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IFN Egypt OnAir Roadshow 2022

Steady Expansion: Islamic Financial Services in Egypt What is the timetable for Egypt’s debut sovereign Sukuk, and what will this important benchmark mean for the Islamic capital market? How does the current regulatory environment promote the issue of public and private sector Sukuk, and from which industries will we see issuance? Beyond the Islamic capital market, how are Egyptian Islamic financial institutions financing domestic economic activity and what structures are being employed? What role are important multi-laterals such as the IsDB playing in the expansion of Islamic financial services in Egypt? How should Egypt further employ Shariah-based green and responsible financing solutions in response to important challenges, such as limiting climate change, alleviating poverty, and driving financial inclusion? Finally, how…

IFN Singapore OnAir Roadshow 2022

Keynote Address: Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim, Member of Parliament, Singapore Islamic Finance and Investment in Singapore: A Golden Opportunity With the emergence of the first Shariah compliant balanced fund in Singapore to use quant investing technology and ESG screening in Singapore, what is the potential for the development of further such collective investment products in the republic? What opportunities does MAS’s Green & Sustainability Linked Loan Grant Scheme offer corporates moving towards sustainable practices, and does Islamic finance and investment have a role to play? Is there demand for a Shariah compliant home financing solution in Singapore and what is needed to create the momentum for the development of such a product? With a reputation for innovation in verticals such as…

IFN CIS OnAir Roadshow 2022

Enlarging the Footprint of Islamic Financial Services in the CIS Region With several CIS countries developing Islamic finance infrastructure and capacity, what is a realistic assessment of regional Shariah compliant banking, finance, and investment, and what role are important multi-laterals such as the IsDB playing in this expansion? How are regulatory frameworks and legal codes being developed and implemented in key jurisdictions, and how does this grow the adoption of Islamic financial services? What further steps could be taken to enhance the region’s investment links with major Islamic finance centres? Is Islamic finance in a unique position to extend funding to the vital, yet underbanked SME sector in the CIS, and what measures will be necessary for this to become…

IFN Türkiye OnAir Roadshow 2022

Building Momentum: Participation Financial Services in Türkiye With Tier 2 and regulatory capital Sukuk issuance flourishing, what is the potential for the Turkish Sukuk market, and what more is needed to bring corporate issuers to market? What are the latest prospects for participation sustainable finance and investment in Türkiye, and how can Turkish participation financial institutions develop effective participation sustainable investment products? What are Shariah compliant funding options for infrastructure and large-scale projects and what is the potential for private sector financing of green infrastructure projects in Türkiye? What is the significance of recent initiatives by Turkish regulators towards the expansion of digitalization initiatives for the domestic participation finance sector? What measures would assist participation banks in the further development…

IFN Bangladesh OnAir Roadshow 2022

Keynote Address: Dr Mizanur Rahman, Commissioner, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) Building Momentum: Islamic Finance in Bangladesh With the Bangladesh Sukuk market achieving several firsts in 2021, what is next for this burgeoning sector, and what effects will tax and regulatory changes have? Will we see further incentives and how can corporate issuers be encouraged to embrace Sukuk as a form of mainstream financing? How should Bangladesh further employ Shariah-based green and responsible financing solutions in response to important challenges, such as limiting climate change, alleviating poverty, and driving financial inclusion? How are Islamic financial institutions in Bangladesh employing technology to help the unbanked, while also improving end-user experience across a range of financing activities? Finally, as a fast-growing,…

IFN Australia OnAir Roadshow 2022

Islamic Finance in Australia: A Golden Opportunity What is the potential size of the Islamic finance market in Australia today, and what products can realistically be offered in the country? Is there a market beyond home financing products and basic funds, and what is the likely growth of Shariah compliant financial services? What is the evolution of Islamic investment products available to investors, pension holders and savers, what structures are being employed and what is the scope for the development of products such as Shariah compliant ETFs? What are the opportunities for Takaful in Australia, what form might this take and what regulatory adjustments will be necessary? What impact will digitalization and technology have on the delivery of Islamic financial…

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:…

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Analysis: Sukuk Risk and the Case of the Dana Gas Default

We ask two leading capital markets professionals to outline their views on the situation. Moderator: Abdul-Rahman Hammad – Regional Director Middle East, IdealRatings Panelists: Fakrizzaki Ghazali – Head of Fixed Income, SEDCO Capital Nitish Bhojnagarwala – Vice-President - Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Moody’s Investors Service Rizwan Kanji – Partner, King & Spalding Yasser Dahlawi – CEO, Shariyah Review Bureau

Advancing Europe’s Sustainable Growth in Islamic Finance: A View from Key European Markets

With political will, regulatory support and stakeholder commitment successfully instituted, Europe appears well positioned to become a leading Islamic investment hub. Will these elements ensure the continent’s success? We ask global Islamic finance thought leaders to weigh in on the following: Assessing the potential of key European markets as Islamic investment destinations Which emerging markets, asset classes and sectors are of interest and why Sovereign, quasi-sovereign and corporate Sukuk issuances - what’s in the pipeline? Can the Asian and Middle East business models be successfully replicated in Europe? What are the challenges and potential risks that lie ahead? Moderator: Anouar Hassoune - Economist and Strategist for MENA, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, United Arab Emirates Panelists: David Testa - Chief…

Onstage Interview: Does Islamic Investing Cost?

