Innovation & the Future Direction of Islamic Finance in Asia
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Date: 26th & 27th May 2014 Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Sponsors & Partners

LEAD PARTNERS

AmIslamic

Website: www.ambankgroup.com

AmIslamic is a solutions provider in Islamic investment banking, retail banking, wholesale banking, funds management, Family Takaful and related products and services from the AmBank Group, backed by a strong tradition of innovation and customization from across the group’s subsidiaries and divisions including AmIslamic Capital Markets, AmIslamic Bank, AmInvest (the funds management arm) and AmFamily Takaful. As a one-stop powerhouse in Islamic finance, AmIslamic continues to deliver award-winning results and excellent client service to institutions, corporates, government agencies, SMEs and individuals.

Recent awards include Bank of the Year in Malaysia 2013 (The Banker Magazine), Best Islamic Finance Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia and Best Bond for Retail Investors in Southeast Asia (7th Alpha Southeast Asia Best Deal & Solution Awards 2013, both for DanaInfra Nasional RM300 million Exchange Traded Sukuk), Most Outstanding Islamic Investment Bank (KLIFF Islamic Finance Awards 2013), Best Sukuk House (Asia Asset Management 2013 Best of the Best Awards), Best Islamic Fund Manager 2013 (Global Islamic Finance Awards 2013), Best Asset Management Company, Malaysia (fourth consecutive year, The Asset Triple A Asset Servicing, Fund Management and Investor Awards 2013), Fund House of the Year, Malaysia (AsianInvestor Investment Performance Awards 2013) and Best FX Bank for Corporates & Financial Institutions (second consecutive year, 7th Alpha Southeast Asia Best Financial Institution Awards 2013).

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.

HSBC Amanah

Website: www.hsbcamanah.com.my/1/2/amanah/

The HSBC Group is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, serving customers worldwide from around 7,200 offices in over 80 countries and territories. HSBC Bank Malaysia was locally incorporated in 1984.

In 2007, HSBC Bank Malaysia was the first locally incorporated foreign bank to be awarded an Islamic banking subsidiary licence in Malaysia. HSBC Amanah Malaysia is a fully-fledged Islamic bank offering a full suite of Islamic financial propositions.

In 2006, HSBC was the first foreign bank to be awarded a Takaful license in Malaysia. HSBC Amanah Takaful (Malaysia) is the first Takaful provider to be rated by an international agency receiving a rating of ‘A-‘as capped by the sovereign rating in Malaysia. The company is a joint venture between HSBC Insurance (Asia Pacific) Holdings (49%), Jerneh Asia (31%) and Employee Provident Fund Board of Malaysia (20%).

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

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: [email protected]

Website: www.icd-ps.org

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

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.

Moody's Investors Service

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. Both organizations are supported by Moody's Shared Services.

 

Moody’s Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 120 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 72,000 structured finance obligations.

 

OCBC Al Amin

Website: www.ocbc.com.my/OCBCAl_Amin/index.shtml

Kuala Lumpur-based OCBC Al-Amin Bank (OCBC Al-Amin), a wholly-owned subsidiary of OCBC Bank, was established in 2008 to strengthen the bank’s efforts in Islamic banking. It was established more than a decade after the bank first started offering Shariah compliant banking products and services in 1995.

OCBC Al-Amin offers a broad array of competitive and innovative financial products and services, ranging from consumer, corporate, treasury, investment and transaction banking, encompassing both Muslims and non-Muslims while adhering to the tenets of Islam.

Among its notable recent corporate financing efforts are Konsortium ProHawk’s RM900 million (US$242.59 million) Sukuk Murabahah program financing and Lembaga Tabung Haji’s GBP225 million (US$331.61 million) syndicated term financing. In addition, it remains the only bank to offer unsecured business financing (with a wholesale guarantee tie-up with the country’s credit guarantee corporation). In 2014, OCBC Al-Amin was adjudged Malaysia’s Islamic Bank of the Year by the UK-based The Banker.

OCBC’s key markets are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China. It has a network of over 630 branches and representative offices in 187 countries and territories, including more than 330 branches and offices in Indonesia that are operated by its subsidiary, Bank OCBC NISP.

Together with OCBC Bank’s extensive network and leading asset management, private banking and Takaful business offerings, OCBC Al-Amin seeks to deliver world-class services to its clients.

