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African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA)



The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) was registered in Nairobi on 13th November 1993 with the objective of, inter alia, establishing an association for systematic mutual cooperation; exchange of information, materials and persons; mutual assistance and joint programmes between the members.

Membership of the association is open to any Stock Exchange or nascent Stock Exchange located in the African region. The Association holds annual conferences, which are hosted by different members each year where issues relevant to the growth of the regional capital markets are addressed.


  • To establish an association for systematic mutual cooperation; exchange of information, materials and persons, mutual assistance and joint programmemes between the members
  • To promote the establishment of securities exchanges in all African countries
  • To promote the development of common standards of training and professionalism among members of the Association and other market players
  • To promote common standards of issuing, listing, trading and settlement of securities
  • To facilitate the development and promotion of products and services for Africa’s capital markets
  • To assist members in the promotion and development of the range of services associated with the capital markets
  • To develop and promote a data base and information system for the mutual benefit of members
  • To study and research on matters of mutual interest to members
  • To disseminate information, produce materials in all media, hold conferences, seminars and exhibitions; and conduct other public education activities relevant to the interests of members
  • To ensure that the views and interests of the Association are promoted in the appropriate worldwide fora