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Nation Building: Technology, Public-Private
Partnerships & Capital Markets
Realising the Potential of Islamic Finance & Investment
in Saudi Arabia
Date: 28th April 2019 Venue: Riyadh

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: [email protected]

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

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

HelloGold

Website: https://www.hellogold.com/

The amount of money in a person’s wallet should not be a barrier to his ability to access financial products that the rich enjoy. HelloGold wants to address affordability and accessibility through the democratization and digitization of asset-based savings and lending products – starting with gold. HelloGold is a start-up that creates simple and accessible financial products for everyone. Founded in 2015 and launched in Malaysia, HelloGold built the world’s first Shariah compliant gold digital application that changes the way you buy and sell gold.

Our platform features blockchain technology to enhance the security of our customer records and to provide greater transparency of their savings. This is, in turn, supported by fully audited processes to ensure proper ownership of the physical gold. We now have 50-plus professionals with gold industry, financial services, technology and digital user experience, all with the aim of democratizing  financial products for the underserved and the unbanked.

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.

 

 

Mashreq Capital

Website: www.mashreqcapital.ae/

Mashreq Capital (DIFC) is a limited liability company incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on the 7th February 2006. Mashreq Capital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mashreq Bank which is one of the UAE’s leading financial institutions. Mashreq Capital was established to bring best-in-class solutions to the Middle East and North Africa and it offers comprehensive investment solutions leveraging on its regional investment expertise and fundamental research capability to deliver to customers’ specific requirements; it has been recognized with several accolades on the exemplary performance of its funds.

Mashreq Capital has been a leader in fund management in the Middle East and North Africa and its funds have one of the longest track records of any asset manager in the region. Mashreq Capital’s expertise in the equity and fixed income space has made its mutual funds and services the vehicles of choice for sophisticated investors in the region and beyond.

World Gold Council

Website: https://www.gold.org/

The World Gold Council is the market development organization for the gold industry. Our purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership and be the global authority on the gold market.

We develop gold-backed solutions, services and products based on authoritative market insight and we work with a range of partners to put our ideas into action. As a result, we create structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors. We provide insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society.

Based in the UK, with operations in India, the Far East, Europe and the US, the World Gold Council is an association whose members include the world’s leading and most forward-thinking gold mining companies.

White & Case

Website: www.whitecase.com/

Longstanding commitment to Saudi Arabia

White & Case has been active in Saudi transactions and disputes for nearly six decades. Through our association with the Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi, we are able to navigate our clients through their most complex multijurisdictional and local business challenges involving Saudi Arabia.

Partner-led team, with international expertise and deep local knowledge

We offer clients a dedicated and experienced team of Saudi, English and New York qualified lawyers. With a deep bench of international and Saudi lawyers through our association with the Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi, we provide both Saudi and international legal capabilities and can harness the resources of a truly global firm. Our teams are hands-on, partner-led and provide commercial, pragmatic solutions focused on achieving the goals of our clients.

Unparalleled experience and market-leading practice coverage

Our team advises Saudi Arabia's and the world's leading corporates and financial institutions, government-related enterprises and government bodies on many of the most innovative and complex transactions and high-stakes disputes in Saudi Arabia. Our capabilities cover a wide range of project development and finance, banking and Islamic finance, equity and debt capital markets, and corporate, joint venture and merger and acquisition matters.

Winston & Strawn

Website: www.winston.com

For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn has served as a trusted advisor to general counsel across virtually every industry. Winston’s integrated practice has tremendous breadth and global reach, with more than 875 attorneys in 17 geographic locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America, organized as a single law firm. This is founded on our lawyers’ creativity, flexibility, depth of experience and commitment.

Our Islamic finance practice advises on complex banking and finance transactions in the Middle East and internationally. We work on a wide array of Shariah compliant transactions, including the full range of corporate, acquisition and structured Islamic bank financings; corporate and sovereign Islamic bond issuances; and complex multi-sourced (Islamic and conventional) project financings across a range of sectors, including real estate, infrastructure, water, energy, petrochemicals and oil and gas. Members of our team have advised on infrastructure (PPP) and power projects and Islamic bank financings in Saudi Arabia.

 

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

NOMURA ISLAMIC ASSET MANAGEMENT SDN. BHD.

Website: www.nomura-am.co.jp/asia_oceania/malaysia

Nomura Islamic Asset Management (NIAM) was established in November 2008 to serve as the global Islamic hub for the Nomura Asset Management (NAM) Group internationally, to provide Shariah compliant investment solutions to our clients worldwide. In the short period since our inception, we have successfully built ourselves as one of the largest Islamic fund management boutiques in the world by assets under management size, and have been ranked among the world’s top 25 largest for the past four consecutive years by Asian Investor. 

NIAM is a full-suite investment management office, with capabilities developed for portfolio management, research, and Shariah compliance monitoring for the Islamic equity and Sukuk asset classes, with regional and global coverage. We tailor our Shariah investment solutions to meet the needs of our diverse clientele, including prominent institutions globally, such as central banks, pension funds, financial institutions and corporations. Our investments are in strict adherence and accordance with Shariah principles under the guidance of our panel of Shariah advisors who are among the industry’s preeminent and most experienced Shariah experts or scholars.

In partnership with local and international industry players, we are avid participants in focused initiatives to promote Shariah investing across various markets. We have been involved in various consultations and dialogues with regulators and government bodies to promote a better understanding and support of Islamic investment solutions, not just in Malaysia, but also notably, in Brunei, Indonesia and the Middle East. 

Even prior to the establishment of NIAM, we have been in the Islamic asset management space via our local conventional sister company, Nomura Asset Management Malaysia, which has been managing Shariah mandates since 2007. In addition to our adherence to Shariah standards, the NAM Group as a whole is also a signatory of the United Nation Principles for Responsible Investing, and as such we incorporate responsible investment principles into our investment approach.

LOCAL PARTNER

Global Events

Website: Information to be updated soon.

 

 

 


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
IDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH) 

PARTNERS

HelloGold
IdealRatings
Mashreq Capital
World Gold Council
White & Case
Winston & Strawn

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

NOMURA ISLAMIC ASSET MANAGEMENT SDN. BHD.

LOCAL PARTNER

Global Events

 

 

 

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