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Becoming a Member

Becoming a Member
Bahrain Bourse offers eligible Members with access to trading opportunities to quality asset classes enabled through world class technology and a highly regulated environment.

Admission Criteria & Requirements
To be eligible for admission as a Member,  an applicant must satisfy the following conditions:
  • The Member be a corporation conducting business in Bahrain with exception to External Members;
  • The Member must be qualified by a Clearing Member (unless it is admitted as a direct Clearing Member);
  • The Member must meet the requirements of the CBB and in particular Volume 6,and where the applicant is a CBB licensee such other licenses or authorization issued by the CBB;
  • The Member must satisfy to the BHB that it complies with, and will continue to comply with, the capital and financial requirements that BHB prescribes;
  • The Member must satisfy to the BHB that it has facilities, procedures, personnel and financial resources which are adequate for the performance by the applicant of its obligations as a Member under BHB Market Rules and for expeditious and orderly dealings with BHB and other Members;
  • The Member must comply with such other requirements as may be prescribed by BHB from time to time.


Contact Us:
If you have any inquiries about Membership in Bahrain Bourse , please contact us on +973 17108778 ( Telephone) and/or email to [email protected].

Membership Categories

Category Permitted Activities Capital Requirement Clearing Method
Discount Broker Collecting investors’ or clients’ orders which are required to be executed on BHB through a broker, dealer, or broker-dealer BD 10,000 Cleared through a registered clearing Member
Broker
  • Trading in securities as Agent;
  • Arranging transactions in securities as an Agent
BD 50,000 Cleared through a registered clearing Member
Broker-Dealer
  • Trading in securities as Principal;
  • Trading in securities as Agent;
  • Executing transactions in securities as Principal and arranging transactions for clients as Agent;
  • Managing securities’ portfolios;
  • Depositing of securities;
  • Advising on securities businesses;
  • Providing market research and analysis.
BD 250,000

Cleared directly by broker (Direct Clearing)

External Broker

Trading in securities as an Agent
Arranging transactions as Agent

BD 100,000 Cleared through a registered clearing Member
External Broker-Dealer
  • Trading in securities as Principal;
  • Trading in securities as Agent;
  • Executing transactions in securities as principal and arranging transactions for clients as Agent;
  • Managing securities portfolios;
  • Depositing of securities;
  • Advising on securities businesses;
  • Providing market research and analysis
BD 250,000 Cleared through a registered clearing Member
Authorised Trader Financial institutions or high net worth investors to be authorized by BHB and shall act as principal only BD 500,000 Cleared through a registered clearing Member or Directly through the broker (Direct Clearing)