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The Real Deal: Green Financing Instruments and Sustainable and Responsible Investment

What do social, recovery and pandemic bonds offer and are these instruments effective and fit for purpose? Beyond credit, what types of vehicles will we see financing sustainable, social and humanitarian projects and what do Islamic finance structures offer? With Green bonds and Sukuk among the world’s fastest growing asset classes, what new and exciting opportunities do these structures offer? Do retail investors play a role? What is the evolution of disclosure requirements and regulatory frameworks for green issuers? What asset classes and investment strategies represent tangible transition from high to low or zero carbon and from ‘at-risk’ to sustainable? How do investors manage rapidly changing taxonomies, sustainability reporting and disclosure requirements and keep track of what investments can be…

Keynote Address & Policy, Regulation and Action – Managing Risk and Speeding the Shift to Sustainable and Responsible Finance

Keynote Address Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali, Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market Development, Securities Commission Malaysia Policy, Regulation and Action – Managing Risk and Speeding the Shift to Sustainable and Responsible Finance We ask a respected panel to identify and discuss significant events and imminent major global shifts in policy, regulation, behaviour and activity, how these influence responsible and sustainable finance and the implications for investors and financial institutions. What is ‘Green Incentivization’, which regions and governments are driving this and how will it influence the financial landscape? Do we need standardized sustainability disclosure and reporting standards and should issuers of ESG ratings be made more accountable? If so, how? What is the impact of policy action by governments in the…

Financial Technology and Digitization in Oman

What are the major challenges and opportunities facing Omani banks in their digitization programs and strategies for the adoption of financial technology? How is digitization within local banks driving effective segmentation and the development of ever more efficient product delivery channels? What opportunities do Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology offer Islamic financial institutions and consumers in Oman? Where do crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending potentially fit in the Omani financial system and what can be done to develop and nurture these important components? Where and how can FinTech play a meaningful role in key Islamic social financial activities such as Takaful, Zakat and Waqf? Moderator: Aisha Al-Kharusi, AGM – Head of Strategy and CSR, Alizz Islamic Bank Panelists: Firas Al Lawati,…

Funds, Infrastructure, Islamic Capital Markets and Responsible Finance Initiatives in Oman

Assessing the Omani Rial Sovereign Sukuk program and asking what it means for the Sultanate’s domestic capital market. How was the Oman’s first REIT received by the market? What do innovative equity-linked investment products such as Exchange Traded Funds offer local investors and what are the pros and cons of these and other passive investment tools? What can technology, particularly tools such as Blockchain, offer capital market innovation in Oman? What role can pandemic and disaster recovery bonds play and how can Islamic finance solutions feature? How can Sustainable Development Goal 3 – promoting health and wellbeing – be made an achievable priority and what do SDG bonds, and potentially SDG Sukuk, offer? Lastly, we examine the Sultanate’s infrastructure requirements…

Back-to-Basics: How Islamic Finance Can and Will Flourish in Oman

The world has changed. How our industry - Islamic banking, finance and investment - chooses to respond to these changes may be a generation defining moment. How can Islamic finance mobilize to address the imminent challenges of the real economy and provide not just liquidity support, but solvency support to the vital SME and corporate sector? Can Islamic finance in Oman use this opportunity to become truly responsible, inclusive and ethical, while at the same time contributing to the Sultanate’s growth and development? How can we as an industry ensure this is substance over form on a permanent basis? What opportunities do the UN Principles for Responsible Banking offer Islamic financial institutions in Oman? How can the core values of…

Keynote Address & Thinking Big: Islamic Asset Management and Real Estate Investment

Keynote Address Andrew Hauser, Executive Director for Markets, Bank of England Thinking Big: Islamic Asset Management and Real Estate Investment What influences the deployment of Shariah compliant capital, what do Shariah compliant institutional investors want and where do Sukuk, Islamic private equity, real estate and trade finance funds play a role? What is Shariah compliant capital investing into the UK real estate market demanding in terms of structure and asset class, and what represent potential post-pandemic targets and opportunities? What does a successful UK-domiciled Islamic REIT look like in terms of structure and mandate? Besides the use of effective endowment structures, agency arrangements and enhanced investment screening, what is the Shariah compliant asset and investment proposition? Finally, considering the current…

