REDmoney events

Issuers Day: Monday, 1st October 2012
Investors Day: Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
Takaful & re-Takaful Day: Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Confirmed Delegates:
Latest update:
  • Opening address on Issuers Day by Noorizah Abd Hamid, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, PLUS Malaysia
  • Case Study: DanaInfra Nasional Bhd RM2.4 billion Islamic Medium-Term Notes Issuance by Fazlur Rahman Ebrahim, Principal Officer, DanaInfra Nasional Berhad & Managing Director, Prokhas
  • Keynote address on Investors Day by Dr. Nik Ramlah Mahmood - Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia
  • IFN Islamic Investors Poll Awards Ceremony during lunch on Investors Day (12:30 – 14:00)
  • Case Study: Khazanah Nasional's 2012 US$357 million Exchangeable Sukuk
  • Presentation on The Islamic Interbank Benchmark Rate by Rushdi Siddiqui - Global Head, Islamic Finance & OIC Countries, Thomson Reuters
  • Case-Study: IIFM & ISDA's Mubadalatul Arbaah (MA) Profit Rate Swap Product Standard
  • Country presentation on Sri Lanka by Faizal Salieh - Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Amana Bank
  • Ratings and the Takaful Industry by Moungmo Lee - General Manager, Analytics, A.M Best Asia Pacific
  • Presentation on Investment Opportunities Presented by Sukuk for Takaful Providers by Rafael Dalmau - Head of Shariah Compliant Portfolio Management, BNP Paribas
  • Country Presentation: Indonesia by Riestianti - Deputy Director of Directorate of Islamic Financing, Ministry of Finance Indonesia



Lead Partners

AmIslamic is a solutions provider in Islamic investment banking, retail, corporate and institutional banking, funds management, family takaful and related products and services from the AmBank Group, backed by a strong tradition of innovation and customisation from across the Group�s subsidiaries and divisions including AmIslamic Capital Markets, AmIslamic Bank, AmIslamic Funds Management and AmFamily Takaful Berhad (AmTakaful). As a one-stop powerhouse in Islamic finance, AmIslamic continues to deliver award-winning results and excellent client service to institutions, corporates, government agencies, SMEs and individuals.

Recent awards include Best Islamic Asset Management House, Malaysia & Best Corporate Sukuk, for Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama RM30.6 billion ringgit sukuk (The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2012), Investment Management Company of the Year, Malaysia (World Finance Investment Management Awards 2012), Best Domestic Bond House (3 Consecutive Years) (The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2011), and Best FX Bank for Corporates and Financial Institutions, Malaysia (6th Annual Alpha Southeast Asia Best Financial Institution Awards 2012).

Bank Islam Malaysia was established in 1983 as the nation�s first Islamic bank. The bank has a network of 122 branches and more than 1000 self-service terminals nationwide. To meet the diversity of the public�s financial needs, Bank Islam offers more than 50 Shariah-based banking products and services which cater to Muslims and non-Muslims.

CIMB Islamic is CIMB Group�s global Islamic banking and finance franchise, anchored by CIMB Islamic Bank, a licensed bank under Malaysia�s Islamic Banking Act 1983.

CIMB Islamic provides innovative and comprehensive Shariah compliant financial solutions in investment banking, consumer banking, asset management, Takaful, private banking and wealth management. CIMB Islamic products and operations are managed in strict compliance with Shariah principles under the guidance of the CIMB Islamic Shariah committee.

CIMB Islamic is recognized as a pioneer in Islamic financial markets, having advised on the world�s first Shariah compliant exchangeable Sukuk and the largest sovereign Sukuk issue.

In 2011, CIMB Islamic received the following awards: The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award 2011 for Islamic Bank of the Year, Asiamoney Best Islamic Banks Awards 2011 for Best Islamic Bank in Asia and Global Finance Best Islamic Institutions Awards 2011 for Best Islamic Institution in Asia.

The HSBC Group is one of the world�s largest banking and financial services organizations, serving customers worldwide from around 7,200 offices in over 80 countries and territories. HSBC Bank Malaysia was locally incorporated in 1984.

In 2007, HSBC Bank Malaysia was the first locally incorporated foreign bank to be awarded an Islamic banking subsidiary licence in Malaysia. HSBC Amanah Malaysia is a fully-fledged Islamic bank offering a full suite of Islamic financial propositions.

