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Date: 14th September 2016 Venue: Borsa Istanbul

Sponsors & Partners

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Borsa Istanbul

Website: www.borsaistanbul.com

Borsa Istanbul, with historical roots going back to 1873, is a diversified regional exchange in Turkey, providing trading, settlement, custody and registry services for equities, derivatives, fixed income and repo, precious metals and Islamic finance products.           

The company operates under a single umbrella, following its de-mutualization and incorporation in 2012 and the successful completion of horizontal integration (via the acquisition of the derivatives and gold exchanges) and vertical integration (via control of the two domestic post-trade firms), shortly thereafter.

Through its markets, Borsa Istanbul offers corporates, investors and traders in the region a broad range of financial products suited to their needs, and efficient access to extensive capital markets. Post-trade and depository services are offered by its majority-owned subsidiaries of Takasbank (Istanbul Settlement and Custody Bank) and MKK (Central Securities Depository). Borsa Istanbul calculates 360 indices that measure and benchmark equity and fixed income markets in Turkey.

Borsa Istanbul is a shareholder in the Sarajevo, Baku, Kyrgyz and Montenegro Stock Exchanges, as well as LCH. Clearnet. 

For further information, please visit Borsa Istanbul at www.borsaistanbul.com, and follow us on Facebook, and Twitter.

LEAD PARTNERS

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 firm’s global Islamic finance and investment practice includes over 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.

 

Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi

Website: www.turkiyefinans.com.tr/en/index.aspx

The Turkiye Finans Participation Bank is the well-established participation bank of Turkey that has been operating with its strong capital structure since 2005, with the National Commercial Bank (NCB) as its main shareholder owning 67.03% of its shares.

Since 2008, Turkiye Finans has been under the management of the NCB, the largest bank of Saudi Arabia and one of the leading players in the participation banking sector. 

In the first half of 2016, Turkiye Finans’s assets stood at TRY40.4 billion (US$13.6 billion) and the bank operated 286 branches with 4,091 staff and it also has services and solutions to its broad customer base in commercial/corporate banking, SME banking and retail banking segments with its strong service platform that consists of effective alternative distribution channels.

 

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 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.

AN AUDIENCE WITH IS SPONSORED BY

HSBC

Website: www.hsbc.com.tr/eng/

HSBC Turkey, operating in Turkey since 1990, provides services in wholesale banking, retail banking and wealth management. HSBC Turkey offers a full spectrum of financial services to its customers through branches, telephone banking, ATMs and digital banking channels. HSBC Group, as one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations, serves customers worldwide from around 4,400 offices in 71 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Al Baraka

Website: www.albarakaturk.com.tr/

Al Baraka is today at the forefront of Islamic banking and emphasizes a commitment to becoming the natural global leader in Islamic banking. Al Baraka is a strong symbol of not only uniting all subsidiaries under a single banner, but stands for building trust and adding value to the lives of our customers. The Unified Corporate Entity of Al Baraka links the philosophical dimension of participation and partnership and the equitable sharing of risk and reward – upon which Islamic banking is based.

Al Baraka Banking Group has a wide geographical presence in the form of subsidiary banking units and representative offices in 15 countries, which in turn provide their services through over 600 branches. Al Baraka currently has a strong presence in Jordan, Tunisia, Sudan, Turkey, Bahrain, Egypt, Algeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, including two representative offices in Indonesia and Libya.

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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.

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.

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.

 

 

IE Business School

Website: www.ie.edu

IE is recognized as one of the world’s top business education institutions. We deliver transformative leaders who foster innovation and change within their organizations. We strive to produce managers as entrepreneurs who create jobs, wealth and make a difference in society at large.

IE Corporate Relations is the meeting point for organizations to partner with IE, to cultivate their talent, innovation and knowledge. Our expert team works closely with an organization’s leadership to analyze talent needs and define customized strategies and action plans. We build on a long history of success with leading companies of all sizes and industries, from start-ups to major corporations.

We leverage the full potential of IE’s diverse and global knowledge ecosystem to help companies and institutions analyze their talent needs in key areas such as:

  • Talent acquisition: helping companies identify and match the best talent for their needs.
  • Learning and development: cultivating the knowledge and skills that a team needs to succeed and add value to an organization.
  • Knowledge creation: undertaking joint initiatives with our partners to achieve growth and create value.
  • Corporate innovation: working as an extension of our partners’ in-house innovation capabilities to develop new competitive advantages.

IE is an international institution with a global mindset and a humanistic approach that draws on its core values of innovation and entrepreneurship to produce the next generation of business leaders. Our strong, international faculty teaches a diverse student body representing 128 nationalities on a variety of acclaimed undergraduate (IE University), Master’s, PhD and executive education programs at IE Business School, IE Law School, IE School of Architecture and Design, IE School of Human Sciences and Technology and IE School of International Relations. Our 56,000 alumni hold management positions in over 126 countries.

IE is committed to pioneering new insights and generating cutting-edge knowledge that allows leaders to identify and tackle the complex challenges facing businesses today. In keeping with this mission, we harness our full global potential to promote the kind of corporate innovation that not only gives our partners an edge, but also creates sustainable solutions that benefit society as a whole.

