NSE Records Compliance On Return Submission By Dealing Members

Yemisi Izuora
Oscar Onyema D-G NSE
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE ) has recorded a 100 percent compliance rate with the Dealing Member regulatory filings
for the second quarter renditions for the period ended 30 June 2015, which was due on 17 August
2015.

The achievement is as a result of the Exchange’s implementation of its zero tolerance policy for
infractions as all active Dealing Members of The Exchange are expected to submit their returns
within the required timelines.

Commenting on the development, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NSE, Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, said, “the achievement
is a reflection of the Exchange’s collaborative approach to regulation, with a strong emphasis on relationship management within an ethical problem solving prism.

We believe that this approach is key to developing a strong and sustainable capital market”.

While also commending the Dealing Members for the achievement Mr. Onyema stated that “this milestone is underpinned by Dealing Members buy-in to the Exchange’s vision to be the foremost securities
exchange in Africa driven by regulation, efficiency, liquidity and innovation.

The Exchange is keenly aware of the burden of regulation on the Dealing Member community and therefore they deserve the kudos of their high sense of compliance despite the challenging times”.

He further said “this landmark achievement serves to remind us, not only that we have come a long way in our journey to transform the Nigerian capital market but also that our great hopes and aspirations for this market are not a pipe dream no matter how daunting the challenges ahead of us.”

The NSE being a self-regulatory organization maintains a body of rules to regulate the admission
and supervision of its Dealing Members to enforce compliance with financial and operational requirements and the continuous monitoring and surveillance of their trade operations.

All Dealing Members of The Exchange are bound by The NSE’s Rules and Regulations Governing Dealing Members which provide the framework for a fair and orderly market. Dealing Members
and their Authorized Dealing Clerks trading on the floor of The Exchange are required to fulfill certain obligations prescribed in the Rules and Regulations Governing Dealing Members and other rules and regulations governing the capital market.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange’s bold steps towards creating a fair and orderly market has received
local and international recognition. The NSE was recently named African Regulator of the year,
2015 by the African Leadership Magazine UK and also  received the 2015 Award for Promoting Best Practice Reporting and Corporate Disclosure from the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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