Capitalizing on Saudi Arabia's Rapid and Sustainable Growth in the Islamic Capital Markets
Date: 30th November 2015 Venue: Le Meridien Hotel, Jeddah

Sponsors & Partners

LEAD PARTNERS

The Saudi British Bank (SABB)

Website: www.sabb.com/1/2/sabb-en/home

SABB was incorporated in 1978 as a joint stock company. HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, owns 40% of SABB’s shares with the remaining 60% owned by individual and institutional shareholders in Saudi Arabia.

SABB operates through more than 99 branches and more than 900 ATMs in the Kingdom. It is a full financial services group providing services in the areas of personal banking, corporate banking, investment banking, private banking, Islamic banking, treasury services, equity brokering and custody, mutual funds, and insurance.

SABB as a ‘joined up’ institution created specialized joint ventures and/or subsidiaries such as HSBC Saudi Arabia, SABB Takaful and SABB Insurance Agency.

A clear reflection of SABB’s profile in Saudi Arabia is the number of honors and awards received from international rating organizations and publications.

The bank has a fully paid-up capital of SAR15 billion (US$4 billion), total assets of SAR197.2 billion (US$52.55 billion) and a net profit of SAR3.39 billion (US$903.39 million) as at the 30th September 2015.

Inoks Capital

Website: www.inokscapital.ch

INOKS Capital is a regulated asset management firm based in Geneva with core DNA and unrivaled competences in commodities value chains and emerging markets. INOKS Capital seeks to extract uncorrelated sustained financial performance through innovative and ethically respectful impact-enhancing investment solutions out of the commodities value chains and emerging markets universe. Its team of dedicated professionals delivers a unique set of in-house mastered know-hows and seasoned experiences. INOKS Capital prides itself in offering the qualified investment community the opportunity to have direct and long-lasting impacts on the emerging markets’ women and men’s capacity to generate local wealth and positive externalities as to sustainable development, poverty alleviation, food security, the environment and corporate governance. We believe that ethical investments must not only be compliant with ESG/SRI and Shariah-selective criteria but also seek to deliver positive impacts while being economically performing and efficient for all stakeholders involved. 

Sidra Capital

Website: www.sidracap.com

Licensed by the Saudi Capital Market Authority in 2009, Sidra Capital is a Shariah compliant financial services company located in Saudi Arabia. We concentrate our efforts on asset management, and corporate finance and advisory. We have been growing 40% each year and have achieved a net profit margin of 24% for the last two consecutive years. Sidra Capital currently manages assets worth approximately US$400 million which are all invested in alternative investments. Our strong international strategic relationships allow us to provide the highest level of expertise and market insight to our investors. We have a strong track record in creating innovative and award-winning products. Sidra Capital’s Ancile Global Structured Trade Finance Fund, for example, was the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia while in 2015, we received the IFN Most Innovative Deal of the Year award for our debt equity conversion product for OPES in Cote d’Ivoire.

LEAD LAW PARTNER

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 firms global Islamic finance and investment practice includes nearly 30 lawyers and professionals in offices across Europe, the US and the Middle East.

In Europe, the firm is recognized as a leader in structuring and advising on Shariah compliant real estate financing and investments, as well as advising various international investment banks in their capacities as arrangers in debt capital market transactions, particularly Sukuk issuances. In the US, the firm is widely acknowledged as the firm of choice for Shariah compliant investment and financing transactions. In the Middle East, the firm leads in the formation of investment funds across a range of asset sectors, and the innovative fund structures it has developed to deal with local ownership and financing restrictions are now precedents followed by the industry. The firm maintains a leading role in handling debt capital markets work, in particular Sukuk issuances for issuers and lead arrangers across the Middle East and Turkey.

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

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

Website: www.icd-ps.org

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is a multilateral development financial institution and is part of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group.

The ICD was established in November 1999 to support the economic development of its member countries through the provision of finance for private sector projects, promoting competition and entrepreneurship, providing advisory services to governments and private companies and encouraging cross-border investments.

