Maximizing Islamic banking and finance opportunities in Kuwait’s robust economic landscape
Date: 19th October 2015 Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Kuwait City

Press Release

Islamic Finance news Kuwait Forum 2015

In its sophomore year, the highly anticipated IFN Kuwait Forum 2015 will be held on the 19th October 2015 at JW Marriott Hotel in Kuwait City. Kuwaiti investors have long been recognized as highly active investors not only in the GCC but also in the US and Europe.

As Kuwaitis continue to look for innovative Shariah compliant investment options, the country’s regulators have begun the process of revising laws to allow for more domestic activity in the Shariah compliant space. Having a long-standing Islamic banking and finance history, recent market advancements suggest that Kuwait’s Islamic finance story would continue to grow despite the precarious position of the state amid depressed oil prices.

The one-day event will kick off by a panel session on the outlook on the Islamic banking and finance sector in Kuwait which encompasses the recent Capital Markets Authority (CMA) updates and guidelines affecting foreign funds placement in Kuwait, infrastructure and mega projects under the government’s new five-year development plan as well as the nation’s new public-private partnership law. This is followed by an exclusive presentation on the macroeconomic outlook for Kuwait and the GCC by a representative from Kuwait Finance House.

The late morning sessions will deliberate on treasury and liquidity management in the GCC’s Islamic financial institutions, how Kuwaiti banks can join the GCC in the issuance of Tier 1 and 2 securities as well as an outlook on liquidity management products and the use of global Islamic commodity platforms in liquidity management. This is followed by another presentation on Kuwait’s potential as an investment destination in terms of opportunities and challenges for inward investment and the role of Islamic finance.

Taking it a step further, the next segment of the IFN Kuwait Forum 2015 maps out the Kuwaiti Shariah compliant investment landscape. The panel will discuss the country’s CMA Law No. 7 of 2010, foreign funds placement and the rise of Islamic funds in Kuwait, as well as preferred asset classes among Kuwaiti investors. A deal dialogue will subsequently take place, followed by another intriguing discourse on investment trends, strategies and risks for the global real estate market, new investment sectors as well as private equity in emerging asset classes such as education and health care, and venture capital in regional start-ups.

With seasoned industry practitioners from diverse backgrounds speaking at the forum, the IFN Kuwait Forum 2015 will once again focus on inward as well as outward investment, opportunities for Sukuk and the outlook for real estate investment on a global scale.

For more information, please contact Emerson Dinesh:

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