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Dubai, 01 March 2017:
Candidates for the membership of the Board of Directors of AlSafwa Mubasher Financial PSC
Dubai, 08 March 2016:
Mubasher Financial Services Supports Rashid Disabled Centre as Part of its CSR Initiative
Mubasher Financial Services group,one of the Middle East’s leading financial institutions has supported a special ‘’Fun Day’’ for 100 childrenwith special needs in cooperation with Rashid Disabled Centre.

More than 25 of Mubasher’s employees volunteered to support and work at the event helping the children and their families to participate in a wide variety of games and competitions as well as face painting and horse riding. Download the full release
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Dubai, 21 February 2016 :
Exclusive | Over 50% of IPOs since 2000 in UAE trading below issue price
Reflecting the bearish pattern of poor trading that has plagued the UAE and the wider Gulf equity markets, more than half of the IPOs that got listed on the UAE bourses during the past one and a half decade, are trading well below their issue prices. According to an analysis of the performance of companies listed on the UAE stock exchanges since 2000 by MubasherTrade and shared exclusively with Wealth Monitor, out of 30 IPOs since 2000 on the UAE bourses, 16 are trading below the issue price/offer price, while the rest 14 are trading above it (as of Feb 14, 2016).
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Dubai, 27 December 2015:
Mubasher Financial Services Rings in the New Year with Trade Rebates

New Rebates Offer As Much as 20 Percent Savings per Month

Mubasher Financial Services, one of the region’s leading financial institutions in the Middle East, will offer rebates on all trades via its website, mobile application or SMS service from the start of the New Year.

Available from January 1 through March 31, 2016, the rebates build on the firm’s integrated approach to reaching out to and rewarding both new and established customers.

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Dubai, 23 November 2015:-
Mubasher Financial Services Supports Dubai Police and Emirates Intellectual Property Association At the ‘5th Regional Intellectual Property Crime Conference’ In Collaboration with INTERPOL and Dubai Custom
As part of Mubasher Financial Service’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, it is pleased to have supported the Dubai Police and Emirates Intellectual Property Association initiative at their recent 5th Regional Conference on Combating Crimes against Intellectual Property across the MENA Region.

The conference was held under the patronage of H.E, Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Al Tamimi, Honorary President of the Association, which took place in Armani Hotel from 16th to 18th November.

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Middle East, 4th November 2015:-
Mubasher Financial Services Addresses MENA Capital Markets Summit and Awards 2015 Also Awarded - “Broker of the Year- UAE” & “Equity Research Provider of the year”
Mubasher Financial Services, one of the Middle East’s leading financial institutions, addressed the MENA Capital Markets Summit and Awards 2015 event which was recently held at the Atlantis Hotel, in Dubai.

The annual Global Investor/ISF Middle East awards celebrate the best of the region's financial services industry including asset management and asset servicing, and the winners are decided by an editorial panel in addition to region-wide industry experts. The entries were judged on performance as well as qualitative and structural criteria.
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Dubai, 2nd November 2015:

Mubasher Financial Services Supports ‘Smart Borse’ strategy

Honoured with recognition trophy by DFM for providing investors with trading access via its innovative smart phone application

Has conducted AED 1.7 billion smart phone transactions to date

Mubasher Financial Services, one of the Middle East’s leading financial institutions, is pleased to announce that it has been honored by Dubai Financial Market (DFM) with a recognition trophy for providing investors with trading access through its innovative smart phone trading application called [MubasherTrade Plus] which can be downloaded from [http://uae.mubashertrade.com/en/mubasher_mtplus.html] To date, Mubasher has conducted AED 1.7 billion of smart phones transactions, which is 53% of the total value of trading via smart phones on the market.

Mubasher’s smart phone trading technology empowers investors to be able to trade anytime and anywhere and supports the DFM’s “Smart Borse” strategy, which is in line with the vision and directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.
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7th June 2015:
Mubasher Signs CFA Institute’s Global Initiative ‘Declaration of Commitment to the Statement of Investor Rights’
Mubasher Financial Services, one of the leading regional financial institutions in the Middle East, announced today that it has signed a ‘Declaration of Commitment to a Statement of Investor’s Rights’. This is in support of CFA Institute’s global initiative to advise buyers of financial services products of the conduct they are entitled to expect from financial service providers.