The ICD has an authorized capital of US$4 billion. Currently, the shareholders of the ICD are the IDB (50%), 53 Islamic countries (30%) and five public financial institutions (20%).

ICD mandate and objectives

The ICD fosters sustainable economic growth in its 53 member countries by:

  • Financing private sector investment
  • Mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and
  • Providing advisory services to business and governments. 

The ICD selects the financing projects based on their contribution to economic development considering factors such as job creation, Islamic finance development, contribution to exports, etc. The ICD also provides advisory services to governments and private sector groups on policies designed to encourage the establishment, expansion and modernization of private enterprises, the development of capital markets, best management practices and to enhance the role of the market economy. The ICD operates to complement the activities of the IDB in member countries.

The ICD is rated ‘AA/FQ’ by Fitch Ratings, ‘Aa3/P-1’ by Moody’s Investors Service and ‘A+’ by Standard & Poor’s.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tel: (966-12) 6361400; (966-12) 6441644

Fax: (966-12) 644 4427

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.icd-ps.org

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Finance Accreditation Agency

Website: www.faa.org.my/

The Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) is responsible for raising the standards and quality of professional learning and development in the financial services industry. As an advocate for the highest quality in internationally benchmarked standards for learning programs, FAA aims to create highly skilled and internationally mobile professionals for the global financial services industry.

FAA is an independent quality assurance and accreditation body supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Securities Commission Malaysia. The process of quality assurance practiced by FAA is underpinned by the FAA Technical Committee which comprises a world-class panel of experts and practitioners from the financial services industry and leading academics.

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Ableace Raakin

Website: www.ableaceraakin.com

AbleAce Raakin has been servicing the commodity Murabahah market for almost a decade. Throughout the period, trust has been built and earned among its clients worldwide. Trust is a major part of our strength. We conduct trading for commodity Murabahah transactions needed for Islamic finance products. Using agricultural-based commodities as the underlying assets, Shariah compliance is prioritized encompassing all areas of our business.

Commodities offered are delivery-ready for purchase, upholding Shariah’s demand for availability of tangible products in real time.

We receive guidance from a Shariah advisory board regularly to ensure compliance to Shariah principles, in efforts to provide certainty and comfort regarding all products, services, documents and processes. We are open to the client’s appraisal processes to ensure complete compliancy and transparency with their respective corporate governance.

Arendt & Medernach

Website: www.arendt.com

Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of more than 275 legal professionals represents Luxembourg and foreign clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law from our head office in Luxembourg and our foreign offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and New York.

Our philosophy is expressed through our five values: vision, commitment, people, independence and energy. We strive for excellence in order to achieve the best results for our clients and we always look for creative solutions.

Our specialized practice areas allow us to offer a complete range of Luxembourg legal services tailored to the client’s individual needs across all areas of business law.”

Clifford Chance

Website: www.cliffordchance.com

Clifford Chance has been instrumental in the development of the Islamic finance economy. We have a best-in-class global Islamic finance practice, spanning five continents, which offers clients the highly renowned Clifford Chance quality with deep specialism and strength in Islamic finance.

Our team consists of leading experts who are the architects behind many of the world's pioneering and groundbreaking Islamic finance transactions. We have for many years been involved in Islamic financing techniques and Islamic product development and advise on a wide range of Islamic financial services and products including: Sukuk, project and infrastructure finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, private equity and real estate funds, financial regulation, structured products and derivatives, real estate finance and tax.

We have helped to establish Islamic finance benchmarks, standards, regulations and systems which are used throughout the world and have advised on several high-profile Islamically financed deals across the Middle East.

For more information, visit www.cliffordchance.com.

DDCAP

Website: www.ddcap.co.uk

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, with an office in Dubai and a presence in both Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, DDCAP provides asset facilitation services to over 300 financial sector clients worldwide.

