Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

ADIB to see wealth management portfolio grow

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) is expected to see an increase in its wealth management portfolio, with more high net worth individuals set to start banking at ADIB, according to Daffer Luqman, the bank’s global head of liabilities and wealth management. Luqman said he did not see an impact of falling oil prices on their portfolio of high- and ultra-high net worth individuals. He added that the global financial crisis in 2008 has resulted in more people, including those with high net worth, to look into long-term savings as their financial situation is prone to change.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank shortlisted to buy Citi's Egypt Operations

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank said Sunday it has been shortlisted as a buyer for Citigroup 's Egypt retail business in what is set to be a heated battle to tap into one of the world's fastest growing economies. Mashreq and Emirates NBD are also reportedly bidding to buy Citi 's Egypt consumer banking network. Whoever wins this will have an advantage because Citibank has a good portfolio of clients, they have more than 100,000 credit cards, Tirad Al Mahmoud, ADIB's chief executive, said. Citi , which has also dropped its retail banking businesses in Turkey, Romania, Greece and Pakistan, has said it sees potential in other booming economies such as in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Latest ADIB real estate report shows improving Investor return and occupancy levels across all real estate asset classes

The latest quarterly report issued by the real estate consultancy arm of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) - MPM Properties - highlights value growth across all sectors of Abu Dhabi's real estate market during 2014. Government initiatives to stimulate job growth and enhance market sentiment, fuelled in part by a knock on effect from the Expo 2020 win, provided healthy demand across all asset classes. Residential apartment values within the designated Investment Areas demonstrated strong capital appreciation during 2014. MPM Properties research shows capital value growth ranging from 11% to 35% with an overall average increase of 21.6%.

White & Case Advises Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank on US$420 Million Financing for Zakher Marine International

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), as sole bookrunner and initial mandated lead arranger, and a group of other lenders on a US$420 million Islamic financing provided to Zakher Marine International Inc. The financing, which was two times oversubscribed, also included Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Al-Hilal Bank, MashreqBank, Ajman Bank, Arab Bank, National Bank of Fujairah and Noor Bank. The facility arranged by ADIB will fund Zakher Marine's new shipbuilding programme that includes 15 vessels and three self-elevating accommodation barges.

ADIB arranges $420m financing for Zakher Marine International

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has signed an agreement with Zakher Marine International Inc. to arrange a US $420 million (AED 1.55 billion) financing for its new ship-building program, including 15 vessels and 3 self-elevating accommodation barges through one of its group companies (QMS Holding Ltd.). ADIB was the Sole Book-runner and initial Mandated lead Arranger. The deal was 2 times oversubscribed by banks including ADCB, Al-Hilal Bank, MashreqBank, Ajman Bank, Arab Bank, National Bank of Fujairah and Noor Bank. ADIB established a Specialized Financing Unit in 2013, through which it has structured and arranged various syndicated facilities for shipping / offshore clients.

ADIB makes record profit

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has announced earnings for the nine months to the end of September up 21.1 per cent with customer deposits up 18.2 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year. Profit reached AED1.34bn compared to AED1.11bn for the same period last year. The CEO of ADIB said that all customer-facing units, retail banking, private banking, community banking and wholesale banking continued to grow market share and as a consequence, ADIB’s customer financing assets increased 21.7 per cent year-on-year to AED71.6bn backed by an 18.2 per cent increase in customer deposits to AED82.9bn over the same period.

ADIB offers investors low-risk exposure to global sharia-compliant stocks

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) is offering investors low-risk exposure to global sharia-compliant stocks through a new 100% capital-protected note that tracks the Dow Jones Islamic Market Titans 100 index. The launch of the note is part of ADIB's growing wealth management offering and helps investors in the region to diversify their portfolio. The Dow Jones Islamic Market Titans 100 Index, which includes the largest 100 sharia-compliant stocks traded globally, has given an annualized return of 6.01 percent over the last 10 years, and just over 21 percent in 2013. The note provides 100 percent capital protection at maturity to minimize risk for a minimum investment of US $30,000. The notes are open for subscription until 24th September 2014.

