This partnership agreement aims to strengthen economic development in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, especially under the umbrella of the Belt and Road Initiative and specifically in the fields of Investment, Finance, Green and Sustainable Finances, and Capital Markets. This partnership allows KIMEP Students and employees to learn about financial literacy by attending educational seminars on capital markets and taking advantage of internship opportunities. KIMEP’s new partner brings fresh learning platforms on capital market financing solutions and retail market investment solutions – including the mobile application Tabys. Together with AIX, our university aims to develop a shared think-tank for both KIMEP and AIS users to utilize.
A brief background about KIMEP University’s new partner: ⠀
Astana International Exchange (AIX) was established in 2017 as part of the Astana International Financial Centre, AIFC, with the mission to develop the public equity and debt capital markets in Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region. AIX operates within the AIFC regulatory environment, a constitutionally separate jurisdiction within Kazakhstan, which is based on English common law principles. AIX is regulated by the Astana Financial Services Authority, which is an independent regulator established within the AIFC. AIX maintains the industry standard trading system with T+2 settlement through an ecosystem of over 20 local and international trading members. The shareholders of AIX are AIFC, Goldman Sachs, the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Silk Road Fund, and NASDAQ, which provides AIX with its trading platform.