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Digital Assets, Digitalization and the Evolution of Islamic Financial Services

The digitalization of Islamic financial services: what is working, what is viable and what is not? What do the answers to these questions mean for the evolution of Islamic financial services in Saudi Arabia? Does digitalization allow us to better address issues such as product authenticity and the minimization of uncertainty? Is the success of neobanks inevitable, and how will they change the market? How will the development, provision and distribution of digital Islamic financial services evolve in the near term? The importance of recent initiatives by Saudi Arabian regulators in creating an environment for the enhancement of the domestic financial services sector’s digital infrastructure. The likely effects of bank mergers on the digitization of Islamic financial services in Saudi…

Islamic Sustainable and Responsible Investing in Saudi Arabia

The dazzling prospects for global Islamic sustainable finance and investment in the Kingdom. The emergence and growth of renewable energy in Saudi Arabia: opportunities and funding options. The development of effective Islamic responsible funds and investment products. Exploring the potential for private sector financing of green infrastructure projects in the Kingdom. Understanding the structure and benefits of transition, sustainable and sustainability-linked investment products. The role of the Saudi Arabian financial regulators in the development of important sustainable investment regulatory, reporting and disclosure requirements. Fit for purpose: measuring the long-term benefit of green and sustainable financial investments. With ESG and sustainability continuing to grow in Islamic capital market issuance, when will we see the measurement of impact? Are sufficient issuers engaging…

Shariah Compliant Asset Management and Islamic Capital-Raising in Saudi Arabia

Identifying important new opportunities for Shariah compliant sectors in the Kingdom: privatization, healthcare and the holy cities. Are there new opportunities for direct real estate investment and private equity by overseas investors in Saudi Arabia? Examining the success of the diversified fundraising program of the National Debt Management Center of the Ministry of Finance. The huge success of Saudi Aramco’s first international dollar Sukuk — why and how the deal was so successful. What options do hybrid or combination Sukuk offer issuers, particularly in asset-heavy industries such as oil and gas, and aviation? How do Tier 1 and Tier 2 Sukuk offer financial institutions a flexible, efficient and user-friendly way of satisfying regulatory capital requirements, and what do perpetual Sukuk…

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H.E. Talal Fouad Alhumoud, Deputy Governor for Investment, Saudi Central Bank

Digital Assets, Digitalization and the Evolution of Islamic Financial Services

The digitalization of Islamic financial services: what is working, what is viable and what is not? What do the answers to these questions mean for the evolution of Islamic financial services in Saudi Arabia? Does digitalization allow us to better address issues such as product authenticity and the minimization of uncertainty? Is the success of neobanks inevitable, and how will they change the market? How will the development, provision and distribution of digital Islamic financial services evolve in the near-term? How are global regulators creating an environment for the enhancement of the Islamic financial services’ sector digital infrastructure? Beyond retail: developing and distributing effective and attractive suites of Shariah compliant digital wealth management, investment and insurance solutions. The development of…

Islamic Sustainable and Responsible Investing

Opportunity knocks: the dazzling global prospects for Islamic sustainable finance and investment. Important considerations in the development of efficacious Islamic sustainable investment products. Understanding the structure and benefits of transition, sustainable and sustainability-linked investment products. Managing important sustainable investment regulatory, reporting and disclosure requirements for issuers and investors. Fit for purpose: measuring the long-term benefit of green and sustainable financial investments and avoiding the issue of greenwashing. Stress-testing credit and investment portfolios for climate risk, and the role of regulators. With ESG and sustainability continuing to grow in Islamic capital market issuance, when will we see the measurement of impact? Are sufficient issuers engaging with independent, third parties to measure green, sustainable and social credentials? Are tax environments in the…

Global Shariah Compliant Asset Management and Islamic Capital-Raising

Inflation, a rising interest rate environment and the implications for potential issuers of Islamic capital market products. What do these factors also mean for the outlook of the global Shariah compliant investment community? Evolving Shariah compliant fund and collective investment schemes; ETFs, Sukuk, leasing and trade finance funds. The outlook for Shariah compliant direct real estate investment and private equity. Beyond listed Sukuk: what are the opportunities presented by the private placement market? What options do hybrid or combination Sukuk offer issuers, particularly in asset-heavy industries such as oil and gas, and aviation? How do Tier 1 and Tier 2 Sukuk offer financial institutions a flexible, efficient and user-friendly way of satisfying regulatory capital requirements, and what do perpetual Sukuk…

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…

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Technology Roundtable: The Rise of the Machines

What does financial technology mean for the asset management industry? Where will technology offer the most significant disruption: managing money or optimizing distribution channels, or both? We also discuss the role of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and tokenization in the asset management industry. Moderator: Yousuf Sultan – Chief Technology Officer, Ethis Ventures Panelists: Martin Young – CEO and Chief Analyst, Farringdon Asset Management Singapore Omar Rana – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Finalytix Robin Lee – CEO, HelloGold Wong Wai Ken – Country Manager – Malaysia, StashAway

