WHO WE ARE
Bahrain Bourse is a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace. Bahrain Bourse aims to offer to its investors, issuers, and intermediaries a comprehensive suite of exchange-related facilities including offering listing, trading, settlement, and depository services for various financial instruments.
We aim to offer our stakeholders with the best investment and trading solutions, and pair it with creative insights and problem-solving skills to provide our investors, issuers, and intermediaries with valuable resources to meet their every expectation. Our key growth pillars underpins our way of conducting business and how we interact with our stakeholders: Origination, Innovation, Collaboration, and Pioneering Spirit, and all of them working together is what enables us to offer you with an “Oasis of Investment Opportunities”.
Our history extends back to 1987, which marked the establishment of “Bahrain Stock Exchange (BSE)”, the predecessor of “Bahrain Bourse (BHB)”. Since then, Bahrain Stock Exchange has achieved milestone successes, largely attributed to the support of the Government of Kingdom of Bahrain and the collaboration provided by its stakeholders. In 2010, Bahrain Bourse was established in accordance with Law No. 60 for the year 2010 as a shareholding company to replace its predecessor Bahrain Stock Exchange. Bahrain Bourse is the sole entity in the Kingdom of Bahrain licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain to act as a licensed exchange.
Bahrain Clear, a fully-owned subsidiary of Bahrain Bourse, was established in June 2017 as a clearing house with a disclosed capital of BD5 million, and a paid up capital of BD1 million. Bahrain Clear is licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain and offers pre and post trade services to investors as well as a range of services including transactions depository, clearing, settlement, central registry and registration.
ABOUT BAHRAIN BOURSE
Since its establishment, BHB has joined several regional and international organizations such as Arab Federation of Exchanges “AFE”, International Organization of Securities Commissions “IOSCO”, World Federation of Exchanges “WFE”, Africa & Middle East Depositories Association “AMEDA’, and Association of National Numbering Agencies “ANNA’, partner exchange member to the Sustainable Stock Exchanges “SSE” Initiative, and Middle East Investor Relations Association – Bahrain Chapter “MEIRA”, which enables Bahrain Bourse to bolster its position within the global capital markets.
WHAT WE DO
Bahrain Bourse, as a Self-Regulated Organization (SRO) and a front-line regulator, plays a key role in shaping Bahrain’s capital markets. Bahrain Bourse provides a platform for the listing and trading of a various securities including Equities, Real Estate Investment Traded Funds (REITs), Government Bonds and Sukuks, T-Bills, Mutual Funds, and Bahrain Investment Market.