BOURSE AFRICA LIMITED (Bourse Africa), is the first international multi-asset class exchange from Mauritius that currently offers trading on three market segments viz., commodities, currencies and equities. Bourse Africa endeavors to provide African and International market participants with an efficient market for risk management, trading, investing and capital raising needs. The exchange offers a state-of-the-art electronic trading platform with efficient clearing and settlement systems.
The exchange, located at crossroads of Africa and Asia offers global investors the benefit of the Mauritian time zone (GMT + 4) that aligns with the market timings of Asia, Africa, Europe and United States.
The exchange is regulated by Financial Services Commission (FSC), Mauritius, the integrated regulator for the financial services sector other than banking, and global business. The FSC operates within a modern and internationally recognized legal framework to license, regulate, monitor and supervise the conduct of business activities in the non-banking financial services sector.
Bourse Africa is promoted by the Financial Technologies Group, a global leader in setting up and operating tech-centric next generation exchanges in the emerging but fast growing economies. These exchanges are complemented by the Group’s Ecosystem ventures which address opportunities around exchanges in the areas of clearing, depository, and information vending and payment gateway, among others.
Bourse Africa was formerly known as Global Board of Trade (GBOT) Ltd. Bourse Africa symbolizes the larger focus of Financial Technologies Group towards Africa and the opportunities offered by the African Financial and Commodities Markets.