09:10:00 – 09:25:00
Welcome Address

09:25:00 – 10:25:00
The Islamic Asset Management Industry: Challenges and Opportunities Going Forward

Where is the market today for Islamic asset management from where will growth originate? Is Shariah compliant asset management a thematic investment strategy or a viable, self-supporting industry? Does the industry need to become more aligned to ESG/SRI? Through an engaging panel we seek answers. We also look at key challenges facing the industry, from product innovation to improving distribution channels through technology.

10:25:00 – 10:45:00
Keynote Interview: Views of the Institutional Investor

10:45:00 – 11:15:00
Coffee & Networking

11:15:00 – 12:15:00
Wealth and Asset Management Technology Roundtable

We ask an expert panel to give their views on the latest application of technology to the asset management industry. Where will technology offer the most significant disruption: managing money or optimising distribution channels, or both? What do robo-advisers such as Robinhood, Revolut and Plum offer Millenials that traditional asset managers cannot? We also discuss the role of A.I and blockchain in the asset and wealth management industry and identify threats and opportunities.

12:15:00 – 12:35:00
Interview: Funding and Investing in Financial Technology in Southeast Asia

How to build an eco-system that promotes the successful integration of investors, accelerators and technology entrepreneurs?

12:35:00 – 14:00:00

14:00:00 – 15:00:00
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?

15:00:00 – 15:40:00
Products, 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?

15:40:00 – 16:05:00
A Golden Opportunity

Gold has come to prominence of late, either as an underlying asset or an asset class in itself. We take a closer look at recent financial products structured on or around gold and ask if the upward trend is set to continue.

16:05:00 – 16:40:00
Innovation in Islamic Investment Management: Waqf

We discuss the growing importance of revitalizing Waqf through the development and use of innovative capital market instruments. We examine how, through innovative products and services, we can further develop Waqf assets in order to facilitate growth in the Islamic investment and asset management industry, thereby promoting financial inclusion and social development.

16:40:00 – 17:30:00
Forum Close and Refreshment