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Barwa Bank is Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial services provider, committed to deliver a high level of service, personalised to meet our client’s needs; using innovative customer-focused services.
The Bank provides a full range of Shari’ah compliant banking services across Wholesale, Private and Retail Banking, Investments, Advisory and Asset Management. Barwa Bank provides a range of services to Public and Private sector entities in Qatar and across the Region and is playing a leading role in delivering Qatar's ambitious infrastructure plans in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The Crédit Agricole Group is the market leader in France in Universal Customer-Focused Banking and one of the largest banks in Europe.
It is ranked the world’s No.9 Bank measured by Total Assets (Source: The Banker magazine, July 2015 (Figures as at 31 December 2014))
The Crédit Agricole Group supports its customers’ projects in France and around the world across the full spectrum of retail banking businesses and related specialised businesses: saving management and insurance (CACEIS), asset management (AMUNDI), leasing and factoring, consumer finance, corporate and investment banking (Crédit Agricole CIB).
Battersea Power Station is one of the world’s most famous buildings and is at the heart of Central London’s most visionary and eagerly anticipated new development.
The iconic Power Station, one of the finest surviving examples of art deco architecture, is within a few minutes’ walking distance of the neighbourhoods of Chelsea and Westminster and neighbours the site of the new US Embassy.
Work is underway on the construction of a vibrant new neighbourhood comprising homes, offices, shops, restaurants, a six acre riverside park served by its own new tube station and river bus services.
Sales and Leasing information at www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk
Etihad Rail was established in June 2009 under UAE Federal Law no. 2, with a mandate to manage the development, construction and operation of the national freight and passenger railway network.
The railway network will be built in stages to link the principal centres of population and industry of the UAE, as well as to form a vital part of the planned GCC railway network. Once complete, the railway will redefine logistics and transport in the region, providing a modern, safe, efficient, sustainable network that will connect all regions of the UAE, and the UAE to its wider GCC neighbours.
Since its creation in 1986, Murex has played a key role in proposing effective technology as a catalyst for growth and innovation in capital markets, through the design and implementation of integrated trading, risk management, processing and post-trade platforms.
Driven by innovation, Murex’s MX.3 Front-to-Back-to-Risk platform leverages the firm’s collective experience and expertise, accumulated through its strategic client partnerships, to offer an unrivalled asset class coverage and best-of-breed business solutions at every step of the financial trade lifecycle, including dedicated solutions for Treasury & Islamic Finance.
Client’s worldwide benefit from the MX.3 platform’s modular set of business solutions, specifically designed to solve the multi-faceted challenges of a transforming financial industry, while relying on the strength of 2,000 dedicated specialists.
Natixis is the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 36 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.
With more than 16,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organized into three main business lines: Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions & Insurance, and Specialized Financial Services.
A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE’s banking networks.
Figures as at September 30, 2015
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 135,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.
BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US$ 514 billion total assets as at October 31, 2015. Operating out of our regional representative office in Abu Dhabi:
BMO Capital Markets offers corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of products from M&A advisory to market risk management to institutional sales and trading, and more.
BMO Global Asset Management is a multi-disciplined asset manager that includes teams based in Toronto, Chicago, Hong Kong and London along with a network of investment specialist boutiques.
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.
Founded over 200 years ago in New York Citi is one of the foremost global financial services companies. Citi covers clients in over 100 countries in all continents providing a wide range of financial services for individuals and organisations. We connect our clients into the global financial markets, providing liquidity and information, as well as services to allow them to better transact their business. Throughout our history we have supported innovation and progress and continue to do this today. Visit www.Citi.com to find out more about how we can help you.
Key to both the foreign exchange and fixed income global markets, EBS BrokerTec is a market-leading e-trading technology and solutions provider, offering access to multiple execution options and diverse, valuable liquidity.
Constantly creating new, ground-breaking solutions, while continuously investing in proven, market-leading platforms and products, the division provides exceptional value to a globally diverse community of professional traders.