Keynote Address & Putting Islamic Finance to Work: Islamic Capital Markets, Sustainable & Green Finance

Keynote Address The Lord Mayor of the City of London, William Russell Putting Islamic Finance to Work: Islamic Capital Markets, Sustainable & Green Finance In times of stress do Sukuk offer some semblance of stability? What is the likely timetable and structure of the second UK Sovereign Sukuk and what will this mean for UK Islamic wholesale markets? What funding options do UK Islamic financial institutions have for satisfying regulatory capital and liquidity requirements, particularly in a stressed environment? What is the status of the Bank of England facility and what will it do? Where and how are technology and innovation disrupting traditional capital-raising channels? What do social, pandemic and disaster recovery bonds offer and how can Islamic finance solutions feature?…

Keynote Address & Here and Now: The Opportunity on Offer for UK Islamic Financial Services

Keynote Address John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister Here and Now: The Opportunity on Offer for UK Islamic Financial Services The world has changed. How the UK Islamic financial services industry chooses to respond to these changes may be a generation-defining moment. How can we use this opportunity to leverage our ethical lead and strengthen our position and service proposition in the wider UK market? How can Islamic finance mobilize to address the imminent challenges of the real economy and provide not just liquidity support, but solvency support to the vital SME and corporate sector? How can the wider community be enticed to take advantage of the Islamic financial services proposition based on our core…

Islamic FinTech: Is What We Did Yesterday Sufficient for Tomorrow?

Given its unique service proposition, has Shariah compliant financial technology fulfilled its undoubted potential? Has Islamic FinTech successfully leveraged on its significant and genuine comparative advantage, and if not, why not? What of Islamic FinTech’s readiness, suitability and agility to address and offer solutions to market-driven problem statements? Can Islamic FinTech build on its strengths in alternative funding channels such as P2P, as well as other initiatives designed to foster financial inclusion? If so, what does the next generation Islamic FinTech look like, how is it funded, managed and regulated, and how does it scale? What of activities such as Islamic WealthTech, PropTech and InsurTech? Will they ever reach scalability and be accessible by the masses? Times of significant volatility…

Keynote Address & Putting Islamic Finance to Work: Capital Markets, Sustainable & Green Initiatives

Keynote Address Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid, Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia Putting Islamic Finance to Work: Capital Markets, Sustainable & Green Initiatives In the shadow of 2020 events, what role can social, pandemic and disaster recovery bonds play and how can Islamic finance solutions feature? In times of stress do Sovereign and corporate Sukuk offer some semblance of stability? What performance measurement tools and techniques are available to investors, and what do these tools tell us about current and imminent market conditions? What Shariah compliant funding options do Malaysian Islamic financial institutions have for satisfying regulatory capital and liquidity requirements, particularly in a stressed environment? How can Sustainable Development Goal 3 – promoting health and wellbeing – be made an…

Keynote Address & Return to Factory Settings: The Opportunities for a Back-to-Basics Approach and How Islamic Finance Can and Will Flourish

Keynote Address Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid, Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia Return to Factory Settings: The Opportunities for a Back-to-Basics Approach and How Islamic Finance Can and Will Flourish The world has changed. How our industry - Islamic banking, finance and asset management - chooses to respond to these changes may be a generation-defining moment. How are we as an industry mobilizing and adapting to address the imminent challenges of the real economy, and provide not just liquidity support but solvency support to the vital SME and corporate sector? How do we change the risk appetite of Shariah compliant investors, asset owners and asset managers for the good of the real economy? Are Islamic banks and asset managers using this…

Keynote Address & Back-to-Basics: Opportunities for Islamic Finance, Banking and Investment to Flourish in Nigeria

