Date: 14th November 2018 Venue: Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur

Sponsors & Partners

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

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: icd@isdb.org

Website: www.icd-ps.org

The Islamic Corporation for The Insurance Of Investment And Export Credit (ICIEC)

Website: www.iciec.com/

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) is a multilateral export credit and political risk insurer rated ‘Aa3’ with a stable outlook by Moody’s Investors Service. The ICIEC was established in 1994 by the IDB and member countries of the OIC, with an objective to encourage exports from and between member countries as well as to facilitate the flow of foreign direct investment into them by providing and encouraging the use of Shariah compliant export credit and investment insurance/reinsurance solutions.

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Website: www.itfc-idb.org

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) is a member of the IDB Group. It was established with the purpose of advancing trade among OIC member countries, which would ultimately contribute to the overarching goal of improving the socioeconomic conditions of the people across the world. The ITFC commenced operations in January 2008 and has since consolidated all trade finance businesses that used to be handled by various windows within the IDB Group. Earning an ‘A1’ rating from Moody’s Investors Service reflects the ITFC’s efficiency in service delivery by responding swiftly to customer needs in a market-driven business environment.

Since 2008, the ITFC has provided more than US$40.2 billion of trade financing to OIC member countries, making it the leading provider of trade solutions for the needs of OIC member countries. With a mission of being a catalyst for trade development among OIC member countries and beyond, the ITFC helps entities in member countries gain better access to trade finance and provides them with the necessary trade-related capacity-building tools, which would enable them to successfully compete in the global market.

 

Contact us at: 

Twitter: @ITFCCORP
Facebook: @ITFCCORP
Linkedin: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)


Tel: +966 12 646 8337
Fax: +966 12 637 1064
E-mail: ITFC@itfc-idb.org
Website: http://www.itfc-idb.org/en

The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD)

Website: https://isfd.isdb.org

The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) is the poverty alleviation arm of the IDB Group and was established as a special fund within the IDB to reduce poverty in its member countries by promoting pro-poor growth, emphasizing human development, especially improvements in healthcare and education, and providing financial support to enhance the productive capacity and sustainable means of income for the poor. 

Headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the fund was officially launched during the 32nd Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors held on the 29th-30th May 2007 in Dakar, Senegal. The fund was established in the form of a Waqf (ie trust), with a principal target capital of US$10 billion. 

All IDB member countries are expected to announce their financial contributions to the fund and extend technical and moral support to its operations. Two overarching themes, in line with the IDB Vision 1440H, define the focus of the ISFD: Improving and enhancing the income of the poor, and promoting the development of human capital.

IDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH)

Website: www.idbgbf.org

The IDB Group Business Forum – THIQAH – is the main window which acts as enabler and play facilitation and catalyst roles to connect private sector institutions in IDB Group member countries. The main objective of THIQAH is to establish a unique and innovative platform for dialogue, cooperation and inclusive partnership for business leaders committed to partnering in promising investment opportunities. THIQAH’s vision is to position itself as the leading business platform of the IDB Group serving the private sector in member countries and maximizing the achievements of successful investment projects. The primary focus is on maximizing cross-border investments among IDB Group member countries, with the support of IDB Group’s financial products and services (www.idbgbf.org). 

 

PARTNERS

Ambank Group

Website: https://www.ambankgroup.com

AmBank Group is a leading Malaysian financial services group with over 43 years of rich expertise in supporting Malaysians in their economic development. It has approximately three million customers and more than 10,000 employees.

The group was listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia in 1988. It is the sixth-largest banking group by assets in Malaysia, with a market capitalization of around RM11.6 billion (US$2.79 billion) and assets of RM137.9 billion (US$33.13 billion) as at the 31st March 2018.

AmBank Group offers a wide range of both conventional and Islamic financial solutions and services, including wholesale banking, retail banking, investment banking, underwriting of general insurance, life assurance and Takaful, stock and share broking, futures broking, investment advisory and management services in assets, real estate investment trusts and unit trusts.

The group’s purpose is to help individuals and businesses in Malaysia grow and win together.

