Date: 10th & 11th April 2017 Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Sponsors & Partners

LEAD PARTNER

CIMB Islamic

Website: www.cimbislamic.com

CIMB Islamic Bank, licensed under Malaysia’s Islamic Financial Services Act 2013, is the main operating entity of the CIMB Group’s global Islamic banking and finance franchise. It operates in parallel with the group’s universal banking platform where it offers Shariah compliant products and services to the group’s wholesale banking, consumer banking, commercial banking and asset management businesses.

CIMB Islamic’s products and operations are managed in strict compliance with Shariah principles under the guidance of the CIMB Islamic Board Shariah Committee, which comprises some of the world’s leading Shariah experts or scholars. CIMB Islamic provides comprehensive and innovative Shariah compliant financial products and services to meet the needs of individuals, small and medium-scale enterprises as well as large institutional customers.

CIMB Group’s Islamic banking and finance business is supported by the group’s network of over 39,000 staff in 16 countries comprising an experienced senior management team and a global team of Islamic banking and financial services professionals in all core components of the Islamic banking and financial services market. CIMB Group also has the most extensive retail branch network in ASEAN, with more than 900 branches as at the 31st December 2016. Outside of Malaysia, CIMB Islamic operates a universal offering in Indonesia and Singapore with a focus in wholesale banking in the other 14 countries.

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management

Website: www.cimb-principalislamic.com/

CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management (CIMB-Principal Islamic) offers Islamic investment solutions to global institutional investors and sub-advisory (sub-investment manager) services to collective investment trust funds. CIMB-Principal Islamic is a partnership between Principal Financial Global, a leading Fortune 500 diversified global financial services group, and CIMB Group, a leading ASEAN universal bank with a strong Islamic banking background. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CIMB-Principal Islamic is strategically located in a country with a complete Islamic financial system operating in parallel to the conventional banking system. This allows the firm to leverage on Malaysia’s comprehensive Islamic financial infrastructure and its adopted global regulatory, legal and Shariah best practices. CIMB-Principal Islamic is the investment manager and sales coordinator of funds distributed by CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management (Ireland). As at the 31st December 2016, CIMB-Principal Islamic had total assets under management of US$1.8 billion.

State Street

Website: www.statestreet.com

About State Street Corporation

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With US$29 trillion in assets under custody and administration and US$2.47 trillion* in assets under management (AUM) as of the 31st December 2016, State Street operates in more than 100 geographic markets worldwide, including the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com.

* AUM reflects approx. US$30.62 billion (as of the 31st December 2016) with respect to which State Street Global Markets, LLC (SSGM) serves as marketing agent; SSGM and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)

Website: www.icd-ps.org

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is a multilateral development financial institution and is part of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group.

The ICD was established in November 1999 to support the economic development of its member countries through the provision of finance for private sector projects, promoting competition and entrepreneurship, providing advisory services to governments and private companies and encouraging cross-border investments.

The ICD has an authorized capital of US$4 billion. Currently, the shareholders of the ICD are the IDB (50%), 53 Islamic countries (30%) and five public financial institutions (20%).

ICD mandate and objectives

The ICD fosters sustainable economic growth in its 53 member countries by:

  • Financing private sector investment
  • Mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and
  • Providing advisory services to business and governments. 

The ICD selects the financing projects based on their contribution to economic development considering factors such as job creation, Islamic finance development, contribution to exports, etc. The ICD also provides advisory services to governments and private sector groups on policies designed to encourage the establishment, expansion and modernization of private enterprises, the development of capital markets, best management practices and to enhance the role of the market economy. The ICD operates to complement the activities of the IDB in member countries.

