The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is a unique centre on the economic map of the world, combining the best experience and the most modern capabilities of advanced financial centers from New York and London to Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
We offer the most successful practices and technologies of international financial centres, complementing them with our exceptional advantages.
We strive to use the opportunities that our era provides. There are significant financial resources in the modern world, and the relative shortage of attractive investment projects makes the markets of developing countries objects of increased attention and interest. Therefore, today Central Eurasia is entering a long period of active economic development, creating new prospects for countries, companies and citizens on the path to prosperity.
We are open to companies and individuals and are ready to provide additional opportunities for development and growth to both large financial, manufacturing and trading corporations and companies that have entered the market for the first time. We also offer attractive conditions for mid-cap companies from the countries of Central Eurasia.
We are the first in the region to offer businesses a comprehensive legal regime for attracting, implementing and protecting investments based on the most business friendly AIFC Law based on the principles, norms and precedents of the law of England and Wales and/or standards of the world's leading financial centres. Independent management bodies of the AIFC provide additional guarantees to support the business and its operations. The AIFC Court, independent in its activities and not part of the judicial system of Kazakhstan, consists of a Court of First Instance (with a special accelerated procedure for considering claims for up to 150 thousand US dollars) and an Appeals Court.
Our new Astana International Exchange (AIX) was created on the basis of the most modern solutions and with the support of experienced and reputable international players. Its main strategic partners are the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the stock giant of high-tech companies NASDAQ, which provided a technical platform for trading, the international financial corporation Goldman Sachs, as well as the Silk Road Fund, which opens access to projects under the “Belt and Road” initiative.
A favorable tax regime and operating benefits help to reduce costs, thereby increasing the competitiveness of companies, and make the cost of doing business in the AIFC attractive to our customers.
We are constantly improving our infrastructure and technologies. In the field of financial technologies, we already offer unique opportunities for development. In the near future, they will be supplemented with new interesting instruments with a significant amount of liquidity.
We are creating new opportunities:
- for investors, offering securities of public and private issuers from Kazakhstan and other countries of the region, as well as business projects of various scales: from large, the level of the Belt and Road initiative, to small IT startups;
- for business, facilitating access to investors, including large international and regional financial institutions, as well as asset managers and representatives of the Islamic finance segment.