FINANCIAL experts and other
stakeholders in the nation’s
capital market will gather on
Saturday in Lagos to discuss
how to make the market
contribute more to the growth
of the economy.
The forum is the annual
workshop of Capital Market
Correspondents Association
of Nigeria (CAMCAN) that is
organised every year as part
of the association’s efforts to
contribute to the development
of the market and economy.
The theme of the programme
is: “Deepening the Nation’s
Capital Market for Economic
Growth.” A highly experienced
investment banker and
President of Association of
Issuing Houses of Nigeria and
Founder/Managing Director,
Dunn Loren Merrifield Group,
Mr. Sonie Ayere is the guest
speaker.
The Managing Director/
CEO FMDQ OTC Securities
Exchange, Mr. Bola Onadele.
Koko will bring the perspective
of how the potential in the debt
capital market can be unlocked
to grow the economy at the
workshop.
Similarly, the Managing
Director/Chief Executive
Officer of Central Securities
Clearing System Plc (CSCS), Mr.
Haruna Jalo-Waziri will, among
other things, highlight how the
clearing house infrastructure
can further enhanced capital
formation for the economy
growth.

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The workshop will be declared
open by the Acting Director
General of the Securities
and Exchange Commission
(SEC),Dr. Abdul Zubair, who
will be special guest of honour,
while Chief Executive Officer
of the Nigerian Stock Exchange
(NSE), Oscar Onyema, will the
guest of honour, will give more
details how the exchange is
postioning itself as the Africa’s
investment window.
Other dignitaries expected
at the forum are: Chairman of
Association of Stockbroking
Houses of Nigeria (ASHON),
Chief Patrick Ezeagu and
President of Chartered
Institutes of Stockbroker (CIS),
Mr. Oluwaseyi.
The workshop which is
CAMCAN’s way of contributing
to the economic development is
being supported by SEC, NSE,
FMDQ OTC, Med-View Airline,
CSCS, Union Bank of Nigeria
Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, United
Bank for Africa Plc, Dangote
Group, Nigerian Breweries Plc,
FCMB Group and Ecobank.
Ayere as the guest speaker is
expected to bring his over 20
years of professional experience
in corporate finance and
structured finance, corporate
banking and asset management
to bear.
Before founding Dunn Loren
Merrifield in 2009, he had
worked at the International
Finance Corporation (IFC, a
subsidiary of the World Bank)
and whilst there, worked on the
development of the Nigerian
bond market. He also worked
with HSBC Bank, NatWest
Bank, The Sumitomo Mitsui
Bank, BMO-Nesbitt Burns (the
investment banking arm of
the Bank of Montreal) where
he was part of the senior team
responsible for setting up a
US$20 billion Fixed Income
Structured Investment Vehicle.
Sonnie Ayere holds an MA
(Hons.) in financial economics
from the University of
Dundee, Scotland from where
he graduated in June 1993.
He is also an alumnus of the
Cass Business School London
where he obtained an MBA in
1996. That same year, Ayere
successfully concluded the
Executive Corporate Finance
Programme at the London
Business School. Sonnie Ayere
holds an Honorary Doctorate
Degree conferred on him by the
European American University
in 2009.

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