The ICD is rated ‘AA/FQ’ by Fitch Ratings, ‘Aa3/P-1’ by Moody’s Investors Service and ‘A+’ by Standard & Poor’s.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tel: (966-12) 6361400; (966-12) 6441644

Fax: (966-12) 644 4427

Email: icd@isdb.org

Website: www.icd-ps.org

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Website: www.itfc-idb.org

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) is an autonomous entity within the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB Group). It was created with the purpose of advancing trade, which would ultimately contribute to the overarching goal of improving the socioeconomic condition of people across the world. The ITFC has since consolidated all the trade finance businesses that used to be handled by various windows within the IDB Group. It commenced operations in Muharram 1429H (January 2008G). The consolidation of the IDB Group’s trade finance activities under a single umbrella enhanced the ITFC’s efficiency in service delivery by responding swiftly to customer needs in a market-driven business environment.

As a leader in Shariah compliant trade finance, the ITFC deploys its expertise and funds to businesses and governments in its member countries. Its primary focus is to encourage more intra-trade among OIC member countries. As a member of the IDB Group, the ITFC has unique access to member countries’ governments and it works as a facilitator to mobilize private and public resources toward achieving its objectives of fostering economic development through trade. The ITFC helps entities in member countries gain better access to trade finance and provides them with the necessary trade-related capacity-building tools in order to help them compete successfully in the global market.

STRATEGIC EXCHANGE PARTNER

Bursa Malaysia

Website: www.bursamalaysia.com

Bursa Malaysia is an approved exchange holding company under Section 15 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. A public company limited by shares under the Companies Act 1965, Bursa Malaysia operates a fully-integrated exchange, offering equities, derivatives, offshore facilities, bonds as well as Islamic products, and provides a diverse range of investment choices globally. Bursa Malaysia Securities regulates and operates the securities trading activities in Malaysia, a stock market with more than 900 companies across 60 economic activities. Companies from the economic sectors are listed either on the Main Market for large-cap established companies, or on the ACE Market for emerging companies of all sizes. The exchange adopts the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI values as its main index. 

To promote Malaysia as the international marketplace for Islamic finance, Bursa Malaysia has established an Islamic Markets Division, dedicated to the development of Shariah-compliant capital markets products and trading platforms. Bursa Malaysia’s Islamic Markets offer a wide range of Shariah-compliant products and services including Bursa Suq Al-Sila (BSAS), Shariah-compliant Equities (i-Stocks), Shariah-compliant Exchange-Traded Funds (i-ETFs), Islamic Real Estate Investment Trusts (i-REITs), Sukuk and Exchange-Traded Bond and Sukuk (ETBS).

For more information on Bursa Malaysia, visit www.bursamalaysia.com.

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The RFI Foundation

Website: www.rfi-foundation.org

The RFI Foundation - the industry body for the responsible finance sector

The RFI Foundation has been established with the aim of bringing together various forms of responsible finance practices, encouraging consensus as the basis for convergence between standards, practices and regulations. To do so in an effective manner, financial services must find and share a guiding principle for financial services which is most beneficial when the best ideas are incorporated from various forms of responsible finance, including Islamic finance.

After the financial crisis, it was apparent that the link between risk and reward had been broken and needed to be rebuilt with ethics and morals at its heart. The financial crisis illustrated in stark fashion that ethics and business are not adversaries and that ultimately they need each other.

It is within this context that responsible finance practices can play a powerful role in shaping the future of the global economy. There are various definitions and practices encapsulating the responsible finance sector. These include sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance and Islamic finance, which is a form of financial intermediation in which funds are raised and applied using asset-based methods or partnerships in accordance with Islamic law instead of lending and borrowing.

The guiding principle that is shared among all forms of responsible finance is an appreciation that financial services can be a force, and indeed are necessary for sustainable development.

A major opportunity for the RFI is to expand responsible finance by incorporating the positive screening strengths of the SRI industry with the governance and regulatory advances of Islamic finance, and thereby engage asset owners and institutional investors who drive financial services development in a more coherent and unified approach.

International Islamic Financial Market

Website: www.iifm.net/

IIFM is the Islamic Financial Services Industry’s standard setting organization focused on the Islamic Capital & Money Market (ICMM) segment of the industry. Its primary focus lies in the standardization of Islamic financial products, documentation and related processes at the global level. IIFM also organizes specialized industry seminars, workshops and consultative meetings for the development of the ICMM.