In 2006, HSBC was the first foreign bank to be awarded a Takaful license in Malaysia. HSBC Amanah Takaful (Malaysia) is the first Takaful provider to be rated by an international agency receiving a rating of �A-�as capped by the sovereign rating in Malaysia. The company is a joint venture between HSBC Insurance (Asia Pacific) Holdings (49%), Jerneh Asia (31%) and Employee Provident Fund Board of Malaysia (20%).

Established in 2003, Standard Chartered Saadiq offers a wide range of Shariah compliant products to meet the needs of our consumer and corporate banking clients around the world. The word 'Saadiq' means 'truthful' in Arabic, which represents our commitment to provide economically viable solutions based on Islamic values that meet Shariah requirements.

Standard Chartered Saadiq employs an international team of professionals with extensive Islamic financial expertise who have rolled out over 150 products and solutions across geographies. The bank has an international Shariah board comprising three of the world's most renowned Shariah scholars of Islamic banking who provide guidance and advice to ensure Shariah compliance of all Saadiq�s products and transactions.

Supported By

In August 2006, the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Center (MIFC) initiative was launched to position Malaysia as a hub for international Islamic finance. The MIFC initiative comprises a community network of the country�s financial and market regulators, government ministries and agencies together with industry participation from the banking, Takaful, capital market institutions, human capital development institutions and professional services companies.

Malaysia welcomes global talents, leading players, issuers and investors to leverage on our experience and expertise in Islamic finance for global business opportunities. In an environment of innovation and thought leadership, Malaysia shapes the future of Islamic finance to strengthen economic and financial linkages with other financial centres.

The Department of Business and Innovation (DBI) is the Victorian government�s lead agency for business engagement, innovation and competitiveness. It is responsible for providing economic strategies, planning and targeted business development assistance. Companies looking to invest, explore commercial opportunities, or create commercial and research linkages in Victoria can use DBI as a point of entry into the local market. The DBI actively facilitates investments into Victoria through grant incentives, introductions, information provision and promotion.

The State of Victoria is leading the way in Australian Islamic finance, with a supportive regulatory environment, in-depth expertise and strong links to Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Victoria is the only Australian state to have enacted legislation allowing Islamic financial institutions to provide residential mortgages in accordance with Shariah principles. The development of the Victorian Islamic finance sector is now opening up commercial opportunities for international specialists.

Endorsed By

In May 2011, the UK Islamic Finance Secretariat (UKIFS) became integrated into TheCityUK.

UKIFS brings together government and industry to jointly promote the UK as a global gateway for Islamic finance. The key objectives of the UKIFS are to co-ordinate and promote the development of Islamic finance in the UK and to act as the primary contact point for financial and professional services, the UK government bodies including UK Trade & Investment, HM Treasury and regulators.

In achieving these objectives, the UKIFS operates five practitioner-led market advisory working groups that convene regularly to drive the development and delivery of strategic goals:

  1. Commercial real estate - Chaired by Mike Rainey/Partner, King & Spalding.
  2. Legal - Chaired by Richard de Belder/Partner, SNR Denton.
  3. Islamic financial institutions - Chaired by Richard Williams/Finance Director, Bank of London and The Middle East.
  4. Accounting, Taxation & Regulation - Chaired by Samer Hijazi/Director, KPMG.
  5. Education, Training & Qualifications (ETQ) - Chaired by Ruth Martin/Managing Director, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

With over 2000 registered individuals representing over 400 organisations, the UKIFS is today the leading cross-sectoral body assisting the promotion and development of Islamic finance in the UK.

Luncheon Sponsor

KBL European Private Bankers was founded in Luxembourg in 1949 and over the years has built up a network of well-known brands in each of the nine countries in which the group has a presence. It currently employs 2,200 staff.

As a well established and recognized financial institution and a pioneer in global financial markets in Luxembourg, our experts provide institutional customers with access to all major markets and to our wide range of products and services, which is constantly being adapted to their needs.

From a basket of securities to a structured product or fund, KBL European Private Bankers makes it simple for institutional investors to trade online and in real time.

Our sales, execution and trading desks help investors achieve higher returns, develop new ideas or simply mitigate risk by providing them with investment ideas. KBL epb offers instant and direct access to all major equity, bond, derivative, fund, bullion and money markets.