Standard Chartered Saadiq

Website: www.sc.com

Standard Chartered, under our Saadiq brand, offers a wide range of Islamic financial solutions catering to a broad spectrum of corporate, institutional and retail client needs.

As a major international bank with a long-standing heritage and a global network that covers much of the Muslim world, we bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Our dedicated Islamic banking team combines Shariah expertise with strong business acumen and offers clients comprehensive international banking services with a wide range of Shariah compliant financial products.

Standard Chartered Saadiq has won more than 200 industry awards in recognition of market leadership solutions centering around capital markets solutions, treasury risk management, project, export, structured and structured trade finance.

For more information, visit us at www.sc.com.

EXCLUSIVE 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.

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Asian Islamic Investment Management

Website: www.aiiman.com

Asian Islamic Investment Management (AIIMAN), one of the first foreign-owned global Islamic asset management companies, was launched in November 2008 under the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Center (MIFC) initiatives licensed by the Securities Commission Malaysia to carry out Islamic investment management activities. AIIMAN's asset size has grown to a respectable RM6.6 billion (US$1.98 billion) as at the 31st December 2013.

AIIMAN is a joint venture between two prominent Asian financial entities: Singapore-based specialist asset manager, Nikko Asset Management Asia and a pioneer in Malaysia's merchant banking business, Affin Investment Bank.

One of the firm's key strengths is its ability to offer in-depth investment management services, innovative investment ideas and expertise in research by leveraging on the group's extensive network and infrastructure across the Asian region. As such, AIIMAN is well-positioned to provide investors access to different capital markets and a wide offering of Shariah compliant products across different asset classes.

Bank Muamalat Indonesia

Website: www.bankmuamalat.co.id/

Bank Muamalat is the oldest Islamic bank in Indonesia. Founded in 1991, it started operations in May 1992.

Bank Muamalat has been expanding its service with more than 450 offices across Indonesia. To improve customer accessibility, it now has 1,960 ATMs giving it the largest ATM network of any Islamic bank in Indonesia.

In 2009, Bank Muamalat entered the regional market with the launch of an international office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It remains the only full branch operated by an Indonesian bank in Malaysia and the first foreign Islamic bank operating a branch under an international Islamic banking license.

In the last four years, Bank Muamalat has been undertaking a business transformation through the development of its products to match market needs and through the improvement of service levels. Bank Muamalat continues to launch innovative products: including Shar-e Gold which was recognized by Museum Rekor Indonesia as the first Islamic debit card with chip technology in Indonesia. The card can be used for no-cost transactions in 170 countries worldwide.

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.

Eastspring Investment Bhd

Website: www.eastspringinvestments.com.my/main.php

Established in 2000 and based in Kuala Lumpur, Eastspring Investments is part of Prudential Corporation Asia, the Asia business of Prudential of the UK. The Prudential Group has been investing in Asia since 1863. Eastspring Investments is one of the largest asset management companies in Malaysia in both institutional and retail, with about RM28.6 billion (US$7.94 billion) in assets under management in the country as at the 31st December 2014. The firm manages unit trust funds, wholesale funds as well as private mandates for individuals and institutions.

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.

FWU Group

Website: www.fwugroup.com/cms/index.php?id=home&L=1

FWU Group is an international financial services group, active in bancassurance, asset management and life insurance. FWU is recognized for international leadership and expertise in Shariah compliant investments and insurance (Takaful). FWU specializes in white-label Family Takaful investment-linked plans; partnering with local Takaful operators, to offer customized innovative solutions ‐ encompassing savings, education, marriage and retirement plans.

FWU is a leading global service provider for Family Takaful in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Pakistan and Malaysia. Recently, FWU extended its presence into Indonesia, partnering with Sinarmas MSIG Life.

FWU has successfully pioneered new Sukuk structures, under the brand name SALAM, raising financing for its fast growing business activities in several growth markets. FWU’s recent US$100 million SALAM-III Sukuk (investment grade rating, Fitch) has closed its first two tranches, totalling US$60 million, with a profit-rate of 7% per annum.

FWU has won multiple international Sukuk and Takaful awards in recognition of market accomplishments and global expertise in Takaful.

