Islamic Investment Products and Accounts
6th September 2016
REDmoney Seminars brings you a comprehensive one day program to ensure understanding of the structure of Islamic investment products and accounts and compliance with legal and Shariah requirements. We will also highlight the distinction between Islamic deposit and Islamic investment products under IFSA 2013 and the Shariah resolutions on each to ensure banks are well positioned to structure and offer effective and marketable financial products to their customers. We shall also examine the role played by the Investment Account Platform- what it is, how it works and the types of ventures and facilities that can be funded through it.
Restructuring & Workouts for Islamic Finance Facilities
20th September 2016
This one day multi-speaker seminar will provide bankers, lawyers and scholars involved in Islamic finance with a clear analysis and understanding of the key regulatory and Shariah issues surrounding restructuring of Islamic finance facilities as well as crucial legal, procedural, documentation and accounting issues to consider when defaults occur.
Going forward, to ensure that the broadest and most effective global coverage is achieved, the annual IFN Investors Forum will alternate between Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. This event will encompass everything related to Islamic investment, attracting a truly global audience and focusing on both the central issues to the area and also on the latest developments, trends and innovations across the sector. The wide-ranging program will include multiple and varied formats and sessions for maximum participation: including a brand new series of issuer case studies.
The SBP and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan have played key roles in driving the growth of Islamic finance in the country by creating a facilitative environment. As a result, both the regulators' initiatives over the years have led to the stability and resilience of the Islamic finance industry, making it a worthy consideration to the conventional finance and banking activities among investors and banking consumers. With its population slowly but surely becoming aware of the competitive depth of Islamic finance, Pakistan remains a vital market in the eyes of investors in the growing industry.
Turkey is another upcoming market for Islamic finance and one which many players have long had their eyes on. With a strong commitment from the Turkish authorities, the industry continues to flourish and IFN Turkey remains one of our strongest and longest-running events.
Project and Infrastructure Finance
9th October 2016
Covering areas including transport, energy, renewables, power, utilities, education, health care and more, the Seminar will explore issues such as capital-raising, investment avenues, public-private partnerships, the role of intermediaries and much more: and is expected to generate significant interest from the global community.
Designed to profile the growing number of investment opportunities available to Shariah compliant investors, ranging from innovative real estate deals to agriculture and livestock investments, the IFN US Forum will bring together key industry players, asset and fund managers and financial intermediaries in the US representing the retail finance, debt and equity markets.
Africa is another vital region for the development of Islamic finance and has long been a hotbed of interest with its large Muslim population and exceptional natural resources. Hot on the heels of the phenomenal inaugural ICD led Africa Islamic Finance Forum held in the Cote d'Ivoire in October 2015, with over 600 delegates, IFN will once again collaborate with the ICD and the IDB to bring the event back to Abidjan in 2016. With full government support and hosting some of the most influential decision-makers in the industry, this event is not to be missed.
Zakat & Waqf - Based Financial Products
19th October 2016
Waqf is a financial charitable institution established by withholding one's property to eternally spend its revenue on fulfilling the various needs in a given society depending on the choice and condition made by the founder. Through its financial support it manages to provide varieties of goods and services needed in the different societies such as sheltering and feeding the poor and needy, providing education and promoting health care for the mass, financing the needy, opening jobs for the majority, activating business, constructing highways and linking countries and providing basic infrastructure. Waqf is not a new concept, however its recent emergence in its movable form of cash and corporate Waqf, and the opportunities this presents, have caught the attention of financial institutions and corporates alike.
Kuwait is an interesting and developing Islamic finance market and 2016 will see the third annual IFN Kuwait Forum, building on the success of previous years and with the support of both local regulators and international participants to explore and encourage Shariah compliant investment opportunities into the country.
Shariah Requirement & Arrangement for Islamic Financial Product & Features
27th October 2016
REDmoney Seminars is pleased to offer an insightful, concise and incisive update on the Shariah standards and requirements, optional practices and arrangements for Hibah, Wadiah, Qard, Wakalah, Kafalah and Ijarah. Industry experts will cover the most important elements of each, and will identify key areas for attention and action.
Continuing with this commitment, in 2016 IFN Iran will return for a one-day event in Tehran to provide industry players with an invaluable chance to explore the potential in this immense and immensely exciting market.
The Islamic fi nancial market of Sri Lanka may still be fragmented and may be in need of a better regulatory framework to level the playing fi eld, and the industry still faces challenges in terms of human capital pool and product development; however, the country is exhibiting positive momentum as interest is swelling from the ground up, attracting market players to continue to explore and build their capacity in Islamic fi nance.
Saudi Arabia is one of the most active and influential markets in the Islamic finance space today and certainly the biggest in the Gulf.
Having hosted the IFN Seminar, Dialogue and Report in 2016, the event for 2017 will evolve into a forum with an expected larger number of participants,against the backdrop of further inroads that Oman has made in the industry thus far. The forum will see experts and investors from neighboring countries weigh in on current economic challenges in light of lower commodity prices and volatile market conditions, and how the development of the Islamic financial market in the country will create an efficient alternative channel to mitigate further disruptions to business and economic activities.
The renminbi's recent inclusion into the IMF's special drawing rights reflects the growing prominence of the country's currency in international trade, investment and financing. With a lot more infrastructure projects needed in Asia, China will no doubt be playing a key role in the number of major transactions, including deals involving Islamic financing.
Asia's fast- growing Islamic capital markets will no doubt be a space that investors will keep their eyes on, as opportunities abound in this exciting market, and IFN Asia Forum will provide a chance for the audience to gain a clearer picture on the ongoing trends in the region, with invaluable insights from market and industry experts.
This one-day forum will provide global industry players access to Indonesia's key decision and policymakers as they discuss the current trends and issues facing the country's Islamic finance landscape. Indonesia remains a priority market for REDmoney events, given that developments in this market are expected to significantly impact the growth of the Asian Islamic finance industry.
As investment pours in from Islamic investors across the Middle East, Asia and beyond, the industry is rapidly evolving to meet their demands and Europe remains part of the pulse of this exciting industry. The UK and Germany, among others, are increasingly tapping into Shariah compliant financial transactions. As new countries enter the fray and existing markets expand their scope, the forum will provide participants with an overview of key growth areas of this niche sector in the region.
DATE: 25th April 2016
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)a
DATE: 25th April 2016
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)a