Why FirstBank is hosting financial markets dealers, IMF this September

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First Bank of Nigeria Ltd (FirstBank) will this September host the quarterly meeting of the Financial Markets Dealers Association (FMDA) in Lagos.

The quarterly meeting, according to a statement by the bank, is an avenue for stakeholders to share knowledge on matters arising in the treasury market practice.

Acting executive secretary Mary Gbegbaje said, “The FMDA quarterly meeting serves as a platform for in-depth knowledge sharing, dissemination of information and fostering of business relationships of members in treasury market practice which consists of treasurers, analysts and other market players from insurance, pension funds, government and regulatory bodies in Nigeria.”

Delegates from all banks and invited guests and customers will also participate at the event.

IMF resident representative for Nigeria, Ari Aisen, will deliver the keynote address at the event which is themed ‘Nigeria macroeconomic developments and outlook: IMF view’.

According to FirstBank’s executive director, treasury, financial institutions and International Banking, Ini Ebong, “At FirstBank, we are delighted to host the 2022 quarterly meeting of the Financial Markets Dealers Association of Nigeria, a platform we consider pivotal to the continued growth of the financial market in the country.

“We are excited with the successes so far achieved by our noble association, FMDA, as with the right regulatory and risk management framework, we have been able to impact and promote fairness in the activities of members, while providing the enabling environment to promote business performance and positively impact the national economy.

“With the knowledge and insights shared in the course of the quarterly meeting, we would further deepen our resolve towards the unrelenting role we play in the economy.”