IIFM was founded as a neutral and non-profit organization with the collective efforts of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Islamic Development Bank, Autoriti Monetari (i.e. Monetary Authority) Brunei Darussalam, Bank Indonesia, Central Bank of Sudan and Bank Negara Malaysia (delegated to Labuan Financial Services Authority).

Besides the founding members, IIFM is supported by other jurisdictional members such as State Bank of Pakistan, Dubai International Financial Centre as well as a number of regional and international financial institutions and other market participants.

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Arch Street Capital Advisors

Website: www.archstreetcapital.com/

Arch Street Capital Advisors is a full service real estate investment and advisory firm founded in 2003, specializing in advising foreign investors on their US real estate strategies. Arch Street has advised clients on approximately US$6 billion of US real estate transactions and manages a diverse portfolio of investments spanning multiple real estate sectors and risk-return profiles. As an organization, Arch Street possesses significant transactional experience and expertise servicing the needs of Shariah compliant capital. Arch Street represents a select client base comprised of the highest quality institutional investors and family offices, providing tailored services to best address each client’s specific needs and investment objectives.

Arch Street delivers a comprehensive range of services to facilitate the acquisition and management of US real estate investments on behalf of its clients. These services include: sourcing opportunities, acquisition, financing, asset management, disposition, restructuring, accounting and tax coordination.

Clifford Chance

Website: www.cliffordchance.com

Clifford Chance has been instrumental in the development of the Islamic finance economy. We have a best-in-class global Islamic finance practice, spanning five continents, which offers clients the highly renowned Clifford Chance quality with deep specialism and strength in Islamic finance.

Our team consists of leading experts who are the architects behind many of the world's pioneering and groundbreaking Islamic finance transactions. We have for many years been involved in Islamic financing techniques and Islamic product development and advise on a wide range of Islamic financial services and products including: Sukuk, project and infrastructure finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, private equity and real estate funds, financial regulation, structured products and derivatives, real estate finance and tax.

We have helped to establish Islamic finance benchmarks, standards, regulations and systems which are used throughout the world and have advised on several high-profile Islamically financed deals across the Middle East.

For more information, visit www.cliffordchance.com.

DDCAP

Website: www.ddcap.co.uk

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, with an office in Dubai and a presence in both Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, DDCAP provides asset facilitation services to over 300 financial sector clients worldwide.

DDCAP is majority-owned and controlled by IPGL, a private holding company with an interest in a number of financial services companies. IPGL is also a significant shareholder in NEX Group (previously ICAP), a leading markets operator and provider of post-trade risk mitigation and information services.

DDCAP has an extensive track record within the Islamic finance industry, employing over 35 professionals with broad and complementary skill sets drawn from diverse financial industry backgrounds.

DDCAP has its own Shariah supervisory board comprising esteemed Shariah scholars from Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Kuwait.

DDCAP recently announced the launch of its multi-award-winning Shariah compliant ETHOS Asset Facilitation PlatformTM, a bespoke, real-time trade and post-trade services platform providing 24-hour coverage, enabling clients worldwide to purchase from a diverse asset inventory, including commodities, via a secure, web-based portal.

EIGER

Website: https://www.eigertrading.com

Eiger Trading Advisors (Eiger) is a UK-based asset-trading and technology company founded in 2008, which specializes as an intermediary in Islamic financial products.

As a leading intermediary and technology provider within the commodity Murabahah space, Eiger has the unique capabilities to deliver Shariah compliant commodity trading solutions through the Eiger Trading Platform (ETP), a web-based trading system, that we tailor to our bank clients’ exact operational requirements.

The ETP automates the structuring and execution of Islamic banking products for wholesale and retail commodity-backed transactions, including two new enhanced modules:

  • ETP Retail - A 24/7 STP platform designed to automate the end-to-end commodity Murabahah transactions underpinning retail banking products such as deposits, loans, CASA, credit cards
  • ETP Client Reach – A bespoke middle and back office module designed to streamline Islamic treasury and derivative transactions, including execution and documentation with our clients’ clients.

