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FBN Capital hosts 5th Annual Investor Conference

By on October 22, 2015

FBN Capital Limited, the Investment Banking and AssetManagement subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc, has concluded arrangements to host key stakeholders at the 5th edition of its annual investor conference.

The conference would take place on 27th of October 2015 in Lagos. The theme of this year’s event is: “Reinventing the Nigerian Economy: Beyond the Rhetoric.”
A statement yesterday explained that the event would feature a number of leading economists and business personalities, including former economic advisor to the British government and creator of the Baseline Profitability Index (a global tool for assessing the attractiveness of investing in markets around the world),Daniel Altman; and a proven strategic advisor to numerous global Fortune 500 companies on entry and operations in emerging and frontier markets,Jonathan Berman.

Also headlining the event will be the CEO, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr. Bismarck Rewane; CEO, Economic Associates, Dr. Ayo Teriba,  and Ms. Barbara Barungi, Lead Economist, African Development Bank.

According to the Managing Director of FBN Capital, Mr.Kayode Akinkugbe, “over the last four years, we have examined key aspects of Nigeria’s economic development and our attempt to transition to a regional economic power house. This year, we will consider how Nigeria can truly re-invent itself and capitalize on the momentum of its current political transformation.”

He further stressed that the conference would take a deep-dive into the Nigerian economy to examine how the new administration can respond to the fiscal challenges of the nation, the key reforms that have to be tackled drawing from the successes of similar frontier and emerging countries, and the reality of the Nigerian growth opportunity within the context of the current operating environment. An evaluation of the central bank’s monetary policies and their effectiveness in a weaker global macro environment will also be explored, as well as the new roles the private and public sectors can play in providing financing solutions for growth.