Saxo Bank opens office in Abu Dhabi, expands its presence in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi, 28th May 2014, PRNewswire/- Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today announced an expansion of its network in the UAE with the opening of a representative office of Saxo Bank A/S in Abu Dhabi licensed by the UAE central bank.

Saxo Bank was the first Scandinavian bank to establish a presence in the Gulf Corporation Council region, when it launched a regional office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in May 2009.

The Abu Dhabi office will be headed up by Filippo De Rosa who will report to Jakob Beck Thomsen, CEO of Saxo Bank (Dubai) Ltd and Group Regional Head MENASA. De Rosa is joining the office, moving from a position as Assisting Director with Moody’s Analytics.

This new office in Abu Dhabi has been established to further strengthen the bank’s presence within the region.

In a joint statement, Kim Fournais and Lars Seier Christensen, co-founders and co-CEOs of Saxo Bank, said:

“We are thrilled to be opening our second office in the UAE. We have seen operations expanding within the region rapidly since the opening of our first office in Dubai 5 years ago, and are delighted to be committing further to the Middle East and North Africa by entering Abu Dhabi.

The UAE has seen a spectacular recovery in 2013, echoing the general recovery since the 2009 downturn. Abu Dhabi is beginning a new phase of expansion and economic development. With impressive strategic investments in areas such as Arts and Culture, Tourism and Finance, the Emirate is attracting highly skilled professionals locally and from around the world. These people are increasingly self-directed in the way they approach their investments. They need modern technology and a comprehensive multi-asset product offering and that is exactly what Saxo Bank offers.”

Saxo Bank offers investors access to 30,000 financial instruments. These include equity shares listed on over 30 global stock exchanges, 160 currency pairs, 8,700 CFDs, 1,500 ETFs and ETCs, futures and more. These instruments are all readily available through Saxo Trader, a desktop version of the platform, the browser-based Saxo Web Trader and also through Saxo Mobile Trader – a platform designed specifically for mobile devices.

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About Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank is a leading online trading and investment specialist, offering private investors and institutional clients a complete set of tools for their trading and investment strategies. Its financial community portal, TradingFloor.com, is the first multi-asset social trading platform. A fully licensed and regulated European bank, Saxo Bank enables clients to trade FX, CFDs, ETFs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives on our award-winning SaxoTrader platform, accessible on PCs, tablets or smartphones through a single account and available in more than 20 languages. The platform is white-labelled by more than 100 major financial institutions worldwide. Saxo Bank also offers professional portfolio and fund management as well as traditional banking services through Saxo Privatbank. Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank is headquartered in Copenhagen and has offices in 25 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Australia.

Photo Gallery

Co-CEO & Co-Founder Lars Seier Christensen is cutting the ribbon along with Jakob Thomsen, Saxo Bank’s Head of Middle East, and Filippo De Rosa, which has been appointed Head of the Abu Dhabi office.
Co-CEO & Co-Founder Lars Seier Christensen is cutting the ribbon along with Jakob Thomsen, Saxo Bank’s Head of Middle East, and Filippo De Rosa, which has been appointed Head of the Abu Dhabi office.
Co-CEO & Co-Founder Lars Seier Christensen is cutting the ribbon along with Jakob Thomsen, Saxo Bank’s Head of Middle East, and Filippo De Rosa, which has been appointed Head of the Abu Dhabi office.
Co-CEO & Co-Founder Lars Seier Christensen is cutting the ribbon along with Jakob Thomsen, Saxo Bank’s Head of Middle East, and Filippo De Rosa, which has been appointed Head of the Abu Dhabi office.
The view from Saxo Bank’s newest office in Abu Dhabi. “We are delighted to be committing further to the Middle East and North Africa by entering Abu Dhabi”, says Co-CEO Lars Seier Christensen
The view from Saxo Bank’s newest office in Abu Dhabi. “We are delighted to be committing further to the Middle East and North Africa by entering Abu Dhabi”, says Co-CEO Lars Seier Christensen

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