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IFN South Africa OnAir Forum 2021

System Restart: Islamic Banking and Finance in South Africa What does the South African Islamic banking landscape 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? With such measures in place, what would constitute success for participation finance in South Africa? What role is Islamic finance set to play in the recovery of the South African economy as well as that of the regional financial system? Can Islamic banking be further deployed to fund the South African SME, corporate and government-linked sector, as well as infrastructure development? Are the salient features and benefits of Islamic finance being effectively deployed…

IFN CIS & Russia OnAir Forum 2021

Brave New World: Islamic Finance in Commonwealth of Independent States and Russia What does the Islamic finance landscape look like in CIS and Russia in 2021 and what does the regional 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 in key jurisdictions? With such measures in place, what would constitute success for Islamic finance in CIS and Russia? What role is Islamic finance set to play in the recovery of the regional economy, in particular the vital SME sector? Can Islamic finance be deployed to fund the regional oil and gas industry, as well as infrastructure…

IFN Turkey OnAir Forum 2021

Keynote Address: Tarik Akin, Head, Participation Finance Department, Finance Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey System Restart: Participation Finance in Turkey What does the Turkish participation finance landscape, including Takaful, look like in 2021 and what does the domestic participation finance ecosystem still require from regulators and market participants for it to flourish across multiple product areas and asset classes? With such measures in place, what would constitute success for participation finance in Turkey? What role is participation finance set to play in the recovery of the Turkish economy and what is the mandate of the Central Advisory Board of Turkey? Can participation finance, including Sukuk, be further deployed to fund the Turkish SME, corporate and government-linked…

IFN Singapore OnAir Forum 2021

Land of Opportunity: Shariah Compliant Finance and Asset Management in Singapore What does the Singaporean Islamic finance and asset management ecosystem still require from regulators and market participants for it to flourish across multiple product areas and asset classes? With such measures in place, what would constitute success for Islamic finance in Singapore? How does Singapore further leverage on its status to become a regional and global center for Shariah compliant asset and investment management? Can Islamic finance be further deployed to fund the Singaporean SME, corporate and government-linked sector? Are the salient features and benefits of Islamic finance being effectively deployed to promote financial inclusion and social impact in Singapore, and if not, what more can be done to…

IFN Bangladesh OnAir Forum 2021

Keynote Address: Md Nazrul Islam, Deputy General Manager, Bangladesh Bank Presentation: Tengfu Li, Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Services Brave New World: Islamic Finance in Bangladesh What does the Bangladeshi Islamic finance landscape 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? With such measures in place, what would constitute success for Islamic finance in Bangladesh? How can regulatory, Shariah governance and legal frameworks be developed and implemented to support Islamic finance? Are current liquidity management tools for Islamic banks sufficient? Can Islamic finance, including Sukuk and syndication, be deployed to fund the Bangladeshi corporate and government-linked sector,…

IFN Morocco OnAir Forum 2021

System Restart: Islamic Finance in Morocco What does the Moroccan 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? With such measures in place, what would constitute success for Islamic finance in Morocco? Do Moroccan Islamic banks face liquidity challenges and what funding alternatives are available for these institutions? What role is Islamic finance set to play in the recovery of the Moroccan economy and what is the mandate of the Central Guarantee Fund? Can Islamic finance, including Sukuk, be further deployed to fund the Moroccan SME, corporate and government-linked sectors, as well as…

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…

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Mr. Wataru Ogihara – Senior Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer (Global Equity), Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.

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Dr Mulya E. Siregar — Deputy Commissioner of Banking Supervision, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK)  

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Stephen Barclay – Economic Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury

Sector Focus: Where is the Shariah-Compliant Real Estate Investment Market Headed?

Leading real estate investments specialists are asked what can be expected from real estate markets globally this year. Which real estate markets are expected to outperform, and why? How will falling oil prices affect real estate investments in the GCC? What further innovation can be expected in Shariah compliant real estate transactions in 2015 In light of the global economic trends, what risks should real estate investors be aware of? Moderator: Jawad Ali – Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding Panelists: Henry Thompson – Chief Executive Officer, Gatehouse Bank, United Kingdom Robin Williamson – Managing Director - Real Estate Advisory, Middle East, Deloitte, Saudi Arabia Tim Rose – Head of Real Estate, Emirates NBD Asset Management, UAE Philip…

What’s Happening in Fintech Investment and Why?