María de Molina, 11, 28006 Madrid, Spain
www.ie.edu
Tel.: +34 91 568 96 00
[email protected]

 

 

 

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

BMD Securities

Website: www.bmd.com.tr

BMD Securities is a Turkey-based brokerage company with integrated investment banking services including brokerage, asset management, corporate finance, research and investment consulting. With its solid ownership structure and through its wide distribution network comprising agencies that include most of the participation banks in Turkey, the firm offers many unique Islamic and conventional investment vehicles to investors across the country. Among the many highlights of the firm’s achievements are being the issuer and manager of the Dow Jones Islamic Market Turkey ETF, the world’s first Islamic market ETF; and provider of the first local compliant equity index of Turkey, the Participation Index. For more information on BMD, visit http://www.bmd.com.tr.

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.

RESEARCH PARTNER

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.

OFFICIAL TURKISH MEDIA PARTNERS

Albayrak Medya

Website: www.albayrak.com.tr

Albayrak Media was founded with the initial issue of the Yeni Safak newspaper in 1994. Albayrak Media has many different brands as a result of being one of the most important media companies with courageous and fair publishing principles.

Besides strong brands such as Yeni Safak and TVNET, Albayrak Media too publishes magazines such as Derin Tarih, Derin Ekonomi, Lokma, Nihayet, Cins, Gerçek Hayat, Skyroad and Kirmizi Beyaz. We also carry out advertising activities with the Reklam Piri and Arkitekt Medya brands. In addition, Albayrak Media offers Gazete Manset and Dergilik as channels from which all of the magazines and newspapers can be read, distributed by Birlikte Dagitim and appearing online by Piri Medya.

Albayrak Media is continuously growing with the support of expert employees in their fields and is one of the most powerful media corporations of Turkey, with new brands in print, visual and digital media.

Derin Ekonomi

Website: www.derinekonomi.com

For some, magazine publishing is a moribund adventure, but we don’t think so. Derin Ekonomi, or Deep Economy, is the fourth magazine the Albayrak Media Group has added to its magazine stable and aims to offer an opportunity to access the background and essence of daily news and incidents.

Derin Ekonomi pursues the ‘background story’ of things which we regard as a separate ‘story’ in journalism. Although there are many successful weekly and monthly economy magazines, the lack of a compact economy publication in line with our position in the media industry pushed us to excel in this area. We began our journey with the determination to launch a magazine that sheds light on Turkey’s new facade, initiatives and relations with the region and the world.

Here is our difference: We are a magazine which has local values, adopts a global perspective, provides background reading and makes room for Islamic economic codes. We are present in all areas of the economy and life, from small entrepreneurial stories to incidents in Yemen, and from the agricultural sector to new drilling techniques. We offer a detailed picture of what is happening in Turkey and the world through opinion articles of many distinguished domestic and foreign authors. We also reveal economic, political and geopolitical risks for businessmen who hold overseas investments.

TVNET

Website: www.tvnet.com.tr

Real News is News That is Noticed! 

A Principled Broadcast, Real Reporting! 

TVNET conveys the developments in Turkey and the world with objectivity where interpretation doesn’t affect the news.

In relaying the news and the handling of topics, there is no manipulation by TVNET and it is up to the audience to draw their own conclusions.

TVNET – the channel that respects viewers’ intelligence.

Yeni Safak

Website: www.yenisafak.com

Ever since the day we started publishing as the Yeni Þafak newspaper, we have worked hard to promote democracy in the country, in order for the national identity and values to prevail.

We always strive to protect the future of this country and we have come to be a safe haven during adverse conditions.

We will continue to add to the contributions that we have made to our country with the support of our readers.

Each day brings new hope with Yeni Þafak.

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.

Ekoreel

Website: www.ekoreel.com

Turkey's first and only Islamic business magazine Ekoreel, been launched in May 2015. Magazine with content created from the perspective of Islamic economics broadcasting monthly. Although still a young publication, Ekoreel has been conducting studies in cooperation with major universities like Sakarya University and Sabahattin Zaim University. Magazine is in close relations with all the top boards of the economy and stakeholders in Islamic finance market in Turkey.

In our middle and long term vision we want to establish news portals, web TV and Islamic business TV channel. In short term we do best to improve projects that will manufacture public opinion about Islamic finance and ecosystem in Turkey. Beside Turkey, we are going to issue international versions of Ekoreel for the Balkans, Central Asia, Europe, EMEA region and we aim to become global player and media group in Islamic finance sector.

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.

 

 

 


IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Borsa Istanbul

LEAD PARTNERS

King & Spalding 
Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi 

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

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

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Emirates NBD Group

AN AUDIENCE WITH IS SPONSORED BY

HSBC

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Al Baraka
DDCAP
Eethiq Advisors
IdealRatings
IE Business School

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

BMD Securities

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

INFORMATION PARTNER

Asia First

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

OFFICIAL TURKISH MEDIA PARTNERS

Albayrak Medya
Derin Ekonomi
TVNET
Yeni Safak

MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica
Capital Business
Ekoreel
The Business Year
Voices of Leaders