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With the mandate to continuously build capacity and deepen the concept of Green Bonds in the Nigerian DCM, FMDQ Securities Exchange PLC (“FMDQ”), Climate Bonds Initiative (“CBI”) and Financial Sector Deepening  Africa (“FSD Africa”) organised a Green Bond Masterclass for Capital Market Intermediaries at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

The session was targeted at capital market intermediaries with the aim of educating participants on their strategic roles in the development of a vibrant local non-sovereign Green Bond Market. The Masterclass also created a platform to discuss Green Bonds verification and certification process given that capital markets intermediaries are agents of issuers in the debt capital markets (“DCM”).

The session was attended by forty-six (46) persons consisting representatives from credit rating agencies, issuing houses, trustees, capital markets solicitors, professional audit firms, etc. Some of the participating institutions were as follows: FCMB Capital Markets Limited, Union Capital Markets Limited, Augusto & Co. Limited, UBA Global Investor Services, Pentagon Partners Legal Partners, Greenwich Trust, Financial Data House Limited (FDHL) Group, Lead Asset Management Limited, Standard Chartered Nigeria, Olaniwun Ajayi Legal Partners, Renaissance Capital , Contec Global Limited, Stanbic IBTC PLC, Chris Ogunbanjo Legal Partners, ABSA Nigeria, AELEX, Quantum Zenith Capital, Streamsowers & Kohn Law Firm, Nova Merchant Bank Limited, Shunaam Solicitors, Hermon Barristers & Solicitors,  George Etomi & Partners, KPMG Nigeria, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, NASD PLC, United Capital PLC, Vetiva Capital Management Limited, ALM Consulting