Date: 19th October 2017 Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers , New York

Sponsors & Partners

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PWC

Website: www.pwc.com

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LEAD LAW FIRM

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 the US, Europe and the Middle East.

In the US, the firm is widely acknowledged as the firm of choice for Shariah compliant investment and financing transactions. 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 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.

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: [email protected]

Website: www.icd-ps.org

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: [email protected]
Website: http://www.itfc-idb.org/en

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), IBA

Website: www.iba.edu.pk/

The Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF) was established at IBA with the objective of providing a platform for discovery, enhancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of Islamic finance. It aims to be a world-class center which carries on the IBA's legacy of thought leadership in the Islamic finance industry through education and research.

Since its inception, the center has conducted over 40 executive learning programs, a number of product development and Shariah compliance forums and distinguished leadership dialogues, trained a little over 1,400 individuals and conducted the World Islamic Finance Forum 2016, an industry cum academic conference which saw participation from six different countries with over 500 attendees. The CEIF also actively conducts research and produces publications such as the Islamic finance country report, jointly published with Thomson Reuters and IRTI. Additionally, the center launched its YouTube channel for the promotion of Islamic finance knowledge via discourses by subject matter experts within the Islamic finance landscape. The center also launched a two-year Master of Science program in Islamic banking and finance in 2017.

The RFI Foundation

Website: www.rfi-foundation.org

The RFI Foundation - the industry body for the responsible finance sector

The RFI Foundation has been established with the aim of bringing together various forms of responsible finance practices, encouraging consensus as the basis for convergence between standards, practices and regulations. To do so in an effective manner, financial services must find and share a guiding principle for financial services which is most beneficial when the best ideas are incorporated from various forms of responsible finance, including Islamic finance.

After the financial crisis, it was apparent that the link between risk and reward had been broken and needed to be rebuilt with ethics and morals at its heart. The financial crisis illustrated in stark fashion that ethics and business are not adversaries and that ultimately they need each other.

It is within this context that responsible finance practices can play a powerful role in shaping the future of the global economy. There are various definitions and practices encapsulating the responsible finance sector. These include sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance and Islamic finance, which is a form of financial intermediation in which funds are raised and applied using asset-based methods or partnerships in accordance with Islamic law instead of lending and borrowing.

The guiding principle that is shared among all forms of responsible finance is an appreciation that financial services can be a force, and indeed are necessary for sustainable development.

A major opportunity for the RFI is to expand responsible finance by incorporating the positive screening strengths of the SRI industry with the governance and regulatory advances of Islamic finance, and thereby engage asset owners and institutional investors who drive financial services development in a more coherent and unified approach.

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Arch Street Capital Advisors

Website: www.archstreetcapital.com/

Arch Street Capital Advisors is a full service real estate investment and advisory firm founded in 2003, specializing in advising foreign investors on their US real estate strategies. Arch Street has advised clients on approximately US$6 billion of US real estate transactions and manages a diverse portfolio of investments spanning multiple real estate sectors and risk-return profiles. As an organization, Arch Street possesses significant transactional experience and expertise servicing the needs of Shariah compliant capital. Arch Street represents a select client base comprised of the highest quality institutional investors and family offices, providing tailored services to best address each client’s specific needs and investment objectives.

Arch Street delivers a comprehensive range of services to facilitate the acquisition and management of US real estate investments on behalf of its clients. These services include: sourcing opportunities, acquisition, financing, asset management, disposition, restructuring, accounting and tax coordination.

DDCAP Group

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 is a leading provider of asset facilitation services and financial technology and system solutions across a diverse range of Shariah compliant products, asset classes and instruments in both the primary and secondary markets. DDCAP’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include DD&Co and DDGI. 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, focused principally on providing service to Islamic financial market participants around the world. DDCAP has its own Shariah supervisory board comprising esteemed Shariah scholars from Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Kuwait. DDCAP’s multi-award-winning Shariah compliant ETHOS Asset Facilitation Platform is 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.

