Mashreq is one of the leading UAE financial institutions in the UAE. Founded in 1967 as Bank of Oman, the bank has played a pioneering role in the industry, particularly in retail banking. Among its many firsts, it was the first to launch such products as travelers’ cheques, credit cards and ATMs.
Mashreq has received numerous international awards such as the Best Bank in the UAE in 2008 from Euro money and various awards particularly for quality management. It’s most recent acknowledgement was Best Regional Retail Bank by Banker ME Industry Awards, Best Investment Bank UAE & Best Commercial Bank by World Finance Banking Awards, Best Internet Bank in UAE, Best Online Bill Payment in UAE by International Finance Magazine, Best Loan House in the UAE, Best Cash Management in the ME by EMEA Finance Awards, Best Investment Bank & Best Commercial Bank by World Finance, Best Customer Service Bank Qatar & Best Corporate Bank by Global Banking and Finance Review Awards, Best Consumer Internet Bank in Qatar, Best Website Design and Best integrated Consumer Bank Site by Global Finance’s World’s Best Banks, Best Call Centre, Best Corporate Account, Best Customer Service, Best Fixed Income Fund, Best Web/Mobile Site by Banker ME Product Awards and most significantly the Gallup Great Workplace Award.
Mashreq won three top awards at the MENA Fund Manager 2011 Performance Awards organized by MENA Fund Manager Magazine. The bank was awarded Newcomer Fund of the Year award, Fixed Income Fund of the Year award, and UAE Asset Manager of the Year award.
As a leading financial Institution in the UAE Mashreq aims to be world class in every facet of its business, including its social responsibility to the community it serves. Towards this goal the bank pays particular attention to recruiting, training, developing and retaining UAE National employees.
With extensive network in UAE and presence in Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Egypt and 26 overseas offices in 12 countries spread across Europe, USA, Asia and Africa providing a comprehensive range of international financial services, Mashreq is capable of handling all commercial banking and trade transactions efficiently.
Mashreq Al Islami, the Islamic banking division of Mashreq won 2 awards at the recent Fifth Annual Islamic Business and Finance Awards for “Best Islamic Window” and ‘Best Advertising Campaign’. The Islamic Business and Finance Awards are recognized around the world as among the most distinguished Awards programs within the financial industry.
The bank has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Certification by the British Standards Institute (BSI) for its Operations Group
Misys is at the forefront of the financial software industry, providing the broadest portfolio of banking, treasury, trading and risk solutions available on the market. With 1,800 customers in 120 countries our team of domain experts and partners has an unparalleled ability to address industry requirements at both a global and local level.
Misys was formed by the merger of Misys with Turaz, which includes the award-winning Kondor+ product line. Combined they are able to address all customer requirements across both the banking and trading book businesses. Misys is the trusted partner that financial services organizations turn to for help solving their most complex problems.
For over 25 years, CCL has been guiding companies through the complexities of financial services regulation, so you can concentrate on your business – while we help you meet your regulatory responsibilities.
Our mission is to build long-term relationships with our clients. We realize that this can only be achieved if we provide our clients with a combination of technical expertise and a high level of personal service.
To date, the CCL Group globally has assisted more than 1,000 firms with their regulatory authorization. CCL’s clients deal in almost every financial instrument, in nearly every financial market and on behalf of every type of customer.
CCL combines a long history and experience in financial services compliance with the expertise of a team of practitioners that includes former regulators, senior compliance professionals, lawyers and accountants. The extensive depth and breadth of our consulting team ensures we can provide truly specialist advice in the following areas:
As the leading corporate governance recruitment specialist in the Middle East, Barclay Simpson are proud to sponsor the 9th annual GCC Regulators Summit. The corporate governance market continues to be in the global spotlight. Its development in the Middle East region will without doubt be a major factor in how businesses deal with the challenges ahead, both locally and internationally. As a key partner of Thomson Reuters Annual GCC Regulators Summit, Barclay Simpson offers an invaluable resourcing tool and an important insight into the technical corporate governance market. Barclays Simpson looks forward to contributing towards the success of the summit which plays an important role in promoting good corporate governance in the region.
