"With the listing of the Saudi Tadawul Group, 2021 set a number of landmark developments that have been worked on during the past few years."
Our commitment to growth and innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Saudi Tadawul Group. Over the past year, we marked several major milestones in our own growth story and in the concomitant advancement of the Saudi capital market, in line with the ambitious goals of Saudi Vision 2030’s Financial Sector Development Program.
Our continued pursuit of excellence and advancement has propelled us forward, from our transformation into a holding group supporting the needs of all types of investors, to the successful listing of the Group. The transformation has allowed us to provide greater and more seamless access to a diverse set of investment opportunities within the Saudi capital market, adding to the breadth and depth of our offering.
Other achievements throughout the year reinforced our position as a key investment destination and issuers’ exchange of choice on par with most developed markets. We welcomed a record number of listings on the Saudi Exchange across both the main market and our parallel equity market, Nomu, and introduced a range of new asset classes products and services. These changes are part of our long-term strategy to pursue growth and diversification while strengthening interconnectivity with other financial markets in the region and around the world.
As Saudi Tadawul Group has grown, so has our focus on sustainable growth and social responsibility.
We took this to the next level in 2021, launching new initiatives to promote environmental, social, and governance excellence across all areas, from regulation and environmental finance to gender diversity and financial literacy. These include the establishment of ESG Disclosure Guidelines for issuers, a carbon trading platform, and the continued growth of our Invest Wisely educational platform, as well as a successful and ongoing effort to increase women’s representation within the Group’s ranks. Throughout all of these initiatives, we are focused on building our technical capabilities and facilitating a financial ecosystem that rewards companies that recognize value beyond balance sheets.
Moving into 2022, we plan to continue our enhancements to the Group to support the development of a technologically advanced, diverse, and integrated capital market, for the benefit of our issuers and investors across the Kingdom, the region, and worldwide.
I want to extend my gratitude to our leaders, King Salman bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, King of Saudi Arabia and the custodian of the two holy mosques, HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman AlSaud, crown prince and deputy prime minister, for their continuous inspiration and belief in this nation that will never know what “Impossible” means. We promise to continue on the same road and contribute to the realization of the Kingdom’s vision 2030. I would also like to thank the Group CEO, our Board of Directors, Executive team and the Group employees for their dedication and contribution to yet another successful year crowned by the Group’s IPO. I also wish to thank all our other stakeholders; issuers, investors, brokers, custodians, and service providers for helping to maintain business continuity through their trust and confidence in the Group and the Saudi Capital Market.