Analysis of brokerage accounts in Kazakhstan: main trends


Portrait of the Kazakhstan investor as of May 01, 2024, reports.

Total number of brokerage accounts in KCSD’s nominee holding system reached 2,801,924 as of May 01, 2024, including 708,860 accounts that belong to holders of subaccounts and 2,093,070 – for brokerage accounts of holders recorded through omnibus accounts (a special type of account that allows to keep aggregated records of client assets) in KCSD.

In April 2024, total number of accounts in KCSD’s nominee holding system increased by 11,000.

Below is a portrait of Kazakhstan investor, compiled on the basis of data on subaccounts that are opened directly in KCSD’s recordkeeping system. Information about investors whose financial instruments are recorded in omnibus accounts cannot be disclosed in accordance with the requirements of legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Gender distribution of investors continues to maintain the trends that developed earlier: share of female investors remained at 49.8%, while the share of male investors still makes up 50.2%. This steady balance has been maintained since April 2023.

The largest number of investors is traditionally represented by age group from 35 to 54 years, which accounted for 39% of total number of investors in May. There has been a slight growth in number of investors from this group this month.

The second place in structure of investors belongs to persons aged 25 to 34 years. Their share has not changed this month, still accounting for 31.5% of total number of investors.

The third group consisted of investors aged 18 to 24 years, their share amounted to 15.1 %. According to territorial breakdown, Almaty (20.7%) and Astana (11.2%) traditionally retain their leadership.

Turkestan region ranked the third again (9.1%), retaining its position since March 2022.

The smallest number of investors lives in the North Kazakhstan region, where number of subaccounts is only 1.7% of total number of investors in Kazakhstan.

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