The Emerging Asia Pacific Capital Markets: Mongolia (CFA Institute)

The Mongolian Stock Exchange was established in 1991, primarily to assist with the privatization of state-owned entities in the early stages of transition from a Soviet-led centrally planned economy to a market economy.

At the end of 2019, 200 companies were listed on the MSE with 54 licensed brokerage firms. Total equity market capitalization was US$984 million — approximately 73% of GDP — and the annual equity trading volume was US$79.5 million. The low trading activity is considered to result from heavy concentration of shares, generally poor corporate governance, and lack of institutional investor base.

Mongolia’s fixed-income market consists mostly of government bonds. READ MORE

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