Qatar Stock Exchange

Exchange entity Qatar Stock Exchange
Conducts business in Qatar
Number of listed companies (dec./16, WFE) 44
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, dec./16) 154,892
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? yes
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? Yes
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? No
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? Yes
Offers ESG related training? Yes
  • October 2017: Qatar Stock Exchange held a senior level sustainability engagement session with listed companies to promote the business case for ESG and sustainability in partnership with Sustainability Excellence, a leading provider of sustainability and ESG strategy and disclosure services in Qatar and the Middle East.
Provides sustainability-related indices? No
Has green bond listings? No
Additional Information
  • In 2009 the Qatar Financial Market Authority (QFMA) introduced the Corporate Governance Code (the QFMA Code). Qatar’s listed companies are required to operate within a ‘comply or explain’ corporate governance code administered by QFMA.
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Private company for profit
Regulatory bodies
Regulatory model
  • Independent Member Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model The Qatar Financial Markets Authority has full regulatory oversight and enforcement of the capital markets in Qatar. However, it should be noted that this institution was developed as a result of governmental law.
About the stock exchange
  • Location: Doha, Qatar Established in 1995, the Doha Securities Market (DSM) officially started operations in 1997. Since then the exchange has grown to become one of the leading stock markets in the GCC region. In June 2009, Qatar Holding, the strategic and direct investment arm of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), and NYSE Euronext, the world’s leading exchange group, signed an agreement to form a major strategic partnership to establish the Exchange as a world-class market. The DSM was renamed the Qatar Stock Exchange on the conclusion of the deal. The primary aim of the Qatar Stock Exchange is to support Qatar’s economy by providing a venue for capital raising for Qatari companies as part of their corporate strategy and giving investors a platform through which they can trade a variety of products in a transparent and efficient manner. The Qatar Stock Exchange also provides the public with access to market information and ensures correct disclosure of information. Source
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Qatar Holding LLC 100.00%