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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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Presentation: Market Conduct and Prudential Regulation — the South African Islamic Financial Services Industry and the Implementation of Twin Peaks

Kershia Singh, Head of Market, Customer and Inclusion Research, Financial Sector Conduct Authority

Fintech and Islamic Finance in Singapore

We assess the latest developments in Shariah compliant fintech and analyze likely industry shifts, regulation and developments in product, distribution and delivery channels. We also discuss the role of tokenization and robo-advisory in Singapore’s capital-raising and investment management environments. What are the latest approaches to incorporating coin offerings and cryptocurrencies into developed regulatory frameworks? Moderator: Vineeta Tan — Editor, IFN Fintech Panelists: Abdul Rahman — Managing Director, Abdul Rahman Law Corporation Dima Djani — Co-Founder and CEO, ALAMI Maritz Mansor — COO, Ethis Group Muhammad Assad — Co-Founder and CEO, Tamasia

Responsible Investing: The Shift towards Green Finance, ESG & Ethical Funds

Moderator: Stuart Hutton – Chief Investment Officer, Simply Ethical, the UK Panelists: Andrew Whiley – Head of Communications & Media, Climate Bonds Initiative Antonia Stirling – Global Head of Corporate Stewardship, Aberdeen Asset Management Edward Baker – Senior Policy Advisor, Principles for Responsible Investment Kamran Butt – Managing Director – Head of International Business Development and Advisory, SEDCO Capital, Saudi Arabia Jane Wilkinson – Head of Sustainable Finance, Luxembourg Stock Exchange  

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

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

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

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…

Indonesia looks to infrastructure projects to catalyze Islamic finance growth

With US$500 billion needed to fund Indonesia’s massive infrastructure needs, IFN Editor Vineeta Tan asks Bernardus R Djonoputro, the country head of infrastructure and capital project of Deloitte Konsultan Indonesia, does Islamic finance have a role to play? And whether or not the Shariah finance sector is actually capable enough to tap this ocean of opportunities?

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Mr. Ramlie Kamsari – Chief Executive Officer, Nomura Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd.

Islamic Capital Market Development: Application in the CIS Context

This session looks into various approaches taken by established Islamic financial markets in setting up capital markets framework and discusses best ways of going ahead in the regional context. Moderator: Wayne Evans – Adviser International Strategy & Head of Islamic Finance, TheCityUK Panelists: Arsad Thinoon – Executive Director, Amundi Islamic, Malaysia Cassim Docrat – Director, DDCap DIFC Evgeniya Vinokurova — Head of Alternative Finance Division, Vnesheconombank, Russia Linar Yakupov — President, Islamic Business and Finance Development Fund (IBFD Fund) & President, The Association of Regional Investment Agencies Tahir Mahmood - Head of Business Development, Nasdaq Dubai

Presentation: Realising the Potential of On-Exchange Islamic Products

Dr Mustafa Kemal Yilmaz – Executive Vice President, Borsa Istanbul

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Learn about the innovative enterprises and the ways they use technology to advance their businesses Touch ‘n Go – Trailblazing National Payments through Financial Inclusion and Accessibility with Technology Syahrunizam Samsudin — CEO, Touch N Go

Interview

Patrick Achi — Minister of Economic Infrastructure, Cote d’Ivoire  

Keynote Speeches

Invited Speakers Hakan Tokaç – Director General for Foreign Economic Relations, Undersecretariat of Treasury Zamir Iqbal – Head, World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development Center

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…

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Presentation: US Real Estate Investment Opportunities for Islamic Investors

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Keynote Address by Robert Scharfe

Robert Scharfe - Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Islamic Investments and Funds in Europe: Shifting Trends and Winning Strategies

Investment experts and advisors offer their perspectives on potential growth sectors in the Islamic investment universe. What Shariah compliant investment instruments are available in Europe? Which classes and sectors will deliver and what is hindering the development of others? Tying Shariah compliance to ESG and socially responsible investments: EUSEF, SIIF Potential for Islamic wealth management products in emerging European markets Outlook for equity funds, PE funds, i-ETFs, real estate funds and index-linked investments Creating a market for Shariah compliant pension products Moderator: Dr Dominic Selwood - General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Arabesque Asset Management Panelists: Bishr Shiblaq - Head, Dubai Representative Office, Arendt & Medernach, Dubai Lutfije Aktan - Director, Audit, Asset Management, KPMG Luxembourg Dr Mahnoosh Mirghaemi -…

Roundtable: Human Capital: What Does the Industry Really Need: Developing a New Generation of Islamic Bankers

Moderator: Dr Celia de Anca – Director, Saudi-Spanish Centre for Islamic Economics & Finance, IE Business School Panelists: Dr Abdel Aziz Mustafa – Director, Corporate Support, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Dr Boubacar Baidari – Director General, Centre Africain d’Études Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) Dr Eddy Chong Siong Choy –Director of Accreditation,  Finance Accreditation Agency Kader Merbouh – Director of the Executive Master Islamic Finance & International Cooperation Officer – MENA Zone, Universite Paris-Dauphine, France

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Invited Speakers Hakan Tokaç – Director General for Foreign Economic Relations, Undersecretariat of Treasury Zamir Iqbal – Head, World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development Center

Presentation: Cross Border Funds Distribution in Asia – Opportunities for Islamic Funds

Armin Choksey — Director, Head of Asian Investment Fund Centre, PwC Singapore  

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Bilal Rasul — Executive Director, Chairman’s Secretariat, Head of Islamic Finance Department, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)  

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Daniel Kablan Duncan — Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire

IFN Debate: Will standardization and regulation stifle innovation in a new market?

With legal infrastructure largely in place the burden is now on industry players to create new products and an efficient Islamic financial market. Is further regulation needed to propel the industry or should market players be left to steer market activities going forward? Will adherence to global standards only stifle growth? Moderator: Khalid Howladar — Managing Director, Acreditus Panelist: Dr Caroline Bolle — Head of Investment Banking, Bank Muscat Gautam Datta — Chief Executive Officer, National Takaful Company SC & Advisor on the Board of Al Madina Insurance Khalid Al Kayed — CEO, Bank Nizwa Muhamad Shukri Abdullah — Associate Director, Strategic Corporate Relations, FAA Lo’ai Bataineh — Chief Executive Officer, U Capital Trevor Norman — Director, Islamic Finance and Funds Group,…

Onstage Interview: The Future of Human Capital in the Islamic Finance Industry

  Interviewer: Abdulkader Thomas — CEO, SHAPE Knowledge Services Interviewee: Khairul Nizam — CEO, FAA Yusry Yusoff — CEO, IBFIM

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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