The main responsibility of the Central Bank is formulation and implementation of banking, credit and monetary policies, to ensure the growth of the national economy of the UAE in a balanced manner.
The Central Bank is also working to maintain a fixed exchange rate of the dirham against the U.S. dollar and to ensure the free convertibility of the national currency into foreign currencies, in addition to its role as "Bank of Banks" and the Government's bank and its financial adviser. www.centralbank.ae
The Banker provides economic and financial intelligence for the world's financial sector and has built a reputation for objective and incisive reporting. It leads the debate on all the issues surrounding the global banking industry, providing in-depth news and analysis, exclusive interviews with senior industry figures and definitive regional bank listings, including the internationally acclaimed Top 1000 World Banks. www.thebanker.com
Lead banking Sponsors
FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, and products and services, to provide a customised experience. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi in Khalifa Business Park, the bank’s international network spans over 19 countries outside the UAE, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.
In line with its commitment to put customers first, to Grow Stronger, FAB will continually invest in people and technology to create the most customer-friendly banking experience, and will support the growth ambitions of its stakeholders across countries in which the bank operates.
To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.
With total assets of AED 678 Billion (USD 185 Billion) as of March-end 2018, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region. The Bank has been ranked by Global Financeâ as the safest bank in the UAE and the Middle East, 4th in emerging markets, 17th amongst commercial banks worldwide, and 31st in the world.Through a strong, diversified balance sheet, leading efficiency and a solid corporate governance structure in place, FAB is set to drive growth forward. www.bankfab.com
Emirates NBD is a leading banking Group in the region. As at 30th September 2018, total assets were AED 492.6 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 134 Billion). The Group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 per cent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards.
The bank currently has 227 branches and 1058 ATMs and SDMs in the UAE and overseas and a large social media following, being the only bank in the Middle East ranked among the top 20 in the ‘Power 100 Social Media Rankings’, compiled by The Financial Brand. It is a major player in the UAE corporate and retail banking arena and has strong Islamic Banking, Global Markets & Treasury, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Brokerage operations.
The Group has operations in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and representative offices in China and Indonesia.
The Group is an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development and community initiatives, in close alignment with the UAE government’s strategies, including financial literacy and advocacy for inclusion of People with Disabilities under its #TogetherLimitless platform. Emirates NBD Group is an Official Premier Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai. www.emiratesnbd.com
ADCB was formed in 1985 and as at 31 March 2017 employed over 4,500 people from 75 nationalities, serving retail customers and corporate clients in 48 branches, 3 pay offices and 2 branches in India, 1 branch in Jersey and representative offices in London and Singapore. As at 31 March 2017, ADCB’s total assets were AED 264 billion.
ADCB is a full-service commercial bank which offers a wide range of products and services, which include retail banking, wealth management, private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, cash management, investment banking, corporate finance, foreign exchange, interest rate and currency derivatives and Islamic products, project finance and property management services.
ADCB is owned 62.52% by the Government of Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi Investment Council). Its shares are traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. As at 31 March 2017, ADCB’s market capitalisation was AED 35 billion. www.adcb.com
Abu Dhabi Islamic bank is one of the leading Islamic financial institutions operating in the Middle East. Awarded internationally for its excellence, ADIB offers a full suite of banking, financing, equity, and investment services, all in accordance with Islamic-Sharia principles. Established in 1997, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank now serves over 930,000 customers through a network of more than 80 branches and more than 740 ATMs, as well as online and mobile applications, making it one of the largest banking networks in the UAE. ADIB caters to a variety of sectors through its network of corporate, commercial, and community banks, and offers dedicated services for financial institutions and the government and public sectors. www.adib.ae
The Bank was incorporated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1969 and is registered as a Public Shareholding Company (PSC).
The Bank is listed on the Dubai Financial Market and is fully owned by UAE Nationals, including 20% by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD). The Bank employs around 1,159 staff of 44 nationalities. It offers a wide range of conventional and Islamic banking products and services to its corporate, commercial and personal banking customers through a network of 25 branches, 3 digital kiosk and 2 Cash Offices. Moreover the Bank has invested in an extensive network of 199 ATMs/CDMs. www.cbd.ae
Right from its inception in 1973, Bank of Sharjah P.J.S.C has focused on one goal: driving growth. A commitment reflected in every facet of its operations, which has resulted in building a strong legacy of excellence over 45 years while fostering economic mobility.
Bank of Sharjah is a company listed on the Abu Dhabi Financial Market. Headquartered in the Emirate of Sharjah, the Bank has a strong presence across the UAE and in Lebanon, through its subsidiary, Emirates Lebanon Bank. The Bank offers a spectrum of services in Corporate, Investment Banking, Private Banking and Wealth Management. These services extend to a
gamut of industries ranging from manufacturing, trading and contracting to real estate
development and education, to name just a few.