The declaration was signed by all three Mubasher business lines, which includes Mubasher Financial Services, MubasherTrade and Mubasher Financial Investments, underpinning the firm’s commitment to providing an ethical and best-in-class service to all of its clients.

The CFA Institute’s Statement of Investor Rights, which is central to Mubasher’s business ethos, is a list of principles intended to help investors demand the service they are entitled to expect from financial service providers. The statement includes the rights that investors are entitled to expect, such as objective advice, disclosure of conflicts of interest, and fair and reasonable fees.

The statement applies to financial products and services such as investment management, research and advice, personal banking, insurance and real estate, and is intended to help investors ensure that financial professionals abide by these rights.

Throughout the month of May, many of the 144 CFA societies worldwide held local events, and called for attention to the needs and rights of investors by endorsing the Statement of Investor Rights.

Amr Hussein Elalfy, MBA, CFA, Mubasher’s Global Head of Research and Secretary-General of CFA Society Egypt said:

“We are absolutely committed to supporting CFA Institute’s global initiative via signing the Statement of Investor Rights, which embodies key principles, which are central to our business ethics and corporate culture. As we continue our growth momentum across the region, we are focused on ensuring that our clients receive a consistent and quality level of service across all our lines of business. In support of this we will be circulating the Statement of Investor’s Rights to our clients, stakeholders and employees and look forward to supporting CFA Institute with its future initiatives.”

Putting Investors First Month is part of the CFA Institute Future of Finance initiative, a global effort to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry that better serves society. For more information about the Future of Finance, Putting Investors First Month, and the Statement of Investor Rights, visit www.cfainstitute.org.
3rd June 2015:
Mubasher builds on its on-going market expansion with new ‘Hidden Gems Uncovered’ equity research product
Strengthens reputation as the Region’s global broker
Mubasher Financial Services, operating under the award-winning MubasherTrade brand, a leading Middle East broker and financial institution, is pleased to announce that it has launched a new research product called “Hidden Gems Uncovered”.

Based on proprietary analysis by MubasherTrade Research, Hidden Gems Uncovered will highlight attractive growth and value stocks from around the world, which trade at a discount to fair value and represents an attractive investment opportunity.

This innovative new research product supports Mubasher’s commitment to offering best-in-class equity insights to its institutional and retail client base empowering them to make optimal well-informed investment decisions with regards to global stock market opportunities.

This enhanced research offering is supported by MubasherTrade’s ability to provide its investors with direct market access, multiple trading platforms, professional trading tools to suit every investment need which are all supported by a client centric customer service.

Commenting on the new research launch Amr Hussein Elalfy, CFA Managing Director, Global Head of Research said: “As a leading broker and financial services firm, we continue to invest in our business to support our expansion strategy through new services to ensure we continue to provide our customers with a premium investment and trading service. As our growth momentum continues, today we trade over 60 exchanges and keep adding more every year; this enables our customers to build a global investment portfolio. We are committed to being the ‘go to’ broker of choice for trading in the GCC, MENA as well as key emerging and frontier markets and our well-respected research will play a key role as we continue to build the successful Mubasher brand both regionally and internationally.”
18 January 2015
Mubasher’s expansion continues with opening of new branch at the Dubai World Trade Centre
Mubasher Financial Services, one of the leading financial institutions in the Middle East, today launched its outlook of MENA’s equity markets for 2015 at a roundtable event in Dubai.  Download the full release
13 January 2015
MubasherTrade Sets Its Outlook for MENA Equity Markets in 2015
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE rank ‘Overweight’
Mubasher Financial Services, one of the leading financial institutions in the Middle East, today launched its outlook of MENA’s equity markets for 2015 at a roundtable event in Dubai.
29 April 2014
Mubasher appoints Samer Abuzahra as Head of Institutional Sales
Mubasher Financial Services, one of the leading regional financial institutions in the Middle East, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Samer Abuzahra as Head of Institutional Sales. Samer, who joins from Thomson Reuters, where he was head of the MENA equities team, has extensive experience in the banking and financial services sector from both a retail and institutional perspective.

His focus, during the last eight years, has been on equity brokerage as well as facilitating and building connectivity between stock markets participants on both the buy and sell sides. In his almost 20 year career to date, he has held senior positions within HSBC Bank Middle East and Canada and most recently Thomson Reuters.

Samer’s new position as Head of Institutional Sales will play a key role in supporting Mubasher’s on-going growth momentum by providing new and established Corporate and Institutional clients with “best in class” regional and international brokerage services.