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…

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…

Tapping Islamic Finance for African Infrastructure Projects & PPPs

As developing economies in Africa continue their bid to improve on infrastructure development the need for project financing has become ever more important. This session will focus on how Shariah compliant finance may be used for the financing of infrastructure projects. Utilizing Sukuk for project and infrastructure financing: What has been achieved in the project space via Islamic financing globally and what further progress is anticipated? What opportunities exist for the private sector?In light of contracting markets and general market volatility which sectors are expected to see projects go ahead? Outlook for syndicated financing of infrastructure projects in Africa What challenges have been faced in PPP deals execution so far? Will regional developments in PPP legislation facilitate new infrastructure deals?…

A Look at New Structures in Current Sukuk Transactions

Will covered Sukuk become a trend? What challenges exist in the structuring and rating of covered Sukuk? A review of the applicability and success of recent structures: Convertible, exchangeable, perpetual and hybrid Sukuk Will we see an increase in the use of intangible assets? Rise of sovereign Sukuk in non-Muslim jurisdictions: What impact will this have on corporate Sukuk pipelines in these markets? Cross-border Sukuk: Will demand for these structures lead to much-needed harmonisation? Tradability of Sukuk: Are stakeholders creating and maintaining active secondary markets? Moderator: Khalid Howladar – Global Head, Islamic Finance, Moody´s Investors Service, the UAE Panelists: Ahsan Ali – Managing Director and Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank Andy Cairns – Managing Director, Global Head of Debt…

Funding Infrastructure and Social Welfare Requirements in East Africa

We discuss public-private partnerships, financing structures as well as opportunities in active sectors. Moderator: Martin Botik – Consultant Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright Tanzania Panelists: Frank Kamthunzi – Head, Project and Infrastructure Finance, The Trade and Development Bank Jean-Pierre Labuschagne – Partner, Africa Lead Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Deloitte

Presentation: Responsible Islamic Finance in Australia

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

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,…

Environmental, Socially Responsible Investing and Islamic Investment: Opportunities for Development and Growth 

We examine responsible investment in Asia and ask how ethical and Islamic finance can potentially become closer interlinked. We also discuss how Southeast Asia can grow its existing environmental, social and governance (ESG) niche among asset managers and owners and what role Islamic and ESG asset management can play toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. How can the industry overcome the relative scarcity of credible climate-related and low-carbon investment opportunities and what role do institutional investors play in the shift toward sustainable investments? Lastly, how can ESG risk, reward and impact be effectively measured and evaluated, and what benchmarks and tools are available? Moderator: Margie Ong, CEO, Thoughts in Gear Panelists: Alex Rowe, Portfolio Manager, Nomura Global Sustainable Equity, Nomura Asset…

The World in 2019: Global Events and Islamic Finance and Investment

We discuss key ideas, issues and themes influencing Islamic finance and investment. From the growth of the Halal economy, to commodity prices, to product innovation and regulation, to global trade and protectionism, to the ascendancy of technology — what will offer opportunity and what will disrupt? Finally, we ask what role Islamic finance will play in the development of social inclusion and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the coming year. Moderator: Qasim Aslam, Partner, Dentons Panelists: Arsalaan Ahmed, CEO, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive, Dubai Financial Services Authority Salman Bajwa, Head of Asset Management, Emirates NBD Asset Management Shamzani Hussain, Managing Director and Head of Global Islamic Banking, FAB Siraj Shibeer Ahmed, Partner, Winston & Strawn

Sukuk, Capital Markets and Asset Management

Will the recent sovereign Sukuk enable the expansion of the Moroccan sovereign, sub-sovereign and private sector Sukuk market in support of the national development plan? What does the sovereign mean for the local market and what investment and liquidity management opportunities does it offer domestic Islamic banks? Through an expert panel we analyze product structures, the securitization regulatory framework, ratings, structuring issues and the use of SPVs in asset transfer and ownership. We also discuss the recent launch of the Moroccan Islamic Equity Index and discuss opportunities for local capital market participants and asset managers. Moderator: Zaineb Sefiani, Founder, Carrera Learning Panelists: Badr Benyoussef, Chief Business Development Officer, Casablanca Stock Exchange Monsif Ghaffouli, CIO, Wafa Gestion Noreddine Tahiri, CEO, AjarInvest Yassine Temli, Managing Partner, Maghreb…

Comparing Notes: From Financial Hubs to Fintech Hubs

Leading Islamic financial centers and Islamic fintech start-ups engage with each other on what makes a conducive Shariah fintech ecosystem, what measures are in place to attract start-ups, spur and support innovation among financial institutions. Moderator: Muneer Khan – Partner, Head of Middle East Financial Markets, Regulatory and International Islamic Finance, Simmons & Simmons Panelists: Bryony Travers – Head of Marketing and Communications, NOW Money Junaid Wahedna – CEO, Wahed Invest Thomas Hirschi – Executive Director, Banking and Insurance of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market

Panel 1: Accelerating Fintech Adoption

Islamic Finance Innovation Day Organized by In Partnership With Get a glimpse into the views of young Islamic banking, finance, regulatory and fintech professionals on the current state of industry innovation and the adoption of fintech. The session will hear the unique perspective that young professionals have to offer on the pace of current developments, if digital innovation is moving fast enough, major challenges and obstacles and the changes required in the cultures, attitudes and behaviours of institutions to effectively innovate. It will also examine the role that the next generation of finnovators can play in the development and implementation of fintech agendas and the fast tracking of industry advancement.

