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Our History

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  • Establishment of Kuwait Financial Centre
  • Establishment of the first merchant bank in South Korea in partnership with Hyundai Engineering and Construction
  • Launch of real estate investment activity in Los Angeles, USA
  • - Acquisition of a significant share in Lebanon and Kuwait Bank
    - Establishment of the International Trade Finance Department
  • Overcoming the crisis of the unofficial stock market – (Almanakh)
  • - Launch of share and bond trading in Kuwait
    - Commencement of Portfolio Management
  • - Surviving the Iraqi Invasion of the State of Kuwait
  • - Public listing of Markaz on the Kuwait Stock Exchange
    - Launch of Asset Management Function
    - Launch of Investment Banking Function
  • Entering management of investment funds through the launch of the first Kuwaiti monetary fund and the first equity fund
  • Establishment of Risks and Compliance Department
  • Launch of Real Estate investment activity in Kuwait
  • - Establishment of Client Relations and Marketing Department
    - Atlas ETFs Portfolio: The first to launch an ETF product in Kuwait, 2004 
  • - Establishment of the options trade system on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, the Middle East’s first and only options market maker
    - Launch and management of the first rated bonds in Kuwait
  • - Establishment of department for published financial and economic research
    - Establishment of representative office in Doha, Qatar
  • - Establishment of representative office in Beirut, Lebanon
    - Establishment of a real estate investment subsidiary in KSA
    - Development of the Markaz Volatility Index (MVX)
  • - Establishment of the Oil and Gas Departement
    - Development of luxury residential units in Lebanon
    - Establishment of Aradi Development LLC
    - Launch of joint projects in Syria
    - Establishment of a subsidiary in Jordan
    - Establishment of a representative office in Algeria to evaluate investment opportunities
  • - Markaz started to operate in UAE where it manages three residential projects in Abu Dhabi
    - Establishment of Marmore MENA Intelligence PVT Ltd for research in Chennai, India
  • Kuwait Investment Authority designates Markaz to establish and manage the authority’s local real estate portfolio with a maximum value of KD 250 million.
  • Launch of Markaz Gulf Real Estate Fund
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