Our Annual General Meeting was held on 22 November. The annual accounts show that the the Association is in strong financial health, with corporate memberships at record levels.
PWC hosted a meeting of ABA member banks to consider ways in which they could work together to strengthen their operational resilience.
We hosted a meeting between the Financial Conduct Authority and Arab banks in London.
We held our Eid party at Noura Lebanese restaurant in Belgravia.
Our annual real estate seminar drew more than 100 participants and included a lively discussion on the consequences of Brexit on the London property market.
Two senior Uk tax officials made a presentation to ABA members on 24 June.
We partnered with Protect to offer our members a tutorial on whistleblowing requirements and good practices.
The World Gold Council briefed corporate members on the gold market, with particular reference to Shari'ah-compliant products.
At the latest corporate members' lunch, PwC make presentations on the replacement of Libor and latest developments with Brexit.
VG, the Jersey-based trust and service firm, hosted a lunch for ABA corporate members on 4 April.
Speakers from Mishcon de Reya, FTI Consulting and Standard Chartered offerred advice on how medium-sized banks should address cyber and financial crime challenges.
FTI Consulting delivered a tutorial to ABA Corporate Members on the management of the compliance function.
Six executives from the Prudential Regulation Authority briefed CEOs and other senior executives of Arab banks in London at the ABA's offices on 28 November. This was the latest in the regular series of briefings that the two UK banking...
Janes Solicitors and Arab Financial Forum hosted a seminar for our corporate members on the recent scandals surrounding the Libor benchmark.
We held our annual real estate seminar on 5 July. As always it was well-attended and presentations detailed and informative.
Senior executives from Grant Thornton, Fieldfisher and BNY Mellon briefed ABA members and friends on forthcoming regulatory initiatives affecting banks and capital markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
The latest meeting between Arab banks in London and the UK regulators was held on 13 November.
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.
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.
Four officials from the UK Financial Conduct Authority met with representatives of Arab Banks in London to brief them on recent regulatory developments.
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.
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.
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.
Three executives from KPMG explained the requirements under the Common Reporting Standard and the implications of the new corporate offence related to tax evasion.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our seminar on Financial Crime and Cyber Security included perspectives from a range of industry experts with direct experience of combatting financial crime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
On 9 April we held a reception to welcome a delegation of Iraqi financial professionals, led by the Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister.