Baku Stock Exchange (BSE) was established in 2000 in order to form an organized stock market in the country. The mission of BSE is to establish and develop market infrastructure that will provide the trading of securities and efficient execution of transactions.

The BSE acts as a sole organizer of securities trade at the stock exchange in Azerbaijan. Its members are the investment companies having the right to direct participation in the exchange trading. Currently, there are eight members of the BSE.

BSE’s legal form is a closed joint-stock company and currently, it has 19 shareholders, including banks, investment companies and Borsa Istanbul.