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ficer (CEO) of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr Oscar Onyema, said that the newly launched broker oversight and supervision system (X-Boss) will improve transparency and drive operational excellence in the capital market.
The exchange CEO said that the system which is the first of its kind in the West African capital market will redefine the compliance and regulation experience between the capital market and its dealing members.
Onyema according to the information made available on NSE website said new system would automate the regulatory and oversight function of the Exchange over its dealing members, adding that it will ultimately enhance the regulatory experience.
X-Boss he said would enable the electronic dissemination of dealing members’ information in a structured and sustainable manner, adding that the new system will reduce the burden and inconvenience of a manual system.
Exchange’s boss noted that the launched system is a major step towards attaining the capital markets’s vision of becoming the leading Stock Exchange in Africa “driven by regulation, efficiency, liquidity and innovation,” adding that it also demonstrates the markets ambitions and commitment to implement global best practices to increase efficiency.
The General Counsel and Head of Regulation at NSE Ms Tinuade Awa said the system is a 21st century technology which is robust and has comprehensive regulation.
Awa said that these components are essential elements of a thriving capital market, adding that the system will among other functions, ensure that Dealing Members are abreast of their regulatory obligations at all times.
In his contribution, the Head of the Broker Dealer Regulation Department Mr. Olufemi Shobvanjo commended the Exchange for X-Boss system, saying that it has ushered in a new dawn on the regulatory programme of the Nigerian capital market.
Shobanjo said that with the implementation of X-Boss, the Exchange has continued to set the pace in ensuring that our capital market is aligned with global best practice, adding that the system is also providing leadership in promoting and integrating sustainability by automating processes that hitherto were paper-based.
Meanwhile, African Leadership Magazine UK recently named NSF 2015 African Regulator of the year. This was due to its steps increasing a fair and orderly capital market.
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