Guidance Residential

Website: www.guidanceresidential.com

Guidance Residential was founded on a vision to honor the principles of Shariah while delivering the best available home financing products and services available in the modern marketplace. Working closely with leading financial institutions and world-renowned Shariah scholars, Guidance developed quality home purchase and refinance products that are certified by an independent Shariah supervisory board to ensure strict standards. The board’s impeccable moral standards, personal integrity and unparalleled credentials allow Guidance to confidently offer their unique Declining Balance Co-ownership Program – the hallmark of the Guidance Residential brand.

The Declining Balance Co-ownership Program applies a partnership model where consumers are co- owners of a property with Guidance Residential and over the course of the arrangement, purchase Guidance’s stake to become the sole owner. This non-Riba arrangement allows Muslim Americans the opportunity to purchase or refinance a home while honoring the principles of Shariah – and join their fellow Americans in the American Dream of home ownership.

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.

 

 

UIF Corporation

Website: www.myuif.com

UIF Corporation is a faith-based mortgage banking company with operations in 22 US states. UIF is the first and only subsidiary of a US bank run 100% under Shariah principles. Since 2002, the UIF team has originated over US$1.2 billion of Shariah compliant assets and around US$50 million in mosque and commercial real estate financing projects. UIF currently offers Murabahah (marked-up installment sale), Ijarah (lease to own) financing options and Mudarabah (profit-sharing) bank deposit accounts to its customers. UIF has been voted the number one Islamic bank in the US by IFN voters two years in a row. UIF’s key drivers of success have been its strong Shariah compliant products, very competitive pricing structure and excellent customer service. UIF is currently seeking investors for other projects such as jumbo home financing, Takaful (insurance), auto financing and an investment-related program.

Please direct all enquiries regarding UIF to Aijaz Hussain, Sr Vice-President Sales (Email: [email protected]).

Wafra Capital

Website: www.wafracapital.com

WCP Investments LP (WCPI) offers a variety of investment products designed to achieve advantageous financial treatment and enhanced investment yields on a risk/return basis. WCPI specializes in structuring Shariah compliant leasing and real estate products and works with its distinguished Shariah board to assure compliance.

WCPI built a diversified asset-based lending and leasing platform with a diverse group of partners who have asset-specific expertise and continues to focus on joint ventures and partnerships with transportation experts, utilizing similar structures which made its track record.

WCPI is a world leader in structuring and managing Islamic funds in various jurisdictions around the world. WCPI also manages or advises funds and accounts, many of which operate on a Shariah compliant basis in leasing, real estate, private equity, publicly traded stocks and debt-like structures. As of March 2017, WCPI’s assets and commitments under management are estimated at US$4 billion.

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 [email protected]

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.

IFN Saudi Arabia

Website: https://www.ifnsaudiarabia.com/

IFN Saudi Arabia: A New Monthly e-Newsletter on Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Financial Industry

Due to the high demand for knowledge on the Saudi Arabian financial market, IFN is pleased to announce the launch of IFN Saudi Arabia: a complimentary digital newsletter, published monthly and distributed free of charge to those with an interest in Saudi Arabia.

IFN Saudi Arabia will cover all areas of the Islamic finance industry, providing a wealth of unique and exclusive insight that any business interested in Saudi Arabia needs to read. IFN Saudi Arabia will act as a media tool to assist businesses outside the Kingdom build their presence within a closed market and develop the Saudi Arabian Islamic financial market.

IFN Saudi Arabia is free to registered subscribers and will be available in both English and Arabic.

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.

MEDIA PARTNERS

ABANA

Website: https://www.abana.co/

ABANA is the preeminent US organization for finance professionals and institutions with interest in the Middle East and North Africa.