DDCAP is majority-owned and controlled by IPGL, a private holding company with an interest in a number of financial services companies. IPGL is also a significant shareholder in NEX Group (previously ICAP), a leading markets operator and provider of post-trade risk mitigation and information services.

DDCAP has an extensive track record within the Islamic finance industry, employing over 35 professionals with broad and complementary skill sets drawn from diverse financial industry backgrounds.

DDCAP has its own Shariah supervisory board comprising esteemed Shariah scholars from Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Kuwait.

DDCAP recently announced the launch of its multi-award-winning Shariah compliant ETHOS Asset Facilitation PlatformTM, a bespoke, real-time trade and post-trade services platform providing 24-hour coverage, enabling clients worldwide to purchase from a diverse asset inventory, including commodities, via a secure, web-based portal.

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.

Emirates NBD Group

Website: www.emiratesnbd.com/en/

Emirates NBD Group

Emirates NBD is a leading banking group in the region. As at the 31st December 2016, total assets were AED448 billion (equivalent to approximately US$121.94 billion). The group has a leading retail banking franchise in the UAE with more than 219 branches and over 1,012 ATMs and CDMs in the UAE and overseas. It is a major player in the UAE corporate and retail banking arena and has strong Islamic banking, global markets and treasury, investment banking, private banking, asset management and brokerage operations.

The group has operations in the UAE, Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UK and representative offices in India, China and Indonesia.

The group is an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development initiatives and of the various educational, environmental, cultural, charity and community welfare establishments.

Emirates NBD Capital

Emirates NBD Capital (EmCap) is the investment banking subsidiary of the Emirates NBD Group, licensed to operate in the Dubai International Financial Center. EmCap comprises an experienced team of professionals combining an international perspective with in-depth regional knowledge spanning debt capital markets (DCM), syndicated/club loans, financial advisory, equity capital markets and project finance. The DCM franchise of Emirates NBD is a leading bond and Sukuk house globally and has helped issuers raise approximately US$60 billion in capital market issuances since 2013. The product suite includes Sukuk (rated and unrated), conventional bonds, subordinated structures and private placement transactions.

GFI Group

Website: www.gfigroup.com/

GFI Securities (GFI), a subsidiary of GFI Group operates as a leading intermediary in Middle Eastern markets both out of its Dubai branch and London head office. Originating from a London-based Islamic finance desk set up in 2006, GFI’s Middle East operation has grown to offer direct, local service across Islamic and conventional markets. Our Dubai branch has been open since 2008 and has grown considerably in size.

From offices in Dubai, GFI Group companies operate several highly regarded electronic trading platforms, including CreditMatch, ForexMatch and MurabahaMatch. Alongside voice broking, these platforms provide enhanced liquidity, in-depth market information and efficient trade execution, without compromising anonymity and confidentiality.

 

 

Global Advocates & Legal Consultants

Website: www.globaladvocates.net

Global Advocates and Legal Consultants (Global), based in the UAE with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, remains one of the leading law firms in the Gulf region.

Global has a team of highly skilled and experienced advocates and legal consultants, who are licensed and educated from around the globe, including the UAE, the US, the UK, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, as well as are permitted to appear before all courts and arbitration centers of the UAE and the Dubai International Financial Center.

Global has become one of the fastest-growing law firms in the Gulf region, offering services through a unique model, with a reputation of excellence in the legal services. Global’s main areas of practice are: litigation and dispute resolution – arbitration, banking and finance – Islamic finance, corporate and commercial, criminal.

Hogan Lovells

Website: www.hoganlovells.com/

For over two decades, Hogan Lovells has advised clients active in South East Asia tracking the region’s journey to become one of the largest and most influential trading blocks in the world. The still untapped potential for development across a range of industries and countries, together with opportunities consistently arising from the region’s growth means that ASEAN is more than ever a focus for international corporations, investors and financiers in addition to Asian players.

We operate as one dynamic global team and provide clients with seamless, high quality advice at all times. Our Singapore office acts as the regional hub for South East Asia, working closely with our other Asia Pacific offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Sydney, Perth and Ulaanbatar to provide both local and international legal advice on crossborder transactions.

Dewi Negara Fachri & Partner (DNFP)

DNFP is in an association with Hogan Lovells, a leading global law firm with a strong reputation for advising on award-winning transactions in Indonesia for over two decades. Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments identifying and mitigating risk and make the most of opportunities for its clients.

DNFP is an Indonesian commercial law firm providing a full range of high quality, commercial legal services to Indonesian, regional and international clients. The firm has a deep understanding of the Indonesian legal, commercial and cultural environment, as well as extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex international legal issues for corporations, financial institutions and governments.

With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells’ provides practical legal solutions, fresh thinking and proven experience in a fast-changing and inter-connected world. With its experience in cross-border and emerging economies, Hogan Lovells has the market perspective to be a true global partner.

In association with Hogan Lovells, DNFP is well placed to support Indonesian business and industry on their legal matters, as Indonesia enters a new and exciting stage in its economic and social development.

Whether you’re expanding into Indonesia, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with the regulatory landscape or disputes in the local market, DNFP and Hogan Lovells can  work together with you to solve the toughest commercial issues that face your business in Indonesia and across ASEAN.

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

Parisian Real Estate Advisors

Website: www.parisian-advisor.com

Parisian Real Estate Advisor (Parisian Advisor)’s ambition is to be the leading French real estate advisor for Middle Eastern investors. Parisian Advisor is an entrepreneurial firm with a capital of EUR1 million (US$1.06 million). In addition, the company is affiliated to the French asset management firm La Française AM belonging to the French bank group, Crédit Mutuel. La Française Group holds 35% of Parisian Advisor and has been a key French player in securities and real estate asset management for over 40 years. The group currently manages over EUR48 billion (US$51.03 billion) including EUR10 billion (US$10.63 billion) in real estate assets.

Based on a tailor-made approach, Parisian Advisor offers a full range of services covering the entire investment chain, from pre-acquisition to post-acquisition stages including sourcing, fund structuring, financing, asset management and property management.

Our track record with La Française includes successfully forming the first French-regulated OPCI, or French-regulated non-listed REITs, that respect Islamic finance rules, on behalf of the first Islamic bank of Kuwait.

Saturna Sdn Bhd

Website: www.saturna.com.my/

As an asset management firm, we tailor investment programs to our clients’ objectives. We are primarily long-term investors, seeking to preserve and grow clients’ capital over time. With more than two decades of Shariah compliant investing experience, the Saturna group is committed to providing high-value services at low cost.

Their expertise covers US equities & fixed income, global equities & fixed income and ASEAN equities.

EXCLUSIVE KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

Thomson Reuters

Website: www.thomsonreuters.com

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision-makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

Today's dynamic markets require deep knowledge before investment decisions are made and execution strategies are planned. Thomson Reuters has been at the heart of Islamic finance for over 30 years, offering innovative investment and trading solutions to financial professionals across multiple asset classes. We provide holistic technology capabilities by embedding customized solutions into the information requirement workflows of professionals serving various business functions, while facilitating real-time connectivity to the global Islamic finance community. Whether it’s asset class, sector, country or region-specific, you can rely on us to deliver the quality of analysis that can only be expected of Thomson Reuters.

For more information, go to http://thomsonreuters.com.

LANYARDS SPONSOR

World Vest Base

Website: www.wvb.com

World Vest Base provides a broad range of informational products directed at institutional investors, universities, bankers, analysts, tax and audit practitioners, government agencies and asset managers, M&A, private capital, equity and fixed income markets.

The company’s latest offering includes the WVB Shariah Compliance Ratings which is a relational database of financial, statistical and market information on active and inactive global companies.

