UGB is a leading asset management, merchant and investment banking group, with operations spanning the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It is licensed as a conventional wholesale bank by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). From its home base in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and through its regional network of affiliates, the Bank engages primarily in asset and fund management, merchant banking, private equity, and corporate finance. Other financial business activities include commercial banking, proprietary investments, treasury, brokerage, and savings and pensions. Through its non-financial associate companies, the Bank holds substantial investments in the real estate, industrial and communications sectors.