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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…