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Date: 21st September 2016 Venue: Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur

In April 2015, IFN launched its inaugural IFN Investor Forum in Dubai to great success, allowing participants to focus on exactly the issues that are relevant to them and creating a targeted, effective and efficient platform for discussion, analysis and action on both sides of the industry coin.

Going forward, to ensure that the broadest and most effective global coverage is achieved, the annual IFN Investors Forum will alternate between Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. This event will encompass everything related to Islamic investment, attracting a truly global audience and focusing on both the central issues to the area and also on the latest developments, trends and innovations across the sector. The wide-ranging program will include multiple and varied formats and sessions for maximum participation: including a brand new series of issuer case studies.

The IFN Investors Forum 2016 will take place in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Agenda

09:20 – 09:30
Welcome Remarks
Motion: Will alternative investment platforms become the new normal for the asset management industry?
 
09:30 – 10:30
Investing in Interesting Times
Moderator: Khalid Howladar — Global Head of Islamic Finance, Moody’s Investor Services, the UAE
Panelists: Edward Gustely — Managing Director, Penida Capital, Indonesia
Michael Orzano
— Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices, the US
Mohamad Safri Shahul Hamid  Senior Managing Director and Deputy CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank
Monem Salam — President, Saturna Malaysia
 
10:30 – 10:45
Presentation: Asia Pacific Asset Management 2020: Get Ready for the Asian Decade
Armin Choksey
— Director, Head of Asian Investment Fund Center, PwC Singapore

 
10:45 – 11:15
Coffee & Networking
 
11:15 – 11:55
Integration of ESG/SRI funds in the Shariah funds Marketplace
Moderator: Lawrence Oliver — Deputy CEO, DDCAP, the UK
Panelists: Gerald Ambrose  CEO, Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management
Maznah Mahbob
— CEO, AmInvest
Ruslena Ramli — Head of Islamic Finance, RAM Ratings

 
11:55 – 12:25
Real Asset Investing: What trends will we see shaping investments in oil, infrastructure, real estate and commodities?
Moderator: Vineeta Tan  Editor, Islamic Finance news
Panelists: Elias Moubarak Partner, Trowers & Hamlins, Bahrain
Lim Say Cheong — Head of Islamic Banking, Maybank Singapore
Richard Thomas — Institutional, Governmental and Multilateral Relationships, Gatehouse Bank, the UK

 
12:25 – 12:35
Luncheon Address
Lawrence Oliver — Deputy CEO, DDCAP, the UK
 
12:35 – 13:45
Luncheon
 
13:45 – 14:15
The Challenge of Cross Border Distribution: What’s Holding the Industry Back?
Moderator: Dinesh Virik — Managing Director, Novagni Analytics & Advisory
Panelists: Armin Choksey — Director, Head of Asian Investment Fund Center, PwC Singapore
Roslina Abdul Rahman — Managing Director, Amundi Malaysia
Sandeep Singh — Country Head, Malaysia, and Head of Islamic Business, Franklin Templeton Investments
 
13:50 – 16:30
RFI Roundtable (See below)
 
 
14:15 – 15:05
Talking Shop with Fund Managers and Institutional Investors 
Moderator: Stuart Hutton — Chief Investment Officer, Simply Ethical, the UK
Panelists: Jamaluddin Nor Mohamad — Director, Islamic Capital Market, Bursa Malaysia
Mahdzir Othman
— CEO, i-VCAP  
Norashikin Kassim — CEO, CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management
Saliegh Salaam
— Portfolio Manager, Old Mutual Investment Group, South Africa
Sohail Jaffer
— Deputy CEO, FWU Group, the UAE
 
15:05 – 15:20
In Conversation: The Hunt for Yield, Challenge of Liquidity and Preservation of Wealth in a Stressed Economic Environment
Intervieweer: Stella Cox — Managing Director, DDCap, the UK
Interviewee: Professor Dr Rifaat Ahmed Abdelkarim — CEO, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation
 
15:20 – 16:20
The Islamic Funds Landscape in the Age of Fintech: Blockchain, Crypto Currencies and Digital Distribution
Moderator: Mohd Atasha Alias — Head of Scale Up Excellence, MDec and Founder of DigitalEconomist.co
Panelists: Daniel Goettfert — Country Manager, FundedbyMe Malaysia
Kyri Andreou
— Director and Co-Founder, ATA Plus
Mark Smalley — Co-founder and CEO, Neuroware
Mohamed Izam Mohamed Yusof — CEO, IAP Integrated

Naysan Munusamy — COO, pitchIN
 
16:10 – 16:40
Coffee and Networking
 
16:40
End of Forum
 

RFI Roundtable

13:50 – 14:05
Introductory Remarks:
Daud Vicary Abdullah — President and CEO, International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
 
14:05 – 15:00
Does ESG improve Islamic finance?
  • How can Sukuk work for social impact in a unique way?
  • Is 'following the law' and 'being Shariah compliant' the extent of Islamic finance's social responsibility?
  • How do banks approach ESG?
Moderator: Daud Vicary Abdullah — President and CEO, International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
Panelists: Blake Goud — CEO, RFI Foundation
Khalid Howladar
— Global Head, Islamic Finance, Moody's Investor Service
 
15:00 – 15:30
Break
 
15:30 – 16:30
Does Islamic finance create positive social impact that ESG cannot?
  • Will Islamic finance broaden the reach of responsible finance in emerging markets?
  • Can unlocking the creativity of Muslim Millennials expand the social impact of Islamic finance
  • Where has Islamic finance succeeded and struggled to connect with other approaches to responsible finance?
Moderator: Stuart Hutton — Chief Investment Officer, Simply Ethical
Panelists: Abdulla Al Awar — CEO, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre
Professor Dr Rifaat Ahmed Abdelkarim
 — Chairperson, The RFI Foundation

Stella Cox — Managing Director, DDCAP, the UK
 
 
 

 

 

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