Who We Are
FMDQ Clear Limited (FMDQ Clear) is Nigeria’s premier Central Counterparty (CCP). Registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria, FMDQ Clear provides post-trade services to enhance the integrity of and eliminate the inherent counterparty risks in financial market transactions, whilst facilitating settlement finality, towards delivering capital and cost efficiencies, and de-risking the Nigerian financial markets.
Following the approval received by the SEC to perform the functions of a central counterparty, FMDQ Clear plays a key role in the Nigerian financial market by novating derivatives products traded on FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited.
The structure, activities and operations of FMDQ Clear are aligned to meet global best practices and guidelines issued by standards setting bodies such as the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). This will help build an effective risk governance structure as well as promote efficient clearing operation processes which will in turn boost market confidence and maintain the integrity of the Nigerian financial markets.