Arab Federation of Capital Markets

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Our History

The Arab Federation of Capital Markets was established in June 1978 to be the guiding body for the Arab stock exchanges, under the recommendation of the Arab Central Banks Conference, held under the auspices of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The headquarters of the Arab Federation of Capital Markets is located in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Mission & Vision

The mission of the Federation is to create a transparent environment for the Arab capital markets, develop market members and reduce the barriers of security trading across the countries through establishing harmony across the laws and regulations of the Arab countries, adopting new technologies and advanced trading and clearing settlements.

The Federation’s Vision:

  • Facilitating the exchange of views and providing collaborative opportunities for the members
  • Knowledge transfer through workshops and conferences
  • Developing the legislations in the Arab financial markets
  • Resolving potential disputes
  • Cooperating with regional and international federations
  • Increasing the value of the Arab stock markets

Message from the Supervisor of AFCM General Secretariat

By joining AFCM as a member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the federation’s technical committees (Financial  Institutions committee, Fintech & Innovation Committee, Business  Development Committee, Sustainability and ESGs Committee)
  • Network and connect with other brokerage firms from the region
  • Find cross-border trading opportunities
  • Directly interact with the CEOs of the Arab Exchanges
  • Have the priority in trading AFCM’s products and financial indices
  • Benefit from AFCM discounted training courses and free webinars organized by world class providers
  • Attend and sponsor AFCM’s annual conferences
  • Access to AFCM Periodicals with an opportunity to shape position papers in the region
Joining AFCM is a golden opportunity for your corporation that will help you increase your profitability and develop your business, noting that AFCM has changed its structure to allow affiliate members to contribute to the decision-making processes in the industry and to participate in making the upcoming positive change. We would love to see you grow and flourish by joining our family!

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  • Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

  • Amman Stock Exchange

  • Bahrain Bourse

  • Beirut Stock Exchange

  • Casablanca Stock Exchange

  • Damascus Securities Exchange

  • Dubai Financial Market

  • The Egyptian Exchange

  • Iraq Stock Exchange

  • Khartoum Stock Exchange

  • Boursa Kuwait

  • Muscat Stock Exchange

  • Palestine Exchange

  • Qatar Stock Exchange

  • Saudi exchange (tadawul)

  • Tunis stock exchange

  • Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange