Date: 5th October 2018 Venue: SGX Centre, Singapore


09:00 – 09:05 Welcome Remarks
09:05 – 9:15 Welcome Address: Chan Kum Kong — Head of Research and Products, Equities and Fixed Income, SGX 
09:15 – 10:00 Islamic Finance and Singapore: Domestic and Global Influencers for Islamic Finance and Investment
We assess the latest opportunities for Islamic finance and investment in Singapore: what can the country offer and what are its competitive advantages? What roles can Singapore’s liquid capital markets and highly developed regulatory frameworks play and what can the Republic’s established buy-side and investment management community offer?
Moderator: Emmanuel Hadjidakis — Principal, Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow
Panelists: Majid Dawood — CEO, Yasaar
Sazali Baharom — Country Manager, CIMB
Shamzani HussainManaging Director and Head of Global Islamic Banking, FAB Siraj
10:00 – 10:35 Financing, Fund and Capital-Raising in Singapore: Islamic Options
We assess the diversification of funding for corporates and the potential for Islamic financing. What industry sectors offer opportunities and what more can be done to make Islamic finance more appealing? We also address the potential for Sukuk in the Republic and identify what steps should be taken to deepen domestic and regional secondary markets and increase the tradability of such instruments. Lastly, we take a look at infrastructure financing and ask what role Islamic finance can play in Singapore and the region.
Moderator: Lawrence Oliver — Director and Deputy CEO, DDCAP
Panelists: Hazwan Alif Abdul Rahman — CEO, CMC Engineering
Maaqil Bhoyroo — Head of EMEA Partnership, FTSE Russell
Shamsun Anwar Hussain — Managing Director, CIMB Islamic Bank
Todd Schubert — Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Research, Bank of Singapore
10:35 – 11:05 Coffee
11:05 – 11:35 Fintech and Islamic Finance in Singapore
We assess the latest developments in Shariah compliant fintech and analyze likely industry shifts, regulation and developments in product, distribution and delivery channels. We also discuss the role of tokenization and robo-advisory in Singapore’s capital-raising and investment management environments. What are the latest approaches to incorporating coin offerings and cryptocurrencies into developed regulatory frameworks?
Moderator: Vineeta Tan — Editor, IFN Fintech
Panelists: Abdul Rahman — Managing Director, Abdul Rahman Law Corporation
Dima Djani — Co-Founder and CEO, ALAMI
Maritz Mansor — COO, Ethis Group
Muhammad Assad — Co-Founder and CEO, Tamasia
11:35 – 11:55 Gold – All that Glitters
Gold has come to prominence of late, either as an underlying asset or an asset class in itself. We take a closer look at recent financial products structured on or around gold and ask if the upward trend is set to continue.
Moderator: Albert Cheng — CEO, Singapore Bullion Market Association
Panelists: Andrew Naylor — Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council
Robin Lee — CEO, HelloGold
Robin Tsui Gold ETF Strategist, APAC, State Street Global Advisors
11:55 – 12:40 Ethical and Responsible Finance in Singapore: Opportunities for Islamic Finance and Investment
We examine responsible, ethical investment and green finance in Singapore and Southeast Asia and identify the prospects for Islamic finance and investment to thrive in this active sector. Do green bonds and Sukuk offer viable long-term investments and how can the industry address the relative scarcity of credible climate related and low carbon investment opportunities?
Moderator: Armin Choksey — Partner, PwC
Panelists: Ariff Sultan — Regional Director, IdealRatings
Patsian Low — Director, Asia Policy Forum, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network 
Petra Daroczi — ESG Ambassador and Asset Management Specialist, Thomson Reuters
Ralph Dixon — Director of Environmental Investments, YTL Corporation and CEO, YTL-SV Carbon
12:40 Close of Forum





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