The FMDQ launches Q-Estimator to facilitate investment decisions

FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited has recently added a new offering to its innovation universe with the launch of an automated hedging calculator – “Q-Estimator”, to provide market participants with a tool that facilitates investment decision-making. strategic and informed investment in the Nigerian financial markets, especially the derivatives market.

The Q-Estimator offers market participants the ability to estimate the total cost to be incurred at the point of purchase of derivative contracts on the exchange.

With the launch of this innovation, FMDQ Exchange continued to play a pivotal role in the development of the derivatives market in Nigeria by positioning itself for the activation of innovative market offerings.

Derivatives are primarily risk management instruments used to hedge the financial risks associated with unexpected and undesirable fluctuations in the rates or prices of an underlying asset. In the global financial system, hedging products are market enablers, allowing businesses and investors around the world to invest freely, hedge their risks effectively and consistently contribute to economic growth.

The Q-Estimator, the first of its kind, aids in simulation trading, in which market participants simulate positions in the market to estimate profit or loss at a predetermined expiration date. The introduction of Q-Estimator will benefit all existing and potential clients of the FMDQ’s exchange-traded derivatives market, which include, but are not limited to, banks, fund/asset managers, insurers, companies, foreign investors and individuals.

The launch of the Q-Estimator builds on the strong capacity development programs that FMDQ Exchange continues to host, preparing potential investors for the launch of its Exchange Traded Derivatives products.

Since the activation of the FMDQ Derivatives Market Development Project (the “Project”) in 2018, FMDQ Exchange, through the FMDQ Academy franchise (the “Academy”), has organized a series of tailor-made training sessions, benefiting over 2,600 participants, including financial market regulators. , financial institutions, relevant market associations, companies, media practitioners, etc. These trainings are specially designed to cater to the diverse interests represented in the derivatives market and provide a holistic understanding of the market ahead of the imminent launch of the FMDQ Exchange-Traded Derivatives Market (ETD). The Exchange will continue to focus its efforts on facilitating the development of a thriving derivatives market, working diligently to deliver innovative and essential market development initiatives, with the support of its stakeholders.

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