The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) was established as the Nairobi Stock Exchange in 1954, originally, as a voluntary association of stockbrokers. In 2011, it changed its name to the Nairobi Securities Exchange. It is the principal bourse in Kenya, offering an automated platform for the listing and trading of multiple securities and futures contracts. The derivatives are traded on NEXT, which is the Nairobi Securities Exchange Derivatives Market.
Kenya Agricultural Commodity Exchange (KACE) is a private sector firm in Kenya. It was established in 1997. KACE primarily functions as an information service to enhance price discovery as well as serve as a spot exchange.