ABUJA, Nigeria, April 19, 2016/ — INTL FCStone Inc. (NASDAQ:INTL) (https://www.INTLFCStone.com), a leader in the development of specialized financial services in commodities, securities, global payments, foreign exchange and other markets, today announced that Mr. Mounir Gwazo, Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria will deliver the keynote address at the Commodity Trading and Risk Management Seminar on April 19-20, 2016 at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, Nigeria. The seminar is being run by its London-based subsidiary, INTL FCStone Ltd, in partnership with AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX).
Nigeria is richly endowed with agricultural resources that have been underexploited. Fifty years ago it was the world’s leading exporter of palm oil and peanuts, and it has the potential both to recover these markets and to become a major producer of other products that could either be exported or consumed locally to cut food import costs. To realize the potential of its agricultural resources, Nigeria needs modern and efficient markets in which processors and exporters can access produce and smallholder producers can access fair prices and secure loan finance so they can invest and modernise production.
INTL FCStone and AFEX are bringing together a team of leading practitioners in the world’s major commodity markets and capacity-building specialists with experience in African financial markets to run a unique seminar focusing on building skills in commodity trading and hedging and risk management. “The focus and interest in developing Nigeria’s agriculture sector has never been higher so now is the right time to run this seminar and support everyone in trying to build a modern and efficient market for agricultural produce” states Stuart Ponder, INTL FCStone’s Senior Vice President for Africa.
The participants in the seminar will gain insight into how a structured commodity market works and how a commodity exchange can support the development and progress of Nigeria’s agriculture and non-oil export sectors.
For enquiries regarding the seminar, please contact AgroNigeria +234 809 778 2665, +234 803 332 1575, or by email email@example.com.
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AFEX’s vision is to create lasting institutions that will capitalize on Africa’s agricultural potential, support African farmers, achieve food security, provide energy security, and improve Africa’s overall global trade competitiveness. AFEX’s goal is to establish or transform commodity and securities exchanges in sub-Saharan Africa in support of capital market development.
About INTL FCStone Inc.
INTL FCStone Inc. (https://www.INTLFCStone.com), including its subsidiaries, is a leader in the development of specialized financial services in commodities, securities, global payments, foreign exchange and other markets. Its revenues are derived primarily from financial products and advisory services that fulfill clients’ needs and provide bottom-line benefits to their businesses. INTL creates added value for clients by providing access to global financial markets using industry and financial expertise, deep partner and network relationships, insight and guidance, and integrity and transparency. INTL’s client-first approach engenders trust, and has enabled INTL to establish leadership positions in a number of complex fields in financial markets around the world. INTL FCStone Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc., is authorized & Regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
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