Exclusive Knowledge Partner

The Islamic finance and investment community is closely interlinked and synergistic, arguably more so than their counterparts is conventional finance. We view this combined group as one industry and have created an Islamic Finance Center of Excellence to bring the pieces together and deliver customized solutions to our clients.

Associate Partner

Alkhair International Islamic Bank (Alkhair Malaysia) is the first foreign Islamic bank in Malaysia licensed to conduct a full range of non-Malaysian ringgit banking activities under the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Center initiative. This is an initiative which aims to strengthen Malaysia�s position as an Islamic finance hub and build greater ties between East Asia and the Middle East.

Established on the 14th December 2007, Alkhair Malaysia�s primary focus is in three core business lines: corporate banking, treasury and investment banking to complement Bank Alkhair Bahrain�s existing operations. The bank leverages its resources and expertise across each of these business lines to provide clients with a broad range of investment and banking solutions.

Alkhair Malaysia seeks to deliver exceptional value to clients and shareholders through innovation, professionalism and integrity � the shared values that drive the bank�s endeavour to be a leading global provider of Shariah compliant banking products and services.

Executive Partners

AM Best Company is a global credit rating organization dedicated to the needs of the financial services industries, with a unique focus on the insurance industry. The company�s credit ratings are referred to throughout the world as an opinion of the financial strength and creditworthiness of insurance companies. Established in the US in 1899 and pioneered the concept of financial rating in 1906, AM Best has over 4,000 ratings in approximately 65 countries worldwide.

The company publishes a wide variety of analytical data resources, references and directories online, on CD rom and in print. AM Best is also the world�s most recognized source for insurance news. Articles and reports generated by AM Best�s staff of journalists and financial analysts are published in Best�s review magazine and via the Best's insurance news & analysis service. The company has offices in the US, London, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Bank Muamalat Indonesia (BMI), founded in 1991, was the first financial institution to offer Shariah banking in Indonesia. Endorsed by the Indonesian council of Ulemas and the government of Indonesia, BMI�s largest shareholders are the Islamic Development Bank, Boubyan Bank Kuwait and SEDCO Group (Atwill Holding).

BMI service network had reached a total of 393 outlets, consisting 76 branch offices and 179 sub-branch offices. The bank continues to grow, in term of assets and presence, with total assets of IDR32.6 trillion (US$3.4 billion) as per the 30th June 2012.

In 2009, BMI established its first international branch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and become the first bank from Indonesia to open its business network in Malaysia. BMI Kuala Lumpur branch become the first foreign Islamic bank to open as a branch under an international Islamic banking license.

Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a presence in over 70 countries and a strong and profitable private client franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets.

Deutsche Bank�s Trust & Securities Services provides an extensive range of trust, agency, depositary, custody, fund administration and related services, on over EUR7 trillion (US$10.2 trillion) in debt and equity securities worldwide. In Malaysia, these services are offered through Deutsche Trustees Malaysia or Deutsche Bank (Malaysia). Our expertise extends across a wide range of Islamic financing structures including project finance and syndicated loan administration, making us an ideal trustee and administrator for complex Islamic structures that encompass a variety of characteristics and services.

The FWU Group is a leading independent financial services group, founded in 1989, focusing on innovative and customized product design in the field of unit-linked investments and Family Takaful investment-linked plans for international markets. It has significant experience in customized investment-linked business via banks and independent financial advisors in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

The FWU Group is a global leader in the Takaful industry and its system and services have contributed to production in the various markets in which it currently has a presence � Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Pakistan and Malaysia. The FWU Group has its international hub in the Dubai International Finance Center, dealing exclusively with Takaful service provision at an international level. The FWU Group has also established its Asian regional service hub in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. FWU is an observer member of the Islamic Financial Services Board and an active member of its Takaful working group.

Innovation & Development (IDCORP) headquartered in Kuala Lumpur is specialized in the provision of end-to-end software solutions for the financial and large-scale industries. IDCORP offers a diverse range of solutions encompassing all major components of the banking and payment process systems. The products include Islamic and conventional core banking systems, cards and payment solutions along with Islamic credit card system, virtual banking and business intelligence systems.

We have a capable team with extensive banking and finance knowledge, ICT development skills and specialists empowered by a management team along with market leading technological partners globally.

