Regulators

Securities and Exchange Commission

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria is the apex regulatory institution of the Nigerian capital market supervised by the Federal Ministry of Finance. The Commission has evolved over time having started with the establishment of the Capital Issues Committee in 1962 by the government as an essential arm of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange

The Nigerian Stock Exchange services the largest economy in Africa and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets. The NSE, a registered company limited by guarantee, was founded in 1960 and it is licensed under the Investments and Securities Act (ISA) and is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria.

National Pension Commission

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) was established by the Pension Reform Act (PRA) 2014 and later PRA 2014 to ensure effective administration of the Nigerian Pension Industry. It has been empowered by the PRA 2014 to superintend on all pension matters in Nigeria including supervision and regulation of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) and the old Defined Benefits (DB) Scheme as well as the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD).

Debt Management Office

The DMO was established on 4th October, 2000 to centrally coordinate the management of Nigeria’s debt, which was hitherto being done by a myriad of establishments in an uncoordinated fashion. This diffused debt management strategy led to inefficiencies. For instance, in the FMF alone, four different departments have functions for the management of external debt in the following format:

Central Bank of Nigeria

The mandate of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is derived from the 1958 Act of Parliament, as amended in 1991, 1993,1997,1998,1999 and 2007. The CBN Act of 2007 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria charges the Bank with the overall control and administration of the monetary and financial sector policies of the Federal Government.

National Insurance Commission

The National Insurance Commission is a statutory agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria established by the law to regulate and supervise the Nigerian Insurance Sector. The Commission derives its regulatory powers from the National Insurance Commission Act 1997 and the Insurance Act 2003.

NASD Plc

NASD PLC is the promoter of a Trading Network that eases secondary market trading of all securities of unquoted public companies primarily in Nigeria but with a focus on the West African region. Our intention is to stimulate growth by easing the capital raising process. We bring together all stakeholders in capital flows to a common environment where interactions are safe, efficient, transparent and appropriately priced.

FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange

FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange ("FMDQ") is an organisation with the strategic intent of bringing about revolutionary changes and fostering the development of the Nigerian over-the-counter (OTC) financial markets. It is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered OTC securities exchange and self-regulatory organisation.