Armenia Securities Exchange and Central Depository Of Armenia earn ISO certification

02.08.2019 16:51
Armenia Securities Exchange and Central Depository Of Armenia earn ISO certification

YEREVAN, August 2. /ARKA/. AMX - Armenia Securities Exchange and Central Depository of Armenia earned ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for their quality and information security management systems, the press office of the Armenia Securities Exchange reported on Friday.

The certification validates the fact that both companies offer local and international investors and markets a wide range of services and solutions that meet their partners’ and customers’ needs, by leveraging effective and safe mechanisms to deliver comprehensive quality and information security management.

“As we provide financial instruments trading, clearing, settlement, custody services, as well as pension accounts administration and assets custody, we daily deal with a colossal amount of data. For these reasons, we have always been committed to robust security and risk management practices, and the recent certification of ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 27001 has demonstrated our long-lasting commitment to it. These certificates are our promise to existing and prospective partners that they can expect even a more intense focus on quality, information security and customer service,” Hayk Yeganyan, CEO at Armenia Securities Exchange, is quoted in the press release.

Complying with ISO 9001:2015 international quality management standard and ISO 9001:2015 international information security standard reinforces the commitment AMX Armenia Securities Exchange and Central Depository have made to ensure effective quality and information security management while delivering their services including listing, trading, as well as clearing, asset custody and registry keeping, and pension system administration services. This will eventually contribute to the achievement of goals defined in the companies’ strategy for the following three years.

Hayk Yeganyan added: “Whether we are providing cross-border depository services to local and international partners, or we are conducting government bonds auctions, our partners will receive excellent service. They can be confident that we will constantly improve our quality and performance ensuring their data is safe with us.”

The year-long ISO certification required the engagement of the entire AMX team.

“Our team has long adopted ISO-compliant business practices and stays true to these practices and work principles. Further recertification audits will keep us on the right track and help us ensure that quality and information security management mechanisms are used efficiently.

From registry keeping, asset custody, settlement to any corporate action, we will continue focusing on quality improvement, enhancing operational efficiency and accountability,” said Vahan Stepanyan, CEO at Central Depository of Armenia.

Armenia Securities Exchange (NASDAQ OMX Armenia before renaming) is the only stock exchange currently operating in Armenia. On January 26, 2009, Armenian Stock Exchange ojsc was officially renamed as NASDAQ OMX Armenia ojsc. On June 5, 2009, NASDAQ OMX Armenia ojsc became the owner of 100% of the shares of the Central Depository of Armenia ojsc.

On November 7, 2005, the Central Bank of Armenia provided a license to the stock exchange allowing it to organize foreign exchange auctions. -0---

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