GIB serves GCC-based clients in a range of specialised areas. These include corporate advisory, asset management, structured and project finance and GCC capital markets activities.
Client-led corporate finance has resulted in a broad range of mandates being executed including merger and acquisition transactions and debt and equity placements.
While the Kingdom of Bahrain is the hub of GIB's relationship banking activities, Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited (GIBUK), the Bank's principal subsidiary, provides a centre of excellence for asset management and investment banking. The Riyadh and Jeddah branches facilitate deeper penetration of the large Saudi Arabian market and position GIB favourably for expansion in the investment banking arena.
GIB has dealing rooms in Bahrain, London and Riyadh, implementing hedging and investment strategies, trading securities portfolios, and investing in specialised markets through external fund managers, to achieve effective risk diversification.
Foreign exchange and money market activities include deposits and placements, Euro-commercial paper, spot and forward foreign exchange transactions, margin trading facilities, and foreign exchange and interest rate derivative instruments.