Eiger is authorized and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, and is both a member of the London Metal Exchange and an associate of the London Platinum and Palladium Market.

Emirates NBD Group

Website: www.emiratesnbd.com/en/

Emirates NBD Group

Emirates NBD is a leading banking group in the region. As at the 31st December 2016, total assets were AED448 billion (equivalent to approximately US$121.94 billion). The group has a leading retail banking franchise in the UAE with more than 219 branches and over 1,012 ATMs and CDMs in the UAE and overseas. It is a major player in the UAE corporate and retail banking arena and has strong Islamic banking, global markets and treasury, investment banking, private banking, asset management and brokerage operations.

The group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UK and representative offices in India, China and Indonesia.

The group is an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development initiatives and of the various educational, environmental, cultural, charity and community welfare establishments.

Emirates NBD Capital

Emirates NBD Capital (EmCap) is the investment banking subsidiary of the Emirates NBD Group, licensed to operate in the Dubai International Financial Center. EmCap comprises an experienced team of professionals combining an international perspective with in-depth regional knowledge spanning debt capital markets (DCM), syndicated/club loans, financial advisory, equity capital markets and project finance. The DCM franchise of Emirates NBD is a leading bond and Sukuk house globally and has helped issuers raise approximately US$60 billion in capital market issuances since 2013. The product suite includes Sukuk (rated and unrated), conventional bonds, subordinated structures and private placement transactions.

Finance Accreditation Agency

Website: www.faa.org.my/

The Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) is responsible for raising the standards and quality of professional learning and development in the financial services industry. As an advocate for the highest quality in internationally benchmarked standards for learning programs, FAA aims to create highly skilled and internationally mobile professionals for the global financial services industry.

FAA is an independent quality assurance and accreditation body supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Securities Commission Malaysia. The process of quality assurance practiced by FAA is underpinned by the FAA Technical Committee which comprises a world-class panel of experts and practitioners from the financial services industry and leading academics.

HSBC Amanah Malaysia

Website: www.hsbcamanah.com.my

In 2007, HSBC Bank Malaysia was the first locally incorporated foreign bank to be awarded an Islamic banking subsidiary license in Malaysia, and HSBC Amanah Malaysia, a fully-fledged Islamic bank wholly owned by HSBC Bank Malaysia, commenced operations in August 2008. HSBC in Malaysia has a network of 68 branches nationwide, of which 26 are HSBC Amanah Malaysia branches. HSBC Amanah Malaysia also has offsite ATMs established in 26 locations nationwide. All HSBC branches offer HSBC Amanah products.

IBFIM

Website: www.ibfim.com/

IBFIM is an industry-owned and regulator-linked institute whose objective is to serve the needs of the Islamic finance industry stakeholders in talent and business development.

Since 2001, IBFIM has been conducting training programs as well as extending business and Shariah advisory services. IBFIM’s tagline, “Your Islamic Finance Business Partner”, manifests its close rapport with the industry and its wide range of services.

As a market leader, IBFIM’s certification programs are developed, moderated and recognized by the industry. The programs cover four disciplines: banking, Takaful, capital markets and wealth management. IBFIM’s Islamic finance qualifications are mapped out in an innovative progression route which in itself is a motivation for industry personnel to enhance their competencies in moving up the corporate ladder.

IBFIM’s stock screening methodology is best practice, serving clients seeking truly Shariah compliance. IBFIM is the market leader in Shariah advisory for Shariah-based funds and in Shariah audit. IBFIM has helped in the conversion and establishment of Islamic financial institutions.

Let’s be partners.

Call +603-2031 1010, email info@ibfim.com or visit www.ibfim.com.