Keynote Address Oscar N. Onyema, OON, CEO, The Nigerian Stock Exchange Back-to-Basics: Opportunities for Islamic Finance, Banking and Investment to Flourish in Nigeria The world has changed. How Islamic banking, finance and investment chooses to respond to these changes may be a generation-defining moment. Can Islamic finance in Nigeria use this opportunity to become truly responsible, inclusive and ethical, while at the same time contributing to the country’s growth and development through initiatives such as Sovereign Sukuk? What is a realistic assessment of Islamic investment management initiatives in West Africa and where can Nigeria play a role? What influences the deployment of Shariah compliant capital in the region and what do private equity, Sukuk funds, trade finance funds and Real Estate…

Funding, Infrastructure, Capital Markets and Responsible Finance Initiatives in Saudi Arabia

With the Kingdom issuing its first green Sukuk, how can sustainable and responsible finance make further progress in Saudi Arabia and can the UN Sustainable Development Goals be applied to the Kingdom’s Islamic finance and investment activities? Are social bonds an opportunity for the Kingdom? Are regulatory Sukuk still a viable option for Saudi Arabian banks seeking to enhance liquidity and capital management, while diversifying funding sources? Where is the Saudi Arabian asset management industry heading and how has the progress been for recent product innovations, particularly Real Estate Investment Trusts and Sukuk Funds? What is the potential of Waqf for capital markets in Saudi Arabia? How is Waqf typically structured and what are the main variations? Lastly, we examine…

Keynote Address &Back-to-Basics: Opportunities for Islamic Finance to Flourish in Saudi Arabia

Keynote Address H.E. Dr Fahad Abdullah Aldossari, Deputy Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Keynote Address &Back-to-Basics: Opportunities for Islamic Finance to Flourish in Saudi Arabia The world has changed. How our industry - Islamic banking, finance and investment - chooses to respond to these changes may be a generation-defining moment. How can Islamic finance mobilize in Saudi Arabia to address the imminent challenges of the real economy and provide not just liquidity support, but solvency support to the Saudi SME and corporate sector? Can Islamic finance in the Kingdom use this opportunity to become truly responsible, inclusive and ethical, while at the same time contributing to the country’s growth and development? How can we as an industry ensure this is…

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Deep Dive into Deep Tech: Driving Islamic Investment Management through Technology

We examine the rise of wealthtech, insurtech, regtech and robo-advisory and ask where and how technology is redefining Islamic asset/wealth management and insurance. What do tools and platforms such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning offer this thriving sector, and how should these be deployed? What challenges do financial technology companies still face in terms of funding, regulation and market penetration? What more can be done by investors, accelerators, governments and regulators to assist and enable today’s financial and investment technology companies? Moderator: Vineeta Tan, Managing Editor, Islamic Finance News Panelists: Gareth Lewis, Associate Director of Product, Eiger Trading Mehdi Benslimane, Head of Operations and Global Expansion Strategist, Wahed Invest Niclas Nilsson, Founder and CEO, Capnovum Raheel Iqbal, Managing…

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Learn about the innovative enterprises and the ways they use technology to advance their businesses The Future of Fintech Investment Solutions Stuart Yeomans — CEO, Farringdon Group

New Kuwait and Islamic Finance and Investment

Considering Kuwait’s external borrowing, structural reforms and prospects for privatization in the era of global market volatility and low oil prices, key industry players discuss the future of Islamic finance, capital markets and investment in Kuwait. What opportunities could arise for the industry in the coming year? Moderator: Qasim Aslam  – Partner, Head of Islamic Finance - Middle East, Dentons Panelists: Bashar Al-Natoor – Global Head of Islamic Finance, FitchRatings Faisal Hasan Chief Business Development Officer, Head of Investment Research,KAMCO Investment Company Hossam Abdullah – Managing Partner, Al Hossam Legal  Tariq Alrifai – CEO, Quorum Center for Strategic Studies, the UK Thuwaini Al Thuwaini – Deputy Chief Investment Banking Officer, Investment Banking Group, Warba Bank