Barclays acquisition fails to excite ADIB Investors

Having completed the acquisition of Barclays retail banking division in the UAE on September 1st, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank has seen little change in its market growth. The $177 million deal will give ADIB access to Barclays’ 110,000 customers in the Emirates, as well as 145 staff members that will continue to work from existing branches. Having been hit with a $453m fine for its involvement in the Libor interest-rigging scandal back in 2012, Barclays has been stripping assets and jobs in an effort to boost profits. As such, the ADIB deal is, in fact, overshadowed by a far larger sale, as Barclays announced the sale of its Spanish retail, wealth management and corporate banking business for $1.04 billion to CaixaBank.

Emirates secures USD425 Islamic loan

Emirates have secured a $425 million shariacompliant loan from a group of UAE banks to finance the acquisition of two Airbus A380 aircraft. Emirates used the loan to take delivery of its 50th A380 in Hamburg last month. The aircraft is scheduled to enter into service sometime in early August. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (Adib), Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) and Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) were the joint book runners and initial mandated lead arrangers in the transaction. Emirates is the largest operator of the superjumbo A380 and have a further 90 on order. The airline’s president, Tim Clark, has previously said he is interested in ordering more of the superjumbos if Airbus is able to manufacture a more fuel efficient “neo” version.

Number of entries for ADIB & Thomson Reuters’ Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge and Awards (EFICA) exceeds last year

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) and Thomson Reuters’ second Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge and Awards (EFICA) have already received high levels of take-up with over 200 potential entrants downloading the application form, to date. The submission for the awards opened on 5th of July and will close on the 5th of August. ADIB and Thomson Reuters are calling on institutions, research centres, and individuals to submit entries in three categories. The first category of the awards, the Islamic Finance Industry Development Award, offers a prize of $100,000, the second award, the Ethical Finance Initiative Award, offers a prize of $50,000 and the final award is a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mideast’s One Islamic Banking Woman CEO Sees Egypt Growth

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC (ADIB)’s Egyptian unit sees demand for Shariah-compliant finance picking up, expecting to complete deals for about 5 billion pounds ($699 million) in the next year. The institution is working to provide syndicated financing for as much as five infrastructure projects in electricity, oil and gas, Nevine Loutfy, the only woman chief executive officer of a Shariah lender in the Middle East, said. ADIB Egypt was one of six lenders, including state-owned Banque Misr SAE that arranged a $110 million Islamic facility for East Delta Electricity Co. in February 2013, the nation’s first Islamic loan, she said. ADIB Egypt expects 2014 to be its second profitable year in a row, Loutfy said.

Thomson Reuters, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank launch Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge & Awards 2014

Thomson Reuters, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, has launched the second annual Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge & Awards (EFICA) for 2014. The global awards are designed to recognize and reward innovation in ethical and Islamic finance. Applications are open for the following categories: 1) Islamic Finance Industry Development Award offers a prize of $100,000, 2) Ethical Finance Initiative Award offers a prize of $50,000, and 3) Lifetime Achievement Award offers a prize of $25,000. Submissions for these three awards will be open until 5 August, 2014. To learn more about the awards, guidelines for entry, executive board members and to download application forms, please visithttp://updates.thomsonreuters.com/events/efica/.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank ready for investment in Global Car M

After the huge success and high demand to the first car manufacturing note, the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank launched a new capital-protected note earlier this year. It matures in 18 months, provides 100 per cent capital protection at maturity to minimize risk, with an expected return of up to 10 per cent. The note is currently open for subscription with a minimum amount of US$30,000. It offers the opportunity to invest in the world's leading car manufacturers. These include Toyota Motors, Hyundai, KIA Motors, BMW and TATA Motors Ltd.

