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Funding the Future: Islamic Sustainable Finance and Investment

What does the transition to green and sustainable financing potentially mean for Omani issuers, and how will Islamic structures play a meaningful role in the shift? What opportunities are there for important domestic sectors such as aviation, oil and gas and other asset-heavy industries to adopt sustainable fundraising programs? What is the potential for private sector financing of green infrastructure projects in Oman? How market friendly is the Omani regulatory framework for sustainable finance and are market participants being encouraged to develop effective sustainability frameworks? Finally, how can Omani financial institutions develop effective Islamic sustainable investment products, satisfying the requirements of a range of savers and investors. Moderator: Suleman Muhammad, Head of Islamic Products and Segments, Muzn Islamic Banking Panelists:…

Digitalization and the Evolution of Omani Islamic Financial Services

Identifying and evaluating key governmental and private sector initiatives designed to modernize and digitally transform the national economy, with a focus on Islamic financial services and digital assets. What measures would assist domestic Islamic banks in the further development of Islamic digital and crypto retail, wealth management, Takaful and pension offerings in Oman? How are regulator-fostered sandboxes contributing to the development and distribution of such products? How have efforts to recognise and regulate Islamic crowdfunding platforms created opportunities for the joint ownership of Shariah compliant assets and investment projects? Does Blockchain have a role in crowd and venture funding? How will the vital SME sector benefit from the new platforms and above initiatives? What role do DeFi, NFTs, crypto, tokenisation…

Building a Nation: Funding National Development through Islamic Finance

With Islamic real estate finance well established in the Sultanate, what is the scope for complex project and asset financing in Oman via Shariah compliant structures? Do Islamic products effectively lend themselves to fund public-private partnerships for the development of infrastructure and large-scale projects? What role should Islamic banks and venture capital play in this important activity, and what does the diminishing Musharakah structure offer? How will draft Sukuk and bond regulations further improve and standardize rules governing the issuance of Sukuk? Will regulations pave the way for the incorporation of innovative structures such as Waqf? With significant domestic institutions successfully accessing the Islamic finance market, what is the potential for other notable issuers? Finally, what funding options do Sukuk…

Omani Islamic Financial Services: Momentum and Success

How are the key features of Oman Vision 2040 enabling growth of the Islamic banking and finance markets in Oman? How have successful regulatory initiatives contributed to Oman’s Islamic banking sector constituting more than 15% of the total banking market share? Will the new domestic Islamic banking landscape ultimately lead to enhanced product offerings and customer experience? Considering recent regulatory amendments to healthcare Takaful, how will the Omani Takaful sector continue to develop, and do Sukuk offer a viable funding route for Takaful companies? How will Shariah compliant financial technology, including the new crowdfunding platforms, further contribute to the transformation of the domestic financial services sector? Finally, now how significant will green and responsible finance be in the coming year…

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Malik Al Mahrooqi, Advisor, Office of the Executive President, Central Bank of Oman

Indonesian Islamic Capital Markets: Fit for Purpose

What represents innovation in the Indonesian Sukuk market: pioneering structures, sourcing underliers, and the transition from ESG to Impact? What options do hybrid or combination Sukuk offer local 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 structures offer such issuers? How has innovation been incorporated into project and infrastructure finance, particularly regarding concession agreements, cash contributions and investor protection? With ESG and sustainability continuing to grow in the Islamic capital markets issuance, when will we see the measurement of impact? Are sufficient issuers engaging with independent, third parties to measure…

Technology Roundtable: Digitalization and the Evolution of Indonesian 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 Indonesia? How do we evaluate key initiatives designed to modernize and digitally transform the national economy, including the Islamic financial services sector? How has regulation and promotion of Indonesian Islamic crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms created opportunities for the joint ownership of Shariah compliant assets and investment projects? What measures would assist domestic Islamic financial institutions in the further development of Islamic digital retail, wealth management, Takaful and pension offerings in Indonesia? What are notable milestones and achievements in the development of systems and software for Islamic banks…

Doing the Right Thing: Successfully Positioning Islamic ESG and Sustainable Finance and Investment in Indonesia

Why is a united regulatory response to climate risk so important for the financial services industry, and how do we evaluate initiatives that encourage investors to channel capital into sustainable economic activity, and guide government and quasi-government resource allocation towards climate transition and social responsibility? How do we address the implications of various taxonomies, frameworks and standards, and identify what can now be labelled green investments? How can potential green bond and Sukuk issuers successfully connect issues to internal sustainability frameworks? With ESG and sustainability continuing to grow in the Islamic capital markets issuance, when will we see the measurement of impact? Are sufficient issuers engaging with independent, third parties to measure green, sustainable and social credentials? Finally, can we…

Building Momentum: Indonesian Islamic Financial Services, the Halal Economy and Social Finance

