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

  • Limit Order : 

    A limit order is one placed by an investor with a stockbroker to buy a specified number of shares at or below a specified price or to sell a specified number of shares at or above a specified price. A limit order ensures that an investor will not pay more for the shares than the price they have set as the limit and neither will an investor receive less than they are willing to accept. It is a very common type of order.

  • Profit Warning : 

    This is an announcement made by a public company in advance before announcing its earnings indicating that its profits won’t meet previously held expectations. Companies do this to soften the blow to investors.

  • Stock Symbol : 

    Also known as a ticker symbol, it is a unique series of letters assigned to a security for trading purposes. Example; while ARM represents Athi River Mining, STC represents Sasini Tea and Coffee.

  • Liquidation : 

    This is the winding up of the business of a company either due to bankruptcy or through a resolution passed by its shareholders when the purpose of the company has been fulfilled. The company’s assets are sold and the proceeds pay creditors. Any money remaining thereafter is distributed amongst the shareholders.

  • Maturity Date : 

    The date on which the principal amount on a debt e.g. bond, is due and is repaid to the investor. The maturity date depends on the terms of the debt.