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#IFNUKW18
Date: 5th September 2018 Venue: Mansion House, London

Sponsors & Partners

SUPPORTED BY

City of London

Website: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

We have a role and wide remit that goes beyond that of an ordinary local authority with three main aims

  • to support and promote London as the world's leading international financial and business centre and attract new business to the capital and the whole UK
  • to work in partnership with local communities to increase skills, employment and opportunities for all Londoners, including through the City Bridge Trust
  • to enhance the capital as a hub of culture, history and green spaces for Londoners – residents, workers, and visitors.

The City UK

Website: www.thecityuk.com/

In the UK, across Europe and globally, we promote policies that drive competitiveness, support job creation and ensure long-term economic growth.The industry contributes nearly 11 per cent of the UK's total economic output and employs over 2.2 million people, with two-thirds of these jobs outside London. It is the largest tax payer, the biggest exporting industry and generates a trade surplus greater than all other net exporting industries combined.

ASSET MANAGEMENT BREAKOUT PARTNER

Luxembourg for Finance

Website: www.luxembourgforfinance.com/en

Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) is the agency for the development of the financial center. It is a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg government and the Luxembourg Financial Industry Federation. Founded in 2008, its objective is to develop Luxembourg’s financial services industry and identify new business opportunities.

LFF connects international investors to the range of financial services provided in Luxembourg, such as investment funds, wealth management, capital market operations or advisory services. In addition to being the first port of call for foreign journalists, LFF cooperates with the various professional associations and monitors global trends in finance, providing the necessary material on products and services available in Luxembourg. Furthermore, LFF manages multiple communication channels, organizes seminars in international business locations and takes part in selected world-class trade fairs and congresses.

EXCLUSIVE LEAD FINTECH PARTNER

Bahrain EDB

Website: www.bahrainedb.com

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with the overall responsibility of attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate.

The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths and to identify where opportunities exist for further economic growth through investment. 

The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalize on Bahrain's competitive advantages and provide significant investment opportunities. These sectors include financial services, manufacturing, ICT, tourism, logistics and transport. The financial services sector is particularly strong in Bahrain and the EDB works to support the continued growth of the banking industry and key subsectors, including Islamic finance.

For more information on the Bahrain EDB, visit www.bahrainedb.com; for information about Bahrain visit www.bahrain.com.

EXCLUSIVE LEAD REAL ESTATE PARTNER

Ashurst

Website: https://www.ashurst.com

Ashurst is a leading international law firm advising corporates, financial institutions and governments. Our core businesses are in corporate, finance, dispute resolution and the development and financing of assets in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors.

We have an international network of 25 offices in 15 countries, allowing us to provide help and advice to clients across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. With more than 1,600 partners and lawyers working across 10 different time zones, we are able to respond to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

We provide consistently high quality, commercially relevant legal advice worldwide, and build teams that are specific to our clients’ needs, combining specialist legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how. We have a track record of successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects. Our focus is on getting to the heart of your legal needs and delivering practical, commercial solutions.

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Finocracy

Website: finocracy.com/

SUPPORTED BY

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center (DIEDC)

Website: www.iedcdubai.ae/

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center (DIEDC) was established in December 2013 with the mandate of positioning Dubai as the global capital of the Islamic economy, as envisioned by Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and the ruler of Dubai, under the supervision of Sheikh Hamdan Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai and the chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.

Following its establishment, the DIEDC rolled out a seven-pillar strategy encompassing the sectors of Islamic finance, Halal products and services, family-friendlytourism, Islamic digital infrastructure, Islamic art, Islamic knowledge and Islamic standards. The center also developed a comprehensive framework to drive the strategy forward and create synergy among stakeholders.

In the first three years of its implementation, the DIEDC leveraged the strategy to establish an Islamic economy ecosystem based on harmonizing ethics with innovation that helps achieve actual development objectives to meet the aspirations of humanity at large. In collaboration with its stakeholders, the center rolled out more than 30 initiatives until the end of 2016.

In 2017, the DIEDC launched its refreshed Islamic economy strategy for 2017-21 with a two-pronged approach. The first part focuses on the development of the Islamic economy system and includes identifying new key performance indicators for monitoring the growth of three key sectors – Islamic finance, Halal products and Islamic lifestyle encompassing culture, art, fashion and family tourism – and measuring their contribution to the national economy. Knowledge, standards and the digital Islamic economy have been identified as cornerstones to support these core sectors.The second component of the strategy includes enhancing Dubai's status as a global reference for Islamic finance, industry, trading standards and culture, and as a prime destination for Halal trade and family tourism.

As part of the new mandate, the DIEDC is committed to strengthening strategic partnerships with local and international organizations to establish a robust framework of principles and regulations governing the Islamic economy.

