Why AIX?

AIX investors and issuers have access to all the main capital market instruments, such as primary and secondary public offerings; trading in shares, sovereign and corporate bonds, depositary receipts, exchange-traded funds and notes, as well as Islamic financing instruments and RMB bonds. An important feature of the AIX is its readiness to work with mid-cap businesses and junior mining companies.

The AIX provides a complete business cycle, including trading and post-trade processing. It uses the Nasdaq trading platform, integrating over 20 local and international brokers into a single ecosystem and offering a T+2 post-trade infrastructure connected to local and international custodians.

FAVOURABLE CONDITIONS FOR RAISING INVESTMENT

  • Extensive opportunities for businesses in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, including access to foreign investment
  • The AIX is an integral part of the AIFC, offering favourable conditions for issuers and investors
  • The AIX has been given “recognized stock exchange” status by the UK tax and customs authority allowing UK pension funds and other investors to invest on it
  • The AIX is recognised as an FTSE Frontier Index Series trading venue

REGULATION

  • The AIX regulatory regime is based on English law
  • The regulator (AFSA) is independent,  flexible and takes a risk-based approach to its operations
  • AIX Rules incorporate the best practices and expertise of the UK Listing Authority (UKLA) and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

BENEFITS FOR ISSUERS AND INVESTORS

  • Issuer advantages: subsidies from AIX market-making and professional market/company analysis
  • Investor benefits (individuals and legal entities): securities capital gains tax, dividend and coupon payment tax exemptions
  • Modern and reliable trade and post-trade systems

EASY ACCESS TO CAPITAL MARKETS

  • For issuers – quick and simple listing and cross-listing procedures
  • For brokers – an option to trade on the AIX without an AIFC license through the recognition process

LIQUIDITY

  • More than 20 broker companies, of which 8 are international
  • Market makers are assigned for major traded securities

CURRENCY

  • The option to issue financial instruments in almost any currency
  • Multicurrency trading and settlements, regardless of financial instrument currency

SECURITY

  • The AIX complies with ISO 27001 and ISO/IEC 27032:2012 international information security and cybersecurity management standards