Presenter: Abdul H. Basit – Chief Financial Officer, Innovate Finance

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Abdulla Al Awar – CEO, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center  

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…

Saudi Arabian Capital Markets: From Domestic to International

Saudi Arabian Capital Markets: From Domestic to International Recent Saudi sovereign issuance has been acknowledged as a game-changer in the Saudi capital markets and recent corporate Sukuk issuance has provided an important benchmark. However, what needs to be done to further shape the Kingdom as a recognized international financial center and how will the Sukuk market develop? What will a new generation of products such as Sukuk funds and mortgage-backed securitizations bring, and where can Islamic finance play a role? Moderator: John Sandwick – General Manager, Safa Investment Services Panelists: Anita Yadav – Head of Fixed Income Research, Senior Director – Wholesale Banking, Emirates NBD Darko Hajdukovic – Head of Analytics, Funds and Fixed Income, London Stock Exchange Group Faisal Qadri – Managing Director, Head of Debt…

Fintech in the Islamic Investing Landscape

A look at the development of Islamic fintech in key markets Moderator: Rushdi Siddiqui – Mentor, Islamic Economy Startups, Quest Ventures and Advisory Board, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Panelists: Harsh Khurana – Chief Strategy Officer, Wahed Invest Kal Elsayed – CEO, Guidance Residential

Fintech Huddle

We discuss the role of fintech, digital platforms and tokenization in today's financial industry in Turkey. What do the development of smart contracts and blockchains mean for Islamic banking in the region? We assess the latest developments in fintech and analyze likely industry shifts, regulation and developments in product and delivery channels. Moderator: Vineeta Tan — Editor, Islamic Finance news Panelists: Dr Cigdem Ayozger Ongun — Founder – Managing Director, SRP Legal Leilya Shamel — Associate Director, Business Development, DDCAP Rachid Ouaich — Co-Founder, ConexCap Robin Lee – CEO, HelloGold

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

Jeremy Crane - Board Member, Clean Energy Business Council

Funding Infrastructure Requirements in Indonesia: Opportunities for Islamic Finance

Estimates suggest that Indonesia may potentially require US$500 billion of infrastructure financing in the coming years. What role does Islamic finance, in particular Musharakah-based financing structures and project Sukuk, offer? We examine active sectors, structures, risks and opportunities in this exciting area. Moderator:  Ruslena Ramli — Head of Islamic Finance, RAM Rating Services Panelists: Bernardus R Djonoputro — Country Head of Infrastructure and Capital Project, Financial Advisory, Deloitte Konsultan Indonesia Hitesh Asaporta — Managing Director, Capital Markets, Emirates NBD Capital Ibrahim Ali Shoukry — Resident Representative and  Director, IDB Group Iman Rachman — Finance Director, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II

Panel Session: Onstage Discourse between HR Practitioners and Academia

Many of today’s successful Islamic bankers embarked on a route far removed from their fields of study. Islamic investment bankers, for example, often have a background in law but no real grounding in the area of Islamic finance. We ask HR practitioners and academic providers how this disconnect can be addressed: Are Islamic finance graduate programs adequately preparing young professionals for the industry? How are curriculums being designed to meet the needs of the market? What are HR practitioners looking for when recruiting young executives? What will be expected of them from Day One? How do current industry professional standards support the new generation of bankers and what needs to change? Will professional qualification become mandatory for Islamic bankers? Moderator:…

Shariah Compliant Investment Opportunities in Australia: Where do we stand now?

Australian regulatory constraints and entry barriers hampering the growth of Islamic financial products and services Vexed taxation and compliance issues facing the nascent industry in Australia and other countries with Muslim minorities Why competition remains a real problem for many Islamic finance providers operating either as mortgage brokers or tightly controlled financial intermediaries without the ability to raise funds in the money market. Moderator: Muzzammil Dhedhy – COO, Hejaz Financial Services Panelists: Dr Abul Khair Jalaluddin – Director, Islamic Financial Services Council of Australia (IFSCA) Almir Colan – Director, Australian Centre for Islamic Finance Dale Rayner – Partner, King & Wood Mallesons Professor Dr John Hewson  – Board Member, IBA Group (former Opposition Leader of Australia)

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The Debate: This House Believes: A Rebranding is the Catalyst for Creating Mass Appeal for Shariah Compliant Investments in Europe