The Global Real Estate Market: Who’s investing, in what and where?

Moderator: David Jones – Partner and Head of Capital Markets – Ashurst LLP Panelists: Aly Meghani – Vice President, International Real Estate, SEDCO Capital UK Kevin Aitchison – CEO, Knight Frank Investment Management Paul Perris – Group Managing Director, Crestbridge Philip Churchill – Founder and Managing Partner,90 North Real Estate Partners Richard Ellis – Partner, Amiri Capital, the UAE Richard Payne – Director and Head of Real Estate Finance, Bank of London and the Middle East

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Using Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships to Finance Infrastructure Development in The Kingdom

We examine the privatization program in the Kingdom and address its objectives and challenges. We look at opportunities in key sectors and ask what role financial institutions can play in the PPP/BOT process – what has been done to date, what is expected from bank financing and capital markets and what can be learnt from overseas? We discuss the National Centre for Privatisation and ask what the private sector and Islamic finance can offer in the development of the Kingdom’s important infrastructure and social welfare projects and the long-term benefit of the Saudi people. Moderator: Shibeer Ahmed, Partner, Winston & Strawn Panelists: Abdulkader Thomas, CEO, SHAPE Knowledge Services  Faisal Mardam, Head of Structured Finance Division, Banque Saudi Fransi Mahmoud Abdel-Baky, Partner, Dentons

Launch: Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) – Islamic Financial Services Industry Stability Report 2019

Dr Bello Lawal Danbatta, Secretary-General, Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)

Presentation: The Development of Islamic Housing Finance

Muhammad Omair Farooqi, CFO and GH Operations, Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company

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,…

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…

Crowdfunding: The Birth of a New Asset Class

Crowdfunding is big news in both the Islamic and conventional markets, with a groundswell of interest that has seen legislation introduced in the US, UK and several other jurisdictions as nations legitimize what is promoted as one of the few truly egalitarian and accessible forms of entrepreneurial start-up funding. The story has already swung into gear on the conventional side with a plethora of successful case studies – and with principles that perfectly match the platform of Shariah compliant SME support, is it a trend tilting on the edge of enormity for the Islamic world as well? Moderator: Lauren McAughtry – Managing Editor, Islamic Finance news Panelists: Ahmed Elkhodary – Development Strategist, Islamic Development Bank Anass Patel – President, 570 Asset…

Roundtable: Developing a New Generation of Islamic Bankers

Developing a skilled workforce to support the rapid development of Islamic finance in the region How do current industry professional standards support the new generation of bankers and what needs to change? What role do professional bodies play in developing the Islamic finance industry? Will professional qualification become mandatory for Islamic bankers? Moderator: Nicholas Edmondes – Partner, Trowers & Hamlins, Malaysia Panelists: Alan Yarrow – The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of The City of London Dr Amat Taap – Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency Mohammad Faiz Azmi – Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Malaysia

Advancing Asia’s Takaful Industry

We invite CEOs of leading Takaful companies to share their strategies and views on growth opportunities and challenges that exist in the Asian Takaful market. What regulatory impediments must be overcome to achieve further expansion? What investment options are available to Takaful players? What is the outlook for sustainable growth in an increasingly competitive landscape? Moderator: Sohail Jaffer - Deputy CEO, FWU Global Takaful Solutions, Dubai Panelists: Albert Wiseman Paterson - President Director, Sun Life Financial Indonesia Azim Mithani - Chief Executive Officer, Prudential BSN Takaful Zainudin Ishak — Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah Takaful

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Dr Bambang PS Brodjonegoro – Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia  

Achieving Growth Potential of Participation Finance in Turkey

Heavily supported by regulators, participation finance in Turkey is set to grow to new heights with the goal to increase the market share to 15 percent within eight and triple participation banking sector assets within five years. We ask the leading industry players to share their views on what the strategy will be for the advancement of participation finance in Turkey in the year ahead. Moderator: Jawad Ali – Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding Panelists: Osman Arslan – Chief Executive Officer, Ziraat Participation Bank Osman Celik – Chief Executive Officer, Turkiye Finans & President, Participation Banks Association of Turkey (TKBB) Dr Serdar Sumer – Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Aktif Bank Dr Zamir Iqbal – Head, World Bank Global Islamic Finance…

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Digital Assets, Digitalization and the Evolution of Islamic Financial Services

The digitalization of Islamic financial services: what is working, what is viable and what is not? What do the answers to these questions mean for the evolution of Islamic financial services in Saudi Arabia? Does digitalization allow us to better address issues such as product authenticity and the minimization of uncertainty? Is the success of neobanks inevitable, and how will they change the market? How will the development, provision and distribution of digital Islamic financial services evolve in the near term? The importance of recent initiatives by Saudi Arabian regulators in creating an environment for the enhancement of the domestic financial services sector’s digital infrastructure. The likely effects of bank mergers on the digitization of Islamic financial services in Saudi…

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