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A43 UPPER GROSVENOR STREET 19th July, 2017

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. 

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28th June, 2017

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. 

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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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