Backed by our corporate vision to stay at the forefront of our industry, we continue to invest in human capital and research and development so that we can consistently offer relevant solutions to power the conventional and Islamic banking sector into the new economy era.

Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) is a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg government and the Luxembourg Financial Industry Federation. Its role is to contribute to the sustainable development of Luxembourg as an international financial center by means of a structured international communications policy and by nurturing new business sectors.

Combining the innovative spirit of the industry and the far sightedness of the country�s political leaders, LFF is committed to the development of an integrated and sustainable European financial market place.

Luxembourg is located in the heart of Europe. The country�s traditional openness to the outside world, its political and social stability, its cosmopolitan and multilingual population, its highly qualified workforce and modern infrastructure make Luxembourg the ideal gateway to the European market with its 500 million consumers.

The Luxembourg financial center benefits from a legal and regulatory framework that is reliable enough to be rapidly adapted to an evolving international environment.

Munich Re Retakaful is a composite re-Takaful operator licensed by Bank Negara Malaysia in December 2007, operating on a pure Wakalah model. Based in Kuala Lumpur we operate as Munich Re�s international re-Takaful hub and offer �AA-�(S&P) financial security. We also maintain a center of competence for re-Takaful at our headquarters and marketing office in Dubai.

We offer Takaful operators access to a truly 100% Shariah compliant supply chain as we do not use conventional retrocession. We also do not accept conventional insurance business in our re-Takaful pool, giving our clients a peace of mind that our pool is free of any contentious elements.

Our contributions towards the Takaful industry were recognized as we received the �Most Outstanding Re-Takaful Company� award at the Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance news Forum in 2009. In 2010 we were voted the �Best Re-Takaful Service Provider� by Islamic Finance news.

OCBC Bank (Malaysia) (OCBC Bank) launched its Islamic banking (IB) business through the 'window' concept on the 5th June 1995 and became the 19th of 22 commercial banks to operate IB business. After 14 years of operating under the Islamic 'window' business, OCBC Al-Amin Bank commenced its operations on the 1st December 2008.

OCBC Al-Amin is an Islamic bank that serves across communities, in keeping with the purpose statement of OCBC Bank, this means the bank will strive to make OCBC Al-Amin relevant and attractive to both Muslims and non-Muslims; both businesses and individuals while adhering to the tenets of Islam.

OCBC Al-Amin offers a broad array of specialist financial services, ranging from consumer, corporate, treasury, investment, private and transaction banking.

OCBC Al-Amin now has five branches , and its products and services may also be accessed via all 31 OCBC Bank branches.

RAM Ratings (RAM), a name synonymous with credit ratings in the Asian region, was established in 1990 as the pioneer of the Malaysian capital market in this sphere. As one of the region's most experienced credit-rating agencies (CRAs), we are able to capitalize on our in-depth understanding of the market when arriving at astute credit evaluations.

RAM has been proudly flying the flag as the country�s first CRA for more than two decades. We are staunchly committed to forging ahead with renewed vigor and aim to remain at the forefront of the debt capital market�s development, especially in Islamic finance where Malaysia is a leader.

Our portfolio spans a vast array of local and foreign corporates, multinationals, banks, insurance companies, government-linked and other public-financed entities, myriad complex investment vehicles and the ringgit-denominated securities they issue, structured finance transactions backed by receivables or other financial assets and Islamic securities (commonly known as Sukuk).

S&P Dow Jones Indices, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the world�s largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500� and the Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM, S&P Dow Jones Indices has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of institutional and retail investors.

More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 830,000 indices covering a wide range of assets classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way investors measure and trade the markets.

TRASSET is one of the major international software solution providers for financial institutions, having its headquarters in Milano, Italy and offices across the globe - including Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.

TRASSET is a worldwide unique system in offering fully integrated Treasury, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking and Asset Management systems covering both conventional and Islamic banking activities.

Our customer base has more than 100 different financial institutions; our solutions manage assets worth billions of dollars in over 15 countries spanning across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East.

Vinson & Elkins (V&E) is an international law firm with approximately 750 lawyers located in 16 offices around the world. V&E�s award-winning Islamic finance lawyers have advised on complex Islamic finance and investment transactions in more than 30 Islamic and non-Islamic jurisdictions, including the first-ever Shariah compliant gas-backed securitization and the first Islamic securitization which originated in the US and was rated by Standard & Poors.

