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Fostering Linkages and Promoting Opportunities between Islamic Finance and Social Finance

Financial activities that deliver tangible social impact represent a range of new and interesting opportunities to deploy innovative community-wide Shariah compliant finance solutions. How can Islamic financial institutions support microenterprises and entrepreneurship through schemes such as iTEKAD in Malaysia? How can Islamic finance play a pivotal role in the development of gender finance products and policies, empowering women, narrowing gender inequality and driving financial inclusion? How can Shariah compliant finance be further applied to social impact initiatives, enriching lives through the advancement of education, health and well-being? With such goals in mind, how do we design effective models and strategies, offer innovative products and measure the impact of these important initiatives? Moderator: Azleena Idris, Director, Corporate Services Division, PayNet Panelists:…

The IFN Green and Sustainable Finance and Investment Dialogue

With COP26 fresh in our minds, what steps can regional governments, policy and standards setters, regulators and financial institutions take to align ESG and sustainable finance and investment with the collective problems it is trying to address, such as climate change? Having witnessed unprecedented recent growth, what, on macro and micro levels, is the sustainable and ESG investment industry today, and what is it not? What investment products and styles do different ESG investors now demand, how can their requirements be satisfied and is there an increasing divergence between Institutional versus retail, and active versus passive? With significant existing convergence between Shariah compliant assets and sustainable investing, what opportunities are there for financing and investment products that satisfy both? Locally,…

The Evolution of Southeast Asian Islamic Financial Technology

The IFN FinTech Landscape identifies 65 Shariah compliant fintech providers in Southeast Asia, making the region an important Islamic fintech centre. How do we assess the rapid evolution of Shariah compliant fintech in Southeast Asia and what is the value proposition, market positioning and comparative advantage of our Islamic fintech offerings? With five digital bank licenses available in Malaysia, and with the digital banking sector in Malaysia about to experience a tectonic shift, what will the challenger banks look like and how will Shariah compliant products feature? Will we witness the successful mass positioning of appealing Islamic digital retail, wealth management and pension offerings in the region? What is the potential for regional government-sponsored fintech growth funds and how would…

Funding Opportunities and Growth: Southeast Asian Islamic Corporate Finance and Capital Markets

What do Southeast Asian Islamic credit markets look like in the coming 12 months, and what are the options for potential corporate, sovereign and supranational issuers? What are investors demanding in terms of pricing, tenor, rating, structure as well as other factors such as ESG? What do the major Southeast Asia centers offer as listing destinations for Sukuk issuance, as well as other products such as investment trusts and ETFs? How can Shariah compliant instruments, including Sukuk, be further applied to the funding of alternative asset classes in the region? How significant are recent dollar-denominated green and sustainability-linked sovereign Sukuk? How is technology such as blockchain shaping and influencing Islamic corporate finance and capital markets, considering notable recent innovations by…

Operational Issues Facing Islamic Financial Institutions in Southeast Asia

Through a respected panel we address two current, important operational issues affecting Islamic financial institutions and financial products. Firstly, we discuss reform of global benchmarks, the transition to risk-free rates and the implications for Islamic financial products. Secondly, we examine the development of liquidity management tools, including repurchase agreements and their Shariah compliant equivalents, and how they offer value to regional Islamic financial institutions. Moderator: Prof Dr Obiyathullah Ismath Bacha, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Panelists: Angus Salim Amran, Group Treasurer, RHB Banking Group Elias Moubarak, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins Dr Mohamad Zabidi Ahmad, Senior Strategic Advisor, DDCAP Professor Dr Nurdianawati Irwani Abdullah, Department of Finance, Kuliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS), International Islamic University Malaysia…

Keynote Address Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO, Bursa Malaysia

Keynote Address Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO, Bursa Malaysia