HOLT consultancy was founded by Ben Holt and is based in the North Tower of the Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC. HOLT consultancy strives to be the premier choice for companies when selecting a professional Compliance and risk management service provider.
Ben Holt has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years and has held a number of senior international Compliance positions in London, Geneva and Dubai, in the investment banking and/or private banking divisions of HSBC, Societe Generale and Barclays.
Our mission is to develop our client’s business through premier quality and expert execution by focusing on their needs and providing business solutions. Our services offered include:
Providing advice and guidance on any regulatory issue or problem;
Assisting regulated or non-regulated clients through the license application process;
Assisting existing regulated firms enhance their current license;
Compliance support - being a retained outsourced Compliance Officer/MLRO or mentoring new or less experienced Compliance Officers/MLROs;
Drafting policies, procedures, manuals and Codes of Conduct;
Developing a risk based monitoring program;
Professional training on Compliance, anti-money laundering, regulatory and reputational issues;
Ad-hoc reviews and special projects;
Specialist recruitment service for Compliance, anti-money laundering and risk management positions.
HOLT consultancy aspires to offer a service that exceeds expectations through our commitment to clients, adding maximum value to their business and protecting their reputation.
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)Platinum Partner
The Number One Bank in UAE, was incorporated in 1968.
Ranked as one of the top 50 safest banks in the world since 2009 and the Safest Bank in Emerging Markets and Middle East, NBAD currently operates in 18 countries on five continents. NBAD has a network of 125 branches and more than 585 ATMs to provide banking services to customers all over the UAE. Besides bricks & mortar branches, NBAD provides 24 hour internet banking access through NbadOnline and NbadDirect, the SMS-based payment service (Arrow) as well as account access and personalised customer support through its 24-hour Call Centre.
NBAD provides its customers with a wide variety of financial services targeting all segments of the consumer and corporate markets.
NBAD aims to support the long-term prosperity of our people, our customers and the communities in which we do business by being transparent and responsible. The Bank is ranked 3rd on the S&P/Hawkamah ESG Pan Arab Index out of the top 50 Pan Arab companies based on their performance on nearly 200 environment, social, and governance metrics.
NBAD’s long term ratings are now amongst the strongest combined ratings of any global financial institution. The Bank is rated senior long term/short term AA-/A-1+by Standard & Poor's (S&P), Aa3/P1 by Moody’s, AA-/F1+ by Fitch, A+ by Rating and Investment Information Inc (R&I) Japan, and AAA by RAM (Malaysia).
The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority Strategic Partner
The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority is the independent regulator for firms that are authorised to conduct financial services activities in or from the QFC.
The QFC Regulatory Authority seeks to promote the financial stability of the QFC and strives to develop financial awareness and protection for customers and investors.
Together with the Qatar Central Bank and the Qatar Financial Markets Authority, the QFC Regulatory Authority ensures that an efficient regulatory framework is in place in Qatar that maintains financial stability, supports stable economic growth and promotes a vibrant and dynamic financial sector.
Deloitte member firms offer clients a broad range of audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk, and tax services. Our client service teams, help create powerful business solutions for organisations operating anywhere in the world. This integrated approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with business knowledge and industry expertise to help our clients exceed their expectations.
Deloitte has one of the largest forensic practices in the world with over 1,400 dedicated practitioners in over 30 countries. Forensic services are increasingly sought by companies and lawyers who require detailed investigations to be undertaken or disputes to be resolved. Our team use state-of-the-art forensic technology to ensure that data is handled with maximum efficiency. We assist clients in identifying and managing the business risks associated with operation in an increasingly complex and regulated global market.
Our Middle East Forensic practice uses proven methodologies and experienced accounting and investigative specialists that give our clients clarity, insight and solutions to the challenges they face. Our team brings tested international and local experience and provides a range of services from proactive (such as anti-fraud and anti-corruption services, whistleblower hotline management, integrity due diligence and business intelligence services) to reactive (forensic investigations, asset tracing and recovery, and expert witness and litigation support services).
We work with our clients to protect and preserve assets and value in situations where they have suffered loss, to mitigate the loss and recover assets - we are solution-focused practitioners advising clients on managing business controversy and conflict, meeting and maintaining regulatory compliance and improving governance standards.