Building a Nation: Funding Development in Saudi Arabia

We discuss key issues relevant to 2030 Vision and the funding of development in Saudi Arabia through Shariah compliant methods. These include the Kingdom’s housing program and the development of the mortgage finance industry, public-private partnerships and their role in privatization and infrastructure financing. We also examine the ascendancy of financial technology in Saudi Arabia, the performance of the domestic financing sector, regulatory change, FTSE/MSCI inclusion, as well as the extension of multi-lateral global trade deals and investment. Lastly, how can education and further development ensure these initiatives are sustainable and long-term? Moderator: John Sandwick, General Manager, Safa Investment Services Panelists: Abdulkader Thomas, CEO, SHAPE Knowledge Services  Asher Noor, Chief Investment Officer and CFO, AlTouq Group Ayman Sejiny, CEO and General Manager, Islamic Corporation…

Presentation: Evaluating the Potential of Asia to a Global Financial Services Provider

Kevan Watts – Vice Chairman of Global Banking, HSBC, United Kingdom & Chairman – UK-ASEAN Business Council

Presentation: Standardization in Islamic Finance and IIFM’s Role

Ijlal Ahmed Alvi – Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Financial Market   [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Standardization_in_IF__IIFM_Role.pdf"]

Presentation: Global Sukuk in a Changing Investment Environment

Mohieddine Kronfol – Chief Investment Officer - Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income, Franklin Templeton Investments  [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/FT_IFN-IndonesiaForum_Dino_Presentation_FINAL.pdf" download="logged"]

Gold – All that Glitters

Gold has come to prominence of late, either as an underlying asset or an asset class in itself. We take a closer look at recent financial products structured on or around gold and ask if the upward trend is set to continue. Moderator: Albert Cheng — CEO, Singapore Bullion Market Association Panelists: Andrew Naylor — Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council  Robin Lee — CEO, HelloGold Robin Tsui — Gold ETF Strategist, APAC, State Street Global Advisors

Keynote Address & The Halal Economy: Today Southeast Asia, Tomorrow the World

Keynote Address Hanisofian Alias, Vice-President, Industry Development, Halal Development Corporation The Halal Economy: Today Southeast Asia, Tomorrow the World What represents an effective Halal economy and what are the regional and global opportunities on offer servicing, supplying, financing and managing this sector? How large, potentially, is the Halal economy both domestically and internationally and how do we undertake effective sector value chain analysis? What are the prime sectors engaged in this exciting sector and what sectors are underserved? What environment is conducive for the growth of Halal ecosystems, infrastructure and value and supply chains and what financial incentives should be made available to promote growth? What do Halal sourcing programs and self-contained Halal parks offer companies engaged in the Halal…

Responsible Investing: The Shift toward Sustainable, Responsible and Ethical Fund and Financing in East Africa

Moderator:Mohammad Farrukh Raza – Managing Director, IFAAS Panelists:Luke Ombara – Director, Regulatory Policy and Strategy, Capital Markets Authority                     Olivier Deiters – Investment Officer, Africa & Middle East, Triple Jump Kenya                     Victor Nkiiri – Capital Markets Development Specialist, FSD Africa

Islamic asset management: Past, present, future

IFN Editor Vineeta Tan speaks to Bharat Joshi, the investment director of Abeerdeen Asset Management (Indonesia) about the current investment landscape in the world’s most populous nation and what the opportunities and challenges lie ahead.

