive session covered areas such as the concept of the capital market and stock market, regulators, operators and investors in the market, financial instruments, reward and risk elements in investment, elementary risk aversion measures and how the government at various tiers, companies and individuals can utilize the market optimally.
Addressing the students, the institute’s Head, Corporate Services, Mr. Vincent Adubor explained the processes involved in becoming a stockbroker, roles of the CIS and the global recognition accorded the institute’s certification and its membership of many professional associations.
The institute’s Registrar and Chief Executive, Mr. Adedeji Ajadi advised the students to take advantage of the visit to make career in the financial market. Ajayi explained that the students’ finance background would position them to become market players.
Professor Olowe expressed gratitude to the management of the institute for hosting the students and providing a platform for discussing issues that can advance their careers in the financial market. The institute has embarked on membership drive through series of unique activities. Apart from the youths, there are programmes designed for churches, mosques, market women and professionals to take advantage of opportunities in the capital market.

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