We offer a critical analysis of the applicability of Islamic financial services to two vital, burgeoning sectors in Indonesia: The Halal economy, and social finance. How large is the Halal economy both domestically and internationally? What are the opportunities for servicing, supplying, financing and managing the Halal economy? Are companies within the Halal economy exclusively using Islamic financial services, and if not, why? What represents effective value chain analysis of the Halal economy and how do Islamic financial institutions position themselves to offer successful financing solutions?  Why is social finance important and how can Islamic financial institutions play a role in its growth and development in Indonesia? In a post-pandemic world, what does social finance offer in terms of relief…

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Astera Primanto Bhakti, Director General of Fiscal Balance, Ministry of Finance, the Republic of Indonesia, Secretary General of the Indonesian Association of Islamic Economists (IAEI)

Islamic Sustainable Finance & Investment: Moving Forward

In an open discussion, we ask an expert panel to consider and highlight key points, ideas and initiatives, and how these can be put into action to drive Islamic sustainable finance and investment forward. As industry, what should be our next steps, and how should we measure the impact of what we are trying to achieve? What would represent meaningful goals and tangible achievements for the sector? How do we effectively position and market Islamic sustainable finance and investment? What financial products, across a wide range of asset classes will the next generation demand, and how can these demands be met? Moderator: Marlena Kareem, Senior Journalist, REDmoney Group Panelists: Clare Chin, Group Head IR, Strategic Finance and Strategic Planning, Axiata…

Fostering Green Credentials: Key Funding Considerations & Options for Islamic Sustainable Issuers

ESG and sustainability continue to dominate issuer funding strategies. What is a realistic assessment of the instruments and routes on offer to Shariah compliant green issuers, from green bonds and Sukuk, to transition instruments, to sustainable and sustainability linked products? What are key strategic considerations for green bonds and Sukuk issuers: proceeds; process for project evaluation; management of proceeds; reporting; and external review. Why are these metrics so important to issuers and investors alike? With ESG and sustainability influence continuing to grow in the Islamic capital markets issuance, when will we see the enhanced measurement of impact? Do enough issuers engage independent third parties to measure and assess claims of sustainable, green and social credentials, and how can this be…

Building for the Future: Islamic Sustainable Investment

What specific challenges face the Islamic, sustainable investor, and what opportunities? As an industry, how do we continue to widen our investor base through the development of appealing investment products that satisfy both ESG and Shariah compliance requirements? How do we capitalize on the green ambitions of Shariah compliant asset owners, institutional investors and investment managers, and take tangible steps to align investment portfolios with taxonomy driven sustainability goals? Can investment and credit portfolios be effectively stress-tested for climate risk, and how do investors satisfy disclosure and data reporting requirements? How can investors more accurately measure the impact of investments made, and what are investors now expecting from issuers in terms of ESG awareness, innovation and compliance? In a highly…

Innovating Shariah Compliant Green Financing Solutions to Drive Climate Action: A Session by the Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3) Sub-Committee on Product and Innovation

How Islamic finance can contribute towards meeting sustainable development and climate goals Innovative Shariah-compliant sustainable finance products and solutions to facilitate transition to a greener and low-carbon economy Green financing – sustainability-linked financing, term financing, mortgages, hire-purchase, credit cards Capital Market – Green sukuk, sustainability linked sukuk, ESG Funds, ESG ETFs, FinTech Enhancing and leveraging on Islamic finance to ensure just transition Issues, challenges and priorities facing the financial sector in driving climate-related actions, alongside key impediments and gaps in the demand and supply of green solutions, products and services Facilitating collaboration between stakeholders, alongside enhancing Shariah-compliant and sustainable finance global thought leadership and capacity building capabilities, in advancing the climate agenda Moderator: Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali, Executive Director, Islamic…

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Infrastructure & Project Finance: Weighing the Options and Investment Opportunities in Asia

Outlook for key sectors and asset classes across Asia: Maritime, aviation, healthcare and energy Infrastructure deals: Where is the capital coming from and where is it flowing to? Assessing Indonesia’s infrastructure needs and opportunities for financing and investment Cross border financing: Challenges in executing cross border project Sukuk Moderator : Noor Meurling — Partner, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee Singapore Panelists : Edward Gustely — Managing Director, Penida Capital Advisors, Indonesia Salman Ahmed — Partner, Trowers & Hamlins Suminto Sastrosuwito — Director of Islamic Financing, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia Wahyu Trenggono — Director, Indonesia Bond Pricing Agency

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

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Mr. Kunio Watanabe – President & Chief Executive Officer, Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Ethical, Sustainable and Responsible Finance, Investment and Development in Indonesia

