Haider Al Ali

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Updated: Jun 2016

Asghar Mehdi

Habib Bank AG Zurich

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Updated: Jun 2016

Neel Patel

ABC International Bank Plc

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Updated: Jun 2016

Nasir Khan

Cubism Law

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Updated: Jun 2016

Ali Marafi

Ahli United Bank (UK) Plc

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Updated: Jun 2016

James Campbell

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Updated: Jun 2016

Husni Mikdadi

HSBC

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Updated: Jun 2016

Stephen Tsirtsonis

Endace

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Updated: Jun 2016

Mariam Noi

KPMG

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Updated: Jun 2016

Hannah Wailoo

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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Updated: Jun 2016

Katharine Lewis

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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Updated: Jun 2016

Alex Burton

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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Updated: Jun 2016

Khaled Alanani

Bank of London & the Middle East Plc

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Updated: Jun 2016

Emma Sear

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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Updated: Jun 2016

Ayda Habboush

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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Updated: Jun 2016

Michael Pattinson

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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Updated: Jun 2016

Zahia Benatia

Credit Suisse

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Updated: Jun 2016

Julian Bhatia

Moody's Copal Amba

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Updated: Jun 2016

Charles Bailey

St James's Place Wealth Management

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Updated: Jun 2016

Michael John Saadie

National Australia Bank Ltd

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Updated: May 2016

Fri June 3 2016 -
Fri June 3 2016 Transparency of Wealth and Taxes: are your clients ready?

Events , ABA Events Our latest 'Corporate Members' lunch, held on 3 June, addressed new regulations and laws that affect the reporting of wealth and taxes. The lunch was sponsored by KPMG. Representatives from thirteen Corporate Members attended the lunch. The discussion was led by three senior executives from KPMG: Mike Walker: Partner, Private Client Advisory Derek Scott: Association Partner, Head of Tax Investigations Mariam Moi: Senior Manager The KPMG experts pointed to the heightened rhetoric from the UK government on issues of tax evasion and the use of offshore companies as investment vehicles. They also explained the extent of the new obligation (since April 2016) for unlisted companies to maintain a register of people excercising 'significant control' over their operations. There was a disc...

Sun May 1 2016 -
Sun May 1 2016 Annual Foreign Exchange and Commodity Seminar

Events , ABA Events ABA's annual seminar on FX and Commodities featured four prominent experts and was led by Marwan Dagher, HSBC's head of institutional sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Janet Henry, HSBC's Global Chief Economist began the seminar with an overview of global growth trends, pointing out the significant role that EU governments are playing in driving European growth, and analysing the role of China in stimulating growth in the global economy. She was followed by David Bloom, HSBC's Global Head of FX strategy who delivered a typically entertaining, but also incisive, analysis of the reasons behind the dollar's weakness and recent moves by governments in major economies to devalue their currencies. Marcus Grubb, the Director of Market Development at the World Platinum Investment C...

Wed July 13 2016 - Wed July 13 2016
Seminar – Property in Turbulent Times Opportunities for London

Events , ABA Events Under the sponsorship of National Bank of Kuwait, Al Rayan Bank and Qatari Diar, we will be holding our annual real estate seminar on Wednesday 13 July. Speakers will include Liam Bailey, Head of Global Research at Knight Frank, who will speak on, "Where next for the prime London residential market?" James Roberts, Chief Economist at Knight Frank, who will speak on, "The outlook for property." Andrew Sneddon, Partner at Trowers and Hamlins, who will speak on, "UK property investment and the changing tax landscape." Michael Bowles, Senior Real Estate Advisor, National Bank of Kuwait, who...

Thu July 7 2016 - Thu July 7 2016
Eid Dinner

Events , ABA Events We wil be holding our Eid Dinner on Thursday 7 July at Maroush Gardens. The dinner will begin at 7.30pm, for 8pm. The dinner is being sponsored by Bank ABC, QIB UK and National Bank of Kuwait. Tickets cost £75 for members of the Assocation and £100 for non members. It is possible to book full tables. For reservations please contact the Association's office on 020 7659 4889 and 020 7659 4892 or at office@arab-bankers.co.uk.    

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Wed May 11 2016 - Wed May 11 2016
Responding to Sensitive Situations Involving Financial Crime

Events , ABA Events This latest technical seminar addressed issues such as fraud and data theft, either by external parties or internal employees; ways in which frausters can be traced through forensic technology, and practical steps for dealing with financial crime once it has been identified. Presentations were made by Mr. Masoud Zabeti, Head of Finance and Banking Disputes at Mishcon de Reya, and Mr. Mohammed Khamisa QC, a partner in Mishcon de Reya's Finance and Banking Disputes group; and by Mr, Phillip Beckett, a partner in the Forensic Technology Practice at Alvarez and Marsal. Photographs from the ev...

Tue May 31 2016 - Tue May 31 2016
FX & Commodity Seminar: "Growth Pains, Dollar Wanes, Gold Gains"

Events , ABA Events Under the sponsorship of HSBC, we will hold a seminar on recent developments on theglobal economy, currencies and commodities, and the outlook for the future. The seminar will be held at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce Building, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, at 6pm on Tuesday 31 May. The seminar will be delivered by: Janet Henry, Global Chief Economist, HSBC, who will consider prospects for global growth and how it may affect financial markets. David Bloom, Global Head of FX Strategy at HSBC, who will consider the current weakness of the dollar and the current rally in emerging market...

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Thu April 21 2016 - Thu April 21 2016
Responding to Financial Crime, Increasing Cyber Security

Events , ABA Events Experts from PwC, Fieldfisher, BNY Mellon and Origone delivered a seminar on financial crime and cyber security at our evening seminar on 21 April. Andrew Clark and David Choi, both Partners in PwC's Financial Services Risk and Regulations Practice, addressed the increasing pressure that banks are facing from regulators as they try to respond effectively to threats from financial criminals, and the technological solutions that are available to banks, particularly in their dealings with high risk clients and correspondent banking relationships. Their presentation is attached below. Antonis...