Sarvesh Sarup

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

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Kishan Medimi

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

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Michael Hanlon

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

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Keith Mcleod

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

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Valerie Brecher

Brecher Solicitors

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Fadi Elkhoury

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Michael Rainey

King & Spalding LLP

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Sarah Walker

King & Spalding LLP

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Kevin Conway

King & Spalding LLP

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Isam Salah

King & Spalding LLP

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Asal Saghari

King & Spalding LLP

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Jawad I. Ali

King & Spalding LLP

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Simon Walker

Qatar National Bank

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Andrew Martin

BACB

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Soraya Kattach

Westkin Associates

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Cris Denby

BACB

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John Penn

BACB

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Danie Marx

BACB

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Nabil Frik

BACB

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Mahmoud Difrawy

JP Morgan Private Bank

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Members and Friends Gather for ABA's Iftar

Events , ABA Events Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Qatar Islamic Bank (UK) sponsoed the ABA's Iftar, which was held on 14 July. Despite the late start -- Iftars begin at sunset when Muslims break their fast during the month of Ramadan -- the event attracted a large number of members and guests.  Carpo of Piccadilly produced souvenir packages of dates for each guest to take home. Photographs from the event can be seen below.

Tue December 2 2014 -
Thu December 4 2014 Russian Banking Forum

Events , Partner Events Th Adam Smith Institute will hold its annual Russian Banking Forum on 2 - 4 December at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London. The conference will include speakers from Russian banks and European banks based in Russia and will address issues of banking strategy, regulation and risk management affecting Russian banks.  ABA members may receive a 15% discount on the attendance fee using the code AS2333ABA when registering through the website http://www.russian-banking.com/AS2333PRABAr The draft agenda is attached below. More details of the conference will be posted here when they are available.

Mon July 14 2014 - Mon July 14 2014
Iftar Dinner

Events , ABA Events We will be holding our annual Iftar Dinner to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan on Monday 14 July at Maroush Gardens. The dinner, which is being held under the kind sponsorship of Qatar Islamic Bank (UK) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (UK), is open to members, friends and their families.  To book tickets, please either follow the links on this website, or contact Ms Joumana Karam (phone 0207 659 4889) or Mrs Huda Lahiani (phone 0207 659 4892) at the Arab Bankers Association's offices.

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23/06/14  Huge Turnout for ABA Real Estate Seminar

Events , ABA Events The ABA's "Investing in UK Real Estate" seminar, held at the Association's offices on 17 June, attracted over one hundred members and friends. Presentations addressed trends in the UK residential and commercial property markets and the growth of Islamic real estate finance.  The seminar began with Sophie Chick from Savills providing detailed statistics on the revival of London's residential property market, with charts showing how the London market compares to other regions in the UK. She was followed by her colleague, Steven Lang, who addressed the commercial property market, includi...

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13/06/14  Photos from Ghassan Hasbani's Book Signing

Events , ABA Events Ghassan Hasbani signed copies of his new book, "Life Outside the Cave", at a reception organised by the Arab Bankers Association (ABA) and the British Lebanese Association (BLA) on 10 June.  George Kanaan, CEO of the ABA and Sir David Richmond, Chairman of the BLA, gave opening remarks. Ghassan Hasbani then spoke about, "Scenarios for 2030: Lebanon and the Middle East in a changing world". Following a lively discussion and question and answer session, participants enjoyed a buffet dinner.  Mr. Hasbani was until recently the CEO of Saudi Telecom International and now runs his own...

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27/05/14  Dealing with Regulatory Change: ABA Seminar 22 May

Events , ABA Events "Corporate Governance", "Conduct Risk and Financial Crime" and the UK regulators' growing use of "attestations" were the three topics covered during the ABA's expert seminar on on-going regulatory change on 22 May.  Addressing the issue of Corporate Governance, FTI's Senior Managing Director, Jeannette Lichner, described the governance requirements that are applied to banks in the FCA's Handbook, referencing the specific SYSC (Senior Management Arrangements, Systems & Controls) numbers that apply to bank governance. She then explained the "Approved Persons" regime and the current ...

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22/05/14  Presentations from Latest ABA Seminars now Available

Events , ABA Events The presentations and a selection of photographs from the ABA's briefing on the conditions applying to residency and citizenship in the UK and other territories (held on 14 May) and the seminar on regulatory change (held on 22 May) have now been posted. Please refer to the "Events" page. The picture above shows Mr. Peter Brooke, Managing Partner at FTI Consulting, who spoke on "Conduct Risk and Financial Crime" at the seminar on regulation.