Abdul Rahman Law Corporation (ARLC)

Website: arlcgroup.com/

The ARLC Group is a synergy of different constituent entities which are as follows: ARLC Amanah, ARLC FinTech, Abdul Rahman Law Corporation and ARLC Solutions. Together, they form a stronghold that caters to different client and industry needs, from trustee and safekeeping services, a complete boutique legal practice (including property and real estate transactions) to seminars and corporate training services. As a group, ARLC also provides expert advice to companies and individuals venturing into crowdfunding and fintech markets, which relates to its ability to cater to the trust aspects of collective investments. While maintaining a harmonious balance between the need for Shariah compliance and the state laws in Singapore, the ARLC Group strives to be the solutions provider for all things legal-related, both in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region.

ARLC Amanah is an offshore trust company that seeks to offer trust and safekeeping services for both collective investment schemes and crowdfunding specializing in the Shariah law while simultaneously abiding by the local legal system. In addition, ARLC Amanah aims to provide wealth growth and management for individuals, and serve as a reliable trustee for private family trust funds.

ARLC FinTech aims to act as a bridge for any foreign companies choosing to enter into the crowdfunding or fintech industries by providing the technical know-how and expertise in establishing the legal and corporate frameworks. Moreover, with vast experience in localized practices, ARLC FinTech endeavors to provide expertise and due diligence capabilities for fintech start-ups looking to set their footprint in Southeast Asia, mainly in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Abdul Rahman Law Corporation (ARLC) offers a comprehensive range of legal services, from estate planning to probate and conveyancing, and even legal advice on Shariah-related matters. Whether the client is an individual or a corporate entity, ARLC promises to uphold an uncompromising standard of legal practice, to not just best serve its clients’ interests and welfare, but the community as well.

As a related entity of ARLC, ARLC Solutions offers expertise in areas such as mediation, drafting of legal documents, corporate compliance, as well as training and seminars in Islamic finance and other legal topics. In addition, ARLC Solutions also provides residency programs for individuals who are interested in setting up a business or home in Grenada, Cyprus and Slovakia.

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.

 

 

MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Website: https://s.bk.mufg.jp/global/malaysia/index.html

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)’s banking subsidiary, MUFG Bank (Malaysia), or formerly known as Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia), has been providing services to Malaysian and Japanese corporations since 1957.

Over the past 60 years, we have strengthened our presence in Malaysia with an increased number of new customers as well as long-term relationships with a large number of Japanese investors. MUFG Bank (Malaysia) enjoys the strong support of MUFG Bank. MUFG has a 125-year tradition in international and domestic banking. Our customers enjoy access to MUFG’s global network and services of 2,000 offices spanning more than 50 countries.

In recognition of the growing significance of Islamic finance in the global market, MUFG established an Islamic banking arm in Malaysia in 2008, making it the first Japanese bank to offer Islamic banking products and services.

In 2014, MUFG launched a US$500 million multicurrency Sukuk program and set a landmark by issuing the world’s first yen-denominated Sukuk. In 2015, MUFG established Islamic banking capabilities at its branch in the Dubai International Financial Centre to better serve customers in the EMEA region.

With the twin hubs in Malaysia and Dubai, MUFG is committed to supporting clients by offering a comprehensive suite of Shariah compliant banking products and services, including financing, deposits, derivatives, securitization as well as advisory services.

The Perth Mint

Website: https://www.perthmint.com/

The Perth Mint (the Mint) is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its diverse operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the leading refinery in the southern hemisphere and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint maintains endorsements from commodity trading centers in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. Each year, the Mint exports US$14 billion-worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors located in 130 countries and, with a reputation for innovation and excellence, it issues legal tender commemoratives on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia and surrounding nations for collectors.

Wholly owned by the government of Western Australia, the Mint offers the world’s only precious metals investment and storage program guaranteed by a sovereign entity and currently manages US$3 billion-worth of metals on behalf of 30,000 clients. Committed to sharing the remarkable story of gold with the global community, the Mint also hosts a premier tourist destination.

