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Date: 14th November 2018 Venue: Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur


09:15 – 09:30 Welcome Address
09:30 – 10:30 The Islamic Asset Management Industry: Challenges and Opportunities Going Forward
What is the real proposition for the Islamic asset management industry? Is it a thematic investment strategy or a viable, self-supporting industry? How large potentially can the market become? Does Shariah investing require a rebrand? Does the industry need to become more aligned to ESG/SRI? Through an engaging panel we seek answers. We also take a look at key challenges facing the industry today, from reversing redemptions and outflows, to building investor confidence and trust, to alleviating fee pressure and improving distribution channels through technology.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee & Networking
11:00 – 12:00 Environmental, Socially Responsible Investing and Islamic Investment: Opportunities for Development and Growth
We examine responsible, environmental and green finance in Asia and ask how ethical and Islamic finance can potentially become closer interlinked. We also discuss how Southeast Asia can grow its existing ESG niche among asset managers and owners and what role Islamic asset management can carve for itself in this. 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? When will Asia see the launch of a socially conscious ETF?
12:00 – 12:15 Presentation
12:15 – 12:55 Product, Strategies and Styles for Islamic Asset Management
Through an expert panel we assess the market, viability and performance of the ever-expanding universe of exchange-traded funds, as well as other passive products. We also examine the active management sector and how value for end investors is created across both styles. Finally, why do we see so few Islamic ETFs and what can be done to address this paucity? What role do exchanges play in this process?
12:55 – 14:00 Coffee & Networkin
14:00 – 15:00 Technology Roundtable: The Rise of the Machines
What does financial technology mean for the asset management industry? Where will technology offer the most significant disruption: managing money or optimising distribution channels, or both? We also discuss the role of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and tokenisation in the asset management industry.
15:00 – 15:15 Presentation: The Islamic Retail Investor
15:15 – 15:30 Presentation: Stewardship and the SRI Investor
15:30 – 16:05 Alternative Investment Management
We take a look at the flourishing private equity sector, as well as other alternative investment strategies and ask what they can offer the Islamic investor.
16:05 – 16:10 Forum Close and Refreshment





The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
The Islamic Corporation for The Insurance Of Investment And Export Credit (ICIEC)
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) IDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH) 


The Perth Mint
Trowers & Hamlins


S&P Dow Jones Indices


Islamic Finance news
IFN Corporate


AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics
Alpha Journal
CMO Asia
Dunia Fintech.com
Focus Economics
ICO Holder
Middle East Business Magazine & News
OIC Today
Smart Investor
The SME Times
The Business Year





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