SICO is a leading regional asset manager, broker, market maker, and investment bank with USD 5 billion in gross assets under management (AUM). Today, SICO operates under a wholesale banking license from the Central Bank of Bahrain and oversees three wholly-owned subsidiaries, an Abu Dhabi-based brokerage firm, SICO Financial Brokerage, a specialized regional custody and fund administration house, SICO Fund Services Company (SFS), and a full-fledged capital markets services firm, SICO Capital, based in Saudi Arabia (KSA). Headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain with a growing regional presence in three countries, SICO has a well-established track record as a trusted regional bank offering a comprehensive suite of financial solutions, including asset management, brokerage, market making, investment banking, advisory, and treasury.
A leading boutique asset manager focused on GCC and MENA mandates, SICO offers unique investment plays across the equity, fixed income and real estate asset classes. The division’s mutual funds and discretionary portfolios serve a wide range of investors, including institutions, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and private banks.
As Bahrain’s number-one broker for nearly two decades, we provide our institutional client base with a wealth of regional experience and multi-market access supported by world-class research. Our online trading platform SICO LIVE offers clients the ability to trade in real time across regional markets from their computers and mobile devices.
SICO ranks among the GCC’s top investment banks, covering the full spectrum of corporate finance services including IPOs, M&As, and debt restructuring. Since inception, our Investment Banking team has captured the lion’s share of Bahrain’s large capital market transactions .
SICO is the pioneer market maker on the Bahraini Bourse. As managers of the Bahrain Liquidity Fund, we have continued to positively impact market volumes and increase liquidity, helping boost investor confidence and spur overall economic growth in Bahrain.
SICO’s exceptional team of sell-side research analysts provide clients with in-depth analysis that covers 90 percent of major listed GCC companies. Our research coverage of companies, markets and economies can be accessed through SICO’s world-class Research portal.
“Stick to what you know.” That’s been a common refrain, probably more so when it comes to where to invest. Investors commonly invest far more in their home country than they do elsewhere. This leads to home allocations that are significantly larger than the country’s market-capitalization weight relative to the global portfolio. It may work well, but investors could be leaving a lot on the table.Read More
SICO BSC (c), a leading regional asset manager, broker, market maker, and investment bank (licensed as a wholesale bank by the CBB), announced today the appointment of Abdulla Ahmed Kamal as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors effective immediately, during the board meeting held on Monday, April 10, 2023. The move follows the resignation of Shaikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, who leaves his post after being appointed to a new role as the CEO of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, as per the royal directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.Read More
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 27 February 2023 – SICO BSC (c), licensed as a conventional wholesale bank by the Central Bank of Bahrain “CBB”, announced today its consolidated results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 December 2022.Read More
SICO LIVE offers secure multi-market access from a single account on your desktop, laptop or mobile device.
SICO LIVE enables institutional and retail clients to manage their accounts with greater convenience, ease and flexibility. With SICO LIVE our clients gain instant access to their real-time portfolios and are able to directly execute trades without the need for a broker.
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