Headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and with a growing regional presence and international footprint, Securities & Investment Company (SICO) is one of the premier wholesale banks in the MENA region. SICO provides a select range of investment banking solutions – brokerage, market making, treasury, equity and fixed income asset management, corporate finance, and custody and fund administration – which are underpinned by an independent, value-added research capability.
Established in 1995, and listed on the Bahrain Bourse in 2003 as a closed company, SICO operates under a conventional wholesale banking licence from the Central Bank of Bahrain. The Bank has two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries: SICO Fund Services Company (SFS) – a specialised regional custody house; and SICO UAE – an Abu Dhabi-based brokerage firm licensed by the Emirates Securities & Commodities Agency.
The Bank’s strong shareholding base comprises: The Social Insurance organisation of the Kingdom of Bahrain, National Bank of Bahrain, Ahli United Bank, BBK, Bank ABC, Arab Investment Resources Company, Gulf Investment Corporation, and Al Salam Bank – together with the Bank’s staff through the SICO Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Our mission is to be one of the leading GCC securities houses, offering a selective range of investment banking services,including brokerage, equity and fixed income asset management and corporate finance. We provide innovative products and services that cater to the changing investment needs of our clients, while abiding to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct. In doing so, we are committed to maximising shareholders’ value.
SICO’s business operations and corporate relationships, and the professional and personal conduct of our team members, are governed by the following values: