SABB hosts 2020 virtual economist roadshow

The key speakers at the Virtual Roadshow this year were Mr. Stephen King - HSBC Senior Economist Advisor, and Mr. Simon Williams - HSBC Chief Economist, CEEMEA, and Mr. Paul Mackel - HSBC Head of Emerging Markets FX Research

  

The Saudi British Bank (SABB) has recently held the annual "Economist" Roadshow virtually, hosted several of HSBC's most renowned economists, and attended by businessmen and several high-profile SABB customers from retail and corporate.

The key speakers at the Virtual Roadshow this year were Mr. Stephen King - HSBC Senior Economist Advisor, and Mr. Simon Williams - HSBC Chief Economist, CEEMEA, and Mr. Paul Mackel - HSBC Head of Emerging Markets FX Research.

The event started with Majed Najm, SABB Deputy Managing Director, Corporate and Institutional Banking, in which he affirmed SABB's commitment to fulfilling the aspirations of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision. At the forefront of the most significant historical event in the Kingdom's financial sector; the merger of SABB and Alawwal Bank to establish a new banking entity that is capable of supporting the Kingdom's ambitions stronger than ever, and continuing our contributions to the development of the national economy by supporting major projects, national institutions, and post-pandemic economic recovery plans. He also pointed out SABB's vision to become the leading global bank in the Kingdom.

The speakers shared their views on the themes shaping the global economy with thought-provoking presentations. Stephen King shed light on the major challenges facing the global economy, and Simon Williams talked about the factors influencing the Saudi economy, while Paul Mackel shared his insights on the factors influencing major currencies.

To conclude the event Mohammed Al-Shaikh – SABB Deputy Managing Director Treasury, thanked the speakers and the customers for attending, and highlighted several key initiatives directly aligned with Vision 2030, in addition to emphasizing that SABB’s approach to customer relationships is based not just on doing business but on building strategic partnerships and providing solutions that meet customers' expectations and market dynamics.  

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About the Saudi British Bank (SABB):

The Saudi British Bank (SABB) is a licensed financial institution operating under SAMA supervision and control. SABB was established in 1978 as a Saudi joint stock company. SABB is an associate company of the HSBC Group.

SABB offers integrated financial and banking services including personal banking, corporate banking, investment, private banking and treasury. SABB paid-up capital is SAR 20.5 billion, after the legal merger with Alawwal Bank, as the two banks became one entity and one of the largest banks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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