Emirates NBD has announced that its Investment Bank is ranked as the leading arranger of USD Sukuk globally. According to league tables published by Bloomberg, from January 2014 to June 2014, Emirates NBD Investment Bank arranged 10 USD Sukuk issuances aggregating to $5.4 Billion, which is the highest number of USD Sukuk issuances led by any arranger during this period.
Attributing this landmark achievement to the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to establish Dubai as the capital of Islamic Economy, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates NBD said, "Emirates NBD Investment Bank becoming a leading arranger of USD Sukuks worldwide is a milestone achievement, which will take Dubai one step closer to its vision of becoming the world capital of the Islamic economy. Emirates NBD is proud to have made this small contribution towards accomplishment of this vision."
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum went on to congratulate the board and management of Emirates NBD Group for continuing to set benchmarks for excellence, and wished them the best in surpassing such achievements in the future. Sheikh Ahmed also thanked Emirates NBD customers for being a constant source of inspiration behind the bank's achievements.
Shayne Nelson, Group CEO Emirates NBD said, "We believe this achievement confirms Dubai's potential to further establish its standing as a global hub for Islamic finance, and underpins its capabilities in offering superior Islamic finance solutions. This achievement also reflects the bank's focus in not only promoting Dubai's status as a leading financial hub, but also aligning with Dubai's Islamic hub strategy.
"I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the efforts of the Emirates NBD Investment Banking team led by Mohammad Kamran Wajid, CEO Emirates NBD Capital, and thank them for their valuable contributions towards achieving this success."