U.A.E. Islamic Bank Asks What’s in a Name After Barclays

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC (ADIB), which bought the local retail assets of Barclays Plc (BARC) last month, is weighing whether to change its name as it targets more non-Muslim customers beyond its home market. The lender may change to Abu Dhabi International Bank outside the nation to lure customers drawn to ethical banking, Tirad Mahmoud, chief executive officer of ADIB, said. This could help capture a loan market that’s about 200-times the size of Shariah lending. With 60 percent of U.A.E. residents already holding bank accounts, faster growth opportunities for ADIB may need to come from international markets. The lender’s purchase of the Barclays asset was a rare chance to secure 110,000 new customers at home.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank inks $2b debt overhaul agreement

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) agreed a $2 billion debt overhaul with mortgage company Amlak Finance. ADIB, part of a six-member creditor committee negotiating Amlak's restructuring, signed a tentative agreement that's being considered by the decision-makers on the Amlak side, CEO Tirad Mahmoud said. The prospective accord includes a temporary waiver on a certain part of the principal that you recapture later if Amlak achieves certain targets, he said. Amlak sought an extension on $2 billion of loans after property prices in Dubai slumped during the credit crisis that began in 2008.



Ethical banking to take over: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank CEO

Tirad Mahmoud, chief executive of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), believes the banking industry is on the cusp of a historic transformation that will see a convergence between conventional and ethical banking. Mahmoud argues Islamic banking is only part of a larger move towards ethical banking in the post-crisis world. Earlier in April, ADIB acquired the retail operations of Barclays in the United Arab Emirates for a price tag of $177 million, giving it access to expatriate customers. The purchase will see 110,000 accounts transferred to Sharia-compliant accounts. ADIB has posted a 20.4 percent increase in first-quarter net profit, driven by higher lending. Its stock is up over 40 percent so far this year, outperforming the benchmark Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).

Abu Dhabi Bank Taps Expats With Barclays Buyout

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC (ADIB) is seeking to bring a boom in Shariah-compliant lending to the expatriate population in the UAE. ADIB agreed to buy the conventional retail assets of Barclays Plc (BARC) in the United Arab Emirates for 650 million dirhams ($177 million). The deal is the second of its kind for ADIB, which bought a stake in Egypt’s National Bank of Development in 2007. ADIB has been a corporate-focused bank so having a larger retail footprint will be positive for balancing it’s loan book. Barclays’s U.A.E. customers will notice a difference during the transition, even while they won’t experience any disruption.

ADIB among banks planning Iraq expansion amid oil boom

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) is the latest lender after JPMorgan, Citi and Standard Chartered to expand business in Iraq as the oil-rich country boosts crude production and rebuilds its infrastructure. ADIB plans to open a branch in Basra before the end of the year after it opened a branch in Erbil in October. The lender’s expansion in Iraq is part of a larger strategy to grow its international network, which includes branches in the United Kingdom, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. Iraq’s economy is expected to grow by 6.3 per cent this year, up from 3.7 per cent growth last year. The country raised its crude oil production by 530,000 barrels per day (bpd) last month to 3.6 million bpd. However, Iraq remains a fragile state and security risks can never be understated.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank 2013 net profit jumps 20.7%

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank has reported a net profit of Dh1.45 billion for 2013, up 20.7 per cent compared to Dh1.20 billion in 2012. The profit for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased by 41.4 per cent to Dh343.3 million. The Board of Directors recommended the distribution of 30.66 per cent cash dividends and 26.87 per cent bonus shares for 2013. Total assets have passed an important milestone and are now Dh103.2 billion, increasing by 19.8 per cent in 2013. Moreover, ADIB maintained its position as one of the most liquid banks in the UAE. ADIB Securities increased net profit for 2013 by 416.6 per cent to Dh29.7 million. With regard to Burooj, the Group’s real estate investment subsidiary, there was a reduction of commitments by a net Dh775 million vs 2012.

Entries to ADIB-Thomson Reuters ethical finance awards seek to balance returns with social purpose

The Ethical Finance and Innovation Challenge and Awards, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) and Thomson Reuters, have attracted over 100 entries. The awards, which address issues of ethics in finance and innovation in Islamic banking and offer prizes of up to $100,000, drew interest from individuals and institutions in 55 countries, with interest highest in the UAE, Pakistan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Winners will be announced in late November at the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai. The Award rewards ideas or initiatives in financial services that deliver a sustainable positive impact on society or the environment. A Lifetime Achievement Award will be granted to an individual who has made a significant contribution and impact in the ethical practice of financial services.

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