SICO pioneered the market making concept on the Bahrain Bourse ( BHB) . Starting its activities in 1997, SICO remains to be the only recognised regional market maker on the BHB.
SICO’s Market Making function is recognised by the BHB as an independent function and at arm's length from SICO’s Brokerage business. SICO has a dedicated Market Making desk on the BHB.
SICO is a specialised market maker for post-IPO listings, cross listings, matured listings and debt instruments listings. SICO Market Making also covers dual listings, minimising arbitrage situations in the stock price of the prime market and the secondary market.
SICO is the sole market maker for a number of regional institutions with shares listed and cross-listed on more than one exchange around the region.