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Gatehouse Bank opens office in Malaysia to link Islamic financial hubs

Gatehouse Bank opens office in Malaysia to link Islamic financial hubs

The Board of Gatehouse Bank has announced its expansion in South East Asia to cement its growing operations and to ensure its proximity with its key clients, regulators and stakeholders in the region. This follows on from the £165 million acquisition of the law firm SJ Berwin’s offices in London, in collaboration with a Malaysian Sovereign Wealth fund in September 2012. Richard Thomas OBE, will relinquish his current responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer and will take over a new role with the Bank to spearhead this SE Asia business expansion and operations. Mr Fahed Boodai, Chairman has been appointed as interim Chief Executive Officer.

Gatehouse Bank in UK community outreach programme

Gatehouse Bank in UK community outreach programme

London-based Gatehouse Bank is participating in the youth mentoring initiative ‘Mosaic’ that seeks to inspire young people from deprived communities to realise their talents and potential. The seminar saw business leaders, including the CEO of Gatehouse Bank, Richard Thomas, sharing important insights and experiences on activities undertaken in 2012. According to a press release from Gatehouse Bank, Mosaic addresses the role that businesses can play in responding to social and environmental problems. Therefore, it directly reflects the business ethos of a socially responsible Shari’ah banking model.

Gatehouse advises fund on London property deal

Gatehouse advises fund on London property deal

Together with a Malaysian Sovereign Wealth fund, London-based Gatehouse Bank has finished the £165 million acquisition of the offices of the law firm SJ Berwin. Gatehouse played the role of an investment and Sharia adviser for the deal. The investmen…