HC Securities and Investment (HCSI) was established in 1994, as an Egyptian Investment Bank. Its activities include raising capital, advising clients in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, divestitures and spin offs, capital-market service, project finance, securities brokerage and real estate. HCSI's asset-management services include mutual-fund and portfolio management, with assets under management in excess of L.E. 1.2 billion. Finally, HC Brokerage is the third largest brokerage firm in Egypt, it also currently owns a subsidiary in the UAE and plans for an aggressive regional expansion.