With an increasingly tense geopolitical situation playing out in Europe many have voiced a need to consider replacing ‘Islamic finance’ with a more culturally acceptable term such as alternative finance or SRI. Is the ‘Islamic finance’ brand preventing Europe’s Shariah compliant funds industry from achieving its potential growth? Or are there other issues at play? Will the industry decide to take this controversial step and what will this mean for Islamic finance in Europe going forward? Moderator: Lauren McAughtry — Group Managing Editor, REDmoney Group Panelists: Ammar Dabbour — Managing Director and Founder, Euris Group Anouar Hassoune — Managing Director, Euris Group Lawrence Oliver — Deputy CEO, DDCap, the UK Rachid Ouaich — Founder and Managing Director, Eethiq Advisors, Luxembourg Volker Nienhaus —…

Capital-Raising Roundtable: Bottlenecks, Strategies and Opportunities

Moderator: Hulusi Horozoglu — Assistant General Manager, Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Banking, HSBC Turkey Panelists: Ahmed Al Qassim — CEO, Emirates NBD Capital, the UAE Rizwan Kanji — Partner, King & Spalding, the UAE Sait Eryilmaz — Senior Associate, Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership  Tanweer Bukhari — Former Head of Investment Banking Advisory, CIMB Middle East

An Audience With Regional Financial Regulators

A look at how the legal and regulatory framework has evolved and what further changes are anticipated to encourage growth of Islamic finance activities Moderator: Michael Ryan – CEO, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority Panelists: Alexey Simanovsky - Adviser to the Governor, Central Bank of Russia Nurlan Kussainov — CEO, AIFC Authority

Mapping the Moroccan Participative Finance Ecosystem

Industry leaders provide insight on what Moroccan participative finance landscape will look like in five years and what market players and regulators will need to do to get there. How can sustainable growth be achieved in Moroccan banking and capital market sectors? What liquidity management instruments are available for the newly established banks? What is Morocco capable of achieving domestically and what is the outlook for cross-border participative finance activities? Moderator: Anouar Hassoune - Managing Director, Euris Group Panelists: Abdessamad Issami – CEO, Umnia Bank Gonzalo Rodríguez – General Coordinator, Saudi-Spanish Center For Islamic Economics And Finance (SCIEF), IE Business School, Spain Said Amaghdir – Chairman, Moroccan Association for Participative Finance Professionals - Shariah Compliant (AMFP) Youssef Baghdadi – CEO, Dar Assafaa

What’s Happening in Fintech Investment and Why?

Presenter: Abdul H. Basit – Chief Financial Officer, Innovate Finance

Islamic Banking Roundtable: Hastening Growth through Technology and Innovation in the GCC

As the global banking system embraces significant innovation, how are Islamic banks in Kuwait and the region embracing digitization and how does this influence the development and placement of banking products? Moderator: Sanjeev Gupta – Retail Banking Consultant and Advisor Panelists: Cassim Docrat – Director, DDCAP (DIFC) Mohamed Ghandour – Group Deputy General Manager - Products, Kuwait Finance House Robert Hahm – CEO, Mashreq Capital

Investment Funds, Real Estate Finance and REITs in Oman

We ask a panel to discuss the Shariah compliant investment management environment in Oman, with a particular focus on the new REITs regulatory framework and what it means for the burgeoning real estate investment market. Moderator: Jeremy Ingham – Partner, Trowers and Hamlins Panelists: Kemal Rizadi Arbi – Expert/Advisor, Capital Market Authority, Sultanate of Oman  Mohammed Jalaluddin – Director and Vice-Chairman, Islamic and Ansar Co-operative Housing Corporation Saifuddin Ahmed – Head of Asset Management, Almadina Investment Trevor Norman – Director, VG Zulhilmy Kamaruddin – Director, Group Client Coverage, Group Wholesale Banking, RHB Investment Bank

Fintech Huddle

We discuss the role of fintech, digital platforms and tokenization in today's financial industry in Turkey. What do the development of smart contracts and blockchains mean for Islamic banking in the region? We assess the latest developments in fintech and analyze likely industry shifts, regulation and developments in product and delivery channels. Moderator: Vineeta Tan — Editor, Islamic Finance news Panelists: Dr Cigdem Ayozger Ongun — Founder – Managing Director, SRP Legal Leilya Shamel — Associate Director, Business Development, DDCAP Rachid Ouaich — Co-Founder, ConexCap Robin Lee – CEO, HelloGold

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IFN South Africa OnAir Forum 2021

System Restart: Islamic Banking and Finance in South Africa What does the South African Islamic banking landscape 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? With such measures in place, what would constitute success for participation finance in South Africa? What role is Islamic finance set to play in the recovery of the South African economy as well as that of the regional financial system? Can Islamic banking be further deployed to fund the South African SME, corporate and government-linked sector, as well as infrastructure development? Are the salient features and benefits of Islamic finance being effectively deployed…

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

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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