An eventful journey of 45 years clearly reflects how Bank of Sharjah translates sustainable strategies into long-term financial value. The Bank remains committed to sustaining the financial and community achievements that contribute to the nation’s socioeconomic growth and financial stability, and to attaining exceptional performance by focusing on sound ethics and adopt the
highest level of transparency and utmost quality.
Bank of Sharjah looks forward to providing the same exceptional financial services that havebeen synonymous with its reputation, while continuously living up to its motto, "Your Partner in Progress". www.bankofsharjah.com
Following the successful launch of BOK International in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Bank of Khartoum Group's ambitious regional expansion strategy continues with the establishment of BOK International in the United Arab Emirates in May 2017. BOK International will focus on providing wholesale banking services primarily including correspondent banking, trade finance and corporate banking under the principles of Sharia. In parallel, the bank will gear efforts with the aim to take a leading role as a financial intermediary in facilitating trade from the UAE and the rest of the world. Whether you require advisory or transaction services, financing, investment or risk management, our teams of experts will provide you with well-structured and effective solutions.
Our aim is to work with you to ensure you achieve your goals and guarantee your success. The established function and international experience of our team provides corporate customers with a full range of banking services required to support their business, projects and programs. Based upon our unique knowledge and experience since 1913, BOK International can add real understanding and value to your requirements. www.bokintl.ae
Exclusive Payment Sponsor
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. www.visa.com
The Emirates Digital Wallet paves the way for a cashless UAE. It is the product of co-operation between 16 of the UAE’s leading national banks, providing a unique solution that offers a highly convenient, safe and efficient way of shopping and making and receiving payments.
Any individual in the UAE has the equivalent of cash-in-pocket through their mobile, enabling them to purchase goods and services as well as making money transfers simply, safely and cashlessly.
Any merchant and vendor in the UAE receives payment instantaneously, allowing them to use the proceeds immediately, just as if they had received cash.
Specifically, the Emirates Digital Wallet LLC platform enables unbanked UAE residents to enjoy financial inclusion by providing them with a much more secure alternative to cash, without the need of a bank account. It also supports both the UAE banks’ and the government’s broader objective of reducing the overall flow and quantity of physical cash in the economy to create a much safer, more economical and efficient environment for payments.
The Central Bank of the UAE supports this important development, having issued regulations governing stored value and Digital payment systems in early 2017. www.edw.ae
Old Mutual International provides financial solutions designed for both expatriate and local investors across the world. We are one of the few providers to operate in multiple global markets, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United Kingdom.
Our aim is to work together with financial advisers to help manage and grow clients’ investments, not just for their own future, but for the benefit of their families and the generations to come.
Old Mutual International is part of Quilter, a leading provider of advice, investments and wealth management both in the UK and internationally, managing over £100 billion of investments on behalf of over 900,000 customers (as at 31 March 2018). Quilter plc, our group holding company, listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges on 25 June 2018.
We operate from the highly-regulated international service centres in Dublin and the Isle of Man. We are one of the largest financial services employers on the Isle of Man, employing over 400 people.
Our vision is to be our customers’ most trusted partner, and we are passionate about helping people achieve their lifetime financial goals. www.oldmutualinternational.com
Latham & Watkins is a full-service international law firm with more than 2,100 lawyers located in the world’s major financial, business and regulatory centers, serving multi-national companies, family-owned businesses, start-ups, financial institutions, private equity funds, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other organizations.
Latham is one of the only law firms in the world who can provide seamless international, US and local law capabilities and is among the most active and highly regarded banking and finance, capital markets, Technology and corporate firms in the world. The firm is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals by providing innovative solutions to overcome legal challenges globally, and over time has earned considerable market recognition based on a record of success and a unified culture of innovation and collaboration. www.lw.com
DarkMatter is an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE. It is staffed by a team of tier one cyber security specialists with global experience, dedicated to enabling businesses and governments become smart, safe and cyber resilient. DarkMatter offers a complete portfolio of cyber security solutions with all our work being underpinned by industry leading intelligence, research and development (R&D).
Our activities are supported by R&D facilities based in Canada, Finland and in the UAE, where we develop our own intellectual property while also partnering with leading technology companies. But we don’t just implement; we innovate, creating new security solutions to combat tomorrow’s security threats today.
Our activities span Governance, Risk and Compliance; Cyber Network Defence; Managed Security Services; Secure Communications; Cyber Architecture and Engineering; Crypto; xen1thLabs for test & validation. Taken together, and underpinning all our cyber security capabilities these activities adhere to DarkMatter’s four-stage Cyber Security Life-Cycle, which involves planning, detection, protection, and recovery.
