Global Islamic Finance Outlook
This event is part of a three month Outlooks program which will provide insight and analysis on the key themes, sectors, and regions in what is set to be a fascinating year for the markets
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Henry MacNevin, who is based in London, is currently an Associate Managing Director responsible for bank ratings in the Middle-East, South-Eastern Europe and Turkey, and is also responsible for Moody’s global Islamic Finance initiatives. Mr MacNevin joined Moody’s London-based banking team in October 1996, initially as lead analyst for bank in Italy, the United Kingdom, the Nordic region, Belgium, Luxembourg and Hungary, and has also worked as a backup analyst for other banking systems, principally in Europe. He was also previously responsible Associate Managing Director for Moody’s bank ratings in Italy and the CEE region and was the Country Manager for Moody’s in Italy for several years. Mr. MacNevin’s previous banking experience includes seven years with the Barclaysgroup, where he held positions in strategic planning, corporate banking, and credit risk management.Mr. MacNevin earned a B.A. (Hons) in Business Studies from PortsmouthPolytechnic in the United Kingdom
Ashraf Madani is a Vice President – Senior Analyst with Moody’s FinancialInstitutions Group. Based in Dubai, Ashraf covers a portfolio of large conventional as well as Islamic financial institutions in GCC. He is also responsible for the Saudi and Bahrain Banking system outlooks. Since Joining Moody’s in May 2017, Ashrafhas authored many research pieces focusing on GCC credit, funding and liquidity conditions in addition to issuer in depth research. Before joining Moody’s in May 2017, Ashraf’s Career has been mostly in banking with 15+ years of experience working in international and regional banks like Citi,Arab Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank. He spent most of his banking career working in the global markets and risk divisions where he developed extensive knowledge on GCC markets. His last position before joining Moody’s has been the Head of FIsand NBFIs Risk for National Bank of Abu Dhabi (FAB now) managing the credit risk for a large portfolio of GCC and international issuers.
Thaddeus Best is an Analyst in the Sovereign Risk Group for Moody’s Investors Service, with responsibilities for the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. His coverage also includes regional Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). Thaddeus joined Moody’s in early 2016 as an Associate Analyst in the Sovereign Risk Group in the UK, working on a portfolio of sub-Saharan African and Middle East countries including Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining Moody’s Thaddeus was the EMEA Economist for BMI (Fitch), following four years as a Senior Country Risk Analyst focusing on Europe. Thaddeus completed his Bachelor of Science (Hons.) majoring in Politics and International Relations at the University of Manchester in 2010.
Mohammed Ali Londe is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst within Moody’s Insurance Group, based in Dubai. He is responsible for Moody’s insurance ratings in the Middle East. Prior to joining Moody’s in 2013, Mohammed worked in the Planning and Performance Management department of Zurich International Middle East. Mohammed’s past experience also includes working with Chartis Middle East (AIG) and as an auditor, within the insurance department of Deloitte Bermuda where along with performing numerous insurance and reinsurance audits, he was seconded to work with Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd.Mohammed Ali holds a BSc from Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Vanessa is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in the Funds & Asset Management group, based in Paris. She joined Moody’s in 1998. She is Team Leader in EMEA and Asia Pacific, responsible for analysing and rating:» money market and bond mutual funds;» the credit and the management quality of asset management companies. Vanessa is also responsible for coordinating fund monitoring globally. She is also a member of the Moody’s EMEA Environmental, Social and Governance(ESG) working group. Vanessa holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from University Laval of Quebec, Canada and is also a graduate from EDHEC (Ecole de HautesEtudes Commerciales du Nord), a French Business School. She holds a SFAF diploma (i.e. the French equivalent to the CFA).