IdealRatings

Website: www.idealratings.com/

IdealRatings was incorporated in 2006 in San Francisco with a corporate objective to provide SRI/ESG and Shariah compliant solutions to ethical investors and enable them to identify such instruments across different asset classes in the global market. IdealRatings serves clients in over 30 countries with a range of capital market solutions including:

  • Equities – A web-based platform covering over 40,000 stocks, where fund managers can screen equities using different, custom-built ESG/SRI/Responsible Investments and Shariah rulebooks or guidelines. This solution caters to different purification calculation methodologies with a comprehensive set of reports for fund managers to manage their portfolio. 
  • REITs – Global coverage of all listed REITs that could be screened in accordance with different standard Shariah rulebooks or guidelines. 
  • Indexes – Co-branded and jointly marketed by FTSE-Russell Indexes and a separate series with Thomson Reuters for the global markets, designed for fund management and investment benchmarking. In addition, IdealRatings is able to provide custom-built indexes for the fund management industry. 
  • Sukuk – A unique solution which includes the global Sukuk and a pioneering Sukuk-screening solution that enables fund managers to customize their Sukuk selection in accordance to their Shariah rulebook, guidelines or investment preference, and 
  • Brokerage – The solution provides broking houses the ability to screen global equity markets, a technical analysis of the markets and equities, buy/sell/hold recommendations and purification amounts.

 

 

Mashreq Capital

Website: www.mashreqassetmanagement.com/

Since its inception in 2006, Mashreq Capital has grown to become one the region’s most seasoned asset managers with equity and fixed income funds that consistently rank as top performers among their peers.

Moody's

Website: https://www.moodys.com

Moody’s Corporation

Moody’s is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody’s Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody’s Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The corporation, which reported revenue of US$3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries.

Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody’s Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research and risk analysis. Moody’s commitment and expertise contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. The firm’s ratings and analysis track debt covering more than 120 sovereign nations, approximately 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers and 72,000 structured finance obligations. Moody’s Investors Service is a subsidiary of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of US$3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ

Website: www.bk.mufg.jp/global/

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) (BTMU Malaysia) is a financial institution licensed under Malaysia’s Financial Services Act 2013. BTMU Malaysia is wholly owned by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, a member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), which is Japan’s premier bank, with a global network spanning more than 40 countries. In Malaysia, the bank has a 60-year track record primarily providing banking services to Japanese and Malaysian corporations.

In 2008, BTMU Malaysia became the first Japanese bank to offer Islamic financial products and services in Malaysia by establishing an International Currency Business Unit, focusing on Islamic banking in international currencies. In 2014, BTMU Malaysia commenced its Islamic banking window in the Malaysian ringgit.

As a global Islamic hub for MUFG, the bank provides a range of innovative global Shariah compliant financial solutions. We believe in continuously providing quality services and building good long-term relationships with our valued customers.

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Website: www.spdji.com

S&P Dow Jones Indices, a part of McGraw Hill Financial, is the world’s largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial AverageTM, S&P Dow Jones Indices has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of investors.

More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 1 million indices covering a wide range of asset classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. To learn more about the company, please visit www.spdji.com.

Trowers & Hamlins

Website: www.trowers.com/

Trowers & Hamlins is an international law firm, headquartered in the city of London, providing full-service integrated offerings. Today, the firm has over 130 partners and over 800 personnel working across the UK, Middle East and Southeast Asia.

With specialist lawyers in the UK, the Middle East and ASEAN, Trowers & Hamlins has been a market leader in the field of Islamic finance for over 20 years. Ranked among the top 10 UK law firms for Islamic finance, our clients include Islamic finance institutions as well as public and private sector organizations.

The ASEAN region is an area of continuing growth for the firm and in response to our expanding client base, we opened a representative regional office in Kuala Lumpur in July 2012 and were granted a branch license in 2015. We are currently the first and only international law firm operating in Malaysia.

Our defining characteristics are that we are a friendly and accessible firm which has a commitment to excellence, and which provides a supportive working environment to a wide diversity of individuals.