The Islamic Economy: Improving Livelihoods and Creating Prosperity

With Southeast Asian nations looking to kickstart economic recovery through commercial activity and stimulus, it is time for the Islamic economy, and all its components, to show its true mettle. Have we truly grasped the importance of the Halal economy to the prosperity of regional economies, as well as to the continued growth of Islamic financial institutions? What role will Southeast Asian Islamic financial institutions play in meeting the challenges of the real economy through mobilizing the funding and liquidity support necessary to stimulate the vital SME and corporate sector? Through socially impactful strategies, how can Islamic financial institutions inspire and support entrepreneurship, thereby creating jobs and improving livelihoods? How can successful initiatives such as Values-Based Intermediation (VBI) be harmonised…

Keynote Address Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid, Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Keynote Address Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid, Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

The Evolution of GCC Islamic Financial Technology – Digital Assets, Crowdfunding and Digitization

With the GCC boasting 51 Shariah compliant fintech providers on the IFN Fintech Landscape, what is a realistic assessment of the sector across multiple verticals? With noteworthy developments in equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending in the GCC, what’s next in the evolution of these important activities? How do ECF and P2P address and reduce funding gaps, particularly in the SME sector, and how can they be further harnessed to fund regional entrepreneurial activity? What is the role and success rate of tech accelerator programs in regional centers, and what else can be done to provide vital seed and growth capital for regional Islamic fintechs? With the first Bitcoin fund being listed on NASDAQ Dubai, what is the future of crypto…

Operational Issues Facing Islamic Financial Institutions in the Gulf

Through a respected panel we address two current, important operational issues affecting Islamic financial institutions and financial products in the Gulf. Firstly, we discuss reform of global benchmarks, the transition to risk-free rates and the implications for Islamic financial products. Secondly, we examine the development of liquidity management tools – repurchase agreements and their Shariah compliant equivalents – and how they offer value to regional Islamic financial institutions. Moderator: Stephen Knight, Partner, Dentons Panelists: Anita Wieja-Caruba, Associate Director, Strategy, Policy and Risk, Dubai Financial Services Authority Ijlal Ahmed Alvi, CEO, International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) Rizwan Malik, Head – Standards Implementation and Strategic Developments, Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)

Green, Transition and Sustainability-Linked Finance and Investment – Shariah Compliant Options

Alongside ‘Transition to Net Zero’ and decarbonisation targets, what is realistically achievable and what does net zero mean for important sectors in the GCC such as aviation, oil and gas and other asset-based industries? How are Shariah compliant financing products and assets playing a role in this shift and what do green Sukuk offer in relation to transition and sustainability-linked initiatives? How can the financing of Shariah compliant assets continue to contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs and towards the Paris Accord? Where and how do ESG investing and Shariah compliant investing complement each other, and how can we further leverage this important linkage? We ask an expert panel. Moderator: Jessica Robinson, Founder and Managing Director, Moxie Future…

Funding Opportunities and Growth: GCC Islamic Corporate Finance and Capital Markets

What do GCC credit markets look like in the coming 12 months, what are the options for potential corporate, sovereign and supranational issuers? How influential are oil prices on regional Islamic capital markets? What are investors demanding in terms of pricing, tenor, rating, structure, as well as other factors such as ESG? What do the major GCC centres offer as listing destinations for Sukuk issuance, as well as other products such as investment trusts and ETFs? How can Shariah compliant instruments, including Sukuk, be further applied to the funding of alternative asset classes in the region? How is technology such as blockchain shaping and influencing Islamic corporate finance and capital markets, considering notable recent innovations by GCC Islamic banks? Finally,…

The Islamic Economy: Improving Livelihoods and Creating Prosperity

With GCC countries looking to kickstart economic recovery through commercial activity, stimulus and technology, it is time for the Islamic economy, and all its components, to show its true mettle. Have we truly grasped the importance of the Halal economy to the prosperity of regional economies, as well as to the continued growth of Islamic financial institutions? What role will regional Islamic financial institutions play in meeting the challenges of the real economy through mobilizing the funding and liquidity support necessary to stimulate the vital SME and corporate sectors? How is financial technology playing a role in regional development and the enhancement of financial inclusion in GCC countries? And through socially impactful strategies, how can Islamic financial institutions inspire and…