An empirical study: Evaluating investing in Social Responsible Investments (SRI), Islamic or Conventional Panelists: Kavilash Chawla — Partner, Baton Global and Visiting Scholar, Drake University, the US  Syed Mashafuddin Syed Badarudin — Head of Institutional & Compliance Business, CIMB Principal 

How is Participative Finance Going to Help Revitalization of Capital Markets in Morocco?

Moderator:  Qudeer Latif – Partner/Global Head of Islamic Finance, Clifford Chance, the UAE Panelists: Fouad El Hajji – Senior Private Banker, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) Houda Chafil – CEO, Maghreb Titrisation Dr Mohammed Ghiyath Sheikhah – Chief Treasury and Investments, Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB)

Human Capital as a Building Block to Industry Growth

A dearth in human capital, and leadership in particular, is one of the biggest challenges emerging Islamic financial markets face. Developing a generation of Islamic bankers and intermediaries must therefore be embraced not only by academics but also industry leaders and financial regulators. Moderator: Madina Kalimullina – Executive Secretary, Russian Association of Experts in Islamic Finance Panelists: Daniel Corrigan — Member of International Committee, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), UK Ernur Rysmagambetov — Head, AIFC Academy Mujtaba Khalid - ‎Head of Islamic Finance Centre, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) Dr Sofiza Azmi – CEO, Edbiz Consulting, UK Ulrika Brunner — Director, Strategic Corporate Relations, Finance Accreditation Agency

Co-Interview: Islamic Asset Management in Turkey

We ask what is next for the Turkish asset management industry and take a look at recent product innovations. We also examine the latest developments in the Turkish pension industry and consider the growth of demand and supply of Shariah compliant retirement options for savers. Interviewer: Derin Altan — Partner, Head of Capital Markets, GKC Partners Interviewees: Avsar Sungurlu — Assistant General Manager, Albaraka Asset Management Tayfun Ozkan — General Manager, KT Portfoy

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,…

An Audience With Omani 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: Jonathan Fried — Partner and Head of Middle East Capital Markets, Linklaters Panelists: Ahmed Al Mamari — Director General, Directorate of Insurance Supervision, Capital Market Authority Kemal Rizadi Arbi — Expert/Advisor, Capital Market Authority Saud Al Busaidy — Head of Islamic Banking Department, Central Bank of Oman

Gold – All that Glitters

Gold has come to prominence of late, either as an underlying asset or an asset class in itself. We take a closer look at recent financial products structured on or around gold and ask if the upward trend is set to continue. Moderator: Mohammed Paracha – Partner, Head of Islamic Finance – Middle East and Africa, Norton Rose Fulbright Panelists: Andrew Naylor – Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council Bishr Shiblaq – Counsel, Head of Dubai Office, Arendt & Medernach Ismail Dadabhoy – Advisor to the Board and CEO, International Islamic Financial Market Meng-Chan Shu – Director of Business Development, Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange Robin Lee – CEO, HelloGold

Signing Ceremony: Memorandum of Understanding between CIMB Islamic Bank and IRTI on the Islamic Finance Country Report for Malaysia

Professor Dr Mohamad Azmi Omar - Director General of Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI)

Presentation: Talent Development in Islamic finance

Zaineb Sefiani, Founder, Carrera Learning

Liquidity Issues and Supervision of Islamic Financial Institutions in Western Europe

We identify operational issues and challenges faced by Islamic financial institutions in the UK and Western Europe, where limited access to domestic, high-quality Shariah compliant assets make adherence to Basel III liquidity rules a challenge. What other supervisory and regulatory issues do Islamic financial institutions face and what are the solutions? What role does the Bank of England Shariah compliant liquidity facility play and what of structures such as commodity Murabahah? Moderator: Lawrence Oliver – Director and Deputy CEO, DDCAP Panelists: Amir Firdaus – Treasurer, Al Rayan Bank Arshadur Rahman – Manager, Shariah Compliant Project, Bank of England Mohamed Damak – Senior Director and Global Head of Islamic Finance, S&P Global Ratings Mohammad Faiz Azmi – Executive Chairman, PwC, Malaysia

Islamic Finance Workshop for Students

Legal and Regulatory Issues in Islamic Finance Presenter: Asad Qayyum – Senior Associate, AMJ

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Regulators Roundtable: Indonesia’s Blueprint for Islamic Finance Development

