December 17, 2009

Exchange news

Trade Google, Microsoft and other blue chips on the JSE Derivatives exchange

South African investors can trade two of the best-known IT names through the listing of single stock futures (SSFs) on Microsoft ( and Google ( on the JSE Limited ( on 11 December.

Exchange news

East Africa’s new training institute will certify market practitioners

The curriculum of the Securities Industry Training Institute (SITI) has been launched in Kampala, Uganda.
SITI aims to standardize training on a wide range of programmes on capital markets and investments, corporate finance, asset management, entrepreneurship, corporate governance and other related fields of study. Eventually, all brokers, fund managers and investment advisors will require certificates to operate.

Exchange news

New DG for Nigeria’s Regulator

Another step has been taken towards the appointment of the new Director-General for Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission. The Senate last week confirmed the appointment of Ms. Arunma Oteh, currently Vice President Corporate Management at the African Development Bank (AfDB) and focusing on the bank’s institutional development.