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Ukrainian Exchange (UX)

posted onMay 18, 2019

The Ukrainian Exchange (UX), established in October 2008 in Kiev, is one of the largest stock exchanges in Ukraine. The official trading on the UX started on 26 March 2009 with over 80 of the most liquid Ukrainian stocks.

On 27 April 2009 the Ukrainian stock index (UX) was launched as the first real time equities index in Ukraine. The first value as of 26, March 2009 was 500 and the initial basket consisted of 10 most liquid blue chips. The index tracks the most liquid local shares and is widely recognised as the main benchmark for the Ukrainian securities market.

Initially the Russian Trading System Stock Exchange (RTS), later Moscow Exchange were major shareholders of the Ukrainian Exchange with a 43% stake. In 1Q 2016  Moscow Exchange sold its shares to Ukrainian market participants. 

Today more than 50% of shares are controlled by 2 groups of companies affiliated with Kiev-based Dragon Capital and UNIVER Investment Group. The free float is distributed among local and foreign investment institutions and individuals. 

Ukrainian Exchange offers trading on the following markets:

  • Order-Driven Market: An anonymous continuous trading of stocks, bonds and investment shares with T+0 settlement in hryvnas and 100% pre-funding of securities and cash;
  • Repo Market: Launched on 14 May 2009, using an RTS Plaza system, it allows market participants to lend and borrow money against securities for up to 365 days;
  • Derivatives Market: On 27 May 2010, the UX opened the first ever derivatives market in Ukraine. The first traded instrument was a futures contract on the UX Index.

On 26 April 2011 the UX launched trading in options contracts. In January 2015 new futures on USDUAH, EURUSD and gold price were launched while on 19 December 2016 two new futures contracts – on index of Bitcoin and on price of Brent crude oil- were also launched.

As of January 2019, UX's market cap stood at US$4.6 billion

Ukrainian stock exchange CEO Evgeny Komissarov

Key people:
Evgeny Komissarov  (CEO)
Mr Komissarov serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ukranian Exchange since April 2019. He was previously UX’s deputy CEO. Mr. Komissarov served as the Head of Research and Development and a Deputy Director of Markets Development of the Ukrainian Interbank Currency Exchange from 1997 to 2007.

Phone: +38 (044) 495-7474 
Fax: +38 (044) 495-7473 
Email: info[at]
Address: 1st floor of the "Horizon" business center , 42-44 Shovkovichna Street, Kiev 01004, Ukraine

(Last updated on 03/06/2019)