Friday, October 08,
2021 / 06:00PM / DataPro / Header Image Credit: DataPro
DataPro in conjunction with the Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria (AIHN) is set to host a Live Webinar to bring to the fore the important role Credit Rating Agencies play in Economic Recovery efforts as we all embrace the New Normal post Covid interventionist policies of the Government.
The Webinar which will hold on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 03:00PM WAT will focus on the theme "Post-Covid Economic Recovery: Credit Rating Imperatives for Issuers & Investors"
Click HERE to Register for the Webinar
The DataPro & AIHN Webinar which will have Mr. Bola Onadele, CEO, FMDQ Group as its Keynote Speaker will be an avenue to enlighten key stakeholders in the capital market about new and emerging trends, patterns, risks and opportunities within the Credit Rating Industry, while espousing the potentials of Credit Rating Agency in developing the capacity of MSMEs in fulfilling their role in economic development.
It will also be a means to showcase DataPro's FinTech Rating Solutions, "New Look" Rating Report and Rating Guide Platform.
Expected participants include Capital Market Operators, Investors, Mutual Fund Operators, Pension Funds Operators, Banks - DMB, Merchants, MFBs, Mortgage, Development Banks, Credit Guarantee Agencies, Insurance Companies, Private Equity Firms, Regulators, and MSMEs.
DataPro was licensed as a Credit Rating Agency (CRA) in Nigeria in 2004 by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Having operated as a Business Information Company and a pioneer in Compliance Consulting since the inception of the company in 1995, becoming a Credit Rating Agency about a decade later was a natural progression for us. The Business Model adopted by DataPro when it was established in 1995 was essentially made possible by the Dun & Bradstreet franchise secured at inception.
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) historically is credited to be one of the pioneers of the Credit Rating Business in the world as far back as 1859 when one of its founders Mr. Robert Dun published the First Rating Guide in the US, while his partner Mr. John Bradstreet established a Credit Rating Agency.
Our affiliation with Dun & Bradstreet for more than 10years between 1995 and 2006 therefore provided us with the needed knowledge, skills and understanding of how Credit Rating works. Even though we operate today as a multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional group involved in Credit Rating, Compliance Solutions, Data Protection and Business Information Service, our services and products benefit from the expertise across board. And that is part of what makes us unique.
At DataPro we have fully embraced these technological changes. We are known in the market for Transparency and Speed all thanks to our digital solutions and technological base. We have transforming into the first FinTech Credit Rating Agency in Nigeria with fully automated services using Algorithms, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. This will enable us deliver excellent services to all critical sectors and players all over the world interested in the Nigerian market.
The Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria (AIHN) is a self-regulatory body for Investment Banks registered by Issuing Houses operations by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) to perform issuing Houses functions. AIHN is the Trade Group within SEC of Bank and Non-Bank owned Investment firms.