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ABA OFFICES, MAYFAIR 19th September, 2018

Janes Solicitors and Arab Financial Forum hosted a seminar for our corporate members on the recent scandals surrounding the Libor benchmark. 

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ABA OFFICES, MAYFAIR 5th July, 2018

We held our annual real estate seminar on 5 July. As always it was well-attended and presentations detailed and informative. 

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FCA Executives Brief Arab bankers on regulatory expectations

The latest meeting between UK banking regulators and Arab banks in London took place in the ABA offices on 24 May. Five executives from the FCA attended along with representatives from 20 Arab banks.

  • Date: 24th May, 2018
  • ABA Offices, Mayfair

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Navigating the Regulatory Maze, 2018

Senior executives from Grant Thornton, Fieldfisher and BNY Mellon briefed ABA members and friends on forthcoming regulatory initiatives affecting banks and capital markets.

  • Date: 15th March, 2018
  • ABA offices, Mayfair

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Using Jersey as an International Financial Centre

Senior executives from Jersey Finance and from PwC briefed our corporate members on the legal, tax and infrastructural position of Jersey as a leading financial centre. 

  • Date: 23rd February, 2018
  • ABA Offices, Mayfair

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Members and Friends Celebrate at ABA Christmas Party

More than one hundred ABA members and their friends celebrated at our Christmas party on 13 December. Held at the Malborough Head in London's Mayfair, it was a great way to end the year. 

  • Date: 13th December, 2017
  • Malborough Head, Mayfair

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Members briefed on the new Criminal Finances Act

Partners from Mishcon de Reya and Grant Thornton briefed ABA members on Criminal Finances Act, several of whose provisions came into effect on 30 September. 

  • Date: 28th September, 2017
  • ABA Offices

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Fox Williams Briefs Corporate Members on Brexit

Three senior staff from the law firm Fox Williams briefed ABA Corporate members on possible Brexit scanarios, with particular reference to how immigation and employment regulations might change. 

  • Date: 21st September, 2017
  • ABA Offices

ABA Christmas Party

Our Christmas party will be held on Wednesday 13 December in a private function room at the Malborough Head Pub, 24 North Audley Street, Mayfair, W1K 6WD.  The party will include food and drink; entertainment; and a gift from our...

  • Date: 13th December, 2017
  • Malborough Head

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CEOs of Arab Banks in London meet with banking regulators

The latest meeting between Arab banks in London and the UK regulators was held on 13 November.

  • Date: 13th November, 2017
  • ABA offices, Mayfair

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Real Estate Seminar Focuses on Brexit and Changing Tax Treatment

We held our annual seminar on real estate on 19 July. There was a lot of discussion about Brexit and new taxes,and on alternative asset classes and Shari'ah property finance. 

  • Date: 19th July, 2017
  • ABA Offices

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Eid holiday Party at Maroush Gardens

This year's Eid holiday party was our biggest ever, with more than 120 members and guests joining us for dinner at Maroush Gardens in London's Mayfair. 

  • Date: 28th June, 2017

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Financial Conduct Regulators meet with Arab Bankers in London

Four officials from the UK Financial Conduct Authority met with representatives of Arab Banks in London to brief them on recent regulatory developments.

  • Date: 3rd April, 2017
  • ABA Offices, London

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Combining Gold and the Blockchain to Create a New Investment Product

Bradley Hall, the Chairman and CEO of ICON told ABA Corporate Members how his company is using the Blockchain to create a discreet and secure new investment vehicle based on physical gold. 

  • Date: 10th March, 2017
  • ABA Offices, London

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Arab Banks in London meet with bank regulators

The second meeting between senior managers of Arab banks in London and officials from the Prudential Regulation Authority was held in our offices on 28 November. 

  • Date: 28th November, 2016
  • ABA Offices, London

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Christmas Party at the Jumeirah

We held our Christmas Party at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge on 15 December. Photographs from the event can be seen on our Gallery pages. 

  • Date: 15th December, 2016

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KPMG Briefs Corporate Members on CRS and New Tax Evasion Rules

Three executives from KPMG explained the requirements under the Common Reporting Standard and the implications of the new corporate offence related to tax evasion. 

