Regional Awards for Excellence 2014: Middle East


Best bank in the Middle East QNB 
Best investment bank in the Middle East HSBC 
Best M&A house in the Middle East Goldman Sachs 
Best equity house in the Middle East Barclays 
Best debt house in the Middle East HSBC
Best transaction services house in the Middle East Standard Chartered 
Outstanding contribution to financial services in the Middle East Nemeh Sabbagh, CEO, Arab Bank 
Country Awards for Excellence 2014: Middle East
Photos from the Awards Ceremony

Best bank in the Middle East

This is no longer a straightforward award to give. There are at least five homegrown houses that can make a good case to be the best in the region.

There are two models to consider: the truly regional bank, for which the clear majority of business takes place outside the home base, and those banks that have grown across the region from a position of domestic dominance in...