The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) was established in March 1999 as a non-profit independent institution; authorized to function as a regulated market for trading securities in Jordan.
On February 20th 2017, the ASE was registered as a public shareholding company completely owned by the government under the name “The Amman Stock Exchange Company (ASE Company)”. The ASE Company shall be the legal and factual successor to the ASE.
The ASE Company is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Council of Ministers and a full time chief executive officer who oversees day-to-day responsibilities.
The ASE Company aims to operate, manage and develop the operations and activities of securities, commodities, and derivatives markets inside and outside Jordan. The ASE Company seeks to provide a strong and secure environment to ensure the interaction of supply and demand forces for trading in securities with proper and fair trading practices, and raising the awareness and knowledge of investing in the financial markets and defining the services provided by the ASE Company.
To achieve its goals; the ASE Company sets its internal rules and regulations that will govern its management, also it will set the rules and regulations related to dealing in financial markets according to best international practices.
The ASE Company can calculate indices for listed securities, sign agreements, strategic, commercial, investment alliances or partnerships with other securities and derivatives markets inside and outside Jordan, data venders, and any other party that is deemed to be necessary. Furthermore the ASE Company cooperates and exchanges information with other financial markets, regulators, government authorities, non-governmental institutions, and any other parties inside and outside Jordan.
It is worth mentioning that the transformation of the ASE into a company is expected to enhance the role that the ASE plays in serving the national economy, and will enable it to offer better services, attract new companies and new clients; as well as enter into regional and international agreements with various parties to increase its market share regionally and internationally.