Africa's First Vertically Integrated Financial Market Infrastructure Group

We collaborate to empower markets for economic progress towards delivering prosperity.


FMDQ Group PLC (“FMDQ Group”), has evolved over the years from an OTC Market to a full-fledged Securities Exchange, to a budding financial market infrastructure (FMI) Group, now structured as a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-registered Capital Market Holding Company, warehousing five (5) wholly owned subsidiaries, including FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited (Nigeria’s Largest Exchange by Market Turnover – with an annual average of c. ₦177.49 trillion over the last ten (10) years), FMDQ Clear Limited (Nigeria’s Foremost Central Counterparty – with c. $67 billion derivatives contracts cleared), FMDQ Depository Limited (Nigeria’s Integrated Securities Depository), FMDQ Private Markets Limited (Nigeria’s Private Capital Information Repository) and iQx Consult Limited (an Information Technology Services Company).

Market Organiser
  • Integrating issuers, sell-side, buy-side, retail investors and all end-users
  • Promoting transparency, liquidity, market efficiency and market conduct
  • Minimising credit and operational risks
  • Facilitating market education
Adviser to Government & Regulators
  • Championing innovative measures and frameworks to enhance government revenue, access to capital and financial markets
  • Advocating global best practices
Catalyst for Infrastructure Capital
  • Promoting innovative private sector-led solutions to the nation’s housing challenge
  • Projecting the debt capital market as the key source of finance for infrastructure development
Financial Markets Diplomat
  • Promoting Nigeria as the investment destination in Africa
  • Disseminating unbiased financial markets information
In delivering on its transformation agenda for the Nigerian financial markets, FMDQ Group continues to play key strategic roles in the markets, guided by its five (5) sustainability pillars, encouraging sustainable economic growth and development, towards delivering prosperity for Nigeria, Nigerians, and other market participants.

Primary Market

FMDQ facilitates capital formation by creating innovative capital-raising opportunities/channels for issuers, while delivering efficient, client-friendly, cost-effective and transparent securities admission processes.



We provide bespoke integrated trading venues and systems that facilitate enhanced price formation, transparency, trading efficiency and liquidity for market participants.


Post Trade

We offer a vertically integrated solution in all our markets, providing clearing, clearing risk management, collateral management, asset servicing, settlement processing and reporting services for on-exchange and certain over-the-counter transactions.

Data and Information

We provide a broad range of real-time, delayed, and historical market data feeds through our innovative and efficient knowledge centre, FMDQ e-Markets. FMDQ recognises that data drives decisions; and therefore, offer data services by aggregating trade, clearing and depository transactions for the Nigerian fixed income, currency, and derivatives markets.

0 trillion
Average Annual Market Turnover
0 Members
Across the Nigerian Financial Markets
Listed/Quoted/Noted Corporate Debt Securities
valued at ₦8.16trn trillion
Listed/Quoted Federal Government of Nigeria Debt Securities
valued at ₦170.73 trillion
$ 0 billion
Cleared USD/NGN NDFs Traded
0 billion
FGN Bond Futures Traded
$ 0 million
Exchange-Traded FX Futures Traded

Figures as @ March 31, 2024

With a strategic mandate to transform the Nigerian financial markets, FMDQ Group has championed the introduction of several initiatives to the Nigerian financial markets through a range of business services in fulfilment of its market development, organiser and governance mandates, whilst addressing the needs and adding value to its diverse stakeholder groups.
Corporate Responsibility
As a socially responsible organisation, FMDQ remains involved and committed to supporting the well-being of its stakeholders, through its sustainability and corporate responsibility agenda.
A learning and development initiative aimed at promoting financial market awareness and literacy among students across all levels (primary, secondary, tertiary), as well as fresh graduates in Nigeria.
FMDQ-OXFO Partnership
With innovative technology and strategic partnerships we create a new value network and redefine the cost structure for homeownership so that more people
FMDQ Sustainability Agenda
FMDQ, through its activities, aims to achieve sustainability in the areas it actively operates and impacts, as such, its Sustainability Strategy is guided by five (5) main Sustainability Pillars…