Nigel Roy Williams

SAMBA Financial Group

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Updated: Jul 2016

Richard Payne

Bank of London & the Middle East Plc

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Updated: Jul 2016

Antoine Elian

Fidelity Information and Services

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Updated: Jul 2016

Chrissie Ballantyne

Lemon Tree London Property Confidential Ltd

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Updated: Jul 2016

Suzanne Maughan

Alvarez & Marsal

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Updated: Jul 2016

Nigel Harrison

MEC Consulting

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Updated: Jul 2016

Anis Ahsan

Lloyds Banking Group

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Updated: Jul 2016

Stephen Millington

Alvarez & Marsal

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Updated: Jul 2016

Phil Beckett

Alvarez & Marsal

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Updated: Jul 2016

Ralph Fatigate

Alvarez & Marsal

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Updated: Jul 2016

Julian Jones

Alvarez & Marsal

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Updated: Jul 2016

James Daniel

Alvarez & Marsal

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Updated: Jul 2016

Neel Patel

Bank - ABC

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Updated: Jun 2016

Assad Riyany

Bank - ABC

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Updated: Jun 2016

Amal Saudi

Bank - ABC

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Updated: Jun 2016

Ameer El-Deek

Bank - ABC

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Updated: Jun 2016

Sami Bengharsa

Bank - ABC

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Updated: Jun 2016

Faisal Alshowaikh

Bank - ABC

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Updated: Jun 2016

Paul Jennings

Bank - ABC

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Updated: Jun 2016

Hani Salem

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Updated: Jun 2016

Thu July 7 2016 -
Thu July 7 2016 Eid Dinner at Maroush

Events , ABA Events The Association held its Eid Dinner at Maroush Gardens, the Lebanese restaurant in London's West End, on 7 July. We always hold a holiday party around this time of year. It usually takes the form of a Ramadan Iftar, but with Ramadan now falling in the middle of summer (with the result that Iftars cannot start until very late, since Muslims break their fast at sunset), this year's event was an Eid Party, coinciding with Eid el-Fitr, the holiday that follows the ending of Ramadan. One hundred and twenty guests attended the party, which was sponsored by Bank ABC, National Bank of Kuwait International and QIB (UK). In addition to the sponsors, four other banks took full tables. Photographs from the party can be seen on the 'Gallery' section of this website.        

Wed July 13 2016 -
Wed July 13 2016 Annual Real Estate seminar draws big crowd

Events , ABA Events Our annual seminar on real estate drew over 100 members and colleagues to hear a series of presentations on the London and UK property market – both retail and commercial –  Islamic finance and recent developments in taxation and regulation that are related to real estate. There was also a special presentation on Qatari investments in London. The seminar was sponsored by Al Rayan Bank, National Bank of Kuwait International and Qatari Diyar. The speakers were, Mr. Liam Bailey, Knight Frank's Global Head of Research Mr. James Roberts, Knight Frank's Chief Economist Mr. Michael Bowles, Senior Real Estate Advisor, National Bank of Kuwait International Mr. Maisam Fazal, Head of Commercial Finance, Al Rayan Bank Mr. Andrew Sneddon, Partner, Trowers and Hamlins Mr. Mil...

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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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: Associate 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...

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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 r...

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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...