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Omar Mustafa Ansari, Secretary General, Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)

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Stewardship and Responsible Investing: Opportunities for Ethical and Islamic Finance and Investment

We examine responsible, ethical investment and green finance in the UK and Europe, and identify the prospects for Islamic finance and investment to thrive in this active sector. Do green bonds and Sukuk offer viable long-term investments and how can the industry address the relative scarcity of credible climate-related and low-carbon investment opportunities? Moderator: Stuart Hutton – Chief Investment Officer, Simply Ethical Panelists: Catherine Howarth – CEO, ShareAction Kristina Alnes – Senior Advisor, Centre for International Climate Research Martin Scheck – CEO, International Capital Market Association Sean Kidney – CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad – CEO, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan

INTERVIEW: Rafe Haneef, CEO of CIMB Islamic

In this interview, Rafe Haneef, CEO of CIMB Islamic, shares with IFN Editor Vineeta Tan his outlook on the Islamic capital markets, CIMB Islamic's growth strategy for 2017 and where he's seeing opportunities for the Shariah finance industry.

Alternative Lending: The Evolution of Islamic Crowdfunding and P2P Platforms

How are these platforms evolving to meet the financing needs of their intended audience? Moderator: Lauren McAughtry – Managing Editor, REDmoney Group Panelists: Frederico Tavares de Carvalho – Business Development Analyst, Liberis Hassan Waqar – Founder, Ummah Finance Irfan Khan – Founder, Yielders Shahbaz Mirza – Director, Finocracy Tom Woolf – Founder and CEO, EdAid

Deal Dialogue: Emirates Airlines’s ECA-backed Sukuk

Perspectives of issuer, arrangers and legal counsel Moderator: Lauren McAughtry – Managing Editor, Islamic Finance news Panelists: Gordon Welsh – Head of Aviation, UK Export Finance Gregory Man – Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Mohammed Dawood – Managing Director, Global Head of Sukuk Financing, HSBC Nirmal Govindadas – Senior Vice-President & Group Treasurer, Emirates Group Qudeer Latif – Partner and Global Head of Islamic Finance Practice, Clifford Chance, the UAE

Opening and Keynote Speeches

Khaled Al Aboodi – Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

Welcome Address

Mahdzir Othman – Director of Securities Market, Bursa Malaysia  

Presentation: Responsible Islamic Finance in Australia

Presenter: Chaaban Omran  – CEO, Islamic Financial Services Council of Australia (IFSCA)

Products, Strategies and Styles for Islamic Asset Management

Through an expert panel we assess the market, viability and performance of the ever-expanding universe of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), as well as other passive products. We also examine the active management sector and how value for end investors is created across both styles. Finally, why do we see so few Islamic ETFs and what can be done to address this paucity? What role do exchanges play in this process? Moderator: Hasham Esmail Piperdy – CEO, Mercer Panelists: Ahmad Fuad Alhabshi – Investment Manager, Opus Asset Management Hakan Ozyon – Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Ethical Fund Lim Say Cheong – Executive Director, Head of Islamic Business Development, Nomura Islamic Asset Management Michael Orzano – Senior Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices Valentin Laiseca – Head of ASEAN Index Sales, MSCI

Real Asset Investing: What trends will we see shaping investments in oil, infrastructure, real estate and commodities?

