Research remains an independent value-added service provided by SICO for its clients. During the past few years, the Bank has enhanced its research capabilities in line with its commitment to offer clients a superior platform and level of service.
SICO's research activities focus on public listed companies in GCC markets. With regional stock markets becoming more integrated and complementary to each other, and with growing regional and global institutional interest, SICO has developed a sector-based approach, with senior analysts covering all major sectors in the region. The research team currently has various products to cater to our clients’ unique requirements, and actively covers about 50 listed GCC companies, accounting for more than 40 per cent of the region’s market capitalization.
Value Added Services to our Clients
Our extensive coverage of all major sectors in the region has helped us to develop expertise in those sectors, and to form a comprehensive view of the region. The team is keen on sharing this knowledge with our client base in its effort to offer clients a superior platform and level of service. In addition, we arrange meetings/conference calls between our analysts and management teams of companies under our coverage, based on specific client requests.
Research Platform and Interactive Website
In 2012, SICO implemented a new research publishing platform, which is a dedicated software system that automates the equity research process.. This has enabled us to offer an interactive website to our clients, allowing them to access SICO’s research products and services at their convenience and comfort. The site offers specific country, sector and company pages, including our recommendations and product listings. It also allows the user to search, compare and download financial information in Excel format.
Access our research portal here…
Strategy Reports:SICO’s research team publishes comprehensive and actionable strategy reports on GCC markets, benefitting from the team’s extensive coverage of regional markets. :
Company Research Notes:We regularly publish detailed research notes on GCC listed companies.
Periodical Reports:In addition to our detailed research notes, we publish the following periodical reports, which cover activities in Bahrain and other GCC markets: