Gulf Merchant Bank (GMB), the DFSA regulated boutique investment house, offering bespoke solutions with a regional focus, has become the first corporate member of the International Compliance Association (ICA) in the UAE.

Nabil Maaloul, chairman and CEO of GMB, said: “Membership of the ICA is a demonstration of the fact that the compliance and anti money laundry standards that we’ve had in place since GMB’s foundation are in line with global best practice.”

ICA is a global provider of professional certificated qualifications and training in anti money laundering, compliance and fraud/financial crime prevention all over the world.

Membership of the association will be given to professionals in banking, investment management, financial services regulation, compliance, anti money laundering, law, accountancy, insurance, financial crime prevention and government international agencies, who have demonstrated their competence and continue to conduct business utilizing the highest levels of integrity, diligence and professionalism.