Andrew Cunningham is the Founder and Managing Director of Darien Analytics, a consulting firm that focuses on risk, regulation and governance in both developed and emerging markets. He is the Editor of Arab Banker magazine and has a long involvement with Islamic finance.

    Andrew is based in London and is proficient in French and Arabic and has a working knowledge of Greek.

    Recent projects have included advising a North African Construction company on anti-corruption measures, developing Corporate Governance policies for an East African logistics firm, teaching corporate governance best practices in Cairo as part of the launch of the International Finance Corporation’s Director Certification Programme, and designing a Banking Best Practices course for risk managers at the European Investment Bank.

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Covid-19 in the Middle East

In this article from the September 2020 edition of Arab Banker, I analysed how Covid-19 was affecting economies and banking systems in the Middle East.

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Analysis of the Syrian Banking System

Here are two of my analyses of the Syrian banking system. Vol2 No3 focuses on banking activity during the crisis and Vol2 No 4 estimates the cost of recapitalising the state-owned banks.
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Click here to read Vol2 No4

GCC banking over the past 40 years

Here is an analysis of how banking and the GCC has changed over the past 40 years, with two tables showing the biggest banks in 2019 and in 1988.

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