THE ADVISER AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT: Exploring prospects of the advisory role in the ever-changing global investment landscape.
Investing couldn’t have been more challenging in recent times with surprises like the covid-19 pandemic, intense geopolitics, trade wars, the rise of fintech and crypto assets, ESG concerns, and others including inflation spikes, currency restrictions etc. confined within respective domestic markets. To the rational investor the best bargains do not seem so discernible any longer and we’re taking a very close look into the impact of all these and more on the role of Investment Advisers globally and within the Nigerian market. Are advisers currently living up to expectations? How pleased with their services are investors? Are there any new ideas, functions, or roles under the fiduciary responsibilities of advisers that need introduction, or existing ones requiring some tweaking? How can investment advisers generally contribute to market development in the face of all these setbacks and for the ultimate interest of investors?