The firm has expertise in conventional and Islamic banking and finance, capital markets, Takaful and re-Takaful, derivatives products and Shariah compliant projects and transactions and maintains excellent relationships with leading Islamic scholars worldwide. V&E is regularly recognized as one of the world's leading law firms for Islamic finance work by publications including Chambers Global, Islamic Finance news, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500.

Takaful & re-Takaful Day Endorser

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) is a unique global trade association representing cooperative and mutual insurers globally. The ICMIF aims to promote and work with the cooperative and mutual insurance sector globally by being a leader in providing information and services to members, and representing the interests of, the global cooperative and mutual insurance sector. Working together with the members in this way underpins the federation�s commitment in providing �a global reach for local strength�. The ICMIF currently has 221 members in 71 countries including 25 Takaful and re-Takaful operators, agencies and institutes.

Some of the specific services available from joining the federation include member-only networks bringing together insurance professionals from different fields of expertise; network meetings and research publications on key areas of member interest; training through Agile, the most advanced technological training software in the insurance market today.

UK Pavilion Sponsor

Aberdeen Asset Management is a global investment management group which is headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK and manages more than US$295.7 billion of assets globally for both institutions and private individuals (as of the 30th April 2012). The group invests on behalf of institutional and wholesale clients, primarily in equities, fixed income, alternative investment strategies and property. The firm employs over 1,900 staff across 23 countries worldwide.

Bank of London and The Middle East (BLME) is an independent UK, wholesale Shariah compliant bank based in London. BLME received the Financial Services Authority�s authorization in July 2007 and is the largest Islamic bank in Europe. It is led by a management team that brings together a combination of experienced international bankers and leading experts in Islamic finance.

The core divisions that make up BLME�s competitive offering are corporate banking, treasury and wealth management comprising of private banking and asset management. BLME is the largest Shariah compliant bank in Europe and we also have a dedicated Shariah supervisory board (SSB). The SSB ensures that our policies and practices, as well as our corporate governance, are in accordance with Shariah principles. These principles require that our service is based upon achieving sustainable performance from tangible assets.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Central London, with presence in the Middle East, DDCAP is majority owned and controlled by IPGL. DDCAP positions itself as an intermediary in the Islamic financial services industry, providing structuring support, trade execution and value-added services to its global clients.

DDCAP holds a unique market position as a facilitator 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. DD&Co is an associate trade member of the London Metal Exchange and an associate member of the London Platinum and Palladium Market.

Eiger Trading Advisors is an investment management and advisory firm specializing in commodities markets. Based in London, the company has a wealth of knowledge and experience and generates value through its network of relationships within physical commodities markets.

Our dedicated team provides Islamic financial institutions with custom bespoke products in a range of commodities, including:

  • Liquidity management/Asset facilitation � via our proprietary electronic trading platform
  • Shariah compliant commodity indices
  • Structured products
  • Commodity trade finance and risk mitigation
  • Shariah compliant trade finance funds (advisory and under management)

Our proprietary web-based trading platform is currently being used or tested by over 130 institutions across Europe, the GCC and Asia. The platform automates the structuring and execution of Islamic treasury and capital markets products for wholesale and retail commodity-backed transactions and is one of the most advanced and efficient delivery mechanisms available

Trowers & Hamlins has an established record of advising on Islamic finance transactions for over 15 years. With specialist lawyers in the UK and across the Middle East, we advise Islamic financial institutions as well as public and private sector organizations in relation to Shariah compliant transactions and funding structures.

We offer a full range of corporate, business and commercial legal services to a broad private and public sector client base.

We have been active in the Middle East for over 40 years with more than 90 lawyers currently living and working in the region. The firm's head office is in London with five offices across the Middle East: in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Cairo, Dubai and Oman as well as formal associations with firms in Syria and Jordan. We also have well established links with local counsel throughout the Middle East and strong associations with law firms in Kuwait and Yemen.

Event Stationery Sponsor

Cagamas, the national mortgage corporation was established in 1986 to promote the broader spread of house ownership and growth of the secondary mortgage market in Malaysia. It issues debt securities to finance the purchase of housing loans from financial institutions as non-financial institutions. The provision of liquidity to financial institutions at a reasonable cost to primary lenders of housing loans encourages further expansion of financing for houses at an affordable cost.

