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Guarantee Fund

Guarantee fund- Clearing and settlement services

The guarantee fund is a fund set up to ensure financial integrity in the securities market. It is a mechanism managed by CDSC to ensure that trades will be settled among CDAs (i.e. the selling CDA will deliver the securities and the buying CDA will effect payment). The fund is made up of:

  1. A contribution of Kenya Shillings five million put up by Central Depository Agents (or such higher amount as the central depository may from time to time, in consultation with the Authority and the Nairobi Stock Exchange, determine)

  2. All penalties and fines imposed by the central depository

  3. Money accrued from interest and profits from investing the Fund's moneys

  4. A levy for every transaction through the securities exchange as approved by the Authority

  5. Contribution from the revenue of CDSC as its Board may from time to time determine

  6. Funds hitherto constituting the Nairobi Stock Exchange Investor Compensation Fund

  7. Such other funds as the Board of CDSC, with the approval of the Authority may determine.

Rules and requirements

Only persons prescribed under section 9 of the Central Depositories Act 4 of 2000 and part II of the Central Depositories Operational Rules shall be eligible for appointment as a CDA.  

Rules and procedures

Central Depository (Operational) Rules 2003 of the CDSC Ltd.

Last modified on Friday, 13 January 2017 16:42