SICO is a leading regional asset manager, broker, market maker, and investment bank with USD 4.5 billion in gross assets under management (AUM) and USD 4.1 billion in net AUM. Today, SICO operates under a wholesale banking license from the Central Bank of Bahrain and oversees two wholly-owned subsidiaries, an Abu Dhabi-based brokerage firm, SICO Financial Brokerage, and a specialized regional custody and fund administration house, SICO Fund Services Company (SFS), as well as a majority owned, 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, 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.
Strong gains in equity markets over the past year, coupled with ample liquidity in the financial system, has led to a sharp rise in initial public offerings (IPOs) as of late. IPO-bound companies are in a race to make hay while the sun shines on the back of favorable investor sentiment, an improved economic outlook, and abundant liquidity. Typically, bull markets first start in secondary equities and after a span of around a year or so, fuel a boom in IPO issuances. We are at about 12-15 months into this bull market and the number of IPO offerings is encouraging to say the least.Read More
The final results of the landmark USD 10.9 billion acquisition of up to 100% of Ahli United Bank B.S.C. (AUB) by Kuwait Financial House K.S.C.P. (KFH) were announced today. SICO BSC (c), a leading regional asset manager, broker, and investment bank (licensed as a wholesale bank by the CBB), acted as Bahrain receiving agent, Bahrain execution advisor, and cross-listing advisor on the deal, which was structured by way of a voluntary conditional offer by KFH to AUB shareholders to acquire up to 100% of AUB’s issued and paid-up ordinary shares.Read More
Strong growth driven a 57% y-o-y growth in net fee income and an almost two-fold increase in investment income. SICO BSC (c), licensed as a conventional wholesale bank by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), announced on 12 May 2022 its consolidated results for the first quarter, ended 31 March 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.