 

Tun Razak Exchange

Website: www.trx.my

Tun Razak Exchange

Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), Malaysia’s upcoming financial district, is a strategic enabler supporting the government’s Economic Transformation Program and a catalyst for urban regeneration in Kuala Lumpur. TRX will further develop the city’s role as a financial capital by creating a seamless business environment for financial services firms, multinational companies and supporting ancillary businesses.

TRX will encompass investment grade A office space underpinned by world-class residential, hospitality, retail, leisure and cultural offerings. The entire TRX project is expected to be completed in phases over the next 10-15 years. Phase 1 of TRX, targeted to start operations in 2018/9, will feature office towers, residential towers, five-star hotels, a retail mall and a central urban park.

TRX City

TRX City is wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance Malaysia and is the master developer of TRX. TRX City ensures global best practices, develops innovative master plans, and integrates smart, sustainable, and future-proofed infrastructure. As the company that leads the project from vision to execution, TRX City undertakes all planning, marketing, enhancement, management and infrastructure provisions for the project to ensure that the overall strategic visions are converted into outcomes and tangible benefits for the nation.

More information can be obtained from:

Website: www.trx.my
Tel: +603 2142 9688
Fax: +603 2142 2323
Email: info@trx.my

BADGE & LANYARD SPONSOR

Cagamas

Website: www.cagamas.com.my

Cagamas, the National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia, was established in 1986 to promote the broader spread of house ownership and growth of the secondary mortgage market in Malaysia. It issues debt securities to finance the purchase of housing loans and receivables from financial institutions, selected corporations and the public sector. The provision of liquidity at a reasonable cost to the primary lenders of housing loans encourages further financing of houses at an affordable cost.

The Cagamas model is well regarded by the World Bank as the most successful secondary mortgage liquidity facility. Cagamas is the largest issuer of private debt securities in the Malaysian capital market. Since its incorporation in 1986, Cagamas has cumulatively issued RM286.5 billion (US$64.38 billion) (as at the 31st December 2016) of bonds and Sukuk, including issuances by its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Cagamas Global and Cagamas Global Sukuk which are also guaranteed by Cagamas.

Cagamas’s debt securities continue to be assigned the highest ratings of ‘AAA’ and ‘P1’ by RAM Rating Services and ‘AAA/AAAID’ and ‘MARC-1/MARC-1ID’ by Malaysian Rating Corporation, denoting its strong credit quality. Cagamas is also well regarded internationally and has been assigned local and foreign currency long-term issuer ratings of ‘A3’ by Moody’s Investors Service that are in line with Malaysian sovereign ratings.

Cagamas Global was incorporated on the 4th April 2014 as a conventional fundraising vehicle incorporated in Labuan to undertake the issuance of bonds and notes in foreign currency, whereas Cagamas Global Sukuk was incorporated on the 5th May 2014 as an Islamic fundraising vehicle to undertake the issuance of Sukuk in foreign currency.

EXCLUSIVE VIP LOUNGE PARTNER

Azimut Global Partner

Website: azimuthglobalpartners.com

Azimuth Global Partners is a boutique real estate investment advisor to sovereign wealth funds, global pension funds and Islamic financial institutions in Asia and the Middle East.

Azimuth leverages a best-in-class, experienced team that is based in our core investment markets of the UK, the US, Europe and Australia. The team combines deep relationships and market knowledge to generate long-term outperformance for our clients, which include top 10 global real estate investors.

Shariah compliant supermarket real estate is now accessible to Islamic institutions through Azimuth’s unique new fund. The fund can potentially generate cash-on-cash returns of 7% annually and has the approval of an international Shariah supervisory board.

BLOCKCHAIN PARTNER

The Blockchain Embassy of Asia

Website: bce.asia/

SRI LANKA BREAKOUT SESSION

LEAD SPONSOR

Al-Falaah, Islamic Business Unit of LOLC Finance PLC.

