Partners

AIFC and EBRD cooperate on developing the legal and regulatory framework of the Astana International Exchange (AIX).

AIFC Authority and Bloomberg L.P. established mutually beneficial relations to increase the level of cooperation between the two organizations for the AIFC promotion as a financial hub on the international arena and creation a liquid capital market to attract investments.

Shanghai Stock Exchange is a shareholder of the AIX. Shanghai Stock Exchange cooperates with the AIFC on strategy and technology consulting, business planning, product design, market expansion and liquidity growth. SSE also works closely with AIX to support the “Belt and Road” Initiative.

AIFC cooperates with MasterCard for introduction innovative payment technologies and development a cashless economy in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The AIFC and the Waves Platform cooperate in the creation of an advanced ecosystem for financial technologies using the latest blockchain platform. The parties support start-up companies in the field of financial and blockchain technology and provide them with access to blockchain solutions of Waves Platform, as well as attract foreign start-ups to the AIFC Acceleration Programme platform and jointly conduct training events

AIFC is a full member of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB). AIFC representative was appointed as the member of the IFSB Technical Committee. IFSB launched the Islamic Financial Stability Report 2018 at the Astana Islamic Economy Forum.

AIFC and Thomson Reuters cooperate on enhancement of business partnerships through the exchange of information and experience for development of the major strategic directions of the AIFC.

The Governor of AIFC Kairat Kelimbetov was appointed as the Governor of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group for Kazakhstan. IsDB provided AIFC with the Technical Assistance Grant to develop the Islamic Finance Master Plan for Kazakhstan. IsDB in partnership with AIFC organised in July 2018 “Transformers Roadshow: Science, Technology and Innovation Competition”.

Nasdaq is a shareholder, strategic partner and the technology provider of AIX. Nasdaq has delivered its state of the art trading technology to AIX which will provide international and domestic investors with easy and comfortable access to AIX’s attractive financial instruments.

AIFC and the global payment technology company Visa cooperate with the view to developing the non-cash economy and AIFC FinTech ecosystem.

AIFC is a full member of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). AAOIFI appointed AIFC to administer examination for AAOIFI courses.

The world’s top-10 start-ups participate in Fintech Stars, the international accelerator programme launched by the AIFC in cooperation with Seedstars. The accelerator programme is aimed at collecting innovative solutions and creating a platform for interaction between the world’s fintech companies.

Edbiz Consulting in partnership with AIFC organised the 7th Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) ceremony in 2017 in Astana. Edbiz Consulting launched the Global Islamic Finance Report (GIFR) 2018 at the Astana Islamic Economy Forum.

AIFC cooperates with Microsoft BizSpark international programme for the development of fintech ecosystem and support of innovative start-up projects in Kazakhstan.

AIFC Islamic finance regulatory framework was developed under the Technical Assistance Grant of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Atameken Business Channel is the official information partner of AIFC within the framework of the multi-platform agreement between AIFC, Bloomberg LP. and Atameken Business Channel.