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NameUganda Securities Exchange
Number of listed companies10
Domestic market capitalization2,347 million US$
SSE Partner ExchangeYes
Has annual sustainability reportNo
ESG reporting required as a listing ruleNo
Has written guidance on ESG reportingNo
Offers ESG related trainingNo
Market covered by sustainability-related indexNo
Has sustainability bond listing segmentNo
Has SME listing platformYes

Women on boards mandatory minimum ruleNo
Additional information
  • The Exchange has three segments which can be utilized by investors to raise capital:
    • i. Growth Enterprise Market Segment (GEMS) which aims at small and medium sized enterprises.
    • ii. Main Investment Market Segment (MIMS) is main market segment and attracts stringent eligibility, listing and disclosure requirements.
    • iii. Fixed Income Securities Market Segment which provides a separate market for government bonds, corporate bonds, commercial paper, preference shares, debenture stocks and any other fixed income instruments.


Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Demutualised entity

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory model
  • The CMA, established by an Act of Parliament, has overall supervisory powers over the capital markets industry. Its powers include licensing all market intermediaries and stock exchanges as well as approving all new issues and corporate actions.
  • The USE  is a first tier regulator, having direct oversight over the listed entities and member firms, on behalf of the CMA as a self regulatory organization.
  • Pursuant to that, the USE enacts its own regulation that governs listing of securities and membership of brokerage firms as well as conduct of trading through its automated trading system.


About the stock exchange