NBAD Global Markets offering world-class trading services in domestic, regional and international markets.

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) is one of the UAE’s largest banks with operations in 18 countries. It has been ranked among the world’s 50 safest banks and the safest bank in the Emerging Markets. The Bank has an extensive branch network in the UAE. David Wilkins, Executive Director of E-Commerce at NBAD’s Global Markets, who is based in Abu Dhabi, tells us more about the development of the bank's new e-commerce platform which will place it among the very few specialist regional banks to have developed its own solution and thus be in a position to service Dirham currency demand on a global basis.

NBAD iTRADEWhat are the key features and functionalities of your global markets e-commerce services? DW: GCC products are at the forefront of what we offer. From the first quater 2015 our solutions will be geared towards strengthening bilateral relationships with our partner banks and providing them access to our markets and liquidity. Our ambition is to not just be a liquidity taker but to build the encompassing technology to market make in GCC Currencies in which we have significant expertise. For our clients we have built an intuitive NBAD iTRADE portal along with an internal sales dealer platform that delivers full coverage and workflow of a client request. We have also built a scaled down execution tool in both FX and money market for use by our branch network called iTrade Lite.Which client segments do you service and which of your services do you supply to each segment? DW: The NBAD iTrade and pricing via selected ECNs is primarily focused on delivering Global Markets FX services to the core...continued

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