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|Founded||15 May 2008|
|Key people||Artem Yershov (chairman) |
2008–2018 Oleg Tkachenko (CEO)
2018-now Evgeny Komissarov (CEO)
|Currency||Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH)|
|No. of listings||331 (January 2019)|
|Market cap||US$4.6 billion (Jan 2019)|
|Volume||US$750 million (2018)|
|Indices||UX Index (UAX) 1710.65 (1 January 2019)|
The Exchange was founded in 2008 and its current premises are situated in the Horizon Office Tower.
In October 2008 the Ukrainian Exchange was registered as a legal entity.
In December 2008 the State Commission of Ukraine (the state regulator for Securities and Stock market at that time) granted the UX a license of a stock exchange.
The official trading started on 26 March 2009 with over 80 of the most liquid Ukrainian stocks.
On 27 April 2009 the Ukrainian stock index (UX) was launched as the first on-line index in Ukraine. The first value as of 26, March 2009 was 500 and the initial basket consisted of 10 most liquid blue chips.
On 16 September 2009, the Central Counterparty (CCP) technology was introduced to provide investors with anonymity in settlement.
On 27 May 2010 the Ukrainian Exchange opened the first ever derivatives market in Ukraine. The first traded instrument was a futures contract on the UX Index.
On 26 April 2011 the Ukrainian Exchange launched trading in options contracts.
In January 2015 the new futures on USDUAH, EURUSD and gold price were launched
In 1Q 2016 Dragon Capital and UNIVER Investment Group bought out from Moscow Exchange its stake in UX
On 19 December 2016 Ukrainian Exchange launched two new futures contracts – on index of Bitcoin and on price of Brent crude oil.
On 2 May 2018 CNSD's Decision provides for application of restrictive measures to and against certain Ukrainian entities that use the software produced by Moscow Exchange. Such Software is used, in particular, by Ukrainian Exchange and professional securities brokers and dealers, which are participants of the Ukrainian Exchange. From 18 June 2018 Ukrainian exchange switch trading to bilateral trade reporting.
Products and services
Trading technologies implemented on The Ukrainian Exchange:
- order-driven market,
- quote-driven market,
- repo market.
In a bid to improve the technological capabilities and to expand its list of trade instruments, the Ukrainian Exchange offers access to the market of internal government loan bonds (government bonds). Order prices are quoted as a percentage of the bonds’ face value. All orders submitted to the order book are binding offers. When a trade is executed its value includes the accrued interest calculated for the specified final settlement date. Minimum lot – UAH 10,000. In order to be admitted to trading on the government bonds market exchange members must register at least one customer code or proprietary trading code linked to an account in the depository National Bank of Ukraine.
The derivatives market on the Ukrainian Exchange was launched on 27 May 2010. It operates on the trading platform provided by Russian Trading System with its proven collateral system and Central Counterparty guarantees, which has been operating successfully in Russia and demonstrated its capability during more than one crisis. Before June 2018, the Ukrainian Exchange trades contracts on the following underlyings:
- UX Index (Ukrainian equities market benchmark);
- US Dollar to Ukrainian Hryvnia exchange rate;
- Euro to US Dollar exchange rate;
- Gold price;
- Brent crude oil price;
- Bitcoin price;
- Corn price;
- Wheat price.
The Ukrainian Exchange holds trading in block of stocks of open joint stock companies in a form of a privatization auctions in accordance with "Provisions on the order for sale on the exchange stocks of the open joint stock companies owned by the state" and Trading Rules on The Ukrainian Exchange. The State Property Fund of Ukraine acts at the auctions as a Seller, and both legal entities and individuals who in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine have a right for acquisition of property in the process of privatization can act as Buyers. In order to become a buyer at the privatization auction on The Ukrainian Exchange, residents need to fill in the documents, given below. Non-residents can contact one of members of exchange. Privatization auctions on The Ukrainian Exchange take place every Tuesday. The Exchange informs of the date and time of an auction on its website well in advance.
- Exchange board
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- UX launched trading in options contracts
- Ukrainian Exchange launched new futures contracts
- Univer Group completes purchase of 23% in Ukrainian Exchange from Moscow Exchange
- The new futures contracts – BITCOIN and BRENT