Qatar Investment Authority to Allow Licensed Market Makers to Access SWF’s Stock Inventory

Posted on 09/27/2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) launched a new market making initiative to deepen liquidity at the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) as part of a wider series of reforms to attract foreign investors. QIA said that its licensed market makers would be able to access some of QIA’s stock inventory and incentives programs to make the market in Qatar Stock Exchange’s listed stocks. QSE, as part of its wider reform strategy, has been working on various initiatives to enhance liquidity in its market and is working closely with Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) and Qatar Central Securities Depository (QCSD) on this national program.

Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud, CEO of QIA said in a press release, “Qatar is uniquely positioned to further open its capital markets to foreign issuers.”

Qatar’s stock exchange, which trades about 500 million riyals a day, is working with various stakeholders to further increase the free float in the market, the QIA said in a separate statement on the bourse. The QSE is working to attract more listings and introduce more ETFs and derivatives.

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