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Our Achievements

Won Capital gains tax case in court this helped retaining investors who were thinking to go to other markets that do not charge/deduct CGT.

Partnered with other stakeholders on M-Akiba bond from the start to date, its uptake was encouraging with over 100,000 subscribers.

New four subcommittees formed 2017 meets regularly for creative ideas that will improve our role in our capital markets industry.

Increase from four to eight board members with wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise of our Capital market will help harnessing our role.

New members that have joined us is an indicator of positive growth of our industry.

Actively participation in CMA open day and Career fair in various institution is helping investor education.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) buying food, personal effects for children at Dagoreti Children home visit in 2010, the article was well covered in print media this improved  image for our members and us to the public and motivated investors.

Advocacy

Lobbying

Union

Market Growth

Investor Education

Code of Ethics

Investor Protection

Investor Education

  • Over the Counter (OTC) : 

    This is a market where shares (or other securities) which are not listed in the main stock exchange are traded. These shares are traditionally those of small companies which do not meet the listing requirements of the exchange. For such transactions, brokers negotiate directly with one another through computer and telephony networks. It is also called off-board trading.

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  • Subscribe : 

    To subscribe is to apply for the purchase of shares in a new issue.

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  • Voting Right : 

    This is the right of an ordinary shareholder to vote either in person or by proxy for the members of the board of directors and on other matters of corporate policy. The number of shares an individual owns corresponds to the number of votes he has. So an investor with 1,000 shares has 1,000 votes while an investor with 10 shares only has 10 votes.

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  • Front Running : 

    This is an illegal activity where a stockbroker buys or sells shares in his/her own name while taking advantage of advance knowledge of pending orders from his customers. Example; if a stockbroker buys himself 10,000 shares of a company just before he buys 1,000,000 shares of the same company for his client.

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  • Treasury Bill (T-Bill) : 

    A treasury bill is a short term debt obligation with a maturity of one year or less, issued and fully guaranteed by the Kenyan Government, payable to the bearer. Treasury bills are sold on a discount basis so that the yield is the difference between the purchase price and the face value. Example; you may buy a treasury bill with a face value of KES 100,000 at a discounted price of KES 95,000. The yield to you is the KES 5,000 difference. T-bills offer the government short term financing.

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