To be an innovative regulator of a robust and globally competitive capital market.
To make Kenya’s capital market the premier choice for investors and issuers through robust regulation, supporting innovation and enhanced investor protection.
To fulfill its mandate and accomplish the above vision and mission, the Authority will be guided by its core values of:
iv) innovation and continuous learning;
and v) Collaboration and teamwork.
The Capital Markets Authority’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan outlines the Authority’s blueprint for the fiveyear period commencing July 2018 and comes at a critical time when the domestic financial market is primed to rebound and to experience greater activity and performance. The development of the new Plan was substantially informed by extensive consultations both internally and externally - locally and internationally, with the Authority’s Board playing a key role in offering guidance towards the crystallisation of our Vision “To be an innovative regulator of a robust and globally competitive capital market.”
The Plan envisages the positioning of Kenya’s domestic capital markets as the premier choice for investors and issuers through robust regulation, supportive innovation and enhanced investor protection. This international high standard will be achieved through the adoption of dynamic and evolving capital markets regulation, proactive development practices and outcome-based actions designed to ensure that the Kenyan market will be positioned to compete with the best globally.
The first Strategic Plan of the Authority (2002 -2005) was developed and launched in 2002 with a seven-prong reform agenda; In November 2006, the Authority reviewed the Capital Markets Strategic Plan: 2006-2010 representing comprehensive plans of action aimed at strategic positioning, broadening and deepening the capital markets and making Kenya a leading financial center in the region. The Strategic Plan was developed in line with the tenets of Kenya Vision 2030. The 2009 -2013 outlined a nine-prong reform agenda, highlights of some main milestones realized and a sequence of the reform measures and action plan for the plan period.
The nine-prong reform agenda included the following: -