Our team has over 30 dedicated professionals. They come from multifaceted backgrounds and include forensic accountants, ex- law enforcement and specialist investigators, forensic technology specialists, auditors, regulators, and research analysts. We routinely conduct business in Arabic, English and French, in addition our team speaks over 12 languages and we can draw upon many other resources from our local and global colleagues if the need arises. Our Middle East service offerings include:
Forensic Technology │ Discovery & Analytics – preservation of electronic evidence, investigation support; data analytics, and electronic review / discovery and disclosure.
Forensic Investigation Services – corruption, fraud and factual investigations; and tracing and recovery of assets.
Fraud Risk Management - fraud risk assessments, development and monitoring the implementation of fraud and anti-corruption control programs, including Tip-offs Anonymous.
Business Intelligence Services – integrity due diligence, investigative support, and strategic market intelligence.
Dispute Resolution – expert witness, expert determination, international arbitration, intellectual property and matrimonial dispute services.
Financial Service Regulatory Consulting - assistance with financial crime management and regulatory compliance (for example compliance with the Foreign Tax Compliance Act).
With over 25 years’ experience, ICSA Software International and ICSA Boardroom Apps Limited are the software companies of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (The ICSA).
Renowned for our global entity management, corporate governance and compliance software, as well as highly secure board portals for the iPad and Windows devices, we have been the supplier of choice for company secretarial departments and boardrooms around the world.
BoardPad is a meeting and document collaboration solution that turns directors’ devices into highly secure digital board and meeting packs, available online or offline from any location.
Blueprint OneWorld is a web-based entity management, governance and compliance solution, allowing you to access and manage your corporate compliance data 24/7, anytime, anywhere.
Our commitment to providing a suite of highly secure and integrated solutions is the reason why many FTSE100, FORTUNE 500, EURONEXT 100, ASX 50, government organisations and public bodies trust us to manage their corporate information to deliver good governance across the board.
J Awan & Partners was established to become an industry leader, in providing fit for purpose Governance, Risk and Compliance ("GRC") advisory services that support every step of your business cycle.
We provide advice from a practitioner’s standpoint that allows you to set up compliant businesses, execute transactions, deliver projects and manage regulatory expectations effectively. In addition to helping you fulfill your regulatory obligations, we support your short, medium and long term goals by developing a GRC infrastructure that is scalable, easy to understand and implement.
Our geographical coverage focuses on the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan with particular interest in the key GCC countries.
We have strong relationships with regulators in the key GCC markets and Pakistan. This in turn enables us to provide you with focused, dynamic and accurate advice.
Intelligent Risk Management
Our mission is to provide our clients sound, practical and timely advice. We add value to the financial services sector by creating a knowledge bridge between regulators and the industry. Our goal is to help financial services firms comply with their regulatory obligations in a manner that helps maximize shareholder value.
Your success is the most important element required for our success. To help you accomplish your goals, we offer the following services:
Manage your regulatory application process from end to end;
Provide GRC expertise to help you set up new business lines or launch new products;
• Develop and support your risk, compliance, governance and finance functions;
Provide tailored and results-driven training to your team;
Help you prepare for regulatory audits;
Help you implement remedial actions resulting from regulatory audits;
Our clients include top tier global and regional banks, specialized broker dealers, fund managers, private equity firms and insurance brokers.
SIA is European leader in the design, creation and management of technology infrastructures and services for Financial and Central Institutions, Corporates and Public Administration bodies, in the areas of payments, e-money, network services and capital markets. SIA Group provides its services in around 40 countries, and also operates through its subsidiaries in Hungary and South Africa. The company has offices in Milan and Brussels.
In 2013, SIA managed 2.7 billion card payments and 2.2 billion credit transfers and collections, 28.6 billion trading and post-trading transactions and carried 293.3 terabytes of data on the network.
The Group is made up of six companies: the parent SIA, the Italian companies Emmecom (innovative network applications for banks and businesses), Pi4Pay (services for Payment Institutions), and TSP (front-end services for companies and P.A.), Perago in South Africa and SIA Central Europe in Hungary.
The Group, which has approximately 1,500 employees, closed 2013 with revenues of €380.3 million.