By Chinwendu Obienyi
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX)’s guidelines on Trade Execution via the exchange’s On-Manual Negotiated Deal Window for fixed income (FI) securities.
The FI market provides access to both retail and institutional investors to trade fixed income securities listed by the Federal Government of Nigeria, the States, Corporates, and Supranational issuers on the exchange.
According to the NGX, ‘It adopts an integrated straight-through trading and settlement process using best in class market infrastructure without trade failures known as NGX On-Manual negotiated deal.’’
These guidelines on trade execution via NGX On-Manual Negotiated Deal Window for Fixed Income Securities (Guidelines) provide guidance to approved trading license holders for the use of the Neg- Deal Window to execute their trades on bilateral pre-agreed terms; and shall be read in conjunction with the Rules of the Exchange and such other Rules or Guidelines as the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), NGX and other relevant regulatory authorities may introduce to regulate the fixed income securities market from time to time.
The On-Manual Negotiated Deal Window is a trading channel available to execute negotiated fixed income deals during The Exchange’s trading hours.
The Negotiated Deal Window complements order executions via the Central Order Book and shall be used only for permissible volume of fixed income securities on bilateral pre-agreed terms. Trades executed via the Neg-Deal Window will be recognized for price-setting purposes and will reflect in the exchange’s trading statistics.