A nonprofit association, ABANA is best known for its robust calendar of events, meetings and discussions that provide its members with new professional connections, access to timely business intelligence and direct contact to other global business leaders. ABANA programs highlight many of today’s most compelling perspectives on financial markets, investment opportunities and risk. The organization provides our members from the MENA region with a focused platform from which to connect to the right audience when in the US and we have a range of programs aimed at fostering the next generation of industry leaders with interests in the Middle East and North Africa. 

ABANA’s global membership represents a diverse network of professionals who work in commercial and private banking, asset management and real estate, private equity and venture capital, consulting, legal and other fields related to the financial services industry.

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. 

Amanah Institute of Islamic Finance and Economics (Amanah IIFE)

Website: amanahiife.com

Amanah Institute of Islamic Finance and Economics (Amanah IIFE) is an international organization based in the heart of Europe, with headquarter in Germany and office in Pakistan. Amanah IIFE is committed to fulfil the needs and requirements of the Islamic banking & finance, Islamic microfinance, ethical banking & finance and takaful (Islamic insurance) industries. Amanah IIFE provides a diverse range of unrivalled services to financial institutions, businesses, educational institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals. Our services include advisory and consultancy, market research and development, education and capacity building, strategy design and implementation, publications, conferences and events. For further information, please visit: www.amanahiife.com.

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.

China Go Abroad

Website: www.chinagoabroad.com/en

ChinaGoAbroad (CGA) is a membership-based website and matchmaking service for cross-border investment activities relating to China. It was co-founded by the China Overseas Development Association, which reports to the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC). CGA has an online information platform featuring a deal database, and an offline consultancy service with a portfolio of private investment opportunities. CGA offers information and advisory services to corporations, government agencies and high-net worth individuals. We encourage our members to interact, exchange expertise and share their experiences.

Eurekahedge

Website: www.eurekahedge.com

Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge is the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research firm specialising in hedge fund databases covering North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Cebu, the global expertise of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services. In addition to market-leading hedge fund databases and analysis, Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund publications, due diligence services, investor services, and an analytical platform service.

For more information, please visit http://www.eurekahedge.com.

Executive Women

Website: www.executive-women.com

Executive Women magazine is a memoir portraying inspiring and flourishing women entrepreneurs who are changing the face of business and giving an added value to their social life, as well as daring to pursue their educational dreams and reach new career horizons. Moreover, Executive Women offers managerial ‘coaching’ articles, inspirational experiences, leadership drill, as well as a palette of culture and luxury.

Global Business Magazine & News

Website: global-businessmagazine.com

Global Business Magazine & News (GBMN) is committed to delivering the most relevant news, opinion, reviews, interviews, analysis and success stories. GBMN is also a rewarding marketing tool for broad range of business sectors including Finance, Business, Banking, Islamic Finance, Technology, Global Halal Industry, Trade & Commerce and Financial Markets.

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

 

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.

True Banking Magazine

Website: www.truebanking.com.pk/

True Banking is a Bi-Monthly magazine on Islamic Banking & Financial Services sector with specific target on research development, market analysis, Training & advancement in this sector with focusing of development of Islamic Banking, Takaful & Investment. The prime aim of True Banking to create harmony, awareness & innovation in this sector. It is another addition to AlHuda CIBE achievement in the direction towards promotion and development in Banking Sector.

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)

 

 

 


HOSTED BY

PWC

LEAD LAW FIRM

King & Spalding

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS

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

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF), IBA
The RFI Foundation

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Arch Street Capital Advisors
DDCAP Group
Guidance Residential
IdealRatings
UIF Corporation
Wafra Capital

HOST MEDIA PARTNERS

Islamic Finance news
IFNFintech
IFN Corporate
IFN Saudi Arabia

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

MEDIA PARTNERS

ABANA
AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics
Amanah Institute of Islamic Finance and Economics (Amanah IIFE)
Business Islamica
Capital Business
China Go Abroad
Eurekahedge
Executive Women
Global Business Magazine & News
iSfin
The Business Year
True Banking Magazine
Voices of Leaders
WORLD CSR DAY