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Tosin is an EMBA alumnus of the prestigious INSEAD Business School. He is an accounting graduate and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN).
He spent a significant part of the early stage of his professional career largely with Kakawa Discount House where he rose to the role of the Chief Dealer before his engagement with Zenith Capital in 2007.
In 2010, having successfully created and led the fixed income trading desk in Zenith Capital and Zenith Bank, Tosin joined UBA Plc as an Assistant General Manager, head of group trading, charged with the responsibilities of overseeing the various treasury trading teams of the bank.
Prior to setting up Comercio Partners, Tosin was the Head of Trading at Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria (Investment Banking Arm of FirstRand Bank of South Africa) where he was charged with the responsibility of setting up the trading and sales desks and broadly pivotal to building the global market business of RMB in Nigeria. He was also engaged in FirstRand’s strategic expansion across Africa.
As the former Deputy Chairman of the Derivatives Workgroup at the Financial Markets Dealers Association (FMDA) and a member of Investors, Issuers & Intermediaries Engagement/ Education Sub-Committee of the FMDQ OTC charged with the development of the Debt Capital Market, Tosin is widely involved in the development of the financial markets in Nigeria. He is a regular analyst on CNBC Africa where he shares his insights on the dynamics of the financial global markets. He is also an ambassador of Teach for Nigeria; a non-profit organization saddled with the responsibility of improving the quality of education in Nigeria.
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Prior to setting up Comercio Partners, he was a Vice President and the Head of Fixed Income Trading for Citibank Nigeria and was responsible for the Markets’ team managing the bank’s Primary Dealership licenses for FGN Bonds and Treasury Bills. He also oversaw trading activities covering Ghana sovereign debt and Nigeria Eurobonds.
With a career spanning over a decade in management positions, Nnamdi has a rare blend of experience and the requisite knowledge to steer Comercio Partners towards achieving its set objectives. He started his career in the Treasury Unit of Guaranty Trust Bank in Nigeria, managing the trade finance lines and trading foreign and local currencies. He rose to become the head of the bond trading team, before moving to Zenith Capital (Investment Banking subsidiary of the Zenith Bank Group), as the pioneer member of the trading team, covering sovereign and corporate debt instruments. Nnamdi joined Citibank from Mansard Investments, where he was head of Trading and Portfolio Management, covering proprietary and clients’ investments.
Nnamdi is also actively involved in market development activities and has served on various committees in the Financial Dealers Market Association, including the market development committee, arbitration committee and the head of the credit lines committee. He also facilitates training on behalf of the Association.
Nnamdi has an MBA in Finance from the Manchester Business School. Prior to that, he obtained a degree in law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and ACI Financial Markets Association.
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Stephen is Co-Managing Partner at Comercio Partners Limited and Head of Financial Advisory. Prior to setting up the company, he was an Assistant General Manager and Head of Interest Rate Sales and Financial Institution business at Global Market/Treasury of Stanbic IBTC Bank. His expertise spans developing a world-class sales team who aggressively offer a broad range of products and services in the global interest rate, credit and currency markets. He has helped global franchise of clients find effective ways to raise and invest capital as well as manage their exposure to risk. Stephen has wealth of experience in developing investment ideas, selling and cross selling interest rates products, gathering and analyzing market data and company information and providing support to the trading teams in developing sustainable business flow.
He started his career in the Treasury of the Legacy Stanbic Bank- a subsidiary of Standard Bank Group of South Africa, in 2002 where he completed his NYSC mandatory service and was confirmed as a Dealer in the Treasury department. He has since taken different roles within the organization as a Forex Trader, Head Asset and Liability Management, Head Fixed income and Head Money market. He became Head of Fixed income and Credit trading after the merger between the legacy Stanbic Bank and IBTC bank in 2007 and has risen through the rank and file.
Stephen has served in various capacities within Financial Market. His last appointment was the Deputy Chairman of the Bond workgroup at the Financial Dealers Market Association and was responsible for fostering several developmental ideas for Nigerian Financial Market. He has also facilitated several trainings for the Bank, FMDQ, FMDA and other regulatory authorities like Central Bank of Nigeria and Debt Management Office. He is a seasoned analyst on CNBC Africa and his vast experience garnered over years in the financial market.
Stephen holds the ACI Dealing Certificate, he is a member of Nigerian Capital Market, a member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria(IOD) and has a first degree in Applied Geophysics from the Federal University of Technology, Akure-Ondo State, Nigeria.
Chike Obianwu is a Partner at the leading Nigerian law firm, Templars. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the University College London and is admitted to practise in Nigeria and in England & Wales.
He was formerly joint deputy head of corporate finance & advisory and legal counsel at the leading Nigerian investment bank, Zenith Capital Limited.
His specializations are in the areas of Banking Law and Regulation, Financial Services and Financial Products, Private Equity & Corporate Finance, and Project & Infrastructure Finance.
He sits on the Legal and Regulatory Council of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, and is ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000 and by Chambers Global.