Agile and innovative, DarkMatter takes a comprehensive approach to helping its clients navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of threat and risk mitigation strategies, tools, policies and systems.
Exclusive Digital Sponsor
Etisalat Digital” is a business unit of Etisalat helping to drive digital transformation by enabling enterprises and governments become smarter through the use of the latest technologies. The unit focuses on providing digital solutions in various domains including cloud, cyber security, digital marketing, mobile commerce, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data and analytics.
Etisalat Digital has the best industry digital experts, solutions architects, project managers and digital engineers as well as key digital assets and platforms including datacenters, cloud platforms, big data and analytics engines, digital and mobile payments platforms, security operations centers, Internet of Things Platforms and command and control centers.
Etisalat Digital unique value lies in combining the scale, strength and robust network of the leading regional telco with the agility, skills and platforms of a digital player. It is best positioned to provide end-to-end digital vertical positions to enable smarter education, healthcare, city, government, smarter transportation, resource management and cashless economy.
For more information, visit etisalatdigital.ae
Regional Content Partner
Sky News Arabia is a 50-50 joint venture between Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp (ADMIC), a private investment company, and Sky PLC, the UK’s leading pay television provider.
Based in Abu Dhabi, Sky News Arabia is a multi-platform news organization that delivers Arabic-language news on a free-to-air news channel, a video-rich website, mobile devices & most social media platforms.
Vision: To be the most trusted, far-reaching and influential Arabic media platform.
Mission: To deliver fast and accurate news reportage across all platforms, while promoting a respect for human values and preserving our core principles of journalistic integrity and excellence through:
- Attracting top-tier talent
- Establishing a culture of creativity and innovation
- Championing the use of cutting-edge technology
Sky News Arabia provides comprehensive coverage of the regional and international news agenda and content is being created and delivered by more than 500 multimedia journalists, supported by a full technical and operations team, broadcasting to over 50 million households in both HD and SD formats.
Sky News Arabia also operates a network of over 30 newsgathering bureaus across the MENA region, including offices in London and Washington DC. Sky News Arabia also have access to Sky News’ wider network of international bureaus and newsgathering resources.
The company is committed to engaging staff from the UAE and across the MENA region, working with the community to develop local talent. www.skynewsarabia.com
The leading Arab economic magazine in GCC and Mena
Launched in Beirut 1970 by Al Bayan Publishing House. Al Bayan magazine has the highest share by far for the advertising expenditures in the PAN ARAB market, for the business and economic magazines monitored by Ipsos Mena. Al Bayan reaches all decision makers in key positions of major industries throughout the Pan Arab region. Al Bayan became member of OJD one of the largest organizations specializing in auditing & verifying the circulation of news media; Breakdown: 88,100 Copies.
E-replicas of AL BAYAN Magazine can be found via the PressReader & Cedar Kiosk apps
Monthly Breakdown: 88,100 Copies
Topics: Banking, Investment & Financial Institutions | Insurance | Real Estate | Industry & Trade | Energy & Technology | Transportation & shipping | Leisure services www.albayanmagazine.com
Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal was established in 1979 when it launched the first Pan-Arab business monthly magazine “Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal”. In 1993, it became the first Arab media group to establish a strong start in the conference industry in the region, an activity that was solely the preserve of western institutions. The Group has organized 250 events in 25 countries, attended by more than 10,000 leading businessmen and investors from the region and worldwide.
Nominated as the leading Arab business publication in the region (according to Ipsos BES 2008, 2009, 2010), Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal magazine, and since 1979, is still the most comprehensive source of information on Pan-Arab business and economy, delivering relevant, in-depth and timely coverage of news you can use.
With its 12 monthly regular issues and 15 special issues published with transparency and professionalism over the year, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal with 10% market share over all other 247 business publications in the region, is the right tool for a better understanding of major industries and country economies, as well as investment and business opportunities in the region. www.iktissadonline.com
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global research and consultancy company with a presence in over 30 countries, from the Middle East, Africa and Asia to the Americas. A distinctive and respected provider of on-the-ground intelligence on many of the world’s fastest growing markets, OBG has offices in London, Berlin, Dubai and Istanbul, and a network of local bureaus across the countries in which we operate.
Through its range of products, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, tourism, energy, transport, industry and ICT. OBG provides business intelligence to its subscribers through multiple platforms: Economic News and Views, OBG Business Barometer - CEO Survey, Roundtables and conferences, Global Platform - exclusive video interviews, The Report publications and its Consultancy division. www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com
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