Eureka Financial launches Corporate Governance Summer School Dubai 2015

Eureka Financial launches another edition of a very popular Corporate Governance programme. Corporate Governance Summer School 2015 will take place on 25-26 of August in Dubai and is open to all senior professionals from the region and beyond, who are interested in boosting corporate governance standards in their organisations and learn about the best world’s […]

New buying patterns amongst the Middle Eastern HNWIs

By: AMEInfo The Middle East luxury industry is witnessing a shift in buying patterns of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), says Erwin Bamps, chief operating officer at Gulf Craft, while speaking the arab luxury world conference that took place in the first week of June. UHNWIs are looking for bespoke experiences, but in a family oriented context, […]

Boom time for Middle-Eastern payments and transaction processing markets

An article by ACI Worldwide’s EMEA Region general manager, Paul Thomalla, published on Bobsguide.com has highlighted exciting times ahead for the Middle-Eastern payments, technology and transaction processing markets.  ACI Worldwide is predicting that by 2020 the region’s payments volume will have reached $192.3bn and equate to 20% of the total world volume.  At five times […]

The global market in Trade Finance

Growth Prediction for EMEA Syndicated Loan Market At the Loan Market Association’s (LMA) annual conference in London 800 delegates heard a range of speakers talk on the conference theme of “connecting members in a changing world.”  One highlight was the recognition of the number and variety of “lenders” appearing in the commodity trade finance marketplace […]

Shining the spotlight on Corporate Governance

IFSB (the Islamic Financial Services Board) and INCEIF (The Global University of Islamic Finance) have just announced the confirmed speakers for their second Executive Forum on Islamic Finance.  Entitled “Towards Strengthening Corporate and Sharī`ah Governance in Islamic Banks” the forum is being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 26-27 August. Speakers for the event include […]

Corporate Governance practices in the UAE

In 2007, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) issued the Corporate Governance Code expanding the governance rules and regulations to any company, domestic or foreign, whose shares are listed on UAE stock exchanges. Two years later, the Minister of Economy issued a resolution (No 518) amending SCA’s code and providing a more comprehensive set of corporate governance […]

Family Office – Distribution or growth?

By Bill Humphreys In many cases the very purpose of a family office is to provide a mechanism to transfer wealth efficiently across generations and to create a sustainable and enduring legacy. Against this back drop the basic question of whether the family office should focus on “distribution” or “growth” of a family’s wealth may […]

Trends in family offices and wealth management

Notwithstanding the economic slowdown the growth of Family Offices continues at an impressive pace. Globally, it is thought that there are 11,000 family offices in existence and it is expected that this number will continue to grow as the needs of wealthy families become more complex. As successful families become more international in their outlook […]

Wealth management, family governance and succession planning: Addressing challenges for family owned businesses in the UAE

RSM Dahman, accounting and auditing firm based in UAE and a part of RSM International, announced a strategic partnership agreement with Eureka Financial Ltd, a leading wealth management and financial training organization from UK to educate and help family business owners across UAE on ‘Managing the Family Enterprise’. Family owned businesses form the majority of […]

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