SICO ventured into the real estate asset class in 2016. Across its public held real estate funds, SICO leverages its reputation for deploying prudent investment strategies that are anchored by the Bank’s solid governance framework.

Eskan Bank REIT

In 2016, SICO opened for public subscription the USD 50 million Eskan Bank REIT, the first of its kind listed on the Bahrain Bourse. The Shariah-compliant Eskan Bank REIT invests in properties in Bahrain, with REIT’s higher-than-average returns highlighting the trust’s potential for delivering attractive yields to investors through an alternative asset class with built-in regulatory safeguards.