The Cagamas model is regarded by the World Bank as a successful secondary mortgage liquidity facility. Cagamas is the leading issuer of �AAA� debt securities in Malaysia and one of the top Sukuk issuers in the world. Since its incorporation, Cagamas has cumulatively issued RM251 billion (US$77.6 billion) of conventional and Islamic debt securities (as at the 31st May 2012).

Cagamas� debt securities have the highest ratings by RAM Rating Services and Malaysian Rating Corporation.

Corporate Gift Sponsor

Prudential BSN Takaful (PruBSN) is a joint venture of two significant names � Prudential and Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN). The combined corporate strength of Prudential and BSN has formed a concrete foundation that accelerates PruBSN's growth to achieve the leading position in the Takaful industry only after five years in operations.

Our Takaful plans are distributed by our robust agency and partnership channels. We have over 10,000 agents marketing our dynamic solutions. Partnering with local banking institutions also allows greater distributional reach to enable us to serve and market our products to the public. The strong support of both these channels has contributed to the company�s success. It is a result of consistent networking backed by strong product innovation that meets the customers� future protection and savings needs.

With the strong brand presence and innovative financial and protection products and services, we now have over 300,000 customers.

Booth Sponsor

INCEIF, The Global University of Islamic Finance, was set up by the central bank (Bank Negara Malaysia) in 2005 with a mandate to be the knowledge leader in Islamic finance. It is committed to furthering the Islamic finance industry through education, research, training and consultancy services.

The programs offered are the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional, Masters in Islamic Finance and PhD in Islamic finance. These postgraduate programs are supported by short courses targeted at finance and Islamic finance industry personnel.

The international appeal of the university has drawn students and faculty members from 73 countries. Global recognition of the programs has also resulted in many of the course modules being adopted by universities globally. The university is based in Kuala Lumpur, with a staff of 95 and over 2000 on campus and online distance learning, students.

Advertisement Sponsor

Malaysian Rating Corporation (MARC) which was incorporated in October 1995 is one of Malaysia�s two domestic credit rating institutions. MARC�s rating coverage extends to corporate finance including financial institutions and insurance, structured finance, public finance as well as infrastructure and project finance. MARC publishes independent assessments of the creditworthiness of securities and issuers, providing investors with an independent source of opinion and research.

The Securities Commission (SC) has granted MARC registration as a credit rating agency upon its fulfillment of requirements set out in the SC's guidelines on registration of rating agencies issued on the 30th March, 2011. MARC is also an approved external credit assessment institution by Bank Negara Malaysia.

MARC is a public limited company with a paid�-up capital of RM20 million (US$6.26 million). Its shareholders comprise major insurance companies, stockbrokers and investment banks in Malaysia.

Ratings Partner

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the world's leading provider of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. We publish more than a million credit ratings on debt issued by sovereign, municipal, corporate and financial sector entities. With over 1,400 credit analysts in 23 countries and more than 150 years' experience of assessing credit risk, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight.

Our research and opinions about relative credit risk provide market participants with information and independent benchmarks that help to support the growth of transparent liquid debt markets worldwide.


IdealRatings is the market leader in providing Shariah fund management screening services to major financial institutions since 2006. IdealRatings services empower fund managers to launch and manage their Shariah compliant funds and help them to generate the highest alpha available through a tight compliance and purification information. IdealRatings� clients are typically leading investment firms, fund/asset managers, brokerage firms and banks across more than 15 countries. IdealRatings universe includes 40,000 plus equities globally where you can screen based on your own board's Shariah rulebook.

IdealRatings various services has been reviewed and approved by several Shariah scholars and advisors globally, the service has been designed to support in making Shariah compliant investment decisions covering equities, Sukuk, funds, real estate investment trusts and indices.

The subscription-based service enables users to access a comprehensive range of data analyzed by our research team based on a proprietary screening process complemented with an intuitive interface and powerful search capabilities.