Gatehouse Capital

Website: gc.com.kw

Gatehouse Capital is a Kuwait-based investment advisory firm and part of the Gatehouse Financial Group (Gatehouse). Founded in 1998, Gatehouse Capital has focused on global real estate investments as well as wealth management services. Gatehouse advises on transactions with assets based in the US and the UK. For more information, please visit www.gc.com.kw

Great Eastern Takaful

Website: www.i-great.com/

Great Eastern Takaful (GETB), a joint venture company between I Great Capital Holding (i-Great), a subsidiary of Great Eastern Holdings, and Koperasi Angkatan Tentera was officially launched on the 10th December 2010.

GETB changed its status from a private to public company effective the 10th December 2013. This is in line with the requirement of the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013, requiring all Takaful operators to be a public company.

This young and charismatic company was also awarded the Best New Takaful Operator (Asia) in 2011 and 2013, and Best New Institution in 2012 by a Dubai-based publication.

Hong Leong Islamic Bank

Website: www.hlisb.com.my/

Hong Leong Islamic Bank (HLISB) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Leong Bank (HLB), which in turn forms an integral part of the larger Hong Leong Financial Group. Officially launched as a wholly-owned subsidiary of HLB in July 2005, in November 2011, HLISB completed its merger with EONCap Islamic Bank as part of a larger merger between HLB and EON Bank. This milestone marked the first of such mergers between two Islamic banks in Malaysia and had provided HLISB with improved scale and a deepened foothold within the highly competitive Islamic banking industry.

Operating through nine Islamic branches, in addition to an extensive nationwide network of HLB’s shared branches and self-service terminals, it naturally benefits from a strong distribution footprint in offering Islamic banking products and services as a Shariah compliant alternative to conventional banking.

Strategically focused in providing holistic solutions based on the tenets and principles of Shariah law, HLISB offers its customers a wide range of innovative solutions including structured finance, business and corporate banking, personal financial services, Islamic global markets and wealth management. At the same time, HLISB also pursues the development of its own business niche in fee-based income and Islamic capital markets.

In addition to the more traditional lines of business, HLISB has in recent times increased emphasis on the enhancement of alternative distribution channels namely in the areas of digital and transactional banking which would further support the solidifying of its position as a leading Islamic bank in Malaysia.

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.

 

 

IDCORP TOSAN

Website: www.tosan.com

IDCORP TOSAN specializes in the provision of end-to-end banking solutions for both conventional and Islamic financial institutions. TOSAN is the first and market-leading provider of banking software solutions to retail, corporate, private and microfinance banks in Iran.

Operating for more than 17 years, we offer a diverse range of solutions encompassing all major components of the banking process. We are also a leading player in Islamic banking applications and payment solutions incentivized by our direct involvement in the thriving Islamic banking sector in the Middle East. 

Our products include Islamic core banking systems, cards and payment solutions along with Islamic credit card systems, virtual banking systems and business intelligence systems. TOSAN serves over 50 financial institutions worldwide and its products have been deployed in medium-sized banks and large-scale credit institutes.

iSfin

Website: www.isfin.net/

Created in 2011, ISFIN (Emerging markets advisors) became in less than 6 years, the world’s leading emerging markets advisory (included Islamic Finance and Halal industry). ISFIN offers a wide range of services to companies wishing to enter these emerging markets, and deal with specific products for Muslims consumers and companies worldwide.

We collaborate closely with other firms /consultants specialized in a specific field. We also propose legal and tax advices (throughout our partners in 75 countries) and marketing packages to companies willing to develop Halal/Islamic finance products on their existing and new markets. Working collaboratively and internationally with the best consultants and financial institutions is our strength!

Each member of our team is specialized in a field:

  • Conventional/Islamic Marketing
  • International trade, export
  • Finance, audit, sharia audit
  • Islamic Finance
  • Halal industry
  • Business intelligence

 

Path Solutions

Website: www.path-solutions.com

About Path Solutions 

Path Solutions is a leading information technology solutions provider offering a broad, deep spectrum of Sharia-compliant, Riba-free and asset-backed integrated software solutions and services to the Islamic financial marketplace, covering the entire range of Islamic Banking, Retail and Corporate Banking, Investment and Financing, Treasury, Asset Management, Risk Management, and Regulatory Reporting in the GCC and Global Capital Markets.

