GFH recently became the first Islamic investment bank in the Middle East to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Established on 16 October 1999 in the Kingdom of Bahrain, GFH is committed to the Islamic Sharia philosophy of wealth management and a well-defined and broad-based portfolio of investments spread across three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe.
GFH has a paid up capital of USD 239 million and an authorized capital of USD 300 million.
GFH has won "Best Investment Bank" for three years in a row in 2005, 2006 and 2007, awarded by Banker Middle East, "Deals of the Year Award 2007" by The Banker, the "Lipper Fund Award 2007" for GFH's Al Basha'er GCC Equity Fund and "Best Islamic Real Estate Finance House 2005" awarded by Euromoney.
GFH has also received the "World Islamic Funds Excellence Award 2005" by The World Islamic Funds and "The Outstanding Islamic Financial Institution Award 2005" by the Institute of Islamic Finance Inc.