Advancing the Sustainable Development of a World Class Islamic Economy
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Date: 15th & 16th September 2014 Venue: Conrad Hotel, Dubai

Sponsors & Partners

LEAD PARTNER

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.

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

REAL ESTATE PARTNER

King & Spalding

Website: www.kslaw.com

King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 30 years experience advising clients globally on Islamic finance. Consistently ranked among the best in the world, the firms global Islamic finance and investment practice includes nearly 30 lawyers and professionals in offices across Europe, the US and the Middle East.

In Europe, the firm is recognized as a leader in structuring and advising on Shariah compliant real estate financing and investments, as well as advising various international investment banks in their capacities as arrangers in debt capital market transactions, particularly Sukuk issuances. In the US, the firm is widely acknowledged as the firm of choice for Shariah compliant investment and financing transactions. In the Middle East, the firm leads in the formation of investment funds across a range of asset sectors, and the innovative fund structures it has developed to deal with local ownership and financing restrictions are now precedents followed by the industry. The firm maintains a leading role in handling debt capital markets work, in particular Sukuk issuances for issuers and lead arrangers across the Middle East and Turkey.

EXCLUSIVE SHARIAH ADVISORY PARTNER

Dar al Sharia

Website: www.daralsharia.com

Dar Al Sharia, a subsidiary of Dubai Islamic Bank, holds a pioneering position in the field of Islamic finance consultancy. It is involved in structuring and documentation for all types of Sukuk, syndication and fund transactions, besides development of new and innovative products for retail, corporate, treasury and asset management segments of Islamic banking. The restructuring and unwinding of existing transactions in a Shariah compliant manner is also its forte.

With the help of a unique and award-winning combination of lawyers, scholars, bankers, auditors, trainers and financial analysts headed by Dr Hussain Hamed Hassan and Sohail Zubairi, renowned Shariah scholar and industry practitioner respectively, Dar Al Sharia carries research, develops training courses, advises on Islamic finance legislation to countries, provides complete Shariah solutions for the conversion of banks from conventional to Islamic, and provides a full range of products to Takaful companies. Another area where Dar Al Sharia has developed unmatched expertise is Waqf or Islamic trusts.

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

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 has executed more than EUR1 billion (US$1.08 billion)-worth of cross-border alternative investment strategies and financing in a Shariah compliant context and thus benefits from a unique expertise in Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, where it has gained in-depth knowledge of real estate and private equity transactions.

Within these jurisdictions, EETHIQ Advisors’ associates address the most complex needs of both institutional investors (through fund structures) and high-net-worth individuals (family offices and entrepreneurs) by the following:

  • Create and implement corporate governance strategies around the institutions, families and individual’s needs, as well as financial and economic reporting tailored to the needs.
  • When requested, advise on the adequacy of an investment with the defined wealth management strategy.
  • Hands-on execution and ongoing management of transactions, including acquisition, restructuring and disposals.
  • Optimize and set up efficient investment structures that include external Shariah compliant financing.

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

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.

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.

 

 

INCEIF

Website: www.inceif.org

INCEIF, the acronym for International Center for Education in Islamic Finance, was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia in 2005 to offer postgraduate Islamic finance programs which include: Masters in Islamic Finance Practice, MSc in Islamic Finance and PhD in Islamic Finance. Its tagline, ‘The Global University of Islamic Finance’, personifies the unique nature of INCEIF which is being dedicated to human capital development for the global Islamic financial services industry.

In its sixth year of operation, INCEIF remains the only university in the world to focus solely on postgraduate studies in Islamic finance. As a result, the university has attracted partners from other academic institutions and the private sector from all over the world eager to tap into its pool of Islamic finance experts.

To complement its mission to produce world-class talent for the global Islamic finance industry, INCEIF, as a knowledge leader in Islamic finance, offers industry-focused executive education that includes customized executive programs. INCEIF’s research unit carries out academic and commercial research which provides trend analysis, economic growth indicators and specific cross-border business strategy.

