Corporate Bond Market in Kuwait: Signs of Recovery

The investment banks, asset managers and investment companies in Kuwait have been hit by the 2008 global financial crisis.

Kuwait’s domestic corporate bonds issuance is witnessing an increased momentum after KIPCO and Alargan International Real Estate Company issued a bond.

Fixed income is gaining foothold in Kuwait as people became more risk averse in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. There is a growing appetite for safe investments even at lower returns.

At the same time corporate bond market in Kuwait is getting more regulated. The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is thoroughly going thought the prospectus, checking the cash flows and financial strength of the companies plus the rating.

About KAMCO:

Established in 1998 with the mission to significantly alter the local and regional investment landscape, KAMCO is a premier investment company based in Kuwait. A subsidiary of United Gulf Bank (UGB) – the investment banking subsidiary of Kuwait Projects (Holding) Company (KIPCO) – KAMCO was listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) in 2003.

After more than twelve years of conducting business in Kuwait’s dynamic investment industry, KAMCO has successfully established a robust reputation for solidity, characterized by its prudent, conservative investment philosophy which has consistently commanded the goodwill of a wide patron-base.

KAMCO’s Asset Management Division specializes in customized portfolio management, access to IPOs, and local and international fund management. The Investment Advisory and Research Division tracks the latest directions and trends across regional and local economies as well as equity markets and offers a range of customized services that focus on maximizing returns, mitigating risks, and maintaining capital appreciation for individual and institutional clients. The Company’s Financial Services and Investment Division offers a full range of advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, underwriting, private placements, debt issuance and restructuring, and private equity management. In 2011, the Company will further aggressively build upon its core competencies to offer MENA-wide investment management consultancy and services, backed by its proven track-record in stringent risk mitigation, investment product innovation, and a cautious investment approach towards local, regional and international capital markets.


Kuwait Capital Market 2012: CMA, Outlook, Equities, Bonds


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