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How are GCC banks navigating through an environment of low rates, low oil price and low GDP (and loan) growth?

Broadcast on Dec 8, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference

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Emirates NBD

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First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

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BofA Securities

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HSBC

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MUFG

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SMBC

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ICD

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DWF

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Intesa Sanpaolo

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London Stock Exchange

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Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

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Rawabi Holding

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Arthur Cox

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Bank of Jordan

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Fitch Ratings

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Finsight

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Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

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Shearman & Sterling

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Squire Patton Boggs

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United Arab Bank

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Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)

Subscribe for access:

  • How has the triple-wave hit impacted banks’ liquidity? What are banks’ outlook for credit growth and NPLs?
  • How are bank treasurers’ approaching ALM and fund raising in 2020-2021?
  • What activities are banks prioritising for 2021?
  • GCC or outside: Where are banks looking to deploy capital and investments?
  • Outlook on forbearance and central bank policies vs. balance sheet transparency
Middle East

Moderator

James Sadler

James Sadler

Head of MENA Debt Capital Markets

BofA Securities

James Sadler

James Sadler

Head of MENA Debt Capital Markets at BofA Securities

James Sadler is Head of Debt Financing Origination for the MENAT region at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has more than 14 years' experience in originating and executing financing transactions for corporates, sovereigns and banks in the CEEMEA region, having previously focused on hybrid and regulatory capital instruments for European issuers. He has recently executed financings for the Abu Dhabi and Qatar sovereigns, Mubadala, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Emirates NBD, Damac, and QNB. James joined BofAML in August 2015, having previously worked at BNP Paribas in Bahrain and UBS in London. He holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University.

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BofA Securities

James Sadler

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Speakers

Lemer Salah

Lemer Salah

Director, Emerging Markets Corporate Debt

Barings

Lemer Salah

Lemer Salah

Director, Emerging Markets Corporate Debt at Barings

Lemer Salah is the global emerging market fixed income analyst at Barings and covers banks and insurance companies across GCC, Asia and Latin America. He is part of the Emerging Market Debt team of Barings, which is managing multibillion-dollar funds with investments across emerging markets including the Gulf region. Lemer started his career in the Netherlands while working for the largest pension fund in the world also known as APG, followed by the Dutch bank SNS in Amsterdam and Arqaam Capital in Dubai. Lemer holds a master’s degree in the field of Actuarial Science and a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Lemer also completed his executive master program at Oxford University in the UK.

Barings

Jaap Meier

Jaap Meier

Managing Director, Equity Research

Arqaam Capital

Jaap Meier

Jaap Meier

Managing Director, Equity Research at Arqaam Capital

Jaap Meijer is the Head of Research at Arqaam Capital. He is also the Chief Strategist, Chief Economist and Head of FIG research. He is also a Member of Management Committee.

Jaap Meijer holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics with an emphasis on Finance & Investments from Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam), an MBA from Webster University (St. Louis) and is a holder of both the CFA charter and the CEFA designation (VBA). He is also a mentor in the CFA challenge.

He has 24 year of research experience. Prior to heading up the research at Arqaam Capital, covering MENA stocks, he was a research director at Evolution, Dresdner Kleinwort and Cheuvreux, covering European financial conglomerates, diversified financials as well as investment banks.

His highest rankings were a No 1 ranking in Emerging EMEA Financials in Extel, and a No 2 ranking in MENA Extel survey.

Arqaam Capital

Carla Ajaka

Carla Ajaka

Head of Financial Markets

United Arab Bank

Carla Ajaka

Carla Ajaka

Head of Financial Markets at United Arab Bank

Carla Ajaka is the Head of Financial Markets at United Arab Bank (UAB). She joined the bank in August 2020.

She has more than 24 years of experience in banking. She was the head of Global Markets at HSBC Bank Middle East Lebanon for 17 years. She was covering various geographies including Jordan, Kuwait and Algeria.

Following the acquisition of HSBC by BLOM Carla continued her career for 3 years.

She has substantial experience in Financial markets products and risk management solutions.

United Arab Bank

Carla Ajaka