Astana International Exchange (“AIX”, “Exchange”) is pleased to announce that the number of individual accounts opened with AIX CSD by Kazakhstani residents has reached and exceeded 1 million, increasing more than sixfold during the course of last three years. According to AIX internal data, the gender split is almost even, i.e. 50/50 by female and male account holders.
Technological progress introduced in recent years by Kazakhstani market participants in the field of investment has expanded the opportunities for individual investors and leveled the playing field with institutional investors. COVID restrictions have pushed retail investors to turn to the stock market for additional income – thousands of new investor accounts were opened between 2021-1H2023. The development of digital applications for trading in the stock market has largely contributed to the growth of the number of retail investors.
AIX was formed in 2017 within the Astana International Financial Centre development framework. AIX shareholders are AIFC, 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 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
The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is an independent jurisdiction with a favorable legal and regulatory environment and a developed infrastructure for starting and doing business, attracting investment, creating jobs and developing Kazakhstan’s economy. https://aifc.kz/