SICO Funds Services Company
Licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, SICO Funds Services Company (SFS) is a leading regional provider of sophisticated and integrated custody and fund administration solutions, with a proven track record of over 10 years in the custody business.
SFS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Securities & Investment Company (SICO), a leading regional provider of investment banking services, including asset management, corporate finance and brokerage. SFS was incorporated in 2004 by spinning off SICO’s custody unit to create an independent, specialised custody and fund administration house.
The utilisation of advanced technology tools, processes, and delivery platforms enables SFS to offer a unique and flexible service, which is designed to streamline the day-to-day management of investment funds and portfolios, thereby allowing clients to focus on their core business activities.
The Firm’s team of dedicated and experienced professionals, operating through a select network of local sub-custodians and preferred financial institutions, provides clients with a seamless, professional service that corresponds to their varying requirements.
While benefiting from the solid foundation and mature market presence of SICO, the operations and services of SFS are totally independent and fully segregated from its parent company. The Firm’s relationship with SICO as a broker and asset manager is conducted strictly on an arm’s length basis.
The core solutions provided by SFS cover all aspects of custody and fund administration, including registrar functions and customised reporting services, supported by an independent, value-added research capability.
SFS provides a wide-ranging custodian solution covering both collective investment schemes and private portfolios, in line with regional regulatory requirements. Covering the entire life cycle of the investment, this solution comprises the following services:
SFS provides a comprehensive fund administration solution that helps to streamline the day-to-day management of investment funds and portfolios. Covering all necessary bookkeeping and reporting activities, this solution comprises the following services:
SFS provides a detailed fund registrar service that constitutes a critical element of the Firm’s fund administration solution. This service covers the following functions:
SFS provides a high quality reporting service that meets clients’ requirements for both format and frequency, in order to enhance their decision-making. The reports generated by SFS are distinguished by the following features:
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