Astana International Exchange (AIX) was formed in 2017 as one of the pillars of Astana International Financial Centre. AIX operates within an internationally recognized regulatory framework to ensure transparency and high standards of corporate governance. AIX’s shareholders include AIFC, Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Silk Road Fund and NASDAQ, which also provides AIXs trading platform.
The Exchange provides a complete business cycle including trading, clearing and settlement, data transfer logging and IT services.
AIX opens up a large and promising Eurasian market to the global investment community, and countries of the continent with access to global capital markets and the possibility of attracting new investments.
November 2018 saw the first trading on AIX, when the IPO of the world’s largest uranium producer NAC Kazatomprom JSC took place. AIX will become the main platform for the privatization of the most attractive investment companies of Samruk-Kazyna JSC.
The AIFC plans to become a regional hub of the “Belt and Road” Initiative, which covers about 60 countries of the world, with a total population of over 4 billion people with a GDP of about 2 trillion US dollars. AIX will provide a marketplace for financing infrastructure projects under the project.
Securities can be nominated in AIX on four currencies (KZT, RUB, USD and RMB).