Commenting on the appointment, Malek Kanawati, Mubasher’s CEO, said: "We are pleased to announce the appointment of Samer who brings a wealth of market knowledge and experience to our business. He will have a key responsibility in driving growth within our institutional sales business which remains a core part of our operations here in the region. We have made tremendous progress in recent years and with our continued expansions and new office openings here in the UAE, our growth momentum is set to continue.”
7 November 2013
Mubasher Wins ‘Outstanding Financial Market Services Excellence Award’
Mubasher Financial Services, one of the leading regional financial institutions in the Middle East, is delighted to announce that it is the winner of the ‘Outstanding Financial Market Services Excellence Award’ organised by the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute.
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5 November 2013
Mubasher recognised with prestigious ‘Regional Broker of the Year’ Award
Investors empowered with global market access and best-in-class research
Middle East, 5th November 2013: Mubasher Financial Services, one of the leading regional financial institutions in the Middle East, is pleased to announce that it has been recognised by the prestigious 2013 Middle East Summit and Awards recently held in Doha, Qatar. Download the full release
30 June 2013
UAE stock traders invited to accelerate their trading skills at Mubasher’s“How to trade the UAE Stock Markets” seminar taking place on the 3rd July in Abu Dhabi.
UAE, Abu Dhabi, 30 June 2013: Mubasher Financial Services, a leading local brokerage in the region, is building on the overwhelming success of its recent Dubai seminars on Online Stock Trading by extending the series to Abu Dhabi. Held under the theme "How to trade the UAE Stock Markets”, the next seminar will be on July 3rd at Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm...Download the full release
12 June 2013
Mubasher organizes series of incisive seminars to help clients take advantage of UAE markets’ robust performance
Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2013: One of the region’s leading financial service providers, Mubasher Financial Services has organized a series of seminars across the UAE, starting in Dubai for its clientele, under the theme "UAE Markets: Opportunities and Challenges." The seminars are giving participants a holistic overview of current market conditions, an in-depth look at various growth sectors and projected trends. Clients will gain a deeper understanding of the current opportunities as well as the best-suited products and services they can utilize to take advantage of various opportunities...Download the full release
April 9, 2013
MubasherTrade helps consolidate Arab markets into ‘One Market For All’ by profiling 195 companies across 12 countries and 6 sectors
New research product is part of MubasherTrade’s diversification into a full-fledged financial services provider...Download the full release
January 24, 2013
An interview with Mr. Salim Sebbata, General Manager - MubasherTrade Global, on Dubai One
Mr. Sebbata with Greg Fairlie talking about the latest advances in online stock trading in the Middle East...Watch the video
November 11, 2012
Central Bank of Bahrain upgrades Mubasher to the highest category of investment firms
Mubasher Financial Services (MFS), a leading regional brokerage firm with subsidiaries in the UAE, Bahrain and associate companies in Libya and Egypt, has been licensed as a Category 1 investment firm by the Central Bank of Bahrain...Download the full release
November, 2012
Mubasher offers Middle Eastern investors an exciting new gateway to access shares of fast-growing companies before they go public
Mubasher Financial Services (MFS), one of the region’s top brokerage firms with subsidiaries in the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Libya, has agreed to work with SharesPost (member FINRA/SIPC), a leader in private capital markets. Through SharesPost’s platform, Mubasher’s GCC clients can now buy shares in some of the world’s fast-growing private companies even before their Initial Public Offering...Download the full release
October, 2012
Mubasher honored as the Best UAE Broker for the 3rd successive year
For the third year in a row, Mubasher Financial Services (MFS) has been rated to be the Best Broker in the UAE by Global Investor. Technological innovation and product performance factored heavily into the rating, and the latest award solidifies Mubasher’s track record as one of the region’s most consistent and innovative pioneers...Download the full release
January 19, 2012
Major growth anticipated in Online Trading as MENA region’s online population footprint increases to 72 million
The MENA region has recorded a remarkable 2500% increase in its internet users over the past 10 years, according to the latest research by Arabnet and Discover Digital Arabia. With 72 million internet users and a mobile penetration rate of virtually 100%, it is expected that there will also be a significant growth in online trading...Download the full release
2012
Global isf Middle East Roundtable 2012
An expert panel discuss the development of regional fi nancial centres, MSCI migration, regulation and the potential internationalisation of the Saudi Arabian market...Download the full release
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