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 150 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 among 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 international law firm operating 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.

AN AUDIENCE WITH

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.

 

HOST MEDIA PARTNERS

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 subs@IslamicFinancenews.com

IFNFintech

Website: https://www.ifnfintech.com/

Fintech is one of the most exciting new sectors of the global financial industry, breaking boundaries and challenging preconceptions in one of the shake-ups of the century. A new class of financial players is disrupting the status quo – and financial institutions must embrace this change or face being left behind as the financial landscape transforms beyond recognition.

But although fintech as a whole has been well-served by the media, the Islamic segment has so far made limited penetration on public consciousness – despite the enormous potential it represents for the industry. There is a clear chasm between the multitude of pioneering entrepreneurs, start-ups and fintech firms making waves in the Islamic space; and the interested investors, institutions and stakeholders keen to explore these opportunities.
Recognizing this information gap, IFN is delighted to introduce to you a bespoke multi-channel platform – IFN FinTech.

Comprised of four tranches, IFN FinTech is a one-stop-shop for industry knowledge, networking and communication – supported by our unrivaled global network, our strong social media platform and our trusted multimedia Islamic finance offering.

IFN Corporate

Website: www.ifncorporate.com/

IFN CORPORATE: Your door to new opportunities

Leveraging the market-leading expertise of Islamic Finance news and the unrivalled global network of REDmoney Group, IFN CORPORATE is a brand-new monthly publication aiming to revolutionize the commercial application of Islamic financial services through education, information and communication.

Designed specifically for the global corporate market, IFN CORPORATE is a simple, sensible and straight-talking summary of Islamic financial instruments, concepts, structures, products and trends that offers an easy-to-understand avenue into the compelling opportunities of Shariah compliant alternatives. Clear, concise and comprehensive, it offers invaluable insight into the Islamic industry and creates an essential platform through which the corporate world and compliant market can communicate.

MEDIA PARTNERS

AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics

Website: www.alhudacibe.com

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics (CIBE) is a recognized name in Islamic banking and finance Market for trainings, research and advisory over the last six years. The prime goal has always been to remain stick to the commitments and provide state-of-the-art Advisory Consultancy and Education through various well recognized modes viz. Campus programs, Distance learning programs, Trainings Workshops, Awareness Programs and Islamic Microfinance Products Development all side by side through our distinguished and generally acceptable and known Publications in Islamic Banking and Finance.

We are dedicated to serve the community as a unique institution providing trainings, education and consultancy in the field of Islamic Banking & Finance not only in Pakistan but all over the world. We have so far organized more than 300 trainings, 32 successful campus programs and training courses with numerous national and international students. 

Alpha Journal

Website: www.alphajournal.com/

Alpha Journal working with Shoot You combines years of perfecting the art of storytelling through words and video/animation. We set high standards. Our content is designed to entertain and engage. We believe all areas of financial services need a creative way to tell their stories and connect with investors. Through story telling in words and images, Alpha Journal and Shoot You produce accessible information and help clients make positive and informed choices. We help you better communicate with existing and prospective clients – and keep them engaged and interested in what you are doing. We create high quality and trusted content. We help increase understanding and knowledge about what you do and how you do it. Using a mixture of high quality video and animation, we can offer you website and marketing content that will keep investors engaged and help attract new capital. Click for more information and to see a selection of videos and animations.

CMO Asia

Website: www.cmoasia.org/

In 2010, CMO Asia was launched to plug a vacuum in the Marketing community. This is a peer networking body and this effort helps connect all marketers across sectors on a common platform. The vision of this platform is to share the latest stories that have worked across branding & marketing space & provide learning opportunities from the experiences of every marketing professional. This is the need of the hour to be able to thrive for the future. Do visit www.cmoasia.org

Dunia Fintech.com

Website: https://www.duniafintech.com/

DuniaFintech.com is the largest media online in Indonesia of specialized financial technology and have services as media partners of events and publishing. Established in 2017, the firm has offices in Jakarta, Indonesia. We are offering an advertorial, back link and banner for advertising. DuniaFintech.com is a leading global digital news, focusing on bringing financial technology related news and providing advertising services on technology, blockchain, property, cryptocurrency, and other ads that allow to appear in the online media DuniaFintech.com. For more info, visit www.DuniaFintech.com

