Partners

Headline Sponsor

MENACORP

MENACORP is a leading UAE based investment bank authorized and regulated by the Securities and Commodities Authority of the United Arab Emirates and by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

MENACORP provides world class expertise and state-of-the-art execution to its wide base of clients, comprised of financial institutions, corporations, family offices, distinguished high net worth individuals and government bodies.

In its home market of the United Arab Emirates, MENACORP was ranked first in terms of trading value among 49 competitors for 2013 (Total UAE Markets: DFM, ADX and Nasdaq Dubai).

MENACORP has been distinguished three years in a row (2012, 2013 and 2014) as “Best GCC Securities Dealing Firm” by World Finance Magazine.


Gold Partner

Nasdaq

With over 20 years proven experience in the world’s most demanding markets, Nasdaq is the world’s largest exchange technology provider, powering 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Our integrated multi-asset trading and clearing platforms can help trade and clear any and every financial instrument on the planet. No trading platform is faster or more scalable. Our market-leading surveillance and risk management offerings promote market integrity by providing real-time, cross-market risk monitoring and surveillance across the globe. Nasdaq’s commercial technology business provides technology and advisory services to over 100 marketplaces, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in over 50 countries. More than 100+ market participants in 65 markets leverage our surveillance solutions. Our capabilities are unique, unmatched by any exchange technology provider in the world. Please visit us at www.nasdaq.com/ambition to learn how we can help drive your ambitions forward.


Press Wall Sponsor

SICO

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 GCC region. SICO provides a select range of investment banking solutions – brokerage, market making, treasury, 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 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 consists of pre-eminent regional financial institutions – Arab Banking Corporation, Ahli United Bank, BBK, Gulf Investment Corporation, Arab Investment Resources Company and National Bank of Bahrain – together with the Social Insurance Organisation of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Bank’s staff through the SICO Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

The largest broker and only active market-maker on the Bahrain Bourse, SICO also ranks among the leading brokers in the GCC region. The Bank’s Asset Management unit manages funds of over $900 million through a range of products including proprietary and external funds, and discretionary portfolio management accounts in both GCC equities and fixed income securities. SICO’s equity funds have consistently outperformed indices and generated stellar returns. The Bank is also a leading provider of corporate finance services, having successfully concluded a number of high- profile regional IPOs, private placements, and debt and equity issues.


Supporting Partner

Wavetec

Wavetec is a multinational technology company that is on the forefront of technological revolution since more than two decades, and enjoys a firm presence in around 60 countries. Its Information Display solutions are installed at 22 leading financial markets around the world. Its credible customer portfolio, rich integration tools, and customized solutions are eminently known in the financial universe.

With a huge global footprint in the domain of digital signage and large format displays, Wavetec is known for giving LED driven makeovers to financial institutions to improve transparency of financial data dissemination, and promote trading activities among existing and potential investors. Wavetec’s flagship LED product range is segmented into walls (large screen) and tickers (content scrollers) for indoor and outdoor environments at stock exchanges.

Some of Wavetec’s key LED display projects are at:

  • Madrid Stock Exchange
  • Saudi Stock Exchange
  • Nigerian Stock Exchange
  • Santiago Stock Exchange
  • Muscat Securities Market
  • Bahrain Stock Exchange
  • Ghana Stock Exchange
  • Barcelona Stock Exchange
  • Dubai Financial Market
  • Karachi Stock Exchange

For more information visit our website, www.wavetec.com