THE AIX The new destination on the global investment map

About AIX

The Astana International Exchange (AIX) is a regional platform to attract investment to Kazakhstan and the Central Asian Region linked to the “Belt and Road” Initiative.

The role of the AIX is to enable domestic and regional development, through the mobilisation of domestic resources and foreign portfolio flows. In doing so, the exchange promotes good governance through its business practices.

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AIX will offer unique geographical coverage, numerous opportunities for clients, and a variety of products and services.

Kazakhstan and Central Asia

AIX is the first international exchange in Central Asia, providing global investor access to this rapidly growing and previously difficult to invest in part of the world.

Investment opportunities

AIX will provide access to the IPOs which are part of the privatization of state assets as well as public and corporate securities issued in Kazakhstan and the region.

Broad product offering

Over time, AIX plans to offer a wide range of different asset classes, including equity, debt and derivative instruments, funds, commodities derivatives and Islamic financial products.

A new regulatory environment

AIX has been established within the AIFC, an independent jurisdiction based on principles of English Law.
An Independent regulator, the AFSA, has been established based on global practices to oversee all participants within the AIFC, including AIX.
AIX’s rules and enforcement processes have been developed to ensure a high level of transparency and corporate governance for issuers and market participants.

Positioned to take advantage of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China announced the Belt and Road initiatives in Astana in 2013.
AIX’s partnership with the Shanghai Stock Exchange includes access to people and resources to ensure that our markets have access to China’s capital pools and liquidity.
AIX plans to launch a dedicated BRI market in early 2019.

Incentives for issuers and market participants

AIFC provides tax incentives for both issuers and market participants.
AIX’s state-of-the-art exchange infrastructure provides a complete value chain of services.


For Investors

Independent jurisdiction based on principles of English Law;
Tax privileges for investors, which create an additional investment appeal for the company;
A high level of transparency and corporate governance of companies;
Independent regulator functioning in accordance with international standards.

For Issuers

Access to the capital pool required for the growth;
A state-of-the-art exchange infrastructure with a complete value chain of services;
The AIFC partnership with recognised global market players;
AIX Listing Procedure

For Brokers

Risk management in accordance with international standards;
Remote membership;
Tax exemptions;
Independent regulator functioning in accordance with international standards.
AIX Membership Procedure

Key AIX Partnerships

Strategic partners of the AIX include world-leading stock exchanges which contribute to the development of the stock market liquidity and provide modern and recognisable trading platform solutions for the AIX

The AIFC has signed a Shareholders Agreement with the Shanghai Stock Exchange. As terms of this agreement, the Shanghai Stock Exchange cooperates with the AIFC on strategy and technology consulting, business planning, product design, market expansion and liquidity growth. SSE will also work closely with AIX to support the "Belt and Road" Initiative.

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Nasdaq is a strategic partner and the technology provider of AIX. Nasdaq has delivered its state of the art trading technology to AIX which will provide international and domestic investors with easy and comfortable access to AIX’s attractive financial instruments. The Nasdaq Matching Engine system offers exceptional performance and functionality.

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