Designed to meet the needs of modern Islamic banking, Path Solutions’ turnkey solutions are based on an open, flexible architecture and an established deployment methodology. They have been tested and implemented at some of the world’s most sophisticated Islamic banks, Islamic banking windows as well as conventional banks converting into Islamic banking operations.

Path Solutions’ success can be attributed to its multi-award winning Islamic core banking system iMAL that serves and supports the world’s leading Islamic financial institutions across the globe. iMAL is the only 100% Islamic banking solution available in the market. All iMAL modules adhere to the Islamic law and are in full compliance with IAS (International Ac­counting Standards). The system is based on the Sharia guidelines for the purpose of financing related to Murabaha, Mudaraba, Ijara, Istisnaa, Salam, project financing, real estate and others. The company provides cloud-ready and on premise software solutions with a robust set of capabilities to help Islamic financial institutions enhance their most distinctive operations.

Another flagship product of Path Solutions is iSHRAQ, a web-based solution built using Microsoft .NET platform for Financing & Investment SMEs. iSHRAQ*Microfinance which falls under iSHRAQ*Islamic Finance is a proven solution that adopts forward-thinking best practices to support Islamic microfinance institutions’ profitability and growth. It provides Islamic microfinance institutions with alternate channels such as POS and mobile banking, using the branchless banking concept for online, real time secure services, enabling them to run the mass retail services that comprise microfinance and community banking at lower cost. 

Path Solutions helps its clients to manage all of their front-office and back-office software needs, cut costs, meet Sharia and regulatory requirements, exceed their customer expectations, fend off competition and increase their market share. The company’s multilingual team combines deep technical expertise with industry know-how to provide a market-leading array of professional services.

Path Solutions is headquartered in Kuwait City, with world-class R&D centers in Beirut, Cairo, and Kerala and support offices in Dubai, Karachi, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manama and Riyadh, while maintaining a presence through partner companies in other locations around the globe. The company enjoys a strong presence across the Middle East, GCC, Africa, Asia Pacific, South America and United Kingdom with over 120 forward-thinking Islamic financial institutions using its cutting-edge software solutions, strengthening its position as the undisputed leader in the Islamic financial services marketplace.

For more information, go to: www.path-solutions.com

Pelaburan MARA Berhad

Website: www.pelaburanmara.com.my

Pelaburan MARA is a strategic investment and asset management company wholly-owned by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), a statutory agency of the government of Malaysia. Established in 1967, the group is principally involved in private equity investments, portfolio fund management, unit trust management, financial services and corporate advisory.

Pelaburan MARA strives to create lasting values to its investors, investee companies and society at large. To this end, the firm becomes an active investor transforming its investee companies into lasting and sustainable entities, and provides superior asset management and financial services to its investors and customers. Pelaburan MARA’s investment portfolio covers a broad spectrum of businesses within the energy, infrastructure, real estate and technology sectors.

Driven by its vision to become a leading investment and financial group in Malaysia, its endeavor is guided by a set of principles that define its character and culture; sustainability, accountability, integrity and entrepreneurship.

Rasameel

Website: www.rasameel.com

Rasameel Structured Finance Company (Rasameel) was established in January 2006 as a Kuwaiti shareholding company (closed) with an authorized and paid-up capital of KWD30 million (US$106.51 million).

Operating out of Kuwait and Dubai, Rasameel is focused primarily on capital markets which are the core of today’s financial system, providing funding sources and investment opportunities to participants on an increasingly interconnected global scale. The constant evolution of the capital markets provides dynamic opportunities to those seeking funding and those seeking investments for a wide range of risk and return preferences. The GCC economies are part of the global capital markets but a significant and growing percentage of GCC companies and investors are insisting that their participation in the capital markets must be Shariah compliant.

The areas in which Rasameel can assist clients include general Sukuk (Ijarah, Mudarabah, Murabahah, Musharakah), asset securitization, infrastructure financing, principal and secondary market trading, asset origination procedures, asset due diligence analyses, asset pricing, asset repackaging, asset management, investment advisory, direct investment, private equity, proprietary trading, merger and acquisition, and capital structure advisory.