 

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). 

 

EXCLUSIVE PARTNER

Gulf Islamic Investments

Website: gii.ae/

Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) is a UAE-based independent Islamic financial services company regulated by the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority with a rich history and track record going back to 2004. GII has currently raised over US$1.3 billion in equity across its spectrum of transactions in private equity, venture capital and real estate with investments in geographies like the US, the UK, Germany and the UAE.

GII has built unparalleled expertise in advisory services throughout the life cycle of an investment opportunity right from deal sourcing to exit management processes. GII advises on, and presents, risk-mitigated Shariah compliant opportunities underpinned by robust sector fundamentals and attractive return potential across the fields of private equity, venture capital and real estate.

GII Islamic Investments (DIFC) (GII DIFC), a subsidiary of GII, is a Shariah compliant fund manager in the Dubai International Financial Centre. GII DIFC currently manages GII Islamic REIT (CEIC) (GII REIT) a Shariah compliant REIT formed to tap into high-yielding assets in the UAE and elsewhere. GII REIT – a marquee product in the GCC – is targeting annual dividends of 8%, with monthly distributions to its investors.

PARTNERS

90 North Real Estate Partners

Website: www.90northgroup.com

90 North is an independent investment advisory firm, specializing in socially responsible real estate investments, and with considerable experience working with Shariah compliant equity partners.

The founders and partners have in excess of 150 years of combined real estate and finance experience and, along with 90 North’s teams in London, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, share an absolute focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ wealth.

90 North identifies and executes real estate investment and development transactions across the UK, continental Europe, the US and Australia recommending only transactions into which we would happily co-invest our own equity.

We seek to build long-term partnerships with investors, based on the alignment of interests, complete discretion, establishment of trust, exemplary client service and delivering results.

 

Acreditus

Website: www.acreditus.com/

Acreditus is a boutique advisory created to provide trusted, independent and high-quality rating, risk and Sukuk advisory services to corporates, sovereigns, banks, regulators, asset managers and institutional investors.

In this challenging and dynamic market environment, our clients can apply our unique and unmatched credit experience to maintain or improve their credit risk profile with the markets, credit rating agencies and institutional investors. These same skills can support asset managers, central banks and regulatory bodies to better evaluate and potentially supervise the risks associated with such entities and markets, as well as in the formulation of new policies and regulations.

For the stakeholders in the new and fast-growing Sukuk capital markets, Acreditus can apply our global expertise to help support their strategic aspirations by highlighting potential challenges and opportunities in this immature and developing sector. Regulatory advisory is available to help policymakers promote the sector’s growth and penetration while still ensuring that the particular risks of the sector are captured appropriately to ensure investor confidence and financial system stability.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Website: www.adib.ae/

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) is one of the world’s leading Islamic financial institutions with more than GBP25 billion (US$33.37 billion) in assets. Established in 1997, the bank has over one million customers and provides a range of award-winning retail, corporate, business, private banking and wealth management solutions. ADIB shares trade on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and it has a presence in seven strategic markets: the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Qatar and the UK.

In 2012, ADIB UK, headquartered in London, became the first UAE-based bank providing Islamic financial services to be licensed to operate in the UK. A subsidiary of the ADIB Group, ADIB UK provides a seamless experience to private banking clients and investors looking for Islamic finance solutions in the UK. The team has particular expertise and a strong track record of structuring and financing Shariah compliant commercial and residential property investments.

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.

ConexCap

Website: www.conexcap.com/

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.

Eiger

Website: https://www.eigertrading.com

Eiger Trading Advisors (Eiger) is a UK-based asset-trading and technology company founded in 2008, which specializes as an intermediary in Islamic financial products.

As a leading intermediary and technology provider within the commodity Murabahah space, Eiger has the unique capabilities to deliver Shariah compliant commodity trading solutions through the Eiger Trading Platform (ETP), a web-based trading system, that we tailor to our bank clients’ exact operational requirements.

The ETP automates the structuring and execution of Islamic banking products for wholesale and retail commodity-backed transactions, including two new enhanced modules:

  • ETP Retail - A 24/7 STP platform designed to automate the end-to-end commodity Murabahah transactions underpinning retail banking products such as deposits, loans, CASA, credit cards
  • ETP Client Reach – A bespoke middle and back office module designed to streamline Islamic treasury and derivative transactions, including execution and documentation with our clients’ clients.

Eiger is authorized and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, and is both a member of the London Metal Exchange and an associate of the London Platinum and Palladium Market.

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.

