AIFC Pitches New Opportunities to Chinese Investors

Today during his visit to People’s Republic of China, the Governor of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Kairat Kelimbetov met with the executives of Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE).
The Governor and the delegation of AIFC with support from the SSE, held a presentation for more than 30 Chinese investment funds and brokers.
The SSE has become one of the primary shareholders of the Astana International Exchange(AIX) in 2017 and was engaged in developing AIFC as the regional financial services hub of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Today’s presentation focused on investment opportunities with projects within the BRI, as well as with fast-growing mid-cap companies in countries of Central Eurasia.
“The AIFC was created as a regional financial hub, to connect investors with promising projects that require financing to realize their full potential. BRI is a clear and important priority for us. Another, equally promising opportunity lay with mid-cap companies in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Georgiaand other countries in the region that are eager to engage with Chinese investors, and we are helping to bring them together,” said AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov.
In the course of the presentation, Shaotong LIU, Executive Vice President of the SSE, congratulated on the inspiring progress since the opening of the AIX.Currently, more and more Chinese brokers began to conduct business in Kazakhstan. Going forward, the SSE will build on close cooperation with the AIFC and continue to work with all the relevant parties.
AIFC and AIX are aiming to provide market-oriented, diversified and sustainable investment and financing solutions as well as comprehensive investment protection for BRI projects in Kazakhstan, Central Asia and Eurasia.
In 2018-2019, AIFC held road-shows targeting fast-growing mid-size companies in the region. Presentations were conducted in more than 10 cities in Russia, Belarus and Georgia, with more than 450 companies attending. During the road-shows, AIFC and its stock exchange, AIX, provided companies with practical, how-to information on listing requirements and procedures, and over 40 of them signed letters of intent to pursue investment opportunities at AIFC.



About Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC): Launched in 2018 at the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, AIFC offers capital markets financing opportunities, as well as Islamic finance, private wealth management and other financial solutions. The Centres jurisdiction operates under its own laws which are based on Common law, with independent management and judicial bodies, and partnerships with the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Silk Road Fund, NASDAQ and Goldman Sachs. AIFC serves as a platform for international investors, including Chinese investors, to identify potential opportunities in Kazakhstan and other countries in the region, including Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, among others.

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