Credit Suisse, a Switzerland-based multinational financial services holding company, has hired Muwaffak Bibi to head its ultra-high net worth individuals business in the Middle East, the Swiss lender said in a statement on Monday.
Wealth growth in the GCC has outpaced global growth since 2000, a report said, highlighting that aggregate wealth per adult in the GCC grew by 236 per cent against 125 per cent for the world.
Wealth per adult in the GCC has grown
Companies with higher female participation at board level or in top management exhibit higher returns, higher valuations and higher payout ratios, a report said.
While the representation of women in management positions and on the
Emerging capital markets will double their global index share by 2030, with Saudi Arabia expected to emerge as the seventh largest emerging capital market by 2030, says a report.
Saudi Arabia will account for the second largest sh
BlackRock said Credit Suisse's guilty plea in a US tax evasion case does not affect its business relationship with the Swiss bank.
Last month, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to a US criminal charge and will pay more than $2.5 bi
Credit Suisse has become the largest bank in 20 years to plead guilty to a US criminal charge, and will pay a $2.5 billion fine to authorities for helping Americans evade taxes, Attorney General Eric Holder said.
But the Swiss ban
Consumer optimism has dropped in Saudi Arabia with just 18 per cent expect to see improvements in the state of their personal finances, a report said, noting that this is the second consecutive drop in optimism seen within the region.
Credit Suisse missed expectations with a marginal uptick in fourth-quarter net profit yesterday after increased legal costs arising from US probes into alleged tax evasion and the sale of mortgage-backed bonds.
Credit Suisse is cu
Qatar recorded the highest average wealth per adult of $153,294 in mid-2013 in the Mena region, growing two per cent from the same period last year, said a report.
The fourth annual Global Wealth Report 2013 released by Credit Sui