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Date: 21st April 2016 Venue: Chambre de Commerce, Luxembourg

Sponsors & Partners

LEAD PARTNER

Eethiq Advisors

Website: www.eethiq.com

EETHIQ Advisors is a Luxembourg-based advisory firm that specializes in cross-border Shariah compliant investments, created by a group of passionate experienced professionals.

EETHIQ Advisors is exposed to cross-border alternative investments and financing in a Shariah compliant context and thus benefits from a unique expertise in Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, where it has built and maintained a large network of selected and tested service providers in all business areas.

Within these jurisdictions, EETHIQ Advisors associates have rendered the following services to institutional investors (through fund structures) and HNWIs (family offices):

  • Conducting/monitoring of transactions, including acquisitions, restructurings and disposals (review of sale and purchase agreements both asset and share deals, financing agreements, etc).
  • Optimization and set up of efficient investment structures that include external financing; main challenge is to find the appropriate recognized Shariah debt and debt expense deductibility.
  • Set up of appropriate corporate governance, on-going operational management and financial reporting framework (Local GAAP, IFRS, INREV, etc).
  • Investment strategy implementation through awarding and supervision of asset managers.
  • Structuring Shariah compliant financing products on behalf of a prominent Luxembourg-based bank.

EETHIQ Advisors provides tailored, honest, transparent and independent advice to individuals and institutions targeting Shariah compliant alternative investments.

Head office
LUXEMBOURG
3, rue des Girondins
L-1626 Luxembourg

Tel: +352 27 29 55 78
Email: [email protected]

 

570easi/EasiUp

Website: https://570easi.com

Website: https://www.easiup.fr 


570 Asset Management is a purpose-driven company created in Paris in 2010, recognized as an innovative start-up by the French government, with a mission to democratize access to ethical and participative finance, starting with home finance.

Innovation drive

By bringing innovation and technology to participative and Islamic finance thanks to its research and development programs, 570 AM has demonstrated it can meet consumer demands through the simplification of financial products. 570 AM is certified by the French World Innovation Cluster, and was recently awarded the Paris 2015 FinTech Prize for its innovative home finance and savings platform.

Servicing priority needs

570 AM is a French leader in the fintech community for ethical products, operating two platforms, 570easi and Easi Up, the first specializing in home financing and saving solutions, and the second in crowdfunding focusing on student loans and educative projects financing.

570 AM has received academic recognition (Harvard program) for its mini Sukuk dedicated to the SME sector.

Key figures

570easi: +50,000 members/financing volume end of first quarter of 2016: EUR60 million (US$68.32 million)

Easi Up (launched in 2014): +5,000 users/financing volume: EUR400,000 (US$455,468)/successful projects end of first quarter of 2016: 27

Expertise in finance, real estate, Sukuk structuring and technology.

Head Office
France
44 rue Poliveau
75005 Paris

Tel: +33 1 70 69 93 27
Mail: [email protected]

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.

Tawreeq Holdings

Website: www.tawreeqholdings.com

Tawreeq Holdings is a group of related corporate entities, based in the UAE and Luxembourg, specializing in comprehensive supply chain finance (SCF) solutions targeting SMEs and their corporate clients across the MENA region.

Tawreeq undertook a novel approach by introducing world-first Shariah compliant SCF solutions to provide SMEs in the region with the needed support to grow through partnering with their obligors and offering innovative short-term Shariah compliant financial investment solutions under SCF programs. 

Tawreeq Holdings provides an innovative approach to help service the trade flow in the MENA region, offering securitization, factoring, reverse factoring and ethical management of the entire SCF cycle in a Shariah compliant process.

The Tawreeq Holdings group offers its services with four separate functional arms, utilizing the flexibility to serve its clients. Our group includes Dar Al Tawreeq Forfaiting and Factoring Services, iSCF Capital, Tawreeq Investments and HMR Consulting.

Tawreeq Holdings through its subsidiaries offers:

  • Factoring
    An efficient alternative liquidity solution that provides suppliers/SMEs with immediate access to cash by selling their approved invoices ‘receivables’.
  • Reverse factoring
    Liquidity solutions tailored for large and mid-sized corporates to extend payment terms ‘payables finance’ with regional and international suppliers.
  • Comprehensive SCF solutions
    Tailored cash flow and working capital solutions to facilitate trading and financial terms between corporates and their suppliers’ network.
  • Alternative Shariah compliant investments
    Competitive alternative asset class investment that is short-term, Shariah compliant, focused on the real economy, and provides attractive yields.