Focus Economics

Website: https://www.focus-economics.com/

FocusEconomics is a leading provider of economic analysis and forecasts for 127 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, as well as price forecasts for 33 key commodities. The company is supported by an extensive global network of analysts- Since its launch in 1999, FocusEconomics has established a solid reputation as a reliable source for timely and accurate business intelligence among Clients from a variety of industries, including the world's major financial institutions, multinational companies and government agencies.

Link: https://www.focus-economics.com/download-sample-report

ICO Holder

Website: https://icoholder.com/

ICOholder is a platform that was established to provide its users reliable information about the best Initial Coin Offering projects and help ICOs attract more investors.

Middle East Business Magazine & News

Website: middleeast-business.com/

Middle East Business News and Magazine is part of Ougarit Group for Marketing. Middle East Business provides quality information about business dynamics and pertinent economic and socio-economic issues, highlights investment prospects, analyses business trends and connects private sector players within the Middle East region, and between this important region and other countries around the globe.  The magazine also sheds light on gender issues related to business as well as on creative approaches by policy-makers to resolve business related dilemmas. Middle East Business is an important economic media communication vehicle for promoting private sector-led growth in the Middle East region.

Middle East Business is powered by a mobile application, website and through social media. We solidified all of this with an audiovisual channel on You Tube. We are strengthened by a network of correspondents across many countries.

http://middleeast-business.com

www.facebook.com/MiddleEastBusinessNews

OIC Today

Website: www.oictoday.biz/

OIC TODAY is a business and investment magazine that has been providing informative description of the structure and components of the Islamic economy and how companies could benefit from its great potential and the opportunities it has to offer. The mandate of the magazine was envisioned by the late Dato’ Dr Raja Mohamad Abdullah ,who was determined to make Malaysia a global hub for Halal and other facets of the Islamic economy, and this is one of the objectives of OIC TODAY.

The magazine is published monthly including topics covering activities from all OIC member countries. Complimentary copies are sent to top government officials, CEOs of large corporations, ambassadors of the OIC member countries in Malaysia, university vice chancellors, etc. Besides, the magazine is placed in the major bookstores in Malaysia and other countries. Annually, OIC TODAY honours the Jewels of the Muslim World and The Muslim World Rania Awards.

Smart Investor

Website: www.smartinvestor.com.my/

Smart Investor is the country’s leading monthly investment magazine. It focuses on enhancing value for both retail and institutional investors via its extensive corporate and financial commentaries and features. Smart Investor contains a balanced mix of articles that cover a wide spectrum of topics; ranging from macro and micro market scenarios, economics, and wealth management to property, gadgets and lifestyle. Smart Investor has a pool of authoritative expert contributors and takes pride in attracting professional experts in their respective fields to contribute their knowledge and experience. It also has a talented in-house team that provides a level of insight and depth that is not usually found in other publications of this nature.

The SME Times

Website: www.thesmetimes.com/

The SME Times provides with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the SME Sector including in depth coverage, news, views, and reviews market dynamics, research and design of this industry. For more info, kindly visit http://www.thesmetimes.com/

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.

 

 

 


MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
The Islamic Corporation for The Insurance Of Investment And Export Credit (ICIEC)
International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) IDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH) 

PARTNERS

Ambank Group
Abdul Rahman Law Corporation (ARLC)
IdealRatings
MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
The Perth Mint
Trowers & Hamlins

AN AUDIENCE WITH

S&P Dow Jones Indices

HOST MEDIA PARTNERS

Islamic Finance news
IFNFintech
IFN Corporate

MEDIA PARTNERS

AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics
Alpha Journal
CMO Asia
Dunia Fintech.com
Focus Economics
ICO Holder
Middle East Business Magazine & News
OIC Today
Smart Investor
The SME Times
The Business Year