Website: www.lolcfinance.com

Al-Falaah, Islamic Business Unit of LOLC Finance

Al-Falaah, the Islamic business unit of LOLC Finance was established in 2007 and functions directly under the auspices of LOLC Finance which is one of Sri Lanka’s largest non-banking financial institutions. LOLC Finance is a regulated finance company of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and is rated ‘(SL) A’ with a stable outlook by ICRA Lanka; a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICRA and an associate of Moody’s Investors Service.

Al-Falaah offers 360-degree financial solutions under the concepts of Mudarabah/profit sharing investments; Wakalah/term deposits; Ijarah/leasing; Murabahah/trade finance; Musawwamah/import finance; diminishing Musharakah/property and project finance; and Wakalah lending/business and working capital finance from its 100+ LOLC Finance branches and six dedicated Al-Falaah centers island-wide.

Al-Falaah clinched the top Gold award for being adjudged the ‘Islamic Finance Entity of the Year 2014’ at the 4th Sri Lanka Islamic Banking & Finance Industry Awards as well as Gold awards for the ‘Social Upliftment – (CSR)’ category in multiple years.

Al-Falaah has also been recognized globally on several occasions over the years. Its most recent was when it won an award at REDmoney’s Islamic Finance news (IFN) Best Banks Poll 2014 where it was adjudged as the runners-up in the category of ‘Best Islamic Bank by Country – Sri Lanka’. Al-Falaah was further ranked 3rd in the ‘Best Islamic Leasing Provider’ category in 2014 and runners-up in the same category in 2015, becoming the only Sri Lankan financial institution to gain recognition for the region in those two years.

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Ernst & Young

Website: www.ey.com/lk/en/home/ey-sri-lanka

EY Sri Lanka, a partnership founded in 1907, is a member firm of Ernst & Young Global.

In Sri Lanka, EY has 18 partners and permanent staff of over 500 professionals, all nationals of Sri Lanka. The main office is in Colombo, with several regional branches. EY Sri Lanka also has a branch in the Maldives, with two resident partners based in its capital Malé.

EY delivers exceptional client service across four service lines – assurance, tax, advisory and transaction advisory services. Within the main service lines, EY provides IFRS, financial accounting advisory, IT risk assurance and tax accounting and risk advisory, catering to all sectors in the economy.

EY is the auditor for 35% of the listed entities in Sri Lanka. EY audits half of the top 50 listed market cap companies and leads in many sectors including banks and financial services. Of the specified business enterprises, EY audits 35%.

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

Website: www.islamicfinancenews.com

Islamic Finance news is the industry's leading, capital markets focused, e-newsletter bringing you unrivalled editorial coverage every week on the global Islamic financial market.

This weekly newsletter provides insightful and intelligent editorial coverage from around the world helping you keep ahead. In addition to a comprehensive weekly review of all the stories from around the globe, interviews, forums, market statistics and data, key industry practitioners contribute via non-biased, educational and up-to-date country and sector reports, giving you a firsthand knowledge and understanding of the Islamic finance markets and instruments from an experts' point of view.

For a trial subscription, please contact +603 2162 7800 or email subs@IslamicFinancenews.com

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

Website: www.asia-first.com/

Asia First provides a complete solution for financial professionals and organizations to source, purchase and manage financial news and intelligence products that they need for their business. It is a front-end website featuring extensive free daily and weekly finance news and other resources for professionals, complemented by a corporate back-end procurement platform and marketplace for buying and managing financial publications, data, research and events.

We organize specialized events and provide branding and exposure via our extensive readership and database. A one-stop shop with the following:

  • Major publishers listed with over 350 publications
  • 3,000+ research papers and reports from over 80 organizations
  • 2,000+ events listed in our events calendar
  • 500+ news feeds, five million news stories (including from Asia First) and our weekly newsletter, and
  • Smart search functionality for news and research dedicated to the financial industry.

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

Website: www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com/

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

OBG offers a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

The group’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while its online economic briefings provide an up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica

Website: businessislamica.com/

Launched in November 2006, Business Islamica is the first monthly magazine of its kind in the UAE, specifically covering all aspects of Islamic business and finance, both regionally and internationally.