Lead Media Partner

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 Musfaizal Mustafa at +603 2162 7804 or email [email protected]

Media Partners

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics (AlHuda CIBE) is a recognized name in the Islamic finance market for advisory, trainings, publications and research over the last six years. Our primary goal has always been to provide state-of-the-art advisory consultancy and education through various well recognized modes such as campus programs, distance learning programs, trainings workshops, and Islamic microfinance products through our distinguished publications in Islamic banking and finance. We are dedicated to serve the community in providing training, online education and consultancy in Islamic banking and finance not only in Pakistan but also globally.

True Banking is a bi-monthly magazine of AlHuda CIBE and the aim is to raise awareness about Islamic banking. This magazine has rightly targeted its readers to induce accurate knowledge, benefits of Islamic banking and the advantages of Islamic banking over conventional banking.

Alpha Southeast Asia celebrated its fifth anniversary as a purely Southeast Asian focused institutional investment and transactional banking magazine in 2011. The magazine has remained steadfast in its coverage of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand).

As a result, the magazine has firmly established itself as the only magazine of choice among institutional investors interested in understanding the region further. Corporate treasurers and chief financial officers in the region have also found our magazine useful given similarities in the ASEAN region. High net worth individuals and white-collar professionals have also found our articles a good alternative as opposed to what is widely available in the mainstream regional press. The magazine remains the only Hong Kong-based regional financial magazine with a dedicated monthly section on Islamic finance.

Launched in November 2006, Business Islamica is the first monthly magazine of its kind in the Middle East, 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 and feature the latest developments in this industry. Islamic finance, which was once considered as no more than an interesting aspect on the periphery of conventional mainstream finance, has emerged as a major global force, developing and growing faster than its conventional counterpart

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 retail finance, marketing and branding of Shariah compliant products, regulatory issues, Islamic business challenges and risk management.

Capital Business Magazine is a B2B English monthly publication focusing on business best practices and is a publication accredited by the Dubai International Financial Center. 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 and tools of trade.

Dow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information and a developer of technology to deliver content to consumers and organizations across multiple platforms. Dow Jones produces newspapers, newswires, websites, apps, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, radio and video. Its premier brands include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron�s, MarketWatch, SmartMoney and All Things D. Its information services combine technology with news and data to support business decision making. Dow Jones & Company is a news corporation company.

Eurekahedge is the world's largest independent data provider and research house focusing on alternative investments. We are headquartered in Singapore and have representative offices in New York and London. We maintain coverage on over 25,000 alternative funds globally. Our global alternative research covers hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity funds, Islamic funds, real estate funds, long-only absolute return funds and enhanced equity funds (130/30) and socially responsible investment funds (SRI).

For more information, please contact Sultan Arif, Head of Marketing & Communications, at [email protected] or +65 6212 0925 (Head Office � Singapore) or visit Also, you are able to reach us through our US Office lines at either +1 646-710-4898 or +1 646-710-4899.

By 2007, Global Islamic Finance Magazine (GIF) was firmly established as the leading Islamic finance media title for Islamic finance professionals. The magazine and website focuses on rapidly growing sector of Islamic banking, finance, economy and business. Through close contact with those active in the Islamic finance sector, GIF is able to bring you critical news and information not found elsewhere.

Our aim is to provide the articles with the latest news from the Islamic financial sector, and to help increase the qualifications and skills of our readers. For advertisers, we provide a seamlessly professional experience: whether contributing to reports or promoting your services, our team will go that extra mile to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your business� exposure to the unrivalled audience that GIF attracts.

The magazine has an enviable track record in promoting, repositioning and sustaining brands within the sector.

MONEY COMPASS is the ultimate personal Financial Planning and Management magazine in Mandarin published by Universal Media Publishers (M) Sdn Bhd. The magazine provides information on effective personal financial strategies and also features the importance of professional approach in financial planning and attitude towards interpreting latest business and market trends. Money Compass is not simply a financial publication but serves as an effective platform for industry practitioners to share their professional services as well as introduce relevant products to benefit the public through various events.

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.

The total value of Shariah compliant assets has grown by 150% since 2006 and the market seems likely to continue its rapid pace of development, while continuing to demonstrate its competitiveness and resilience.

As the leading finance publication for Asian corporates and global investors active in the region, The Asset has followed this rise closely and has extended our Islamic finance coverage, as well as organizing the annual AAA Islamic finance awards.

The Asset specializes in providing insight and analysis into the buying behaviour of global investors in Asia, as well as how the region�s leading companies raise and manage their capital.



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