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
A stock market speculator who expects share prices to rise and therefore keeps buying in anticipation to sell them later and make a profit..
These are the owners of a company sharing in its risks, profits and loss. They are paid a share of the company’s profits in proportion to their shareholding after all other claims have been met. In the event of the liquidation of a company they share whatever is left of the company after all its creditors have been paid. Only equity shareholders are allowed to vote in the company’s meetings..
This is a limited liability company whose shares have been issued through an initial public offering and are traded at the stock exchange..
This is a condition in which the returns on an investment are greater than the cost of financing it. Example; if you were to borrow KES 100,000 at an interest rate of 10% and invest the same in a bond paying 12%, then there is a positive carry..
This is a market situation where the sale of an IPO or stock is lessened because buyers are expecting its price to fall, and are therefore holding back from purchasing the stock, undecided whether to buy now or later..