A country with the world's largest Muslim population, with about 5% of domestic banking assets being Shariah compliant, Indonesia holds great potential in becoming the largest Islamic finance hub of the region. This session aims to highlight new rules governing the Islamic finance sector in Indonesia and the enhanced role of the National Shariah Board to set forth the current state of the market as well as opportunities for foreign investment. Advancing from a sub-segment of Indonesia’s banking landscape to effectively competing with conventional banks: What needs to be done by Islamic banks and regulatory bodies? Roadmap for potential synergy between the sectors of Islamic financial services and financial inclusion Strengthening Islamic finance services industry regulation, corporate governance and supervision through…

Panel Session: Prospects for Green and SRI Sukuk and Corporate Waqf in Asia

Are there opportunities for green Sukuk and SRI Sukuk? Will there be a shift towards the use of renewable energy, environmental assets and other intangible assets in Asian Sukuk and bond transactions? What guidelines and regulations are currently in place to drive this? Emergence of CSR Sukuk by way of Waqf Capital mobilization: How will Islamic finance facilitate the mobilization of Waqf funds? Moderator: Salman Ahmed – Partner, Head of Islamic Finance MENA, Trowers & Hamlins Panelists: Edward Gustely – Managing Director, Penida Capital Advisors, Indonesia Madzlan Mohamad Hussain – Partner, ZICOlaw Nik Norishky Thani – Senior Vice President & Head for Special Projects (Islamic), Group Chief Executive’s Office, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Dr Shamsiah Abdul Karim – Waqf Scholar

Looking Ahead: Trends and Technology in Islamic Finance

Lauren McAughtry - Group Managing Editor of IFN, interviews Kavilash Chawla, Managing Director, Nur Global Strategies

Deal Dialogue: Emirates Airlines’s ECA-backed Sukuk

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

Presentation: Promoting the Competitive Advantage of Participation Finance through Product Innovation

Mustafa Dereci – Product Development Group Manager, Kuveyt Turk  

What do Debut Issuers Need to Know about Raising Shariah Compliant Capital?

Key considerations for Chinese issuers in light of rising interest rates and devaluation of the yuan Pricing, tenor and currency considerations for issuers Secondary market liquidity, index eligibility and additional costs of Islamic financing vs. conventional fundraising What can Shariah indices offer issuers in terms of widening the investor base and what needs to be done to warrant inclusion in Shariah indices? Widening investor appeal of corporate Sukuk from a ratings perspective Moderator : Imran Mufti — Partner, Hogan Lovells, the UAE Panelists : Andy Cairns — Managing Director, Global Head of Debt Origination and Distribution, NBAD, the UAE Davide Barzilai — Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong Jenny Shi — Managing Director and Country Manager, China, Moody’s Investors Service…

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Lawrence Oliver — Deputy CEO, DDCAP, the UK  

Positioning Africa on the Islamic Financial Landscape

The Africa Islamic Finance Forum kicks off with a look at opportunities 2017 will present to global Islamic finance industry players in key economies. Market leaders and regulators are asked to weigh in on where they see opportunities for growth in the year ahead and to share their strategy for developing a presence in Africa. What is the outlook for Islamic banking and Takaful? How will the current economic climate impact and provide opportunities for offering of Islamic financial services? What steps must African market players take to build a sustainable Islamic capital market? Moderator: Madani M Tall — CEO, MMT Conseils & Strategies, Senegal Panelists: Adama Kone — Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finance,…

Panel session: Opportunities for Islamic Finance and Investments in Sri Lanka

Moderator: Mafaz Ishaq — Director, Calamander Capital, Singapore Panelists: Ravi Karunanayake — Minister of Finance, Sri Lanka Krishan Thilakaratne – CEO - Al Falaah, Lanka Orix Finance, Sri Lanka Osman Kassim – Chairman, Amana Bank, Sri Lanka Manil Jayasinghe – Partner, EY, Sri Lanka Ishrat Rauff – Group MD/CEO, ADL Capital, Sri Lanka

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IFN Egypt OnAir Roadshow 2022

Steady Expansion: Islamic Financial Services in Egypt What is the timetable for Egypt’s debut sovereign Sukuk, and what will this important benchmark mean for the Islamic capital market? How does the current regulatory environment promote the issue of public and private sector Sukuk, and from which industries will we see issuance? Beyond the Islamic capital market, how are Egyptian Islamic financial institutions financing domestic economic activity and what structures are being employed? What role are important multi-laterals such as the IsDB playing in the expansion of Islamic financial services in Egypt? How should Egypt further employ Shariah-based green and responsible financing solutions in response to important challenges, such as limiting climate change, alleviating poverty, and driving financial inclusion? Finally, how…

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

Omid Torabi - Managing Director, Innovation & Development Corp   [embeddoc url="http://ifn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IBI_Launch_-_Presentation.pdf"]

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