MSCI, a leading US-based provider of equity, fixed income and hedge fund stock market indexes and equity portfolio analysis tools, announced that AUB forms part of their MSCI Frontier Markets Index (FMI) from 30 November 2015. AUB’s inclusion in the index was a result of MSCI’s semi-annual index review process.
MSCI Frontier Markets Index captures large and mid-cap representations across 23 Frontier Markets (FM) countries including Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman from the GCC. AUB is the only bank from Bahrain to be included in the current FM index.
Inclusion of AUB in the Frontier Market index represents an international recognition of AUB’s strong share performance and consistent returns for its shareholders over the years and should further enhance AUB profile and share liquidity in the regional and international markets.