Analysis of Factors Affecting Security Trading In Investment Banks in Kenya

Nancy. A. Mutekwa, James M. Gatauwa, D. Kirimi


Security trading is the main function of an investment bank. It is therefore the process through which financial asset of any kind is traded. This paper is aimed at analyzing the various factors affecting security trading in investments banks in Kenya. The specific objectives which affect security trading in the investment banks include; legal and the regulatory framework, insider trading, taxation of investment income and the public knowhow on security trading. In summary, the researcher found out that compliance to CMA and having proper corporate governance structures are ways through which an investment bank is said to function in accordance to the laid down legal and regulatory framework. It was also found out that insider trading and taxation greatly affects the volume of securities to be traded in an investment bank. Poor literacy level, information inadequacy and lack of accessing the so needed information are some of the factors that affect public knowledge on security trading in investment banks. In conclusion, Legal and Regulatory framework, Insider trading, Taxation of investment income and public knowhow affects security trading in an investment Bank.

Keywords: Security Trading, Insider Trading, Financial Asset, Investment banks

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