The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Ghana wishes to inform the general public, particularly capital market operators and the investor community that, the second edition of the biennial West Africa Capital Market Conference (WACMaC) will be happening in Accra Ghana on the 24th May 2022 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.
The Conference which is being organised by the West Africa Securities Regulators Association (WASRA) in collaboration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Ghana, is under the theme “Deepening and Strengthening the Capital Markets Across West Africa Through Effective Regulation”.
The Conference will be preceded by a closed workshop on 23rd May 2022 and will feature robust discussions on topics including sustainable finance and regional development; innovative finance and technology in an integrated market; private equity and venture capital in SME financing in Africa; deepening west Africa’s capital markets, among others.
The Conference will be graced by dignitaries including Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana; Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, Ghana; Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, Director-General, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Ghana; Lamido Yuguda, Chairman of the West Africa Securities Regulators Association (WASRA) and Director-General, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria; Nezha Hayat, Chairperson of the Africa and Middle East Regional Committee and other leading experts from across the globe.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Ghana is the apex regulatory body of the Securities Industry in Ghana set up by the Securities Industry Act, 2016 (Act 929) to regulate and promote the growth and development of an efficient, fair, and transparent securities market in which investors and the integrity of the market are protected.
The West Africa Securities Regulators Association (WASRA) was established in 2015, as an association of capital market regulatory institutions comprising of Nigeria, Ghana and Conseil Regional de L’Epargne Publique et des Marches Financiers (CREPMF) made up of: Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Burkina Faso, Benin Republic and Niger, to foster market integration in the West African sub-region. WASRA has a mandate of facilitating cooperation and consultation among Capital Markets in the West African region.