Market infrastructure - Ukraine


Institutions and organisation

PFTS Stock Exchange 

Established in 1997, on the basis of the Licence granted by the Ukrainian NCSSM, the PFTS Stock Exchange was granted a licence to operate as a stock exchange in June 2006.

PTFS has established itself as the leading exchange for fixed income instruments.

PFTS is regulated by the National Commission of Securities and Stock Market (NCSSM).

Ukrainian Exchange (UX) 

Established in October 2008, Ukrainian Exchange offers trading in a wide array of financial instruments ranging from cash equities to futures and options. UX markets operate on robust electronic platforms meeting international standard that support direct market access and algorithmic trading.

UX is regulated by the National Commission of Securities and Stock Market (NCSSM).

Ukrainian Interbank Currency Exchange (UICE)

Ukrainian Interbank Currency Exchange was established in 1993 and in the early 2000s UICE became an authorised exchange to conduct auctions for the sale of oil, gas condensate and coal, this continues today. In December 2014 the National Bank of Ukraine allowed UICE to restart trading on currency derivatives.

ZAO INNEX Stock Exchange 

ZAO INNEX Stock Exchange operates as a marketplace for the trading of stocks, shares and other securities. The stock exchange was formerly known as Donetsk Stock Exchange.

JrSC Pesrspektyva Stock Exchange

Established in 2008, they are an organisation of trading, diversified settlements, electronic document management, IT for the stock market participants.

Depository of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU Depository)

Established in 1996, the National Bank of Ukraine acts as central depository for government and municipal securities.

National Depository of Ukraine (NDU)- Central Securities Depository

The National Depository of Ukraine was established in 1999 according to the Law  "On National Depositary System and Peculiarities of Electronic Circulation of Securities in Ukraine" to ensure functioning of a single depository record-keeping system.

On 1 October 2013, the National Securities and Stock Market Commission registered CSD GTC submitted by NDU (Commission’s Resolution No. 2092 as of 01.10.2013).

CSD keeps depository records of all eligible securities, except for those, records of which are kept by the National Bank of Ukraine within the terms of reference defined by this Law.

PJSC “Settlement Center “ (SC)

The Settlement Centre (SC) is a bank which operates as a public joint stock company and has a fully-fledged link to the System of Electronic Payments of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU SEP). The Settlement Centre is created using infrastructure of the All-Ukrainian Securities Depository and in accordance with the new Law on Depository System of Ukraine which establishes a Central Settlement House in Ukraine.

Regulatory structure

National Commission of Securities and Stock Market (NCSSM)

Established in 1996, the NCSSM is the principle regulatory body of the securities markets. The NCSSM supervises the securities market, grants brokerage, custodian, depository licences, designates an SRO status, membership of which is mandatory for market participants and certifies new issues. As a part of its supervisory functions, the commission conducts inspections of all market participants.

National Bank of Ukraine (NBU)

The NBU is the central bank of Ukraine and, as regulator, it supervises the commercial banks. The NBU acts as the general agent of the Ministry of Finance for the Treasury bill primary market and depository for all government securities.

The Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance regulates and issues government debt securities and approves Primary Dealership status.

National Commission on Regulation of Markets of Financial Services

The National Commission on Regulation of Markets of Financial Services is responsible for the control over the markets of financial services (insurance, leasing, pension funds, and others).

Anti-Monopoly Committee

The State Anti-Monopoly Committee ensures compliance with anti-monopoly legislation to protect the rights of entrepreneurs and consumers.

Tax Administration

The tax administration controls over compliance with tax legislation; approval of regulations on tax issues; preparation and maintenance of the register of taxpayers.