Russell Indexes

Website: www.russell.com/indexes/

Russell Indexes offers a comprehensive family of global equity indexes that give investors and fund managers a more precise view of the markets, provides a basis for investments, benchmarks and track performance of distinct segments consistently. The resulting index methodology produced the broad-market Russell 3000® Index for the US market and a series for the global markets. Russell Indexes also pioneered the Value, Style, Growth, Stability and Theme-based Indexes. Russell Indexes has partnered with IdealRatings to co-brand the Islamic index series for the global markets. The Islamic indexes are supervised and audited by the Shariah Supervisory Board.

Russell Indexes calculates more than 700,000 benchmarks daily, covering 98% of the investable market globally, 83 countries and more than 10,000 securities. Approximately US$5.2 trillion in assets is benchmarked to the Russell Indexes.

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Website: www.spdji.com

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than products based on indices from any other provider in the world. Since Charles Dow invented the first index in 1884, S&P DJI has become home to over one million indices across the spectrum of asset classes that have helped define the way investors measure and trade the markets.

S&P DJI has the longest history of providing Islamic market indices since the launch of DJIM World Index, the world’s first Shariah compliant benchmark in 1999. In 2006, the Dow Jones Sukuk Index was launched, which became the first index to track the performance of global Islamic fixed income securities.

Nowadays, S&P DJI offers two highly visible and widely used index families for Shariah compliant investors: The DJ Islamic Market (DJIM) Indices and S&P Shariah Indices. The two index families include thousands of broad-market, blue-chip, fixed-income and strategy and thematic indices that have passed rules-based screens for Shariah compliance and are the most visible and widely-used set of Shariah compliant benchmarks in the world. A majority of the largest asset managers in the Middle East, Southeast Asia as well as major banks/asset managers in Europe and the US that serve a Shariah clientele utilize S&P DJI to construct Shariah compliant investment strategies.

S&P DJI is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spdji.com.

 

The Treedom Group

Website: www.treedom.com

The Treedom Group is a luxurious oud oil manufacturer and supplier to the global fragrance and perfume market, with an excellent track-record of over nine years specializing in this niche industry. Alongside the oud oil production, Treedom also offers an Oud Asset Agreement, which is a Shariah compliant high yield impact savings plan exclusively designed for the Islamic market, in which Treedom invites you to purchase parcels of feedstock which will ultimately be used to produce the much sought-after luxury and aromatic oud oils.

Treedom also offers a unique ‘Promise to Buy’, providing you with full knowledge of how your financial plan will blossom. A great opportunity for individuals who are seeking a high returns package, with up to 27% return per year; offered by the Treedom Group.

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 in 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 the first and only international law firm to be licensed 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.

Wiley

Website: www.wiley.com/go/islamicfinance

Wiley is the leading global business publisher, with longstanding success and credibility with its customers and publishing partners. Wiley’s offerings include books, subscription products, and information services in all media and the program cover every topic on the business shelf, from the introductory level to the highest professional need, from long-selling standard works to popular bestsellers. Wiley serves professionals in specialized markets and consumers in various categories, a strategy that permits product franchising and deep market penetration in such areas as business, accounting, finance, Islamic finance, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture and education. The company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com

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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.

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World Vest Base

Website: www.wvb.com

World Vest Base provides a broad range of informational products directed at institutional investors, universities, bankers, analysts, tax and audit practitioners, government agencies and asset managers, M&A, private capital, equity and fixed income markets.

The company’s latest offering includes the WVB Shariah Compliance Ratings which is a relational database of financial, statistical and market information on active and inactive global companies.

The database covers 153 countries with over 44,600 active listed companies and 30,000 inactive companies. This covers approximately 99% of all listed companies and a global market capitalization of almost 100%.

WVB data is based on the country of incorporation. It describes a company as a legal entity, not individual issues or listings and offers complete documents with indexed financial transparency to the data.

For more information, visit www.wvb.com

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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 [email protected]

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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.

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Alpha Southeast Asia

Website: www.alphasoutheastasia.com

Alpha Southeast Asia celebrated its fifth anniversary as a purely Southeast Asian focused institutional investment and transactional banking magazine in 2011. The magazine has remained steadfast in its coverage of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand).

As a result, the magazine has firmly established itself as the only magazine of choice among institutional investors interested in understanding the region further. Corporate treasurers and chief financial officers in the region have also found our magazine useful given similarities in the ASEAN region. High net worth individuals and white-collar professionals have also found our articles a good alternative as opposed to what is widely available in the mainstream regional press. The magazine remains the only Hong Kong-based regional financial magazine with a dedicated monthly section on Islamic finance.

