SEC Blacklists Six Online Trading Platforms
Nigeria’s investment regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has blacklisted six online trading platforms in its latest crackdown on illegal and unregistered firms.
In a circular by the Commission on Monday in Abuja, SEC said the platforms were purporting to offer investment and finance services and products.
The circular said the platforms were not registered by the SEC, and the financial services offered by them were also not authorised.
The Commission in the circular listed the companies to include, including Prime Invest and “Primeinv.co, FXBoxed, New Finance LLC and New Fx Limited, Axi24, Evolve Consulting LCC and Trust Fund- Mining Global Pty Limited.
“’ The Commission’s attention has been drawn to the under-listed e-commerce companies and their websites offering online trading platforms to the investing public.
“Members of the public are advised to adopt the greatest diligence in making investment choices.
”In view of the above, the general public is hereby warned that any person dealing with the above mentioned e-commerce websites is doing so at his or her own risk,” the SEC said.
The SEC had earlier warned against patronising a set of firms blacklisted by Italy’s securities regulator, Commissione Nazionale per le Soecieta’ e la Borsa (CONSOB). # SEC Blacklists Six Online Trading Platforms