The magazine’s objective is to spearhead awareness initiatives, heighten knowledge of its core principles and practices, as well as to feature the latest developments in this industry.

Our editorial covers interviews with key industry leaders, case studies, and includes features on a wide range of topics such as; Islamic Banking, Wealth Management, Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Islamic Retail Finance, Marketing and Branding of Shari’ah-Compliant products, Regulatory Issues, Islamic Business Challenges and Risk Management.

Capital Business

Website: www.capitalbusiness.me

Capital Business Magazine is a B2B English monthly publication focusing on business best practices and is a publication accredited by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It enjoys a sizable footprint in the Middle East on the strength of feature articles contributed by certified financial and business experts, as well as coverage of a broad spectrum of topics including banking, IT, oil & gas, real estate and construction, human capital, risk management, corporate finance and cash management, corporate governance, investments, IPOs, tools of trade and more.

Eurekahedge

Website: www.eurekahedge.com

Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge is the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in hedge fund databases covering North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Cebu, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases and analysis, Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund publications, due diligence services, investor services, and an analytical platform service.

For more information, please visit http://www.eurekahedge.com.

Executive Women

Website: www.executive-women.com

Executive Women magazine is a memoir portraying inspiring and flourishing women entrepreneurs who are changing the face of business and giving an added value to their social life, as well as daring to pursue their educational dreams and reach new career horizons. Moreover, Executive Women offers managerial ‘coaching’ articles, inspirational experiences, leadership drill, as well as a palette of culture and luxury.

Smart Investor

Website: www.smartinvestor.com.my/

Smart Investor is the country’s leading monthly investment magazine. It focuses on enhancing value for both retail and institutional investors via its extensive corporate and financial commentaries and features. Smart Investor contains a balanced mix of articles that cover a wide spectrum of topics; ranging from macro and micro market scenarios, economics, and wealth management to property, gadgets and lifestyle. Smart Investor has a pool of authoritative expert contributors and takes pride in attracting professional experts in their respective fields to contribute their knowledge and experience. It also has a talented in-house team that provides a level of insight and depth that is not usually found in other publications of this nature.

SME Magazine

Website: smemagazine.asia/

SME & Entrepreneurship Magazine is Southeast Asia’s best selling business magazine. Dedicated to business owners and entrepreneurs, SME Magazine, features current news and in-depth analysis, and practical articles and features in everyday language.

A rapidly expanding sector, SME companies form the bulk of businesses throughout Asia and is often referred to as the thrust of the new economy. SME Magazine speaks to the owners and entrepreneurs, people at the driving seats of their respective business.

With a trendy cover coupled with a creative and refreshing layout, SME is exciting, inspiring and motivating. Driven by an excellent pool of correspondents and contributors, SME Magazine high quality articles are diversified, detailed and written in a way that gives our readers a global perspective while maintaining unique local insight.

The Business Year

Website: www.thebusinessyear.com/

The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.

 

 

 


LEAD PARTNER

CIMB Islamic

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management
State Street

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

STRATEGIC EXCHANGE PARTNER

Bursa Malaysia

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The RFI FoundationInternational Islamic Financial Market

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Arch Street Capital Advisors
Clifford Chance
DDCAP
EIGER
Emirates NBD Group
Finance Accreditation Agency
HSBC Amanah Malaysia
IBFIM
IdealRatings
Mashreq Capital
Moody's
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Trowers & Hamlins
Tun Razak Exchange

BADGE & LANYARD SPONSOR

Cagamas

EXCLUSIVE VIP LOUNGE PARTNER

Azimut Global Partner

BLOCKCHAIN PARTNER

The Blockchain Embassy of Asia

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LEAD SPONSOR

Al-Falaah, Islamic Business Unit of LOLC Finance PLC.

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Ernst & Young

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica
Capital Business
Eurekahedge
Executive Women
Smart Investor
SME Magazine
The Business Year