Astana International Exchange (AIX) informs that WOOD & Co (WOOD) has successfully passed all the necessary compliance and on-boarding procedures and has now become a trading member of AIX. WOOD is the leading investment bank in Emerging Europe with a strong focus on Eastern European and CIS regions. Since 1991 they have built an extensive and unique investors base from around the globe and cover it through offices located in Warsaw, Prague, Bucharest, Bratislava, Milan and London.
AIX’s CEO Tim Bennett commented:
“WOOD is the leading broker in Central and Eastern Europe emerging and frontier markets. AIX is very pleased that the products listed here, and services provided at AIX would be even more accessible to international community through WOOD & Co. We continue to work on attracting new brokers and issuers to enable both parties to achieve their capital raising and investment goals. A deeper capital market will become a catalyst for the development of Kazakhstan’s and regional economy.”
CEO of WOOD & Co, Vladimir Jaros, said:
“WOOD & Co professionals have been working with the Kazakhstan’s market for nearly a decade by providing research coverage of the country’s flagship stocks for international investors. Since we participated in the opening of the AIFC, our firm has been working towards becoming a member of AIX and supporting its further development. We believe that AIX is an important platform for international investor community participating in the Kazakhstan’s capital markets and help the government fulfil its ambitious privatisation objectives. Together with AIX, WOOD is keen to bring our expertise and strong investor relationships for the benefit of the Kazakhstan’s privatisation programme.”