A legal professional with offices in Tehran, Shahram Shirkhani handles matters related to international banking and finance. Presently, Shahram Shirkhani’s clients hail from across Europe and the Middle East, specifically the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
In its recently released report, Global Finance ranked the world’s safest banks, considering such factors as guarantees from AAA-rated governments, total assets, and market stability. The publication named the National Bank of Abu Dhabi as the 35th safest bank in the world and safest bank in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia also fared well on the list: six of its banks were recognized among the top 10 safest banks in the Middle East.
This year, the list also included banks from a number of emerging markets, a class that has slowly been making its way into the Global Finance publication in recent years. Despite this trend, the 10 safest banks in the world all hail from Europe, with Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland earning highest marks. In North America, Canada performed best, while banks from Singapore were the safest in Asia.