The struggle to staff up for Saudi DCM

Saudi Arabia’s debt markets are open for business, the hiring charge is on and foreign banks are flooding in, but there has been a struggle to build a local force of primary bond market bankers, boding ill for the capital markets expansion the country is hoping for.

  • 22 Feb 2018

Nepotism, a variable talent pool, the challenges of handling Sharia debt and political risk hamper the burgeoning capital markets business of Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed bin Salman, now the Crown Prince, set out a new vision for Saudi Arabia in 2016 with an aim to reduce reliance on oil by 2030. This ...

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