With interest in responsible investing and sustainable development ever increasing, Islamic finance products that are also ethical and sustainable offer financial institutions and asset managers an opportunity. We look at the buy-side as well as the potential offered by capital raising instruments such as green Sukuk. Moderator: Ramlie Kamsari — CEO, Nomura Islamic Asset Management Panelists: Ariff Sultan — Regional Director, IdealRatings Bharat Joshi — Investment Director, Aberdeen Asset Management Intan Syah Ichsan — Chief Operating Officer, Samuel Aset Manajemen

Egypt’s Role in Developing Africa as an Islamic Investment Destination

Significance of new regulations and regulators on Egypt’s Islamic finance industry Considerations in creating a legislative framework and taxation regime aimed at advancing Islamic banking transactions Prospects for corporate Sukuk issuances and other Shariah compliant transactions Outlook for inward investments: Key sectors and asset classes Opportunities for growth of Egypt’s Takaful sector What does Egypt’s Islamic funds industry have to offer foreign and domestic investors: Current and future prospects Moderator: Tarek Mansour - Senior Partner, PwC Egypt Panelists: Ahmed Abou El-Saad - Chairman,Rasmala Egypt Asset Management Mohamed Hamra-Krouha - Partner, Clifford Chance Hazem Kamel - Managing Director & Head of Asset Managemet, Naeem Holding & Chairman , Naeem Financial Investments Sam Thanvi - Managing Director, Tokio Marine Egypt Family Takaful…

The Hunt for Yield, Preservation of Wealth and the Integration of Financial Technology in Islamic Asset Management

  Moderator: Ramlie Kamsari — CEO, Nomura Islamic Asset Management Panelists: Mohammad Raafi Hossain — CEO, Finocracy Najmi Mohamed — CEO, PMB Investment Berhad Osama Bukhari — CEO, Al-Faris International

Keynote Address: Outlook for Islamic Finance in the Maldives

Dr Azeema Adam – Governor, Maldives Monetary Authority

Funding, Liquidity Issues and Supervision of Islamic Financial Institutions

  We identify and discuss operational issues and challenges faced by Islamic financial institutions, including adherence to Basel III liquidity and IFSB regulatory requirements. What other supervisory and regulatory issues do Islamic financial institutions face and what are the solutions? What can regulatory capital Sukuk issuance and the use of tools such as commodity Murabahah offer Islamic financial institutions going forward? Moderator: Elias Moubarak, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins Panelists: Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff, Director, Amanah Wholesale Banking, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Roslan Ahmad, Chief Representative, DDGI Shaiful Nizam Mohd Sharif, Head, Regulatory Audit, Affin Bank Yeoh Xin Yi, Executive Director, Head of Financial Risk Management Services, KPMG Malaysia


Amelie Roux — Director, Sovereign Group, Fitch Ratings

Stewardship and Responsible Investing: Opportunities for Ethical and Islamic Finance and Investment

We examine responsible, ethical investment and green finance in the UK and Europe, and identify the prospects for Islamic finance and investment to thrive in this active sector. Do green bonds and Sukuk offer viable long-term investments and how can the industry address the relative scarcity of credible climate-related and low-carbon investment opportunities? Moderator: Stuart Hutton – Chief Investment Officer, Simply Ethical Panelists: Catherine Howarth – CEO, ShareAction Kristina Alnes – Senior Advisor, Centre for International Climate Research Martin Scheck – CEO, International Capital Market Association Sean Kidney – CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad – CEO, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan

Keynote Interview: Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders

Interviewer: Mohammad Faiz Azmi – Executive Chairman, PwC Malaysia Interviewees: Khaled Al Aboodi — CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz — Co-chair Board of Governors, Asia School of Business, Former Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Islamic Finance and Singapore: Domestic and Global Influencers for Islamic Finance and Investment

We assess the latest opportunities for Islamic finance and investment in Singapore: what can the country offer and what are its competitive advantages? What roles can Singapore’s liquid capital markets and highly developed regulatory frameworks play and what can the Republic’s established buy-side and investment management community offer? Moderator: Emmanuel Hadjidakis — Principal, Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow Panelists: Majid Dawood — CEO, Yasaar Sazali Baharom — Country Manager, CIMB Shamzani Hussain — Managing Director and Head of Global Islamic Banking, FAB Siraj

Developing the Next Generation of Islamic Bankers

Moderator: Khairul Nizam – COO, Finance Accreditation Agency, Malaysia Panelists: Dr Abdel Aziz Mustafa – Director, Corporate Support, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Gonzalo Rodriguez — General Coordinator, Saudi Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance, IE Business School

Islamic Asset Management

Will a QFI license become a game-changer for fund managers in the region? Looking beyond petrochemicals: Investment opportunities in high potential sectors and asset classes: Construction, aviation, healthcare, real estate and education New players and product offerings in the Islamic asset management space What effect will KSA’s new investment regulations have on fund managers in the region and how will the asset management landscape evolve? How will global markets be affected by recently repatriated assets by Saudi Arabia? Moderator : Nabil Issa — Partner, King & Spalding Panelists : Bishr Shiblaq — Partner and Head of Middle East Office, Arendt & Medernach, UAE Monem Salam — President, Saturna Malaysia Walid Bin Ghaith — General Manager Asset Management and Chief Investment…

