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Wethaq Group expands to ADGM

Wethaq Securities is offering brokerage services, starting with fixed income products, to emerging markets desks across GCC, Europe and Asia. Our counterparties will include major market makers, investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, proprietary trading desks, pension funds, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds. Wethaq Securities is part of the Wethaq Group catering to the…

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Rainer Gellert joins as Chief Technology Officer

Disrupting the securities services market for Fixed Income in the Middle East is not a trivial task and will require a team of capital markets veterans. Pleased to share the news, then, that Rainer Gellert has joined our firm as Chief Technology Officer. Rainer has decades of experience in building systems across front to back…

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Dmitry Maslovsky joins as Chief Product Officer

We are proud to be joined by a heavyweight in the financial market infrastructure (FMI) space, Dmitry Maslovsky, as our Chief Product Officer. He has decades of experience in incumbent firms (Bloomberg LP London, Credit Suisse NYC) and with projects that have transformed the capital markets of emerging/frontier economies, and strong expertise in securities issuances…

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IIFM’s new Sukuk Al Ijarah templates

This month, we look into the Sukuk Al Ijarah Standard Documentation Templates recently published by the International Islamic Financial Market. The long-awaited templates mark the culmination of IIFM standardisation efforts following extensive consultation with industry participants and advice by Clifford Chance Middle East. They are also the first in a series of standards intended to bring greater…

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Developments in Islamic capital markets – Uzbekistan

You may now find our monthly insights on Eikon – Refinitiv, the leading portal for Islamic finance. This month, we focus on Uzbekistan and the recent “measures to introduce securities based on the principles of Islamic Finance” in the country. The measures are intended to encourage more FDI and pave the way for Uzbek corporates and quasi-sovereigns to tap…

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Dr. Alaa Alaabed
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