Market Snapshot: European Markets on the Rise

We ask Islamic finance market makers from across Europe to offer insight into why specific jurisdictions are leading the pack and what sector-specific development can be expected from these markets. This rapid-fire roundtable will offer a birds-eye view of up-and-coming European markets and what they offer the Islamic investor. This session will cover: France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Tatarstan, Switzerland, the CIS region Moderator: Lawrence Oliver – Deputy Chief Executive Officer, DDCAP Group, UK Panelists: GERMANY - Dr Johannes Engels – Senior Advisor, The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Germany BELGIUM - Ines Wouters – Partner, Legisquadra, Belgium FRANCE - Anouar Hassoune – Head of Research and Strategist for MENA, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ ITALY - Stefano Padovani – Partner, NTCM Studio,…

Funding Infrastructure and Social Welfare Requirements in West Africa

We discuss public–private partnerships, financing structures as well as opportunities in active sectors. Moderator: Jubril Salaudeen, COO, Citiserve Panelists: Aig Imoukhuede, Head, Capital Markets Coronation Merchant Bank Bashir Sharif Isyaku, Head, North-west Regional Tax Audit, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Kano Ummahani Ahmad Amin, Principal Attorney, The Metropolitan Law Firm

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Presentation: The Sukuk Investor Landscape

Mehdi Boulfoul – Assistant General Manager – Head of Trading & Investments, Barwa Bank

Presentation: Outlook for Shariah-Compliant Private Equity Investments in Asia

Arshad Ahmed – Managing Director, Elixir Capital, USA

IFN Asia Issuers Roundtable

We invite the region’s most successful issuers to discuss key trends, features and success factors of their most prominent deals. Why did they choose to raise funds Islamically? What drove the success of the issuances and what made these deals unique? In hindsight, what would these issuers have done differently? Cagamas RM4.2 billion Sukuk Commodity Murabahah Khazanah Nasional SG$600 million convertible Sukuk FWU Group US$100 million Sukuk Wakalah Panelists: Mohd Izani Ghani - Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia Rafiza Ghazali - Chief Financial Officer, Cagamas, Malaysia Sohail Jaffer - Deputy CEO, FWU Global Takaful Solutions, United Arab Emirates

Global Real Estate Roundtable: Opportunities for Saudi Investors

Real estate projects currently underway in the GCC have been estimated to exceed US$1 trillion with Gulf nations accounting for approximately 87% of the investments. Investors in the Middle East are expected to spend a further US$180 billion in commercial real estate markets outside the Middle East over the next 10 years. As real estate continues to be a key driver for economies in the Middle East, Europe and other parts of the world, what trends are expected to unfold in Shariah compliant financing to capitalize on and support this growth? Innovation in real estate financing structures and products Which real estate markets are expected to outperform and why? Investment trends, strategies and risks for the global real estate market…

Overview of the Energy Sector and the role of Green Sukuk plays within

Jeremy Crane - Board Member, Clean Energy Business Council

Future Gameplan: Where Do We Go From Here?

With significant success in recent transactions under its belt, Oman has all the makings of being a serious contender in the Islamic investment space. What’s next? Opportunities and challenges for Islamic banking and finance in continuing the growth of the industry. Takaful – How will the industry move forward and what can domestic players learn from their GCC neighbors? How does the CMA manage Shariah governance and will this change? The role of the National Shariah Board and how it has benefited the industry Crowdfunding: The role of Shariah-compliant funds for SME businesses Moderator: Abdulkader Thomas — CEO, Shape Financial Panelists: Abdullah Al Jufaili — General Manager, Sharakah Ahmed Al Mamari — Director-General, Directorate of Insurance Supervision, CMA Gauttam Datta…

Keynote Address

Sayed Aqa — Vice President, Cooperation and Capacity Development, IDB Group  

An Audience with HSBC

Interviewer: Lauren McAughtry — Group Managing Editor, REDmoney Group Interviewee: Mohammed Dawood — Managing Director, Global Sukuk Financing, HSBC

Official Launch of Sukuk Listings on the BRVM

Khaled Al Aboodi — CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

Driving Regional Economic Development through Shariah-compliant Capital Raising

How can IF facilitate development of regional resources in oil & gas, energy, agriculture and halal industry? How can CIS’s SMEs benefit from Shariah-compliant capital raising products? Moderator: Nadir Burnashev - Advisor to the Chairman of Board, Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan (AFK) Panelists: Daulet Abylkairov – Deputy Chairman, DAMU Entrepreneurship Development Fund Elena Gupalo – Chairman, Zaman Bank Saeed Kharbash - Head of Strategy and Planning, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC)

