Hany Samir, the Head of Custody and Co-Head of Fund Administration Services at NBAD
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, after successfully co-sponsoring the Middle East Securities Forum (MESF) last year in Oman, is once again main co-sponsor to welcome Custody forum on March 20 and 21 in Abu Dhabi.
MESF brings together Abu Dhabi’s policy-makers, investors and key decision-makers from across the GCC and beyond. The Forum will address the need of strong operational framework to meet the ever-increasing investors’ demand; and will highlight the recent initiatives and developments in the region from a regulatory & risk management stand point to mitigate the challenges for a more transparent investment environment.
Alan Durrant, Chief Investment Officer of NBAD’s Asset Management Group and Hany Samir, the Head of Custody and Co-Head of Fund Administration Services at NBAD, will share their views on how the MENA region and specifically the GCC financial market could become more attractive for global investors in light of the European and USA debt crisis by creating more transparency and robust risk management initiatives.
“The Middle East Securities Forum 2012 offers a platform for prominent buy and sell-side securities services professionals and entities from across the MENA region and beyond as well as regulators and stakeholders to discuss the critical and important topics of the day,” says Hany Samir. “In fact, NBAD’s sponsorship and contribution to Middle East Securities Forum is founded in our philosophy to facilitate platforms for exchange of information and knowledge-sharing, which NBAD believes benefits everyone by leading to greater stability and sustainability in the markets.”
NBAD became the country’s first local securities custodian in 2009 and continue to expand its footprint across the region by providing tailor made solutions blended with cultural and regulatory know-how to a vast regional and global clientele.
NBAD aims to provide value added services to its clients and obtain competitive advantages in a sector in which innovation, new technologies and product offering are key to realizing growth.
As the first UAE licensed Custodian, NBAD acts as a “safe-keeper” of securities and fund administrator on behalf of third parties. Offering a fully-fledged product suite of Custody services (safe-keeping, clearing, settlement and assets servicing, which entails collection of dividends, interest, subscription in rights issues and proxy voting services), covering local, regional and global markets which positions NBAD as the leading regional player.