Trends, Innovation and Opportunities in Shariah Compliant Investments in the USA
Date: 2nd April 2015 Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
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In conjunction with the IFN Investor Forum, REDmoney Events is pleased to introduce the IFN US Investor Forum - a half day event designed to profile the growing number of investment opportunities available to global Shariah compliant investors. Ranging from real estate to agriculture and livestock the United States has begun to actively promote specific asset classes to attract Halal investors from the GCC, Asia, Europe and Africa.

The inaugural US Investor Forum will bring together key industry players, asset and fund managers and financial intermediaries from the US representing the debt and equity markets allowing them access to a highly active investment community in the GCC and across the globe.

 

 

Agenda

09:00 - 09:15
Welcome Address: An Overview of the US Shariah Compliant Investment Market
Monem Salam – President, Saturna Malaysia
 
09:15 - 10:00
Key Markets and Asset Classes in the Americas
  • What regulations currently exist to support and promote the growth of Islamic investments in the United States? What changes can Islamic investors expect in 2015?
  • Key Shariah-compliant asset classes: What trends are emerging and what should investors look out for?
  • Outlook for debt capital markets, equity funds, PE funds, i-ETFs and pension funds in the Shariah compliant investment space
  • What prospects does the North American real estate sector hold for Islamic investors?
  • Discussing an industry-wide strategy required to encourage inward investments
 
Moderator: Lauren McAughtry – Group Managing Editor, Islamic Finance news
Panelists: Ayman Khaleq – Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Monem Salam
– President, Saturna Malaysia
Philip Churchill –
Founder & Managing Partner, 90 North Real Estate, United Kingdom
 
10:00 - 10:20
Presentation: Structuring Shari’ah-Compliant Real Estate Investments in the United States
Isam Salah – Partner, King & Spalding, New York/Dubai
 
10:20 - 10:40
Presentation: Opportunities in Shariah Compliant Real Estate Investments: Key Markets and Opportunities
Daniel Cooper – Partner, Head of North America, 90 North Real Estate, USA
 
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee & Networking
 
11:10 - 11:25
CEO Interview: How Middle Eastern Investors view the US Shariah Compliant Investment Market
Muhannad Abulhasan – Chief Executive Officer, Arzan Wealth
 
11:25 - 12:05
A Strategy for Asset Allocation and Promoting Cross Border Investments
  • Long and short-terms asset allocation strategies for Islamic investors
  • Which US-based Shariah-compliant investments are likely to appeal to global investors?
  • Outlook for investments in offshore Sukuk funds
  • How is the concept of passporting influencing offshore fund distribution and overcoming regulatory hurdles to fund distribution?
  • How can the mechanism for distribution of funds in non-Muslim countries be improved? Will new regulations promote cross border distribution
 
Moderator: Jawad Ali – Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding
Panelists: Alka Banerjee – Managing Director, Strategy and Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices, USA
Jamaluddin Nor Mohamad –
Director of Islamic and Alternative Markets, Bursa Malaysia
Mohamad Nasir – General Manager, Allied Asset Advisors, USA
Nabil Issa – Partner,King & Spalding
 
12:05 - 12:10
Closing remarks
 

 

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LEAD LAW PARTNER

King & Spalding

STRATEGIC EXCHANGE PARTNER

Bursa Malaysia

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

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

US PARTNERS

90 North Real Estate Partners
Allied Asset Advisors
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

DDCAP
IdealRatings
Saturna Sdn Bhd

HUMAN CAPITAL PARTNER

Jardine Human Capital

LANYARDS SPONSOR

World Vest Base

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

STRATEGIC MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica
Capital Business

MEDIA PARTNERS

Alpha Southeast Asia
Funds Global Mena
Lexis Middle East Law
Oxford Business Group
The Business Year
The Oath