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.
Code of Ethics
An issuer of shares establishes a record date by which the shareholders must officially own shares so as to qualify for dividend distribution or entitlements to bonus or rights issues..
This is shortening the gap between the price that a buyer is offering to pay for a share (bid price), and the price a seller is quoting to sell it at (ask price). As the spread narrows, more buyers and sellers join in and the stock is traded more actively. It is also called price improvement..
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..
This is a strong recommendation by an analyst or stockbroker to an investor to buy shares in a particular company which he believes will soon be experiencing positive financial performance..
A good delivery is when the delivery of a share certificate and the transfer form meet all the requirements of the transfer. They are delivered within the stipulated period and contain no defects like mutilation, erasure, correction, overwriting, alterations or inconsistencies and missing details..