  • Date: 23rd September, 2016
  • ABA Offices

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Annual Gala Dinner Draws Nearly 300 Guests

The ABA Annual Gala Dinner confirmed its position as the premier social event for London's Arab banking community with a sparkling evening at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower on 27 November. HE Saddek El-Kaber received the ABA award for...

  • Date: 27th October, 2016
  • Jumeirah Carton Tower

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Annual Foreign Exchange and Commodity Seminar

Experts on economics, currencies and commodities combined to present their views at the ABA's annual seminar on FX and Commodities on 31 May. The event was sponsored by HSBC.

  • Date: 31st May, 2016

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Eid Dinner at Maroush

We held our Eid Dinner at Maroush on 7 July. The evening was sponsored by Bank ABC, National Bank of Kuwait International and QIB (UK), and attracted 120 guests.

  • Date: 7th July, 2016

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Transparency of Wealth and Taxes: are your clients ready?

The latest 'Corporate Members' Lunch' focused on new regulations relating to the reporting of wealth and taxes, and was presented by three experts from KPMG.

  • Date: 3rd June, 2016

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Responding to Sensitive Situations Involving Financial Crime

Law firms Mishcon de Reya and Alvarez & Marsal presented a seminar on how to deal with incidents involving financial crime at the ABA's offices on 11 May.

  • Date: 11th May, 2016
  • ABA Offices

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Responding to Financial Crime, Increasing Cyber Security

Our seminar on Financial Crime and Cyber Security included perspectives from a range of industry experts with direct experience of combatting financial crime.

  • Date: 21st April, 2016

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Arab bankers in London meet with PRA officials to discuss current regulatory issues

Representatives from 21 Arab branches and subsidiaries in London met with officials from the Prudential Regulatory Authority at the ABA's offices on 26 February.

  • Date: 26th February, 2016
  • ABA Offices

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Personal Liability for Senior Bank Managers: the New Rules

The ABA's first corporate member's lunch of 2016 addressed the issue of senior bank managers' personal liability, under the new UK regulations that come into effect in March 2016.

  • Date: 29th January, 2016

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UK Senior Managers Regime: What does it mean for you?

Experts from KPMG and Mishcon de Reya briefed ABA members on the practicalities of implementing the new Senior Managers Regime at the Association's latest evening seminar, held on 10 December.

  • Date: 10th December, 2015

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Star-studded turnout for ABA Gala Dinner

Over 270 guests attended the ABA's 2015 Gala Dinner on 5 November, including a former UK Finance Minister and a former Pakistani Prime Minister.  

  • Date: 5th November, 2015

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ABA Real Estate Seminar Draws Big Crowd

The ABA's technical seminar on the real estate market drew a big crowd on 18 June. Presentations  focussed on the London property sector, the use of Islamic finance in UK real estate.

  • Date: 18th June, 2015

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Experts Brief ABA Members on Oil Market Developments

The ABA's latest technical seminar focussed on development in global oil markets, with five experts giving their views on the prospects for prices, shale oil, and the future of OPEC.

  • Date: 11th May, 2015

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Corporate Members Briefing: Dealing with FATCA and CRS

The ABA's second corporate members' briefing of 2015 focussed on how banks can efficiently resolve challenges that are arising from FATCA and forthcoming Common Reporting Standard (CRS). 

  • Date: 6th March, 2015

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Smith & Williamson Brief ABA Corporate Members on Changes to UK Tax Regime

Smith & Williamson hosted the first Corporate Members' Lunch of 2015, with a briefing on the UK authorities' changing approach to taxing high net worth individuals and offshore corporations. 

  • Date: 30th January, 2015
  • ABA Offices

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Understanding New Regulations on Conduct and Financial Crime

KPMG sponsored the ABA's last evening seminar of 2014, which focussed on financial conduct and anti-money laundering. The seminar was led by Julia Hoggart, from the FCA and Colin Darby, from KPMG.

  • Date: 2nd December, 2014

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Annual Real Estate seminar draws big crowd

Our annual seminar on real estate was held on 13 July and included presenations on the London residential and commercial property markets, Islamic property finance, and recent developments in tax and regulation.

  • Date: 13th July, 2016

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Here is a wide range of Middle East-related cultural events that will be happening in London during September and October. The selction has been made by Pamela Ann Smith, a longstanding commentator on Middle Eastern culture and a good friend of the Arab Bankers Association.