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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…

Initiatives and Partnership Opportunities between China and OIC Countries

‘One Belt, One Road’: What opportunities will this initiative provide and what will it take to establish connections and trade partnerships? Initiatives by development banks and other major industry players in facilitating partnerships between the Silk Road Economic Belt and the GCC and CIS region How will China navigate the economic headwinds expected in 2016? What impact will the current economic environment have on its investors? Moderator : Azleena Idris — Deputy Director, Islamic Banking, Bank Negara Malaysia Panelists : Abdulla Al Awar — CEO, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center Guan Jianzhong — Chairman and President, Dagong Global Credit Rating Company, China Ihsan Ugur Delikanli — President, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank Khaled Al Aboodi — CEO, Islamic Corporation for the Development of…

IFN Awards 2016 Highlights

IFN Awards Dubai Ceremony 28th February 2016, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) IFN Awards Kuala Lumpur Ceremony 22nd February 2016, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The Africa Roundtable

The tireless efforts of Africa’s financial regulators in encouraging Shariah compliant investment and advancing Islamic finance have made the continent an attractive investment preference amongst Shariah compliant investors globally. This roundtable will explore the prospects and challenges that lie ahead in some of the world’s most promising economies. What are the prospects for sovereign Sukuk issuances out of Africa? What strides have regulators made in these markets and what further regulatory changes can be anticipated in the coming year? How can existing synergies be strengthened between key African economies? What can be expected in terms of new asset classes, sector-specific development and trends? How will the emergence of these markets create linkages with mature Islamic finance destinations? Moderator: Dr Andrew…

Financing Saudi Arabia’s Mega-Deals: Potential for Shariah-compliant Financing

Moderator: Mahmoud Abdel-Baky — Of Counsel, Law Firm of Wael A. Alissa Panelists: Mansoor Durrani — Senior Vice-President and Head of Project Finance, National Commercial Bank Mohamed Hamra-Krouha — Partner & Head Banking & Projects Practice, Clifford Chance Mohammad Safri Shahul Hamid — Senior Managing Director and Deputy CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank Stuart Anderson — Managing Director and Regional Head Middle East, S&P Global Ratings

Ethical Finance Roundtable

15:25 – 16:00 Ethical Finance Roundtable Moderator: Stuart Hutton — Chief Investment Officer, Simply Ethical, the UK Panelists: Cindy Rose — Head of Responsible Investing – Stewardship, Aberdeen Asset Management, the UK Christian Guckel – Chief Risk Officer, SEDCO Capital Jamaluddin Nor Mohamad — ‎Bursa Malaysia Monem Salam — President, Saturna Malaysia

Keynote Address

Robert Pakpahan —  Director-General of Budget Financing and Risk Management, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia  

Presentation: Artificial Intelligence in the Islamic Investing Space

A look at what impact deep learning, big data and robo-advisors will have on the Islamic funds industry Presenter: Yasser Aboudkhil – Chief Technology Officer, Wahed Invest

Preparing for the Future: Financial Technology in Saudi Arabia

What does the advancement of technology mean for financial institutions in Saudi Arabia? We analyze opportunities and challenges as well as likely industry shifts and developments in product and delivery channels. Moderator: Maisa J Shunnar – Head of Strategy Implementation and Transformation, Bahrain Islamic Bank Panelists: Ashar Nazim – Managing Director, Finocracy Lawrence Oliver – Director and Deputy CEO, DDCAP Talal A Ajina – Country Head, PayTabs

Presentation: Islamic Banking and Finance in Australia; A dynamic Alternative to their Conventional Peers

Presenter: Dr Rashid Raashed – Chief, Sharia'h Audit Executives (SAE) and Board Member, Islamic bank Australia Project/IBA Group

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Funding the Future: Islamic Sustainable Finance and Investment

What does the transition to green and sustainable financing potentially mean for Omani issuers, and how will Islamic structures play a meaningful role in the shift? What opportunities are there for important domestic sectors such as aviation, oil and gas and other asset-heavy industries to adopt sustainable fundraising programs? What is the potential for private sector financing of green infrastructure projects in Oman? How market friendly is the Omani regulatory framework for sustainable finance and are market participants being encouraged to develop effective sustainability frameworks? Finally, how can Omani financial institutions develop effective Islamic sustainable investment products, satisfying the requirements of a range of savers and investors. Moderator: Suleman Muhammad, Head of Islamic Products and Segments, Muzn Islamic Banking Panelists:…

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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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