Islamic Banking Intelligence

Website: islamicbankingintelligence.com

Khalij Islamic

Website: www.khalijislamic.com/

Khalij Islamic (KI), established in 2008, is an Islamic finance investment and advisory boutique with a presence in the UK, the UAE and Bahrain. Khalij Islamic (UK) is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK.

KI offers strategic consulting, and specialized expertise for developing, structuring, sourcing and placing bespoke Shariah compliant financial products focusing on ‘true asset’ investment products as well as Islamic liquidity and risk management solutions.

KI, adds value by providing a broad range of professional and reliable world class end to end Shariah services by harnessing the skills and collective intellectual capabilities of a seasoned management team that boasts over 100 years of collective investment banking and consulting experience, together with the connectivity with highly respected world-renowned Shariah scholars and affiliation and collaboration with influential industry bodies in the Islamic finance space.

KI focuses on bringing new asset classes and high quality Islamic investment products to Islamic investors. This not only gives Islamic investors increased opportunities to invest in high quality investment products but also helps them to diversify their portfolios from the traditional asset classes.

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.

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Amana Capital

Website: Information to be updated soon.

Amana Capital is Sri Lanka’s first only fully Shariah compliant investment bank. We provide a full range of advisory services including debt structuring, mergers and acquisitions, capital structuring and company valuations. We are also Sri Lanka’s largest Shariah compliant fund manager and we offer customized private wealth management solutions to high net worth individuals and fund management and investment advisory services to corporates.

Our in-depth understanding of market dynamics and sound technical expertise drive informed advice to clients. ACL’s fund management team provides advice on multi-asset class portfolios and consists of personnel with exposure to local and international capital markets.

Amana Global

Website: www.amanaglobal.com

We leverage specialist insight and financial acumen to deliver a breadth of services including customized sustainable financial advisory services on debt and equity financing, wealth management and corporate advisory sought after by corporates as well as high net worth individuals.

Unbound by geography, we seek opportunities in attractive markets where businesses, institutions and individuals can create and achieve financial value. In doing so, we source cross border expertise and research through our network to unleash limitless possibilities.

In light of growing interest in Shariah compliant finance, we are committed to enhance industry knowledge through shared learning, developing innovative financial solutions and opening channels to enable enterprise.

Bank of London and The Middle East (BLME)

Website: www.blme.com/

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.

Dentons

Website: www.dentons.com/

Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients with a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Our Middle East network is one of the largest and longest established of any international law firm in the region – we have been on the ground for half a century. With more than 110 legal professionals, many of them bilingual in Arabic and English, our team delivers a comprehensive understanding of local laws, customs and practices.

Dentons's Islamic finance team is a leader in its field. We are at the forefront of innovation in Islamic finance and work closely with key industry stakeholders. Clients use us for our unrivalled Shariah local knowledge and international expertise across the Middle East, Europe and Asia. We offer a full range of services in domestic and international Islamic finance law advice. Our Shariah solutions are world class, offering practical experience and expertise across a wide range of industry sectors.

DLA Piper

Website: https://www.dlapiper.com

DLA Piper is a leading global, business law firm. We provide legal services to clients across key industry sectors including banking and financial services, real estate and construction, technology and healthcare. We understand the global importance and impact of Islamic financial services, and remain committed to supporting our clients wherever they do business. Our international reach and integration means that DLA Piper can handle Islamic finance matters originating in all of the major financial centers. Our lawyers have significant experience in acting for Islamic and conventional clients involved in the Islamic finance industry (including financial institutions, corporates, funds, market regulators and other government entities). For further information please visit www.dlapiper.com.

Falah Capital

Website: www.falahcapital.net

Falah Capital is an investment company that specializes in Shariah compliant index management solutions for all investor types, throughout the world. It will be delivering these investment services through exchange traded funds and separately managed accounts.

Falah Capital and its industry-leading partners are able to efficiently create a wide variety of globally tradable investment products. Through Shariah compliant index segmentation, account and product allocations can be as broad or specific as needed, by country, region, sector, or market capitalization.

Falah Capital was formed by a group of seasoned financial professionals that have held executive level roles at Fortune 500 companies, central banks, and Islamic financial institutions.

