The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has finally crossed a major hurdle in its demutualization processes as President Muhammadu Buhari has. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE or The Exchange) is pleased to announce that its members have approved the demutualisation scheme of the Exchange. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE or The Exchange) is pleased to announce that its members have approved the demutualisation.

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Some Things Money Can’t Buy. Local institutional investors such as pension funds and mutual funds are less active in the equities.

NSE Demutualisation Crosses Major Hurdle As Buhari Signs Bill

Demutualising an exchange therefore transforms it from being owned by members or brokers, to one with a different governance structure where members of the public can buy shares.

It is therefore the case that a demutualised exchange, apart from providing the benefit of increased liquidity, raises the possibility of the NSE being owned by foreign investors.

However, it does not allow for the conversion of companies limited by guarantee e. A demutualised exchange may take the form of a public company listed on its own exchange like the Australian Stock Exchange or remain private like the Toronto Stock Exchange.

They also ratified the engagement of financial advisers, legal advisers, tax advisers and any demutualksation adviser that may be required for the demutualisation of the Exchange.

Cementing demutuaalisation point on corporate governance, in a Keynote Address concerning Nigerian capital markets, Arunma Oteh, former Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, reiterated the integral role of corporate governance standards in fostering investor confidence.

The first stock exchange to break away from the norm was the Stockholm Stock Exchange in The demutualization of the Exchange will bring the Nigerian capital market on a par with other international jurisdictions, result in enhanced governance, stcok and visibility whilst attracting strategic partners, investors and good quality issuers.


Investor confidence reforms naturally attract foreign investors.

The issues addressed here are not regarding the benefits of demutualisation, as research has shown that in comparison with mutual exchanges, demutualised and publicly listed exchanges certainly operate more efficiently when it comes to size, liquidity and financial performance.

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NSE Demutualisation Crosses Major Hurdle As Buhari Signs Bill

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Demutualisation segregates ownership and management from the trading rights of the members of an exchange. CAN advises el-Rufai to stop chasing shadows over threat to arrest Enenche.

The NSE effectively becomes part regulator and part profit making company. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. NSE restructures ahead of demutualisation plans 9.

He highlighted the benefits of a demutualized exchange to include: Other type of directors, with expertise in IT systems, product information etc, are brought in to make the exchange more competitive in its strategic outlook.

However, due to differences in the long title of the Bill, a conference committee was constituted by both chambers, the report of the committee was approved on May 30, by the National Assembly. With this, I believe Nigerian investors will subscribe to it and it will deepen our capitalisation and the entire market.

State and Local Govts. Demutualisation leads to lesser influence of trading members of the NSE on corporate decisions, as their board representation diminishes.

Uche Uwaleke, Head of Banking and Finance Department, Nasarawa State University Keffi, told newsmen that the performance of the market was dismal and eroded the growth recorded in January. These are historic times indeed. This is the Companies and Allied Matters Act The SEC has also been proactive in approving new listing rules that tackle the peculiar concerns of companies cheaper listings being part of a demutualised exchange. As a demutualised entity that is profit-seeking, the NSE will be in a better stead to capitalise on new income opportunities, free from any limitations arising from conflicting member interests and existing laws and more importantly, be able to better support the economic growth of Nigeria.


The Police Force Headquarters has denied the report in some media that of its personnel absconded Similarly, they pointed out that with demutualisation, corporate governance would be well structured and investors would have more confidence to stake their fund in the market.

The African Party – Exchante Australia invited? This is the impact of demutualisation on corporate governance — It allows for a more dynamic board that is also investor-controlled. It looks like your browser does not have JavaScript enabled.

Regrettably, despite being the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria Stock Exchange established 58 years ago, is yet to demutualize.

NSE demutualisation process reaches final stage

Why a return to demutualisation would be a great relief. Technological advancement in the financial world over the last two decades, has significantly increased competition among stock exchanges globally and this competition has pressured many exchanges to adopt business models, which have greatly improved their efficiencies and effectiveness. Put in another way, it is the changing from a not-for-profit organisation to a limited liability company where members of the mutual organisation become shareholders and ownership and management are separated.

The report that both chambers of the National Assembly have passed the enabling bills to demutualise the Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE into law brought succour to investors and the entire market community. The bill is currently awaiting assent by President Muhammadu Buhari. The motion was unanimously adopted by members present with a show of hand.

The SSE therefore became the first stock exchange to demutualise and ever since demutualisation has become the model for Exchanges such that over 80 per cent of members of the World Federation of Exchanges WFE are demutualised Exchanges.