The database covers 153 countries with over 44,600 active listed companies and 30,000 inactive companies. This covers approximately 99% of all listed companies and a global market capitalization of almost 100%.

WVB data is based on the country of incorporation. It describes a company as a legal entity, not individual issues or listings and offers complete documents with indexed financial transparency to the data.

For more information, visit www.wvb.com

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.

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

Website: www.islamicfinancenews.com

Islamic Finance news is the industry's leading, capital markets focused, e-newsletter bringing you unrivalled editorial coverage every week on the global Islamic financial market.

This weekly newsletter provides insightful and intelligent editorial coverage from around the world helping you keep ahead. In addition to a comprehensive weekly review of all the stories from around the globe, interviews, forums, market statistics and data, key industry practitioners contribute via non-biased, educational and up-to-date country and sector reports, giving you a firsthand knowledge and understanding of the Islamic finance markets and instruments from an experts' point of view.

For a trial subscription, please contact +603 2162 7800 or email [email protected]

STRATEGIC MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica

Website: businessislamica.com/

Launched in November 2006, Business Islamica is the first monthly magazine of its kind in the UAE, specifically covering all aspects of Islamic business and finance, both regionally and internationally.

The magazine’s objective is to spearhead awareness initiatives, heighten knowledge of its core principles and practices, as well as to feature the latest developments in this industry.

Our editorial covers interviews with key industry leaders, case studies, and includes features on a wide range of topics such as; Islamic Banking, Wealth Management, Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Islamic Retail Finance, Marketing and Branding of Shari’ah-Compliant products, Regulatory Issues, Islamic Business Challenges and Risk Management.

Capital Business

Website: www.capitalbusiness.me

Capital Business Magazine is a B2B English monthly publication focusing on business best practices and is a publication accredited by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It enjoys a sizable footprint in the Middle East on the strength of feature articles contributed by certified financial and business experts, as well as coverage of a broad spectrum of topics including banking, IT, oil & gas, real estate and construction, human capital, risk management, corporate finance and cash management, corporate governance, investments, IPOs, tools of trade and more.

MEDIA PARTNER

Asia First

Website: www.asia-first.com/

Asia First provides a complete solution for financial professionals and organizations to source, purchase and manage financial news and intelligence products that they need for their business. It is a front-end website featuring extensive free daily and weekly finance news and other resources for professionals, complemented by a corporate back-end procurement platform and marketplace for buying and managing financial publications, data, research and events.

We organize specialized events and provide branding and exposure via our extensive readership and database. A one-stop shop with the following:

  • Major publishers listed with over 350 publications
  • 3,000+ research papers and reports from over 80 organizations
  • 2,000+ events listed in our events calendar
  • 500+ news feeds, five million news stories (including from Asia First) and our weekly newsletter, and
  • Smart search functionality for news and research dedicated to the financial industry.

Funds Global Mena

Website: www.fundsglobalmena.com

Funds global MENA is a leading publication is directed at institutions, fund buyers, distributors and fund managers in the Middle East and Africa, with editorial focusing on industry developments such as sales trends, new asset classes, fund launches, economic outlook and regulatory changes. The magazine is circulated to a worldwide readership of over 14,000.

As well as in-depth editorial features, content includes regular C-suite executive interviews and profiles, ‘talking head’ viewpoints, academic contributions and industry roundtables for fund management and asset servicing.

Funds global MENA forms part of the funds global series of publications looking at the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and MENA regions. Reports are published by the owners of funds europe magazine, which has been reporting on the institutional and retail fund management markets in the UK and Europe since 2002. To request sample copies of funds global MENA and associated publications, please contact Michael Fennessy at [email protected]

Islamic Finance Today

Website: iftmagazine.com

Islamic Finance Today, the exclusive Islamic Banking and Finance Magazine published by Pioneer Publications has commenced publication as a monthly in digital format.

It is now available for free downloading as a service to the industry and delivers a mix of exclusive articles by the leading scholars in the field, interviews with prominent personalities, industry trends, news, views and events.