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The Real Deal: Green Financing Instruments and Sustainable and Responsible Investment

What do social, recovery and pandemic bonds offer and are these instruments effective and fit for purpose? Beyond credit, what types of vehicles will we see financing sustainable, social and humanitarian projects and what do Islamic finance structures offer? With Green bonds and Sukuk among the world’s fastest growing asset classes, what new and exciting opportunities do these structures offer? Do retail investors play a role? What is the evolution of disclosure requirements and regulatory frameworks for green issuers? What asset classes and investment strategies represent tangible transition from high to low or zero carbon and from ‘at-risk’ to sustainable? How do investors manage rapidly changing taxonomies, sustainability reporting and disclosure requirements and keep track of what investments can be…

Islamic Investments and Funds in Asia: Developing Growth in Key Sectors and New Asset Classes

Investment experts and advisors offer their perspectives on potential growth sectors in the Islamic investment universe. Which classes and sectors will deliver and what is hindering the development of others? How will Asia compete with the UK and the GCC in the Shariah compliant real estate space? Closing the gap between high demand and low supply of Islamic wealth management products Can the development of Waqf serve as a catalyst for driving growth in Islamic wealth management? Is the Islamic investment industry going into regulatory overdrive or is more regulation actually necessary? Improving the distribution of Islamic funds by using passporting options Which elements are crucial when choosing the right fund domicile or investment vehicle? Panelists: Bishr Shiblaq - Head,…

Presentation – What Initiatives Exist to Develop Talent and Human Capital in the Islamic Finance Services

Dr Amat Taap Manshor - Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency, Malaysia   [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/FAA_Dr_Amat_Taap_Manshor-IFN_KL.pdf"]

Investors Roundtable: Shifting Trends and Winning Strategies

Outlook for offshore Sukuk and offshore Islamic funds: New markets, new players The case for government-linked investments and infrastructure funds: Outlook for Asian PPPs Islamic private equity and venture capital funds: What infrastructure is necessary for Asia to catch up to the Middle East? What is inhibiting the growth of Islamic ETFs and index-linked investments? Moderator: Noripah Kamso - Former Advisor, CIMB Islamic, Malaysia Panelists: Ahmad Nazim Abdul Rahman - Group Chief Executive Officer, Pelaburan Mara, Malaysia Alka Banerjee - Managing Director of Global Equity & Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices, USA Mahdzir Othman - Chief Executive Officer, i-VCap Management, Malaysia Mushthaq Ahmad Ibrahim - Chief Executive Officer, KFH Asset Management, Malaysia Ritjana Ceveli - Managing Director of Asset Management…

Investment Titans: The Islamic Investment Strategy: A Five Year Plan

Global Islamic investment leaders are asked to share their views on what Asian investors can expect from the Islamic investment environment in the next five years. Which investment vehicles are expected to thrive and which would have run their course? Are forays into emerging markets worth the risk and how should these be assessed? How are fund managers adapting their strategy to prevailing political and economic conditions in Asia? Panelists: Maznah Mahbob - Chief Executive Officer, AmInvest, Malaysia Nicholas Kaiser - Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Saturna Capital, USA Nor Rejina Rahim — Country Head — Malaysia, Nomura Asset Management Sandeep Singh - Country Head - Malaysia & Chief Executive Officer, Franklin Templeton GSC Asset Management

Enabling Growth: Resolving Key Regulatory, Risk and Shariah Issues Facing the Industry

Can new regulations actually address the higher cost of Islamic finance transactions? Tradability of Sukuk: The question of Shariah compliance Addressing the management of risks and provision of liquidity to Islamic finance institutions Evolving from a risk transfer to a risk sharing model in the Basel III environment: Are current products staying true to the risk sharing model? Raising capital in accordance with Basel III and other regulations: The challenge for financial institutions The pan Asian Sukuk debate : Discussing opposing viewpoints on Shariah compliance Legal and tax considerations in advancing Islamic finance— what emerging concerns must be addressed today Panelists: Andri Aidham Badri - Partner, Kadir Andri & Partners, Malaysia Mohd Nazri Chik - General Manager & Head of…

