SICO to sponsor CFA Middle east Investment Conference 2016



Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 10 April 2016: Securities & Investment Company (SICO), licensed as a conventional wholesale bank by the Central Bank of Bahrain, announced today that it is a silversponsor of the CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference (MEIC), hosted by CFA Society Bahrain on 13 April 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Spa, Kingdom of Bahrain.


The MEIC is the flagship annual conference for CFA Institute and brings together international thought leaders, policymakers, industry experts, and key market participants to consider the most pressing issues facing investors today, under the theme ‘Beyond Borders: MENA’s Role in the Global Economy’.


Commenting on the Bank’s sponsorship, Ms. Najla M. Al Shirawi, Chief Executive of SICO, said: “In a climate of volatile oil prices, market uncertainty, and regional governments’ fiscal reforms, which continue to affect the investment climate across the Middle East, this is a most timely forum for international and regional investors to discuss current and future challenges, and exchange views on latest developments and trends.

“SICO is a long-standing supporter of the CFA Society Bahrain and its enduring commitment to promote the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity, and contribute to the development of Bahrain’s capital markets. SICO has one of the highest numbers of CFA Charter Holders in the Kingdom’s banking and financial services sector, which underlines our policy to encourage and support staff to achieve internationally-recognised professional qualifications.”

the full press release in English and Arabic can be downloaded here