Moderator: Vineeta Tan — Editor, Islamic Finance news Panelists: Elias Moubarak — Partner, Trowers & Hamlins, Bahrain Lim Say Cheong — Head of Islamic Banking, Maybank Singapore Richard Thomas — Institutional, Governmental and Multilateral Relationships, Gatehouse Bank, the UK

Corporate Funding Strategies in the Current Economic Environment

An in-depth review of how Asian corporates are raising funds in light of rising interest rates and falling oil prices How will recent economic events change corporate strategy on capital raising? What is the appeal of increasingly popular structures such as perpetual, covered and convertible Sukuk amongst corporate issuers? What can Shariah indices offer issuers in terms of widening the investor base and what needs to be done to warrant inclusion in Shariah indices? What new trends are likely to develop in Shariah compliant capital raising? Widening investor appeal of corporate Sukuk from a ratings perspective Moderator: Abdulkader Thomas – Chief Executive Officer, SHAPE Financial Panelists: Ahmad Najib Nazlan – Chief Investment Officer, Amundi Malaysia Irwan Abdalloh – Head of…

Trends in Islamic Asset Management and Asset Allocation Strategies

Long and short-terms asset allocation strategies for Islamic investors Catering to the rise and prominence of HNWI and family offices in Asia Fixed income investments: Outlook for investing in Asian Sukuk funds Investment in commodities in light of recent economic events: What trends are developing and what risks should investors be aware of? How are equity & PE funds, fixed income funds and VC funds shaping the Islamic investor’s portfolio: Will we see a change in current trends? Moderator: Shireen Muhiudeen – Founder, Managing Director & Principal Fund Manager, Corston-Smith Asset Management Panelists: Hanifah Hashim – Executive Director & Head of Malaysia Fixed Income & Sukuk, Franklin Templeton Investments, Malaysia Dr Hasnita Hashim – Chief Executive Officer, Guidance Investments Maznah…

Deal Dialogue: 45 Park Place

Moderator: Lauren McAughtry — Group Managing Editor, REDmoney Group, the UK Panelists: Adam Malik Azlan — Managing Director, Conglomerates and Institutions, Maybank Investment Bank Amro Nahas — Head of Real Estate Investment, MASIC, Saudi Arabia Mona Dajani — Partner, Baker McKenzie Sharif El-Gamal — Chairman and CEO, Soho Properties

Regional Islamic Cross Border Activities

For the Islamic investment industry to realize its goal of operating on a global platform, regulations, standards and a cohesive legal infrastructure are crucial. This session will address the current state of play of the Shariah compliant funds and asset management industry, impact of recent changes and what future regulations are needed to advance the industry. Expanding the reach and scale for Islamic investments Regulations, standards and legal infrastructure required to facilitate an efficient global Islamic investment industry Impact of the ASEAN CIS on promoting cross border transactions Advancing cross border Islamic investment through fund passporting Moderator: Abdulkader Thomas – Chief Executive Officer, SHAPE Financial Panelists: Aderi Adnan – Director, Business Development, Labuan IBFC Angelia Chin-Sharpe – Chief Executive Officer,…

IFN Sri Lanka OnAir Forum 2021

Brave New World: Islamic Finance in Sri Lanka What does the Sri Lankan Islamic finance landscape, including Takaful, look like in 2021 and what does the domestic Islamic finance ecosystem still require from regulators and market participants for it to flourish across multiple product areas and asset classes? How can regulatory frameworks and legal codes be developed and implemented? With such measures in place, what would constitute success for Islamic finance and Takaful in Sri Lanka? What role is Islamic Finance set to play in the recovery of the Sri Lankan economy? Can Islamic finance, including Sukuk, be deployed to fund the Sri Lankan corporate and government-linked sector, as well as infrastructure development? Are the salient features and benefits of…

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Opening Panel Session: Developing Kuwait as an Islamic Investment Center

Structure of the capital markets in Kuwait and comparison with other markets Key drivers for sustainable growth of Kuwait's Islamic investment industry Significance of recent financial reform to potential Islamic investors Scope of the new laws on Islamic finance initiatives within Kuwait Discussing an industry-wide strategy required to encourage inward investments Moderator: Jawad Ali - Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding Panelists: Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout - Regional Managing Partner, DLA Piper Ahmed Fayed AlGebali - Director & Global Head, Islamic Financial Services, Islamic Development Bank Emad Al Monayea - Board Director & Chief Executive Officer, KFH Investment Co., Kuwait Issam Al Tawari - Chairman & Managing Director, Rasameel Structured Finance Company, Kuwait

