Stanbic IBTC Shines at FMDQ OTC Inaugural Gold Awards


 Monday, November 12, 2018 11.00AM / Bukola Akinyele, WebTV


As part of its market development agenda, Nigeria’s leading fixed income securities exchange and debt capital market the FMDQ OTC hosted its inaugural Gold awards ceremony on Friday November 9, 2018 in Lagos. 


This was part of activities to marks its Fifth Year Anniversary, recognising the commitments and invaluable contributions of the various stakeholders in its markets towards growth and development of the market. 


The GOLD Awards, a first in the Nigerian financial markets, was designed to acknowledge and formally recognise the contributions of participants within the FMDQ markets, whose activities have positively and directly impacted the development of the markets thereby making them “GOLD” – Globally Competitive, Operationally Excellent, Liquid and Diverse. 


Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc one of Nigeria's leading banking groups emerged the outstanding winner as it clinched the primary and secondary markets overall champion. 


The banking group subsidiary Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited was the primary market champion, while Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc bagged the secondary market champion award.


It featured 6 categories namely; 

  • Primary Market Awards 
  • Secondary Market Awards 
  • Members’ & Clients’ Choice Awards 
  • Special Recognitions 
  • FMDQ Luminary Awards 
  • FMDQ Leadership Awards


The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Mr Godwin Emefiele received the “FMDQ Game Changer Award”  in recognition of the role of the CBN in spearheading the FMDQ that has delivered evident market and economic development. 


Here are the winners at the Inaugural FMDQ Gold Awards; 


Primary Market Awards 


Largest Bond Issue on FMDQ 

1.       Lafarge Africa Plc- Winner 

2.      United Bank for Africa 

3.      FCMB Financing SPV Plc 


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Largest Sub-National Bond Issue on FMDQ 

1.       Lagos State Government- Winner 

2.      Benue State Government 

3.      Cross River State Government

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Largest Commercial Paper Issue on FMDQ 

1.       Access Bank Plc - Winner 

2.      Sterling Bank Plc 

3.      UACN Property Development Company 


Largest Fund Manager on FMDQ 

1.       Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited - Winner 

1.       Chapel Hill Denham Advisory Limited 

2.      Greenwich Trust Limited


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Most Market-Impacting Issuer on FMDQ 

1.       Federal Republic of Nigeria –Winner 

2.      Chapel Hill Denham Nigeria 

3.      Lagos State Government of Nigeria


FMDQ Registration Members (Listings) 

1.       Chapel Hill Denham Advisory Limited - Winner 

2.      Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited 

3.      United Capital Plc 


FMDQ Registration Members (Quotations) 

1.       Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited - Winner 

2.      Coronation Merchant Bank Limited 

3.      Chapel Hill Denham Advisory Limited 


Debt Capital Markets Solicitors Award 

1.              Banwo & Ighodalo – Winner 

2.             Aluko & Oyebode 

3.             Udo Udoma & Bello Osagie 



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Debt Capital Market Financing for Infrastructure Development 

1.       Lagos State Government of Nigeria - Winner 

2.      Cross River State Government 

3.      Chapel Hill Denham Advisory Limited 


Primary Market Champion(FMDQ Capital Markets Securities Origination) 

1.       Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited - Winner 

2.      Coronation Merchant Bank Limited 

3.      Chapel Hill Denham Advisory Limited 


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Secondary Market Awards 


FMDQ Fixed Income Market Liquidity Provider 

1.              Access Bank Plc – Winner 

2.             Ecobank Nigeria Limited 

3.             Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc 


FMDQ Money Market Liquidity Provider Award 

1.              First Bank of Nigeria Limited - Winner 

2.             Ecobank Nigeria Limited 

3.             United Bank for Africa Plc 

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FMDQ FX Market Liquidity Provider Award 

1.              Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc - Winner 

2.             Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited 

3.             Diamond Bank Plc 


FMDQ OTC FX Futures Bank Award 

1.              Zenith Bank Plc – Winner 

2.             Access Bank Plc 

3.             Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited 


FMDQ Member Compliance Award 

1.              Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc- Winner 

2.             Citibank Nigeria Limited 

3.             Access Bank Plc 


Secondary Market Champion (FMDQ 1st Lustrum Dealing Member Award) 

1.              Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc – Winner 

2.             United Bank for Africa Plc 

3.             Access Bank Plc 


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Members’ & Clients Choice Awards 


Debt Capital Markets Development Catalyst Award 

1.            Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company Plc - Winner 

2.           Mortgage Warehouse Funding Ltd. 


Most Active Foreign Portfolio Investor in the Nigerian Fixed Income and Currency Markets Award 

1.              J.P. Morgan, United Kingdom - Winner

2.             Absa Group Limited, South Africa 

3.             Goldman Sachs Int’l, United Kingdom 


Most Active Corporate in the Foreign Exchange Market Award 

1.              MTN Nigeria Communications Limited - Winner 

2.             Dangote Group 

3.             Olam Group 


Most Active Buy-side Participant in the Fixed Income Market Award 

1.              Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited - Winner 

2.             Arm Pension Managers Limited 

3.             Premium Pension Limited 


Best Brokerage Service Award 

1.            Parthian Partners Limited - Winner 

2.           Krosk Partners Limited 

3.           ICAP African Brokers Limited


Regulator Market Transformation Initiative Award-National Pension Commission 

1.              Micro Pension Plan Guidelines Pension Reform Act 2014 - Winner

2.             The Retirement Savings Account (RSA) Multi-Fund Structure 


Regulator Market Transformation Initiative Award- Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria 

1.         Licencing of FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange & FMDQ Clear Limited - Winner 

2.             Regulatory Framework Expansion 

3.             The Nigerian Capital Market Master Plan (2015-2025) 



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Special Recognitions 

1.              Special Recognition(Media Partner-Print) - BusinessDay 

2.             Special Recognition(Media Partner-Television) - Channels TV 

3.             Special Recognition (Media Partner-Online) - Proshare 

4.             Special Recognition (Technology Partner) – Bloomberg 

5.              Special Recognition (Technology Partner)  - Thomson Reuters 



FMDQ Luminary Awardees 

1.       Mr Fola Adeola, MFR 

2.      Mrs Funke Osibodu 

3.      Mr Jim Ovia, CON 

4.      Mr Atedo Peterside, CON 


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FMDQ Leadership Awards 

FMDQ Game Changer Award - Mr Godwin Emefiele, Governor Central Bank of Nigeria



Since its launch onto the Nigerian financial market landscape, FMDQ has championed innovations and market development initiatives to the market through transparency, integration, regulation and education. 


Its aspiration is to become Africa’s most diversified and integrated financial market infrastructure, driven by innovation, collaborative relationships and technology, is epitomised by the following; 

1.        Provision of an efficient platform for the listing and trading of securities across all product lines- fixed income, foreign exchange, derivatives, funds, Islamic finance, etc., 

2.       World-class Central Clearing House (CCH), with robust risk waterfall supported by settlement guarantee fund, and strong governance & risk frameworks to clear products in the cash, repos and derivatives markets, through its wholly-owned clearing and settlement company, FMDQ Clear Limited (FMDQ Clear) 

3.       Settlement system that ensures finality, certainty and irrevocability of settlement across all products traded and cleared on FMDQ’s platform, through FMDQ Clear. 


FMDQ OTC a budding integrated securities exchange has achieved an annual market turnover of N124 trillion ($560bn) over the last four (4) years.


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