Established in 1974, Arab Finance Corporation sal (AFC) is the first financial institution registered in Lebanon. Operating under the regulation of the Central Bank of Lebanon, AFC provides tailor-made solutions in global financial markets, asset management and financial and strategic advisory to private and institutional clients.
When the founders of AFC formed the company in 1974, they aimed to promote and develop capital markets activities in the Middle East. The mission was to position the institution as one of the first bridges between the Arab and international financial markets, allowing regional investors, both private and institutional, access to international capital markets, and channeling international funds into the Middle East.
Since then, this will to innovate has stayed at the core of everything we do. Over the years, AFC has managed the highest number of securities offerings among any Lebanese bank or financial firm, being involved in numerous transactions with major sovereign and corporate names. More recently, we have been the first Lebanese company to offer proprietary online trading solutions to its clients, and plan to actively participate in the regional growth of this promising sector.