For more information, go to www.ebsbrokertec.com.
Ferrero is a global company privately owned by the Ferrero family. The company has grown from a small Italian confectionery shop in 1942 (which was officially founded in 1946) creating appealing products from local hazelnuts in its home town Alba to become the fourth largest confectionery manufacturer in the world. It produces famous market-leading brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Surprise® and Kinder Bueno®.
Ferrero has approximately 34,000 collaborators, 73 consolidated subsidiaries, including 20 production plants around the world, of which 3 are Ferrero Social Enterprises in Africa and Asia, and 8 agricultural companies in Chile, Argentina, Georgia, South Africa, Australia, Bulgaria, Italy and Turkey.
Ferrero products are present and sold directly or through authorized retailers in around 160 countries belonging to the international community.
HSBC is the largest and most widely represented international banking organisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a presence in 9 countries across the region. HSBC has operations in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and Algeria. In Saudi Arabia, HSBC is a 40% shareholder of Saudi British Bank (SABB), and a 49% shareholder of HSBC Saudi Arabia for investment banking in the Kingdom.
This presence, the widest reach of any bank in the region, comprises some 267 offices and around 12,000 employees. In the first half of 2015, HSBC in the MENA region made a profit before tax of US$ 901m.
IG is a global leader in online trading, providing fast and flexible access to over 10,000 financial markets – including shares, indices, forex, commodities and binaries.
Established 40 years ago, IG’s aim is to become the default choice for active traders globally. It is already an award-winning multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs and a global leader in forex.
IG is publically listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and is a constituent member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, US and now in the UAE.
Numerix is the global leader in cross-asset analytics for OTC derivatives, structured products and variable annuities, providing software and services for structuring, pre-trade pricing, trade capture, valuation, and risk management. Numerix offers a comprehensive model library and a transparent deal-definition architecture that allows rapid modeling of any instrument, including commodity, credit, equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, and inflation derivatives, plus a unique hybrid model framework for exotics and structured products. Numerix analytics are available through Windows applications, Excel add-ins, developer kits and a wide range of partner systems, with over 700 clients and 90 partners across more than 26 countries.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Cagamas Berhad (Cagamas), the National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia, promotes the broader spread of house ownership and growth of the secondary mortgage market. Regarded by the World Bank as a successful secondary mortgage liquidity facility, it issues debt securities to finance the purchase of housing loans from financial and non-financial institutions.
Cagamas is the second largest issuer of debt instruments after the Malaysian Government and the largest issuer of AAA debt securities in the local market. Cagamas has been assigned AAA rating by local rating agencies and international rating of A3 by Moody’s Investors Service Inc. that is in line with Malaysian sovereign ratings.
ICAP is the world’s leading interdealer broker, matching buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets through voice and electronic networks. Through our post trade risk and information services ICAP helps customers manage and mitigate risks in their portfolios. For more information go to www.icap.com
ICAP (Middle East) W.L.L. has served the region for almost 40 years from offices in Bahrain. The company is a Central bank of Bahrain licensed Category 3 Investment Firm. We provide voice broking services to banks in interest rates, options, FX spot, forwards, G10 derivatives and money markets in both regional, international currencies and Islamic products.
Established and owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, Mubadala’s strategy is built on the creation of partnerships and on long-term, capital-intensive investments that deliver strong financial returns, contribute to the growth and diversification of Abu Dhabi’s economy, and create opportunities for current and future generations in the United Arab Emirates.
The company brings together and manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio of local, regional and international investments and partners with leading global organizations to operate businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. These include aerospace, semiconductors, metals & mining, oil & gas, renewables, information & communications technology, healthcare, real estate & infrastructure, utilities, and defense services.
For more information about Mubadala please visit www.mubadala.com.
Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), an international financial centre in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, was established by Federal Decree in 2013.