 

 

Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services

Website: www.ifaas.com

Islamic Finance Advisory and Assurance Services (IFAAS) – www.ifaas.com

IFAAS is an international advisory firm specializing in Islamic finance. IFAAS has provided professional consultancy services to over 20 governments, several multilateral organizations and many banks, insurance companies, microfinance institutions, asset managers, corporates and NGOs. IFAAS has helped to build the infrastructure and ecosystem for Islamic finance across many countries including Indonesia, Kenya, Senegal, Morocco, Oman, France and the UK among others, by providing regulatory and strategic advice, capacity-building and awareness. Being a regular supplier of services to many of the world’s leading institutions and a key player in the international Islamic financial industry, IFAAS has also launched over 150 Islamic finance products for its institutional clients spread across five continents. The company operates from its offices in the UK, France, Bahrain, Pakistan and Morocco, providing services dedicated to Islamic finance in English, French, Arabic and Urdu, among others.

London Stock Exchange

Website: https://www.lseg.com/sukuk

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is a key global venue for the issuance of Sukuk, having created one of the most attractive regulatory and tax systems for Islamic finance anywhere in the world. Over the next decade, Sukuk will remain a growing segment of the Islamic finance industry and the LSE is committed to supporting the development of this asset class.

For more information, visit www.lseg.com/sukuk or contact the team at bonds@lseg.com or call +44 (0)20 7797 3921.

 

Luxembourg for Finance

Website: www.luxembourgforfinance.com/en

Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) is the agency for the development of the financial center. It is a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg government and the Luxembourg Financial Industry Federation. Founded in 2008, its objective is to develop Luxembourg’s financial services industry and identify new business opportunities.

LFF connects international investors to the range of financial services provided in Luxembourg, such as investment funds, wealth management, capital market operations or advisory services. In addition to being the first port of call for foreign journalists, LFF cooperates with the various professional associations and monitors global trends in finance, providing the necessary material on products and services available in Luxembourg. Furthermore, LFF manages multiple communication channels, organizes seminars in international business locations and takes part in selected world-class trade fairs and congresses.

Moody's Investors Service

Website: https://www.moodys.com

Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 120 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 72,000 structured finance obligations.

 

Rosette Merchant Bank

Website: www.rosette.co.uk/

Rosette Merchant Bank is a Financial Conduct Authority-regulated boutique investment advisory firm based in Mayfair, London in the UK. The firm specializes in the global sourcing and structuring of Shariah compliant commercial real estate investments and bespoke transactions for select clients.

 

Over the last 24 months, Rosette has successfully transacted over GBP200 million (US$270.56 million) of commercial real estate with a further GBP60 million (US$81.17 million) currently under offer. The firm aims to have assets under management of GBP1 billion (US$1.35 billion) by 2020.

 

Following the success of the real estate division, Rosette now intends to expand its business lines. New areas being actively developed include Shariah compliant equities, supply chain finance, treasury products, the Sukuk markets and a direct investment in the fintech space.

 

While real estate will remain the cornerstone of the business, as it looks to the future, Rosette is actively forging new product lines to offer its clients a comprehensive service in the ever-evolving world of Islamic finance.

South Street Asset Management

Website: southstreetam.co.uk/

South Street is a leading independent fully integrated manager, operator and developer of commercial real estate across the UK and Europe. The diverse South Street portfolio includes office, retail, residential, student and industrial properties. We now manage in excess of GBP600 million (US$779.9 million) of assets. South Street has 40 employees across three UK offices (headquartered in London) and offers a full service of investment, asset and development management. We can deliver Shariah compliant solutions to all of our transactions. 

South Street develops lasting relationships with valued investors founded on shared objectives and trust. We co-invest on all our transactions.

South Street has raised equity on both sides of the world with a considered selection of high-net-worth individuals and sovereign wealth institutions, creating a consistent pipeline of lucrative opportunities through limited partnerships and joint ventures.

South Street’s fundamental investment philosophy is the preservation of capital and the sustainability and longevity of income. Our property portfolio has been built by identifying investment and development opportunities that perform for the long term, and carefully balancing value and risk with the firm support of sound finance.

South Street’s topline real estate considerations are attractive risk-adjusted returns, moderate debt, relatively high current income, liquidity, active management opportunities and portfolio diversification.

Our experienced team has over 100 years of combined real estate, corporate and finance experience which allows our clients to enter a platform to co-invest into sectors underpinned by growth, long-term demographic trends, stable underlying cash flows and asset management upside.

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 130 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 in 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 and only international law firm to be licensed 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.

VG Group

Website: www.vg.je/

VG is a leading independent provider of fiduciary and administration solutions based in Jersey. VG’s award-winning Islamic finance team has a deep understanding of the cultural and financial aspects of Shariah compliant financial structuring that we translate into innovative solutions that meet your specific needs.

