The waiving of the license fee is an important first step in the development of the AIFC as it will significantly reduce the cost of doing business and encourage businesses to adopt the AIFC as a centre for financial services and non-financial services activities.
AFSA has been accepted as an associate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
The agreement enables both Authorities to further collaborate on joint initiatives and efforts to bolster the growth of the financial markets in Abu Dhabi and Kazakhstan.
The AIFC Management Council has appointed Lady Barbara Judge CBE as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AFSA
Lady Judge, a commercial lawyer, has a broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors, and across various industries including energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, retailing and the financial services industry.
The AFSA and the China Securities Regulatory Commission agreed on cooperation in the field of financial markets
The Astana Financial Services Authority and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate in the areas of financial and capital markets.
The Astana Financial Services Authority (the “AFSA”) has formally announced its launch as the regulator of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).