For more information, please write to us at [email protected].

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.

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

 

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Website: www.morganlewis.com/

Morgan Lewis has strong experience in advising clients on Shariah compliant debt capital markets, structured transactions and investment fund formations across the Middle East, the US and Europe. Our award-winning team focuses on structuring cross-border Islamic finance transactions particularly where foreign issuers and fund managers are seeking to raise debt or equity from Islamic investors. As such, we have advised clients on complex and innovative transactions across more than 30 jurisdictions including, for example, the first corporate Sukuk issuances out of the US, Luxembourg, Germany and Oman; the first capital protected fund; multiple asset-backed structured notes; as well as a wide range of feeder and parallel fund structures for some of the largest global buyout and real estate fund managers.

We provide innovative advice to international organizations, financial institutions, corporations, investment banks, private equity firms, government entities, and credit agencies on a full range of Shariah compliant investment and financial products. We also have strong relationships with prominent Shariah advisors whether based in the Middle East or beyond.

Morgan Lewis offers more than 2,000 lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisors, regulatory scientists, and other specialists in 28 offices across the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. For more information, visit us online at www.morganlewis.com.

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

Saturna Sdn Bhd

Website: www.saturna.com.my/

As an asset management firm, we tailor investment programs to our clients’ objectives. We are primarily long-term investors, seeking to preserve and grow clients’ capital over time. With more than two decades of Shariah compliant investing experience, the Saturna group is committed to providing high-value services at low cost.

Their expertise covers US equities & fixed income, global equities & fixed income and ASEAN equities.

Trasset

Website: www.trasset.com/

TRASSET is a fast growing IT solution provider for financial institutions with headquarters in Milano and offices in Europe, Middle East, North America and ASEAN regions.

TRASSET offers STP IT solutions, and its systems are being implemented in more than 20 countries around the world, including major international and regional financial institutions like ING, Raiffeisen, Allianz, AXA, Al Rajhi, VIG etc.

TRASSET systems manage the core activities of any conventional or Islamic bank in one integrated system (covering the treasury management, corporate/SME financing, trustee banking, custody/depository activities) and supports the end-to-end activities of the investment fund managers.

Our robust product features a multi-entity, multi-currency and multi-time zone as well as modular and open architecture, making us one of the most comprehensive, flexible and scalable banking solutions available on the market, ready to manage within one system the international activities of any financial group.

Visit www.trasset.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.

LANYARDS SPONSOR

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

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]

STRATEGIC 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.

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.

MEDIA PARTNERS

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/

Eyes of Riyadh

Website: www.eyeofriyadh.com

Financial Bridges

Website: www.financialplaces.com/

Hedge Connection

Website: www.hedgeconnection.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.

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.

The Business Year

Website: www.thebusinessyear.com/

The Business Year (TBY) is a global media group specializing in economic news, research on national economies, and business intelligence across emerging markets. With operations in over 35 countries, we bring first-hand insights to investors, businesses, and governments worldwide.

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.

WORLD CSR DAY

Website: www.worldcsrday.com

The WORLD CSR DAY is guided by Leaders.... Leaders who believe in the value of Sustainable CSR; that which is built in the fabric of business - making it a reality. Leaders produce Leaders will be a common thread uniting nations and people who take CSR more responsibly. They also believe that CSR is a tool to the Development of the Future. Leaders, Professionals, CSR Practitioners, CEOs, Sustainability Experts and Media honchos in different parts of the world will help in spreading the message of World CSR Day. Let’s Unite the World with the Spirit & Energy for conscious CSR. (www.worldcsrday.com)

 

 

 


LEAD PARTNER

Emirates NBD Group

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

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

REAL ESTATE PARTNER

King & Spalding

EXCLUSIVE SHARIAH ADVISORY PARTNER

Dar al Sharia

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

Eethiq Advisors
Finance Accreditation Agency
IdealRatings
INCEIF
Islamic Banking Intelligence
Khalij Islamic
Russell Indexes

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Amana Capital
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