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Fintech ascending: Why Egypt’s banks should embrace change

There is great appetite for innovation and modernization in the Egyptian financial world right now and everybody is trying to get on board. Almost...

Payment Modernization: Why is it a priority for traditional banks

Ove the last few years, one area of banking that has undergone a massive shift is Payments. Rapid urbanization, advances in technology, and the...

Ethical investment in the GCC – merging present and future opportunities for regional investors

Ethical investment is not new to the Middle East. Research indicates the issuance of the first Islamic bond, or sukuk, in Damascus 1,300 years...

How CFOs can be the custodians of AI endeavours for Middle East enterprises

Artificial intelligence was in ascendence in the Middle East prior to the global pandemic. A PwC estimate tipped it to be a US$320 billion...

Digitization will change Wealth Management: How will you keep pace?

The global wealth management market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9% from 2021 to 2025. Wealth management firms are still recovering...

From a domestic to a global focus; the drivers of diversification of GCC family businesses

Family businesses have played a significant role in the development of economies around the globe, spurring employment, innovation and economic growth. In the GCC...

The inherent vulnerabilities harming financial services companies

Financial services organizations are among the most targeted in the world by the most sophisticated and well-resourced attackers. It is increasingly important that the entire...

Change is a constant in MENA; how can businesses prepare for what’s next?

The Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) is a truly unique region. While every market has its distinctive elements, those differences, fragmentations, and...

Always Be Asking: Five key considerations in selecting a financial adviser

In the classic 1990s sales movie ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’, a despotic real estate brokerage executive urges his harassed staff to Always Be Closing! The dysfunctional...

Private Equity headwinds?

The market to acquire or invest into middle market companies, the primary strategy of private equity funds, is overheated with ever increasing valuations which...

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