Our Privacy Policy

We are committed to providing our visitors with a web site that respects their privacy. We do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail or address. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail, or registering in a secure portion of the site.

If you choose to provide us with personal information - through contacting us via e-mail, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our web site - we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We may also use personal information collected from our services to conduct market research surveys, for statistical analysis to determine site usage, to run competitions and for direct marketing purposes relating to our business.

We may share the information you give us with other market players if your inquiry relates to their field of specialization. Messages sent via the Internet can be intercepted. If you are concerned about sending your personal information to us via the Internet, you can use another method such as fax or regular mail. This Privacy Policy only covers the KASIB website at




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  • Float : 

    Also known as free float and is the total number of shares issued by a listed company that are publicly owned and available for trading. Floating stock is therefore the number of shares of a company that are traded at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

  • Naked Position : 

    This is holding securities that are not hedged against market risk. Both the potential risk and reward is high. It is rarely a concern for smaller investors but is usually a major concern for large investors.

  • Member : 

    This is short for ‘member of the Nairobi Securities Exchange’ and refers to the stockbrokers holding membership at the exchange. Membership is mandatory in order to fill in trades for clients on the exchange. It is also referred to as owning a seat at the NSE.

  • Secondary Offering : 

    This is the issuance of new shares to the public by a company that has already made its initial public offering (IPO). Usually, such offerings are made by companies seeking to refinance or raise capital for growth.

  • Investment Bank : 

    An investment bank is an institution that deals with the creation of capital for other companies. They act as advisors and agents for a company on matters related to the issue and placement of a stock. Example; during an IPO, it is common to find the issuer engaging the services of an investment bank as the lead advisor on the entire transaction. They also provide stockbrokerage services and can trade in shares at the stock exchange in their own accounts.