Blassys

Website: www.blassys.com/

Business Today

Website: www.businesstoday.net.my

Embedded in a younger, hipper format, Business Today focuses on how upcoming, Harvard-style generations and savvy Gen-Y professionals, managers and executives are grooving up business with new techniques, new design, new technology and fresh ideas.

Business Today takes a fresher, smarter outlook ‐ from banking to management, property to airlines, leisure to health and luxury goods ‐ and across all other key business and industry sectors. It covers critical economic, financial and business developments that impact Malaysian and multinational enterprises, and marries it to a lifestyle focus that’s second-to-none. Business Today is a monthly English publication in Malaysia. For more information, please contact Sean Yap at [email protected] or 016 641 9066

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)

Website: www.cisi.org/

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of financial centers globally. Evolved from the London Stock Exchange, CISI now has more than 40,000 members in 89 countries. In the past year, CISI set almost 39,000 examinations in 68 countries, covering a range of vocational qualifications.

Eyes of Riyadh

Website: www.eyeofriyadh.com

Financial Bridges

Website: www.financialplaces.com/

Hedge Connection

Website: www.hedgeconnection.com

Inside Investor

Website: www.insideinvestor.com/

Inside Investor is an international media company, event organizer and business consulting company with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Hong Kong and Barcelona. It provides business information and data that enables investors at all levels to identify investment opportunities in key emerging markets based on a highly comprehensive portfolio of information and services through multiple platforms; including printed investment reports and events.

Inside Investor also operates a news portal (www.investvine.com) and an online business matching platform (www.insideinvestor.com) that allows private and public institutions to share their interests and to take advantage of opportunities while balancing benefits against risks in order to maximize the success of their ventures.

Inside Investor has built an ever-growing influential global network of key business personalities, senior executives and government officials up to the highest level, and acts as a catalyst between these decision-makers to assist in identifying bilateral business opportunities.

MarketsandMarkets

Website: www.marketsandmarkets.com/

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.

RnR Market Research

Website: www.rnrmarketresearch.com/

Inovatif Media Asia

Website: www.inovatifmedia.asia

The Asset

Website: www.theasset.com/

The Asset

Engaging Asia’s key financial decision makers

The Asset is the leading monthly finance magazine for Asia. Recognized for our knowledge of each local market, The Asset specializes in providing in-house research, analysis and insight into the buying behaviour of institutional investors active in Asia, as well as our incisive interviews and case studies into how the region’s leading companies raise and manage their capital.

Voices of Leaders

Website: voicesofleaders.com

Voices of Leaders (VL) is a global business network for top executives and companies to Meet, Share and Grow locally, regionally and internationally.

The data-driven business profiles allow you to Meet top executives across a wide variety of industries, sectors and countries. Share your business needs among members looking for specific business opportunities and Grow your business network at a local and international level, while increasing the possibility of creating synergies, and finding partners and investors.

VL is committed to giving leaders from around the world a voice and in response to the demands of the digital age, VL produces interactive ebooks on the countries visited and the networking events it covers.

 

 

 


LEAD PARTNERS

AmIslamic
CIMB Islamic
HSBC Amanah

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

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

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

Finance Accreditation Agency
Moody's Investors Service
OCBC Al Amin
Standard Chartered Saadiq

EXCLUSIVE EXCHANGE PARTNER

Bursa Malaysia

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Asian Islamic Investment Management
Bank Muamalat Indonesia
DDCAP
Eastspring Investment Bhd
Eiger
Emirates NBD Group
FWU Group
Gatehouse Capital
Great Eastern Takaful
Hong Leong Islamic Bank
IdealRatings
IDCORP TOSAN
iSfin
Path Solutions
Pelaburan MARA Berhad
Rasameel
Russell Indexes
S&P Dow Jones Indices
The Treedom Group
Trowers & Hamlins
Wiley

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Cagamas

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World Vest Base

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Islamic Finance news

STRATEGIC MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica
Capital Business

MEDIA PARTNERS

Alpha Southeast Asia
Blassys
Business Today
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Eyes of Riyadh
Financial Bridges
Hedge Connection
Inside Investor
MarketsandMarkets
Oxford Business Group
RnR Market Research
Inovatif Media Asia
The Asset
Voices of Leaders