The magazine reaches a large number of industry professionals with its reader-friendly format, rich and varied content and up-to-date, thought-provoking information for investment savvy readers looking for a fresh approach and new perspectives on the developments and growth potential of the industry.

Since its launch as an e-version in early 2015 a number of leading scholars have contributed papers or interviews, among them Rushdi Siddiqui, David Vicary, Joy Abdullah, Shakeeb Saqlain, Abdelilah Belatik Paul Mc.Namara, Sayd Farook, Shafiq Jakhura, Farrukh Habib, Riaz Ansary, Furqan Ahmed, Abbas Mirakhor, Umar Rafi, Valentino Cattelan, Abdul Haseeb Basit, Redha Al-Ansary, Junaid Wahaidna, Nida Khan, Sadia Karim, Shahida Shahimi and Rosie Kmeid.

Lexis Middle East Law

Website: www.lexismiddleeastlaw.ae

Lexis Middle East Law is the definitive research tool for lawyers working in the Middle East. It provides a single point of online access to the laws and cases of the United Arab Emirates in English and Arabic, as well as the commercial laws of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar. In partnership with SADER Legal Publishers, the Lexis Middle East Law service is supported by dedicated research and translation teams in Dubai, Beirut and London.  A bilingual editorial team reviews over 300 regional newspapers, magazines and websites (including regulatory bodies and government agencies) on a daily basis to ensure lawyers are kept informed of the latest legal news and developments, including draft laws in the pipeline. The Lexis Middle East Law service provides access to fully consolidated legislation in English and Arabic, while offering the broadest range of legal commentary and practical guidance across a range of practice areas including arbitration, restructuring, project finance and energy. Visit www.lexismiddleeastlaw.ae

OIC Today

Website: www.oictoday.biz/

OIC TODAY is a business and investment magazine that plays the role as information provider and communication link to members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Now it has come into existence to serve the Muslim Business community at large.

OIC Today was launched by Malaysia's former Prime Minister YAB Tun Haji Abdullah Ahmad Badawi whom indicates the importance of such a pan-Muslim publication for global reach and networking with member countries.

OIC Today is an exclusive magazine published by OIC International Business Centre Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Malaysia OIC Trade Chamber based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. It focuses on general economy and also acts as the mouthpiece for Muslim Nations seeking partners in progress and development of the Ummah worldwide.

 

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.

The Oath

Website: www.theoath-me.com

the Oath, is the only monthly legal magazine edited in the UAE that dedicates its coverage to this vibrant industry sector across the Middle East.

In its fifth year now, every issue of the Oath acts as the voice of the industry and reaches out to lawyers, legal counsels, C-level business executives and those wishing to keep updated on legal developments in the Middle East region.

The magazine is dominated by news that affects the legal profession, the legislation that affects the wider business community, and the activities that are driving the legislature.

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.

 

 

 


LEAD PARTNERS

The Saudi British Bank (SABB)
Inoks Capital
Sidra Capital

LEAD LAW PARTNER

King & Spalding

MULTILATERAL STRATEGIC PARTNER

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

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Finance Accreditation Agency

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Ableace Raakin
Arendt & Medernach
Clifford Chance
DDCAP
Eiger
Emirates NBD Group
GFI Group
Global Advocates & Legal Consultants
Hogan Lovells
IdealRatings
iSfin
Parisian Real Estate Advisors
Saturna Sdn Bhd

EXCLUSIVE KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

Thomson Reuters

LANYARDS SPONSOR

World Vest Base

RESEARCH PARTNER

Oxford Business Group

LEAD MEDIA PARTNER

Islamic Finance news

STRATEGIC MEDIA PARTNERS

Business Islamica
Capital Business

MEDIA PARTNER

Asia First
Funds Global Mena
Islamic Finance Today
Lexis Middle East Law
OIC Today
The Business Year
The Oath
Voices of Leaders