Astana International Exchange (“AIX”, “Exchange”) is pleased to announce that the largest Chinese investment bank and broker, CITIC Securities Co., Ltd. (“CITICS”) has become a trading member of AIX. CITICS offers a broad range of services including brokerage, investment advisory, and investment banking. CITICS is the first broker from Mainland China to become a trading member of AIX.
Chief Executive Officer of AIX, Tim Bennett commented:
“We look forward to CITICS supporting Chinese investment into AIX-listed companies which will enable all investors, both domestic and international to share in their returns and the contribution they make to the growth of the Kazakh economy.”
AIX Deputy CEO, Sam Wan said:
“Cooperation with leading Chinese financial institutions to finance local BRI and China-Kazakhstan Capacity Cooperation projects and further promote the development of the clearing and settlement centre in RMB in AIFC is also a part of AIX’s work within the China’s Belt and Road initiative that can help support the growth of the economy of Kazakhstan, through the development of infrastructure logistics and the emergence of new trade opportunities.”
AIX currently has 23 registered trading members including Kazakh brokers and international brokers that serve investors in Russia, Europe and Asia.
AIX was formed in 2017 within the Astana International Financial Centre development framework. AIX shareholders are AIFC, Goldman Sachs, the Shanghai stock exchange, the silk Road Fund, and NASDAQ, which also provides the AIX trading platform. The exchange operates within a regulatory environment based on the principles of English common law, thus providing a reliable investment environment. The mission of AIX is to develop an active capital market in Kazakhstan and the region by providing clear and favorable conditions for attracting financing to private and public businesses. AIX develops special segments for mining companies as well as infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road initiative. More details: www.aix.kz
AIFC. Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) was established on the initiative of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The constitutional law establishing AIFC was signed on December 7, 2015. The aim of AIFC is to form a leading center of international financial services. The objectives of AIFC are to assist in attracting investments into the country’s economy, create an attractive environment for investment in financial services, develop the securities market of the Republic of Kazakhstan and ensure its integration with international capital markets. www.aifc.kz
CITICS. CITIC Securities Co., Ltd. (hereinafter – CITICS) was established on October 25, 1995 in Beijing. Field of activity: securities brokerage, securities investment advisory, financial advisory services related to securities trading and investing, underwriting and sponsorship of securities listing, prop trading, portfolio management, margin lending secured by securities, sale of funds and maintenance of quotations on stock options. Leveraging synergies with CITIC Limited, CITIC Bank, CITIC Trust, CITIC Prudential and CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited, the company provides comprehensive financial services both nationally and internationally. www.citics.com
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