FMDQ Launches a Financial Market Education Initiative – The FMDQ Academy

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FMDQ Launches a Financial Market Education Initiative – The FMDQ Academy. Launched onto the Nigerian financial market landscape exactly three (3) years ago on November 7, 2013, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange (“FMDQ” or “the Exchange”) has continuously strived to upgrade the trajectory of the nation’s financial markets, in line with its strategic mandate to revolutionise and foster development of the markets. As Nigeria’s foremost debt capital and FX securities exchange, FMDQ, through collaboration with its varied stakeholders, continues to innovate to ensure its markets maintain high levels of transparency, governance and integrity, advocating investor protection and supporting its long-term ability to continue to create value for all its stakeholders.

In line with its commitment to strategically lead innovation towards the growth and development of the Nigerian financial markets, FMDQ is pleased to announce the launch of its market education initiative: The FMDQ Academy (“the Academy”). The Academy was established to deliver financial markets education to FMDQ stakeholders in line with FMDQ’s market and product development agenda in the fixed income, currencies and derivatives markets, with the aim of deepening and upgrading the Nigerian financial markets towards global competitiveness.

The Academy is targeted at addressing the observed knowledge and skills gaps in the Nigerian financial markets and ensuring that capacities are aligned with the structural transformations and product innovations that are rapidly being introduced to the markets. In this light, the FMDQ Academy has been positioned to offer e-learning, face-to-face and tailored learning programs to meet the knowledge needs of FMDQ stakeholders across the FMDQ markets. The Academy offers learners an opportunity to choose what to learn, when to learn, as well as the preferred mode of learning, to achieve the desired learning outcomes. FMDQ Academy is also positioned to provide individuals and institutions with impactful learning and skills acquisition opportunities through a unique blend of best-in-class curricula, methodologies, experienced faculty and other tailor-made learning opportunities, to create a rewarding knowledge experience.

Effective today, the Academy is set to commence its e-learning offerings with a robust Learning Management System, offering free course modules in fixed income, foreign exchange and derivatives. Prospective learners are encouraged to visit the Academy website at, create a user profile, register for a course and launch an amazing financial markets learning experience. The e-learning courses will continue to be optimised over time in line with FMDQ’s product and market development agenda.

Refusing to rest on its laurels, FMDQ remains committed to instituting requisite financial market architecture and support systems necessary to facilitate efficiency, market depth, transparency, governance, market oversight, credibility and market liquidity; ultimately promoting a vibrant and sustainable economy. The Nigerian financial markets are evolving rapidly, and becoming increasingly integrated with the global financial markets, thus, FMDQ as a market organiser, driven by its “GOLD” (Global Competitiveness, Operational Excellence, Liquidity and Diversity) Agenda for the markets, is committed to deploying sustainable education initiatives to promote financial market savviness and ensure that the best-in-class skills and competencies are developed to drive innovations and deliver growth and efficiency to businesses, the financial markets and the economy in general. Through this unique initiative, the Exchange will deliver on its mission to empower the financial markets to be innovative and credible, in support of the Nigerian economy.

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