After many years and many efforts, the world’s first publicly regulated stock exchange board dedicated to social and impact investments – the iX – is now open to qualifying social and environmental purpose initiatives and impact investment funds seeking a listing in the public capital markets. The iX has received formal regulatory approval from the Financial Services Commission and will operate as a board of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) in collaboration with NeXii.
A fully fledged member of the World Federation of Exchanges, the Stock Exchange of Mauritius is an investment exchange recognized by HMRC in the UK and open to institutional and retail investors. As a multi-currency trading platform, the iX can list, trade and settle in all the major currencies (US$, GBP and Euro), speaking directly to the capital-raising needs of social businesses in the UK and Europe without any currency risks. An OECD white-list country, Mauritius has high levels of governance and transparency and a favourable enabling and tax environment.