The Ukrainian Exchange was established in October 2008. It offers trading in a wide array of financial instruments ranging from cash equities to futures and options. With a 43% stake in the capital of the Ukrainian Exchange, Moscow Exchange is its main shareholder. The remaining stocks are held by over forty local investment institutions.
On March 26, 2009 the Ukrainian Exchange launched UX Index, the first real time cash equities index in Ukraine. Now UX Index tracks 10 most liquid and highly capitalized local shares and is widely recognized as the main benchmark for the Ukrainian securities market.