KASIB's Role in CMA

KASIB plays its part towards facilitating development of Capital Markets within Kenya and East Africa through collective views, representation and backing of our members. We actively engage in promoting the implementation of the Capital Markets Master Plan 2014 - 2023 KASIB engages with domestic, regional and international exchanges, depositories, custodians, government, the public and other specific stakeholders from time to time in developing our Capital Market. We make policy recommendation and give input on draft. 




Market Growth

Investor Education

Code of Ethics

Investor Protection

Investor Education

  • Investment Horizon : 

    When an investor buys shares, he/she normally does so with a future date in mind when they would like to cash in on their investment. The total length of time from the date of purchase of a share to the date when it is sold is the investment horizon, provided that it is planned. An investment horizon can be years, months, weeks or even days.

  • Shares : 

    A share is one unit of ownership of a company. If you own a share of a company, you are a part owner of the company and are entitled to an equal distribution of all profits. 

  • Ordinary Shares : 

    These are by far the most common types of share class. They are standard shares with no special rights or restrictions that give the shareholder part ownership of the company in proportion to the number of shares held. They also entitle him/her to dividends, the right to attend the company’s annual general meeting, the right to participate in the policy decisions of the company, the right to vote on issues affecting the company and the right to receive the annual report and audited accounts of the company.

  • Settlement Period : 

    This is the period within which a buyer must pay for the purchase and a seller must deliver the shares sold. It is prescribed with reference to the date of trade i.e. T+4 means four days after the trade transaction the process must be completed.

  • Nominee : 

    A nominee is a person, bank or stockbroker in whose name securities are transferred in order to facilitate transactions.