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About KASIB

The Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks is an association that represents the interests of Kenyan stockbrokerage and investment banking companies. It was initially founded as the Association of Kenya Stockbrokers (AKS) but later changed its name to KASIB in order to accommodate the interests and aspirations of investment banks that also operate as stockbrokers.
The eighteen members all have seats at the NSE and are holders of their respective licenses as stockbrokers or investment banks.

How we play our role
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. Our aim is to facilitate enabling laws, regulations, rules and guidelines and continuously enhance the operations and development of the KASIB Council Members including our own corporate documentation. We further promote Capital Markets awareness training and investors education.

Advocacy

Lobbying

Union

Market Growth

Investor Education

Code of Ethics

Investor Protection

Investor Education

  • Window Dressing : 

    This is a deceptive practice employed by some mutual funds managers in which recently weak stocks are sold and recently strong stocks are bought just before the funds holdings are made public in order to give the impression that they have been holding good stocks all along.

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  • Paper Loss : 

    This is when the market price of a share is less than its original purchase price giving rise to a loss in value which is not a realized loss until the shares are actually sold.

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  • Allotment Letter : 

    This is the document issued by a company to its investors showing the number and value of shares allotted to the applicant after successful subscription.

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  • Open Outcry : 

    This refers to a system of trading at the stock exchange floor where brokers shout their bids and offers of securities. A contract is made when one broker cries out that he wants to sell at a certain price and then another broker yells out that he will buy at that same price.

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  • Pivotal Shares : 

    Sometimes the shares of some blue chip companies act as a pivot on which the market is balanced; if the turn bearish, the market follows and if they turn bullish the market looks up. These are called pivotal shares.

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