Hawkamah the Institute for Corporate Governance and the Securities & Investment Institute (SII), hosted a seminar on “Integrity at Work in Financial Services” on June 9, 2008 at the DIFC. The seminar provided a comprehensive guide to the importance of integrity at work and explained the connection between Corporate Governance and ethics to brokers working in the financial industry. The Seminar was attended by Bankers, DIFC Registered Companies, Brokers and financial service Industry experts. The speakers included Abdulla Al Awar, MD, DIFC, Dr Nasser Saidi, Executive Director Hawkamah, Simon Culhane Chief Executive SII and Nazem Al Kudsi, Chief Investment Officer NBAD.

The participants of the Seminar were invited to sign off on the SII and Hawkamah Code of Conduct. This gesture would be a declaration of the signatories commitment towards maintaining highest standards of Integrity and abiding by the Code of Conduct in their professional work.

Procedure for Signing Up to the SII and Hawkamah Code of Conduct:

Download and print the SII and Hawkamah Code of Conduct (available in English and Arabic) The Chairman, CEO, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer of the Company can sign off on the Code of Conduct, on behalf of the Company, stating their contact details. Professionals can sign off on the Code of Conduct in their individual capacity stating their contact details along with name of the organization or Professional Institute with which they are affiliated with After signing off, send scan signed copy and email to info@hawkamah.org
OR Post signed hard copy to :
Hawkamah, the Institute of Corporate Governance
Level 14, The Gate Building, DIFC,
P.O BOX 74777, Dubai
Hawkamah will follow up with the signatories for confirmation
Upon verification, name will be posted on “Code of Conduct Register”
Signatories to mention adoption of the SII and Hawkamah Code of Conduct in their Annual Report


Signatories to the Hawkamah – CISI Code of Conduct shall indemnify and hold Hawkamah, CISI or their affiliates harmless against any claims or damages suffered or incurred by the signatories or any third party based upon, arising from or due to any representation or statements made on this website or as result of signing this Code of Conduct. The signatories, whether individuals or corporations, hereby permit Hawkamah to publish their names on this website; Hawkamah shall not be held liable for any damages or claims incurred. Listing of signatories on the Code of Conduct Register does not in any way imply approval, endorsement, warranty, certification or recommendation or engage responsibility by Hawkamah. Hawkamah encourages both individuals and corporations to sign and abide by the voluntary code of conduct. Hawkamah disclaims any responsibility associated with any noncompliance with the voluntary code of conduct by the signatories.

Code of Conduct available in English & Arabic: