The Capital Market Authority issued the statistical bulletin for the fourth quarter of 2021, in view of providing statistical information and market data to dealers and analysts in the Saudi stock market, as well as researchers, students, and academics. To raise the level of transparency and disclosure and stimulate and develop investments in the financial market.
The bulletin data showed an increase in the total value of the public offering of securities for the fourth quarter of 2021 by 225% compared to the previous quarter, by more than 68 billion riyals, and the number of offerings in the financial market during the quarter reached 8.
By the end of the fourth quarter, the number of companies listed in the main stock market had reached (210 companies) and in the parallel market had grown (to 14 companies).
The number of individual investors in the Saudi stock market rose to about 5.9 million by the end of the fourth quarter, an increase of more than 115 thousand investors.
Among the indicators reflected by the bulletin regarding investment funds, the number of funds grew to 751 by the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, which is the highest in history, and the volume of their assets increased by 18% compared to the same quarter of the previous year, about 524 billion riyals, and the number of subscribers to public investment funds increased by 47% compared to the same quarter of the previous year (18% compared to the previous quarter), to exceed 529 thousand subscribers, which is the highest level since 2005.
On the other hand, the bulletin data shows an increase in the total revenues of the financial market institutions by 59% compared to the previous quarter, and the asset management activity constituted 37% of the largest percentage of revenue sources, followed by the dealing activity by 24%. The fourth quarter also witnessed an increase in the number of employees at financial market institutions, reaching 4,773 male and female employees.