ComX promotes inclusion of women, youths in alternative investment


AFEX CEO Ayodeji Balogun

ComX, an innovative digital commodities trading platform launched by AFEX, Nigeria’s leading commodities market player, will hold a webinar to encourage the participation of women and youths in alternative investment opportunities.

These alternative investment opportunities, which are provided by platforms like ComX, are necessary for wealth creation and protection in our current economic environment.

The webinar, with the theme, “Alternative Investments: Driving Youth and Women Inclusion” will hold on Thursday, September 30 by 3:30 pm.

AFEX’s Vice President, Financial Markets, Oluwafunto Olasemo, said that the webinar would focus on discussions around the concept of alternative investments and the impact of inclusion on these key segments of our population. Discussants at the webinar will also focus on how key players can work together to drive inclusion for youths and women.

“Youth and women inclusion has become a global subject across various industries and sectors with deliberations being made to create sustainable solutions,” Olasemo said, adding that “even some of the Sustainable Development Goals are youth-specific and centered on creating gender equality.”

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“To this end, we are contributing to this global movement in our little way by holding a webinar to discuss issues around youth and women inclusion in finance and agriculture,” she added.

ComX reduces the risks of investment by providing a simple, easy and informative way of trading and investing in agriculture commodity-backed instruments.

Since its launch in January 2020, the ComX app has grown to have over 25,000 users and now has 10 listed commodity-backed instruments for its users.

ComX encourages users to invest and trade in agricultural commodity assets using investment vehicles like spots contracts, forward contracts, and Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs).