Bahrain Bourse & Bahrain Clear Corporate Access Day Met with Keen Interest The event attracted high-profile international investment funds

Sunday, March 10, 2019
As part of Bahrain Bourse’s and Bahrain Clear’s endeavors to strengthen links with international investment funds, a corporate access day was conducted in Dubai on 27th & 28th February 2019, with successful participation from leading international investment funds & global custodians. The event took place alongside the HSBC MENAT Securities Forum 2019, one of the largest regional securities forums.

During the event, Bahrain Bourse and Bahrain Clear showcased key business development plans and proposed product roll-outs. The event was successfully concluded on Thursday 28th February 2018, and attracted 8 global custodian & leading investment funds.

Commenting on the outcome of the event, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Bourse stated: “Bahrain Bourse recognizes and values the importance of transparency towards international investment funds & global custodians, as we have seen growing appetite from international institutional investors into the market due to the lucrative opportunities available. Additionally, we aim to promote best practices available within the capitals market in terms of investor relations, transparency, corporate governance, as well commitment towards sustainability issues.”

The event provided a strong indication of the growing appetite from international investors towards the capital markets in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as fund managers from key global institutions are further solidifying their presence in the market. The market has seen a growth in the number of international institutional investors at 150% in 2018 compared to 2017. Active engagement with international investment funds plays a pivotal role in maintaining participation of international investors.