 

42 rue de la Vallée
L-2661 Luxembourg
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Phone: +352 26 92 55-1
Fax: +352 26 92 55 33-66
[email protected]

Office No. B, 10th floor
Emirates Towers Offices
P.O. Box 27941
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 (4) 3437022
800TAWREEQ

 

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Arendt & Medernach

Website: www.arendt.com

Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of more than 275 legal professionals represents Luxembourg and foreign clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law from our head office in Luxembourg and our foreign offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and New York.

Our philosophy is expressed through our five values: vision, commitment, people, independence and energy. We strive for excellence in order to achieve the best results for our clients and we always look for creative solutions.

Our specialized practice areas allow us to offer a complete range of Luxembourg legal services tailored to the client’s individual needs across all areas of business law.”

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.

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.

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.

 

 

Luxembourg for Finance

Website: www.luxembourgforfinance.com/en

Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) is the agency for the development of the financial center. It is a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg government and the Luxembourg Financial Industry Federation. Founded in 2008, its objective is to develop Luxembourg’s financial services industry and identify new business opportunities.

LFF connects international investors to the range of financial services provided in Luxembourg, such as investment funds, wealth management, capital market operations or advisory services. In addition to being the first port of call for foreign journalists, LFF cooperates with the various professional associations and monitors global trends in finance, providing the necessary material on products and services available in Luxembourg. Furthermore, LFF manages multiple communication channels, organizes seminars in international business locations and takes part in selected world-class trade fairs and congresses.

RECEPTION SPONSOR

Arendt & Medernach

Website: www.arendt.com

Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of more than 275 legal professionals represents Luxembourg and foreign clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law from our head office in Luxembourg and our foreign offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and New York.

Our philosophy is expressed through our five values: vision, commitment, people, independence and energy. We strive for excellence in order to achieve the best results for our clients and we always look for creative solutions.

Our specialized practice areas allow us to offer a complete range of Luxembourg legal services tailored to the client’s individual needs across all areas of business law.”

EXCLUSIVE KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

Thomson Reuters

Website: www.thomsonreuters.com

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision-makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

Today's dynamic markets require deep knowledge before investment decisions are made and execution strategies are planned. Thomson Reuters has been at the heart of Islamic finance for over 30 years, offering innovative investment and trading solutions to financial professionals across multiple asset classes. We provide holistic technology capabilities by embedding customized solutions into the information requirement workflows of professionals serving various business functions, while facilitating real-time connectivity to the global Islamic finance community. Whether it’s asset class, sector, country or region-specific, you can rely on us to deliver the quality of analysis that can only be expected of Thomson Reuters.

For more information, go to http://thomsonreuters.com.

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

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]

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

Website: www.asia-first.com/

Asia First provides a complete solution for financial professionals and organizations to source, purchase and manage financial news and intelligence products that they need for their business. It is a front-end website featuring extensive free daily and weekly finance news and other resources for professionals, complemented by a corporate back-end procurement platform and marketplace for buying and managing financial publications, data, research and events.

We organize specialized events and provide branding and exposure via our extensive readership and database. A one-stop shop with the following:

  • Major publishers listed with over 350 publications
  • 3,000+ research papers and reports from over 80 organizations
  • 2,000+ events listed in our events calendar
  • 500+ news feeds, five million news stories (including from Asia First) and our weekly newsletter, and
  • Smart search functionality for news and research dedicated to the financial industry.

MEDIA PARTNERS

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.

Eurekahedge

Website: www.eurekahedge.com

Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge is the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in hedge fund databases covering North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Cebu, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases and analysis, Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund publications, due diligence services, investor services, and an analytical platform service.

For more information, please visit http://www.eurekahedge.com.

 

 

 


LEAD PARTNER

Eethiq Advisors

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

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

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

Finance Accreditation Agency
Tawreeq Holdings

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Arendt & Medernach
DDCAP
Eiger
IdealRatings
Luxembourg for Finance

RECEPTION SPONSOR

Arendt & Medernach

EXCLUSIVE KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

Thomson Reuters

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica
Eurekahedge