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  • 1. Global ExpertiseLocal Perspective
  • 2. About Us The GCC Partners is a specialised financial consultancy firm run by professionals Specialised with over 25 years of combined experience of global capital markets. We are able to offer our clients the benefit of this international experience and insight financial with local perspective and knowledge, creating a unique and truly value added service. consultancy We offer tailored solutions to the structural, strategic and operational issues run by that face all financial markets institutions. We work with Banks, Brokerages, Asset managers, Hedge funds, Insurance companies and Accountancy firms, professionals along with Governmental agencies and departments. with extensive The core areas we assist our clients with are Consultancy, Recruitment and experience inperformance Training. Our objective is to build long term relationships and share our knowledge global marketscreates and experience with our clients to enable them to grow their businesses. We benchmark ourselves on the highest levels of performance. Performance creates trust which is key to any successful relationship.trust
  • 3. Strategic Consultancy The GCC Partners offers specialised consultancy to financial market organizations. We work with a variety of clients to help them improve their performance through analysing current operational efficiency and offering honest, insightful advice drawing on many years of experience of working in the financial markets.The core services we Executive Searchoffer our clients are service Having worked in the financial markets enables us to understand roles and locate talent with a precision that allows for extreme efficiency in the recruitment process. Our experience enables us to develop trust with clients discretionConsultancy and candidates from the region and internationally. As we are based in the United Arab Emirates we understand the nuances and challenges clients faceRecruitment innovation when recruiting in the region.Training Financial Markets Training We offer financial markets training in a broad range of areas. From one on one workshops to training for full departments, we can cater for specialised training at all levels. We are able to offer a one stop shop with regards to financial personnel. We are able to asses staffing needs, train existing personnel and through our executive search business source highly talented individuals at all levels from juniors through to CEO on a contingent or retained basis, whichever is most suitable for the mandate and the level of discretion involved.
  • 4. Planning and assisting in establishing a new financial markets business We can assist in every detail of establishing a new business, including advising on an appropriate company structure, locating premises, personnel, IT systems and ensuring the right regulatory and risk management framework is in place. Established EntitiesStrategic Consultancy Examples of areas we can assist include: Increasing market share, strategicThe GCC Partners undertakes a wide increasing product mix, streamlining organisational structures, effectivevariety of consultancy projects cost cutting, sourcing clients, evaluating staffing requirements and appraisals of existing staff members. consultancyOur expertise in international as well asregional financial markets allows us to Mergers & Acquisitionsoffer insight and honest advice on how ourclients can transform their businesses. We In the current climate we are seeing a lot of potential for M&A withinhelp our clients face a challenging market the financial markets organisations. We can help identify and evaluateby identifying areas of growth, areas to potential targets and advise on how best to integrate new businessescut costs and proposing ways to increase with an existing firm to maximise the potential.efficiency in current operations. Commissioned Reports We can provide a wide range of bespoke reports for our clients. Examples of reports we have carried out would be: • Detailed feedback from clients on perceptions of a business • Compensation surveys • Competitor analysis
  • 5. We are active across anumber of financial sectorsincluding: Executive SearchTreasury and Capital The GCC Partners offers an unparalleled combination of financial experience andMarkets regional presence to deliver the best candidates for our clients. The partners each having over 10 years of international financial markets experience to draw uponWealth and Asset and are able to fully understand the requirements of our clients. This allows us to be more selective in our candidate search and more selective in the candidatesManagement we present for consideration. This saves our clients considerable time and effort in their recruitment process.Investment Banking The GCC Partners are based in The United Arab Emirates and operate acrossCommercial & Retail the region. We are able to utilise a vast network not only in the MENA regionBanking but globally. We understand the nuances of the local market and the difficulties clients face either when looking for top candidates within the region or looking to bring in talent from outside the region.Business Services Many candidates do not feel comfortable talking to recruitment consultants asAccountancy they feel they do not understand what they do and are likely to misrepresent executive them. This is particularly true of senior candidates. Our background in financialInsurance markets enables us to build senior relationships other recruitment firms simply search could not match.Senior Management
  • 6. Financial Markets Training The GCC Partners can deliver a range of financial markets training. Drawing on our international financial markets experience and our network of trainers we can provide a very wide range of financial markets training. From technical training for the front office to courses on financial markets to support staff we provide Over 25 years content that is tailored to individual requirements and not generic courses. of combined experience Financial Workshops working for We are able to deliver a variety of training from simple half day workshops to week long intensive courses on a number of subjects for all levels within a financial investment organisation. All our courses are bespoke to our clients. The types of courses we have offered include: banks in Capital markets • Financial markets for operational staff • Fundamental analysis - Equity valuationfinancial • Technical analysis • Introduction to commodities • Introduction to fixed income markets • Introduction to corporate financemarkets • Equity settlement • Introduction to the equity marketstraining
  • 7. Training for the Sell Side The GCC Partners management have over 25 years combined experience working for investment banks providing brokerage services for hedge funds, asset managers and proprietary trading desks. We can offer training on all aspects of equity broking: • Morning notes / Calls • Client management • Using Bloomberg / Reuters • Sourcing / developing clients • Selling research • Handling difficult clientsOur training provides • Cross selling the firms products • Idea generation • Technical Analysis for Sales / Research • Operations • Middle Office • Settlements / Back OfficeEffective • Support Services (HR, IT) • Complianceclient managementIdea generation Training for the Buy-SideBetter execution The GCC Partners can offer buy side execution traders and fund managers the benefit of many years of trading and broking experience.Fast track development To understand the brokers perspective we will also provide training from an experienced broker to help understand what happens to your orders, how are stock they dealt with and the behavior of brokers. This training will allow you to provide better execution for your fund, allow you to manage your orders more efficiently brokerage and select and manage your broker relationships more effectively. Specifics could include: training • Working orders • Leading indicators • Market impact of orders • Execution performance analysis • Effect of technical analysis • Monitoring broker performance
  • 8. The GCC Partners Management ProfilesOffice 4, Level 20Al Shafar Tower Giles Blundell - Partner and Co-FounderP. O. Box 450198, DubaiUnited Arab Emirates Before founding The GCC Partners Giles worked for Makaseb Islamic Financial Services as Head of Institutional sales in Dubai. Prior to this Giles was a ManagingTel: +971 4 446 2800 Director at Bear Stearns in London in the Risk Arbitrage department. He spentEmail: info@thegccpartners.com 10 years at Bear Stearns helping build the Institutional and hedge fund saleswww.thegccpartners.com business. Before this he spent three years at HSBC Investment Bank in their equity derivatives department. He is a graduate of City University Business School with a Bsc in Insurance and Investment.Giles BlundellTel: +971 4 446 2802 Charles Francis - Partner and Co-FounderMob: +971 50 104 9567gblundell@thegccpartners.com Charles has worked in the investment banking industry for 12 years in London and the UAE. He was hired by Libertas Capital (Dubai) to set up their MENA tradingCharles Francis platform. Before this he was a senior trader in Credit Suisse’s pan-EuropeanTel: +971 4 446 2801 Equtities trading team where he traded on behalf of clients as well as managingMob: +971 50 708 0874 a proprietary trading book. He has intimate knowledge of a variety of sectorscfrancis@thegccpartners.com including Mid Caps, Risk Arbitrage, Energy, Oil, Utilities as well as American Depository Receipts. He also holds the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) from the Securities & Investments Institute.
  • 9. www.thegccpartners.com