Ukrainian Exchange

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The Ukrainian Exchange
Type Stock exchange
Location Kiev, Ukraine
Founded May 15, 2008
Key people Artem Yershov (Chairman)
Oleg Tkachenko (CEO)
Currency Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH)
No. of listings 181 (May 2011)
Market cap US$40 billion (May 2011)
Volume US$39 million (May 2011)
Indices UX Index (UAX)

The Ukrainian Exchange is one of the largest stock exchanges in Ukraine. The exchange is located in Kiev and is the main trading venue for equities and derivatives in the country.

The Exchange was founded in 2008 and its current premises are situated in the Horizon Office Tower.


In May 2008 the largest participants of the Ukrainian securities market signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the RTS Stock Exchange to create a new exchange in Kiev.

51% of stocks of the exchange were bought by the Ukrainian broker/dealers, 49% - by the RTS Stock Exchange.[1]

In October, 2008 the Ukrainian Exchange was registered as a legal entity.

In December, 2008 the State Commission of Ukraine (the state regulator for Securities and Stock Market at that time) granted the UX a license of a stock axchange.

The official trading started on March 26, 2009 with over 80 of the most liquid Ukrainian stocks.[2]

On April 27, 2009 the Ukrainian stock index (UX) was launched as the first on-line index in Ukraine. The first value as of 26, March 2009 was 500 and the initial basket consisted of 10 most liquid blue chips.[3]

On May 14, 2009, the Ukrainian Exchange launched its repo market[4] using an RTS Plaza system [1].

On September 16, 2009, the Central Counterparty (CCP) technology was introduced to provide investors with anonymity in settlement.[5]

On May 27, 2010 the Ukrainian Exchange opened the first ever derivatives market in Ukraine. The first traded instrument was a futures contract on the UX Index.[6]

As of October, 2010, 160 professional brokerage companies were registered by the exchange. 23 of them provide direct market access to the exchange for their clients.[7]

On April 26, 2011 the Ukrainian Exchange launched trading in options contracts.[8]

In January, 2015 the new futures on USDUAH, EURUSD and gold price were launched [9]

In 1Q 2016 Dragon Capital and UNIVER Investment Group bought out from Moscow Exchange its stake in UX[10]

On December 19, 2016 Ukrainian Exchange launched two new futures contracts - on index of Bitcoin and on price of Brent crude oil.[11]

Products and services[edit]


Trading technologies implemented on The Ukrainian Exchange:

  • order-driven market,
  • quote-driven market,
  • repo market.


In a bid to improve the technological capabilities and to expand its list of trade instruments, the Ukrainian Exchange offers access to the market of internal government loan bonds (government bonds). Order prices are quoted as a percentage of the bonds’ face value. All orders submitted to the order book are binding offers. When a trade is executed its value includes the accrued interest calculated for the specified final settlement date. Minimum lot – UAH 10,000. In order to be admitted to trading on the government bonds market exchange members must register at least one customer code or proprietary trading code linked to an account in the depository National Bank of Ukraine.


The derivatives market on the Ukrainian Exchange was launched on May 27, 2010. It operates on the trading platform provided by Russian Trading System with its proven collateral system and Central Counterparty guarantees, which has been operating successfully in Russia and demonstrated its capability during more than one crisis. Currently the Ukrainian Exchange trades contracts on the following underlyings:

  • UX Index (Ukrainian equities market benchmark);
  • US Dollar to Ukrainian Hryvnia exchange rate;
  • Euro to US Dollar exchange rate;
  • Gold price;
  • Brent crude oil price;
  • Bitcoin price.

Privatization auctions[edit]

The Ukrainian Exchange holds trading in block of stocks of open joint stock companies in a form of a privatization auctions in accordance with "Provisions on the order for sale on the exchange stocks of the open joint stock companies owned by the state" and Trading Rules on The Ukrainian Exchange. The State Property Fund of Ukraine acts at the auctions as a Seller, and both legal entities and individuals who in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine have a right for acquisition of property in the process of privatization can act as Buyers. In order to become a buyer at the privatization auction on The Ukrainian Exchange, residents need to fill in the documents, given below. Non-residents can contact one of members of exchange. Privatization auctions on The Ukrainian Exchange take place every Tuesday. The Exchange informs of the date and time of an auction on its website well in advance.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Exchange board
  2. ^ "Ukrainian Stock Exchange launches online trading". Ghana Business News. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  3. ^ The UX Index"
  4. ^ "Ukrainian Exchange launches repo market". Kyivpost. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Launch of new technologies on the Ukrainian Exchange". Ukrainian Exchange. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  6. ^ The list of UX futures contract"
  7. ^ "History of the Ukrainian Exchange". Ukrainian Exchange. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  8. ^ UX launched trading in options contracts
  9. ^ Ukrainian Exchange launched new futures contracts
  10. ^ Univer Group completes purchase of 23% in Ukrainian Exchange from Moscow Exchange
  11. ^ The new futures contracts – BITCOIN and BRENT

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