Shariah Compliant Sectors and Asset Classes on the Rise

Agriculture investments: Where are we likely to see the most growth in the coming year? Investing in the current negative interest rate environment: What it means for risks and investment going forward How should investment strategy in oil & gas change in light of recent events? Will we see a significant shift towards the use of renewable energy, environmental assets and other intangible assets? Investing in aviation and other transportation modes as an asset class Recent trends in investing in real assets How will Basel III regulations affect global markets and investment strategy? Moderator: Monem Salam – President, Saturna Malaysia Panelists: Alka Banerjee – Managing Director, Strategy and Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices, USA Cassim Docrat – Director,…

Luncheon Address by Edward T S Wong

Edward T S Wong - Chief Financial Officer, Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB)

Trade Finance in Africa: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges

Trade Finance in Africa: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges  Recent trends and opportunities in the development on trade finance in Africa What are the constraints in meeting the demands of trade finance in Africa and how will multilateral support assist in this? What is the outlook for bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa and will the development of Islamic finance in Africa help in promoting this? Opportunities for the development of Shariah compliant trade finance platforms and activities Moderator: Cassim Docrat – Director, DDCAP(DIFC), UAE Panelists: Boubkeur Ajdir – Director of Projects, IFAAS Nabil Marc Abdul Massih – Chief Executive Officer, INOKS Capital Stefan Nellatamby – Director, Financial Sector Development, African Development Bank Yazan Al Nasser – Chief Products Officer, Tawreeq Holdings

Presentation : Opportunities in Shariah-compliant Trade Finance

Nabil Marc Abdul Massih — CEO, INOKS Capital  

Education and Leadership in Islamic Finance

The Islamic finance industry’s projected growth continues to outpace the development of talent the industry crucially needs. Who is responsible for bridging the gap and how will it be fixed? Moderator : Professor Siraj Sait — Director of the Center for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities (CIFLAC), University of East London Panelists : Adnan Alias — CEO, IBFIM Badlisyah Abdul Ghani — President, Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals, Former CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank Yuslam Fauzi — Dean of Syariah Finance Academy, Mandiri University, Former President Director, Bank Syariah Mandiri

Keynote Address

Dr Syed Sohail Hussain Naqvi — Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Deal Dialogue: 45 Park Place

Moderator: Lauren McAughtry — Group Managing Editor, REDmoney Group, the UK Panelists: Adam Malik Azlan — Managing Director, Conglomerates and Institutions, Maybank Investment Bank Amro Nahas — Head of Real Estate Investment, MASIC, Saudi Arabia Mona Dajani — Partner, Baker McKenzie Sharif El-Gamal — Chairman and CEO, Soho Properties

Welcome Addresses

H.E. Abdullah Salim Al-Salmi — Executive President, Capital Market Authority  

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Fostering Linkages and Promoting Opportunities between Islamic Finance and Social Finance

Financial activities that deliver tangible social impact represent a range of new and interesting opportunities to deploy innovative community-wide Shariah compliant finance solutions. How can Islamic financial institutions support microenterprises and entrepreneurship through schemes such as iTEKAD in Malaysia? How can Islamic finance play a pivotal role in the development of gender finance products and policies, empowering women, narrowing gender inequality and driving financial inclusion? How can Shariah compliant finance be further applied to social impact initiatives, enriching lives through the advancement of education, health and well-being? With such goals in mind, how do we design effective models and strategies, offer innovative products and measure the impact of these important initiatives? Moderator: Azleena Idris, Director, Corporate Services Division, PayNet Panelists:…

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

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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

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

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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