UAE: Dubai Financial Services

Chapter | Insurance from The Report: Dubai 2020

The UAE’s insurance market is the largest in the GCC, and Dubai-based institutions, whether catering to the domestic sphere or serving the region from the emirate’s renowned financial free zone, play a central role in it. Dubai has a growing and multi-tiered insurance sector, with a conventional market as well as an offshore segment that features specialists and reinsurers that cover other...

Although Dubai has traversed some challenging economic territory over recent years the economic stimulus of Expo 2020 preparation and more stable oil prices have eased this strain in 2019, and business sentiment has improved accordingly. With the long-anticipated expo event set to take place in 2020, attention has started to focus on the important question of sustaining the current economic momentum over the medium term.

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While advanced economies generate the vast majority of insurance and reinsurance business, emerging markets are posting higher rates of growth. Complementing this underlying trend is a strong and expanding interest in catastrophic risk, which by nature tends to pertain to emerging markets. This is coming alongside fast-paced, sector-...

 

The UAE’s insurance market is the largest in the GCC, and Dubai-based institutions, whether catering to the domestic sphere or serving the region from the emirate’s renowned financial free zone, play a central role in it. Dubai has a growing and multi-tiered insurance sector, with a conventional market as well as an offshore segment that...

 

The status of Dubai as a global financial centre means that it plays a central role in the domestic Islamic financial services (IFS) sector. Thanks in large part to an ambitious government strategy, the sharia-compliant financial industry has emerged as a globally significant player. The combined assets of the world’s Islamic finance market...

 

Despite the ubiquity of futures trading on advanced markets around the globe, they remain a relatively new concept in the Gulf. Futures represent an essential risk-management tool for fund managers, and their arrival to the region has long been anticipated by stakeholders. In this regard, Dubai has established itself as a regional pioneer,...

 

With sukuk (Islamic bonds) listings reaching $51.2bn worldwide, what steps are being taken to diversify sharia-compliant products?

 

Dubai’s status as a financial centre rests to a large extent on its advanced capital markets. The city’s various trading floors have played a regionally important role as pioneers of new instruments and market processes, and succeeded in attracting investment from both home and abroad. Competition for scarce liquidity in the Gulf has, however...

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