IFN Asia Issuers Roundtable

We invite the region’s most successful issuers to discuss key trends, features and success factors of their most prominent deals. Why did they choose to raise funds Islamically? What drove the success of the issuances and what made these deals unique? In hindsight, what would these issuers have done differently? Cagamas RM4.2 billion Sukuk Commodity Murabahah Khazanah Nasional SG$600 million convertible Sukuk FWU Group US$100 million Sukuk Wakalah Panelists: Mohd Izani Ghani - Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia Rafiza Ghazali - Chief Financial Officer, Cagamas, Malaysia Sohail Jaffer - Deputy CEO, FWU Global Takaful Solutions, United Arab Emirates

Sukuk and the Asian Islamic Capital Market: The Challenge to Innovate

The call to innovate has been consistently echoed by industry players with the lack of market depth and breadth and its reliance on replicating conventional products often blamed for the innovation deficiency. Is it time for the Islamic finance industry to transform its business model? Is there truly customer demand for innovative Islamic finance products? Addressing the over-reliance on Sukuk: What else is out there? Connecting Shariah compliance with real innovation Will Basel III requirements drive innovative structuring? Building the infrastructure to support large scale, cross border and multi-jurisdictional deals New and innovative offerings and asset classes in the pipeline Panelists: Alhami Mohd Abdan - Head, International Finance & Capital Market, OCBC Al-Amin Bank, Malaysia Issam Al Tawari - Chairman…

Launch of Islamic Banking Intelligence: The First Comprehensive Global Islamic Banking Database and Analytical Business Intelligence Dashboard

Marjan Naseri - Senior Islamic Banking Expert, Innovation & Development Corp   [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IBI_Launch_-_Presentation.pdf"]

Launch of Islamic Banking Intelligence: The First Comprehensive Global Islamic Banking Database and Analytical Business Intelligence Dashboard

Omid Torabi - Managing Director, Innovation & Development Corp   [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IBI_Launch_-_Presentation.pdf"]

Presentation: Will Innovation in Islamic Finance Require a New Business Model?

Jawad Ali - Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding, United Arab Emirates

Asian Regulatory Roundtable: Driving Growth through Effective Regulatory Environments

Central to the success of Asia’s Sukuk markets are the tireless efforts made by Asian regulators in building enabling regulatory frameworks and promoting governance. As the Islamic finance marketplace evolves so must the standards that govern the industry. What strides have regulators of aspiring Islamic investment destinations made in promoting Islamic finance transactions? What synergies exist between the various Asian Islamic economies and what can be done to strengthen ties? Anticipated impact of regulatory changes in the coming year in the Asian Islamic finance landscape Assessing the introduction of Shariah standards frameworks in Malaysia and the likely impact on capital markets issues Is the setting up of a global Shariah board a viable solution to solving Shariah issues? Is it…

Keynote Address by Khaled Mohammed Al-Aboodi

Khaled Mohammed Al-Aboodi - Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, IDB Group

Industry Titans Roundtable: Islamic Finance 2015

We ask global Islamic finance thought leaders to share their vision of what the Islamic finance landscape will look like in 2015. Which markets are likely to lead and which sectors will flourish. What challenges lie ahead for Asia to stay in the game and what needs to happen now to achieve this vision? Moderator: Mohammad Faiz Azmi - Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Malaysia Panelists: Badlisyah Abdul Ghani - Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic Mohammad Kamran Wajid - Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Financial Services & Emirates NBD Capital, United Arab Emirates Rafe Haneef — Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah, Malaysia Wasim Akhtar Saifi — Global Head of Islamic Banking, Consumer Banking & Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Saadiq, Malaysia