Foreign Investors


The Capital Market Authority has made many efforts and measures to raise the attractiveness of the Saudi capital market and enhance the entry of foreign investors directly or indirectly, starting by allowing foreign resident investors to invest in the Saudi stock market directly, allowing foreign investors to enter the Saudi stock market through swap agreements, allowing qualified foreign investors to invest in listed securities, allo​wing foreign strategic investors to own strategic stakes in listed companies, and allowing foreign investors to directly invest in debt instruments. In addition to the last amendments to the Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities that aim to ease Saudi capital market entry for foreign investors.

The Capital Market Authority seeks to contribute to achieving the goals of the Kingdom's 2030 vision through The Financial Sector Development Program, which aims to create an attractive environment for both local and foreign investors. The CMA works to stimulate investment in the financial market and enhance its role in capital formation, in addition to developing infrastructure, enhancing its stability, and raising the level of governance and transparency therein.​​​​

A non-resident foreign investor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can invest in securities through the following:

​​For more details, please refer to related regulations and FAQs:​

    Rules for Foreign Investment in SecuritiesE.pdf


    Frequently Asked Questions on the Rules for Foreign Investment in Securities