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IFN Pakistan OnAir Forum 2021

Keynote Address Ghulam Muhammad Abbasi Director Islamic Banking Department, State Bank of Pakistan New Opportunities for Islamic Finance in Pakistan What does the new Strategic Plan for Islamic Banking Industry mean for the Pakistani Islamic finance services industry and are growth targets for the sector realistic? 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 Pakistan? How can regulatory, taxation, Shariah governance and legal frameworks be fine-tuned? Are current liquidity management tools for Islamic banks sufficient? How can Islamic financial institutions play a more meaningful role funding the Pakistani SME, corporate…

Islamic Finance and the Halal Economy

Islamic Finance and the Halal Economy Islamic finance and the development of the Halal economy are symbiotic. However, where and how does sustainability come in? What do sustainable, Halal supply chains of the future look like and how do Islamic banking and financing products play a role? How do we ensure global trade flows within the Halal economy are first of all Shariah compliant, and secondly, sustainable? We seek the views of an expert panel. Moderator: Norita Ja’aafar, Senior Advisor, TFX Islamic Panelists: Aamir Husain Khan, Director Financial Institutions Development, The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Angela Martins, Chief Representative, Brazil Representative Office, FAB Hussam Sultan, Regional Head, Islamic Commercial Banking, CIMB Islamic Bank Professor Dr…

Green, Transition Bonds & Sukuk

Green, Transition Bonds & Sukuk Green and transition fixed income products, including bonds and Sukuk, constitute one of the world’s fastest growing asset classes. Analysts expect 2021 issuance to reach record levels as governments seek sustainable recoveries. How are these instruments structured, priced, rated and distributed and what role do regulatory frameworks play in these processes? What are ESG investors looking for and what segment-specific characteristics and challenges need to be addressed? Moderator: Cedric Rimaud, Climate Finance Specialist Panelists: Benjamin Cliquet, Head of Business Development for Second Party Opinions, Vigeo Eiris Farmida Bi, Chair, Europe, Middle East and Asia, Norton Rose Fulbright Tayyaba Rasheed, Head of Investment Banking Group, Faysal Bank

The Future of Sustainable Banking & Finance

The Future of Sustainable Banking & Finance What does the sustainable financial institution of the future look like? Who are the stakeholders and how should they be engaged? In a sustainable financial institution, how is capital deployed, what product ranges are appropriate and how is the institution governed? What does low carbon mean for financial institutions in the financing of key industries and sectors? What returns are on offer for financial institutions employing sustainable principles? Moderator: David Korslund, Consultant, Values-Based Banking Panelists: Jessica Robinson, Founder and Managing Director, Moxie Future Asst Prof Dr Kinan Salim, Head of Islamic Digital Economy, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman, Managing Director, Taj Bank Professor Dr M. Kabir Hassan, Professor…

IFN Nigeria OnAir Forum 2021

Keynote Address: Temi Popoola, CEO, Nigerian Exchange Limited Keynote Interview Interviewee: Patience Oniha, Director-General, Debt Management Office Nigeria Interviewer: Vineeta Tan, Managing Editor, Islamic Finance News System Restart: Islamic Finance in Nigeria What does the Nigerian 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 and investment in Nigeria? What role is Islamic Finance set to play in the recovery of the Nigerian economy as well as that of the regional financial system? Can Islamic finance, including Sukuk, be more effectively deployed to fund…

IFN Qatar OnAir Forum 2021

System Restart: Islamic Finance in Qatar What does the Qatari 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 Qatar? What role is Islamic finance set to play in the recovery of the Qatari economy as well as that of the regional financial system? Can Islamic finance, including Sukuk, be further deployed to fund the Qatari SME, corporate and government-linked sector, as well as infrastructure development? What roles will public-private partnerships and structured real estate finance play in the Emirate, and what do…

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…

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,…