We have over 35 years of experience in administering financial structures that will benefit you. Our dedicated Islamic finance team listens to you, understands your priorities and embraces your values so that we become an integral part of your team, working in partnership with you and your advisors to develop and manage Shariah compliant solutions tailored to your needs. We work with a number of the world’s leading Islamic scholars who ensure that our solutions comply with Shariah.

For more information, contact:
Trevor Norman at +44 (0)1534 500418 tnorman@vg.je 
Richard Fagan at +44 (0)1534 712438 rfagan@vg.je 
Claire Malkoun at +44 (0)1534 500493 cmalkoun@vg.je

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.

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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.
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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.

UK Islamic Finance

Website: https://www.ukislamicfinance.com/

The UK is one of the most exciting global markets for Islamic finance, and holds the potential to become a primary global hub for activity and one of the leading proponents of the industry outside the Muslim world. The market benefits from a robust regulatory framework, an outstanding financial reputation, a deep pool of world-renowned expertise and service provision and an understanding administration with demonstrated government support for developing the Islamic finance industry.

With significant demand from overseas investors keen to access the UK market, as well as a strong domestic impetus to develop a robust domestic Shariah compliant industry, there is an urgent need to raise awareness and fill the information gap in this new industry. As the world’s biggest provider of Islamic financial news, IFN is delighted to introduce the first ever publication focused exclusively on UK Islamic finance.

Designed to assist the UK market in fulfilling its own potential and supported by HM Government and TheCityUK, this multi-channel platform covers all areas of the Shariah compliant finance industry: from retail and investment banking to asset management and the capital markets, along with vital information on regulation, legislation, compliance and public sector activities – providing a wealth of unique and exclusive insight.

Covering both domestic activity and the influence of UK-based expertise in overseas markets, the platform comprises a complimentary monthly digital publication available online and through smartphone and tablet applications; supported by our unrivaled global network, strong social media platform and trusted multimedia offering.

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

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.

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.

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

 

Islam Channel

Website: https://www.islamchannel.tv/

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

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.

Peer2Peer Finance News

Website: www.p2pfinancenews.co.uk/

Peer2Peer Finance News (P2PFN) is the first online and print monthly magazine dedicated purely to the UK’s fast-growing peer-to-peer finance industry. With dedicated personal finance, SME and industry news sections, it is a portal for anyone interested in peer-to-peer finance, whether they are working within the industry itself, an investor, or a borrower. The emphasis is on high-quality, timely, exclusively-sourced content that provides insightful analysis into the sector. For UK residents we are extending a complimentary subscription to our monthly print magazine. To subscribe please send an email to info@p2pfinancenews.co.uk. For all other countries please send an email toinfo@p2pfinancenews.co.uk ,and we will advise you on applicable shipping fees.

SME Magazine

Website: smemagazine.asia/

SME & Entrepreneurship Magazine is Southeast Asia’s best selling business magazine. Dedicated to business owners and entrepreneurs, SME Magazine, features current news and in-depth analysis, and practical articles and features in everyday language.

A rapidly expanding sector, SME companies form the bulk of businesses throughout Asia and is often referred to as the thrust of the new economy. SME Magazine speaks to the owners and entrepreneurs, people at the driving seats of their respective business.

With a trendy cover coupled with a creative and refreshing layout, SME is exciting, inspiring and motivating. Driven by an excellent pool of correspondents and contributors, SME Magazine high quality articles are diversified, detailed and written in a way that gives our readers a global perspective while maintaining unique local insight.

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.

 

 

 


ASSET MANAGEMENT BREAKOUT PARTNER

Luxembourg for Finance

EXCLUSIVE LEAD FINTECH PARTNER

Bahrain EDB

EXCLUSIVE LEAD REAL ESTATE PARTNER

Ashurst

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Finocracy

SUPPORTED BY

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center (DIEDC)

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) 

EXCLUSIVE PARTNER

Gulf Islamic Investments

PARTNERS

90 North Real Estate Partners
Acreditus
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Abdul Rahman Law Corporation (ARLC)
ConexCap
DDCAP Group
Eiger
HelloGold
IdealRatings
Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services
London Stock Exchange
Luxembourg for Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Rosette Merchant Bank
South Street Asset Management
The Perth Mint
Trowers &  Hamlins
VG Group
Wafra Capital

HOST MEDIA PARTNERS

Islamic Finance news
IFNFintech
IFN Corporate
UK Islamic Finance

MEDIA PARTNERS

AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics
Alpha Journal
CMO Asia
Dunia Fintech.com
Focus Economics
Global Business Magazine & News
ICO Holder
iSfin
Islam Channel
Middle East Business Magazine & News
Oxford Business Group
Peer2Peer Finance News
SME Magazine
The SME Times
The Business Year