Research Reports

UAE Brokerage

February 29 , 2016

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Executive Summary

What is this report about?
Brokerage sector in the GCC region is one of the most fragmented industries. Despite declining since 2009, UAE (49 brokers) still leads the GCC region in terms of number of brokers that are registered and allowed to trade in the stock exchange. It is also the only country in the region to have more than 1 stock exchange (Dubai Stock Exchange, Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Dubai). The classification of UAE as emerging market by MSCI has resulted in increased turnover in these markets. But the recent fall in oil price have reversed the gains, and continue to pressure the margins of brokerages. In this report, we have analyzed the UAE Brokerage industry and its major players, and discussed the growth drivers and challenges faced by the industry.

Who will benefit and why?
The report adds value to both domestic and international institutional investors, for whom the UAE capital markets represent a major investment destination. In addition, the report would add value to regulatory bodies, banks and other financial institutions, players in private equity and venture capital space, and start-up companies.

How exhaustive is this report?
We have analyzed the trends in the UAE brokerage sector and among the major players, revenue generated over the past few years, and forecasts for future revenue. In addition, the report also enumerates the challenges faced by the industry, and outlines industry regulation. The report also examines the trends in the UAE equity markets, and lists the factors that drive the demand for brokerage services.


Is regular update for this available?
The report will be updated yearly. However, if required, upon specific request we could provide you with an update.

Can I only download certain sections of the report?
Yes. The user can access certain sections of the report upon request, and this will be available at a nominal price.

Key Questions Addressed

  • What are the trends in the UAE brokerage industry?
  • Who are the major players in the UAE brokerage industry, and how have they performed in the recent past?
  • What is the future revenue outlook for the UAE brokerage industry?
  • Is more consolidation expected in the future?
  • What will be the impact of lowering volumes on the UAE brokerage industry?
  • How is the lack of research in the region affecting the revenue generation of brokers?

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • GCC Brokerage Sector Overview
    • Overview
  • Brokerage Services
  • UAE Stock Market ‚Äì An Overview
  • UAE Brokerage Sector Analysis
    • Forecasted Commission
  • Major Players and Peer Comparison
  • Challenges
  • Brokerage Industry Regulation
  • Growth Drivers
    • Stand-alone to Emerging Markets
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Appendix
    • Brokerage Model

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