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NSE Derivatives Market is now LIVE!

July 11, 2019

Nairobi Securities Exchange launches Derivatives Trading using STT’s Trading & Clearing Systems

NAIROBI, Kenya and EBENE, Mauritius, July 11, 2019 – NEXT,the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Derivatives Market officially went live on Securities Trading Technology’s (STT) Derivatives Exchange Trading and Clearing System.

NEXT Members can trade futures contracts on the NSE 25 Share Index and a variety of single stocks futures.

 

NEXT is ONLY the second Derivatives exchange to be launched in Africa. Providing the Kenyan financial markets with increased efficiency, new investment vehicles,

and the ability for investors to hedge their risk exposure by leveraging against movements in the underlying instruments.

 

STT’s Derivatives Exchange Trading Solution and Clearing system provide the market with pre-order and Real-time Risk Management in order to manage risk effectively, eliminating counter party and default risk.

The first two clearing members, Cooperative Bank and Stanbic Bank to go live in the market are using STT’s Global Clearing Management System (GCMS) which provides clearing and settlement, accounting, reporting and risk management tools.