USE boss Paul Bwiso with other officials at the launch of the Investor Online Portal.

The Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) has today launched its new online customer self-service portal in a move that is expected to ease information access for investors, locally and abroad.

Easy Portal, an online customer self-service portal allows investors to view their stock performance, monitor their account balances and view statements. Previously, all this information was sourced from stockbrokers.

“The portal will provide an option for investors take charge of their portfolio by personally monitoring their accounts. It is a self-service portfolio management solution. In addition to that, Ugandans in the Diaspora can now monitor their investment portfolios online,” said Mr. Paul Bwiso, the CEO of the Uganda Securities Exchange, in his keynote address.

Mr. Bwiso added that the USE plays a vital role in the growth and development of the country and has now placed the power of investments in the hands of the investor.

The move by the securities exchange is expected to ease the investment information process for those interested in investing in the listed companies’ shares.

To use the platform, potential investors will have to open an account or existing investors will sign up for the service. The service will have a 24-hour access. The portal also provides an IPO application service for existing investors to participate in public offers.

“Investors have been yearning for new online investment solutions and the Easy portal is one step in meeting their needs. This initiative of the Exchange is offering improved service delivery and customer satisfaction and is a step in the right direction for investors growing their investment portfolios,” Mr. Bwiso said.