Company: Arcapita

Credit Suisse snaps up top Gulf private banker

Credit Suisse snaps up top Gulf private banker

Credit Suisse may be losing investment bankers in the Middle East, but it’s succeeded in poaching a senior private banker in Bahrain. Rabih Demashkieh is set to join…

Saudi banks take advantage of Bahrain’s distress

Saudi banks take advantage of Bahrain’s distress

Saudi banks are actively recruiting financial services expatriates, taking advantage of executives' reluctance to work in Bahrain since the Arab Spring uprising began 18 months ago. Saudi has…

Hidden opportunities in Middle East private equity

Hidden opportunities in Middle East private equity

On the face of it private equity recruitment is dying a death in the Middle East – despite some signs of optimism over a potential recovery and around…

“I returned to my bank after parental leave and was offered a promotion”

“I returned to my bank after parental leave and was offered a promotion”

Soraya Alali, a general manager at CommBank, explains why women working in finance shouldn’t see flexible working as a barrier to being promoted.

Sadly, Arcapita seems likely to implement more job losses, but some investment banks are hiring

Sadly, Arcapita seems likely to implement more job losses, but some investment banks are hiring

Employees at Bahrain's Arcapita Bank have long been in a precarious position, with the firm implementing a headcount reduction of 15% last year, but its move to file…