In line with the Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision, ADGM is a natural extension of Abu Dhabi’s role as a member of the global financial community. Being a financial free zone, ADGM will play a pivotal responsibility in positioning the city as a global centre for business and finance, connecting the economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
At ADGM, registered companies can conduct their businesses within a zero-percent-tax environment and operate confidently in an international regulatory framework with independent judicial system and legislative infrastructure.
As a broad based financial centre, ADGM’s foundation is anchored on three key strengths - private banking, wealth management and asset management, and will expand its offerings in according to market needs.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates made its first commercial flight in November 2003.
Since then, the Abu Dhabi-based airline has grown faster than any other in commercial aviation history, offering its award-winning services to 110 destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.
Etihad Airways operates a young and environmentally-efficient fleet of 105 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and has more than 210 aircraft on firm order.
The airline’s network today reflects a combination of organic growth, growth through codeshare partnerships, and strategic minority investments, together creating a virtual network of more than 420 destinations.
Etihad Airways currently has 47 codeshare partnerships and equity stakes in six airlines: Virgin Australia – 21.24 per cent, airberlin – 29.2 per cent, Air Seychelles – 40 per cent, Aer Lingus – 4.99 per cent, Jet Airways – 24 per cent, Air Serbia – 49 per cent. The airline is in the process of formalising its equity investments in Swiss-based Etihad Regional and Alitalia.*
Etihad Airways has been named the World’s Leading Airline for five consecutive years.
*Operated by Darwin Airline
Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers.
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The Financial & Risk business division provides solutions to the global financial community - delivering critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investing, financial and corporate professionals.
We help our customers generate superior returns, improve risk and compliance management, increase access to liquidity and create efficient, reliable infrastructures in increasingly global, electronic and multi-asset class markets, through our market-leading Thomson Reuters Eikon, Thomson Reuters Elektron and Thomson Reuters Risk Management Solutions.
Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). For more information visit mena.tr.com
Aldar Properties PJSC is the leading real estate developer in Abu Dhabi with USD12 billion in assets, a 77 million sq. m land bank, and through its iconic developments, it is one of the most well known in the United Arab Emirates, and wider Middle East region.
From its beginnings in 2005 through to today, Aldar continues to shape and enhance the urban fabric of the UAE’s Capital City in addition to other key areas of the Emirate. Aldar develops exciting and innovative projects, such as the internationally recognized HQ building situated in the Al Raha Beach development, the Gate Towers in Shams Abu Dhabi on Al Reem Island, in addition to Yas Island’s F1 circuit.
Aldar seeks to create quality, comfortable, desirable destinations that enrich the lives of Abu Dhabi residents as well as tourists within the Emirate. Aldar is playing a leading role in the development and provision of world class retail - Yas Mall, international standard education through Aldar Academies, iconic entertainment venues such as the Yas Marina Circuit, and community amenities across its entire portfolio.
Aldar is driven by a vision to be the most trusted and recognized real estate lifestyle developer in Abu Dhabi and beyond.
Abu Dhabi Aviation is the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, operating/leasing 57 helicopters including (15 x Augusta Westland AW139, 22 x Bell 412, 19 x Bell 212 & 1 x A109 ), 4 x Bombardier Dash-8 fixed-wing aircraft; employing nearly 1200 personnel, including 154 pilots and 283 aircraft maintenance engineers. The bulk of the company’s business activity is in support of Abu Dhabi Offshore Oil and Gas, Engineering and Construction Companies. Other business activities include SAR, firefighting, heavy lifting, VIP, medical evacuation, HEMS, seismic survey, photography, and charter.
CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, is the recognised world leader in business news and financial information; providing the latest real-time market information, unrivalled coverage of breaking news, in-depth analysis and interviews across its TV, desktop and mobile platforms. CNBC’s fast-paced, hard-hitting business coverage is essential viewing for senior business leaders, the financial community and anyone with assets to invest, or protect. During evenings and weekends the channel shows the best in sport, current affairs, insightful documentaries and entertainment. Today the channel is available in more than 377 million homes worldwide.
Visit www.cnbc.com for more information.
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.
OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.
OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.