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Date: Sunday, 24th November 2013
Venue: Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

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AAOIFI is an international autonomous organization established in 1991 responsible for development and issuance of accounting, auditing, ethics, governance, and Shariah standards for the international Islamic finance industry. Its 200 institutional members include central banks, regulatory authorities, financial institutions, accounting and auditing firms from over 40 countries.

AAOIFI has issued over 88 standards followed by leading Islamic financial institutions across the world including Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America; and adopted by the IDB. Supporting the adoption and technical application of the standards, AAOIFI has introduced Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA) and Certified Shariah Adviser and Auditor (CSAA) professional qualification programs. A contract certification program was introduced to certify that financial contracts between Islamic financial institutions and their clients comply with AAOIFI standards and Shariah principles.

Apart from its effort in promoting clarity and transparency in financial reporting and also harmonization of international Islamic finance practices, AAOIFI has also been involved in developing the soundness and stability of the Islamic financial system in a number of jurisdictions together with multilateral organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank.

IIFM is the Islamic Financial Services Industry’s standard setting organization focused on the Islamic Capital & Money Market (ICMM) segment of the industry. Its primary focus lies in the standardization of Islamic financial products, documentation and related processes at the global level. IIFM also organizes specialized industry seminars, workshops and consultative meetings for the development of the ICMM.

IIFM was founded as a neutral and non-profit organization with the collective efforts of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Islamic Development Bank, Autoriti Monetari (i.e. Monetary Authority) Brunei Darussalam, Bank Indonesia, Central Bank of Sudan and Bank Negara Malaysia (delegated to Labuan Financial Services Authority).

Besides the founding members, IIFM is supported by other jurisdictional members such as State Bank of Pakistan, Dubai International Financial Centre as well as a number of regional and international financial institutions and other market participants.

Multilateral Strategic Partner

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is a multilateral financial institution. It is the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB). It was established by the IDB Board of Governors in its 24th annual meeting held in Rajab 1420H (November 1999) in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The authorized capital stock of the Corporation is US$2 billion while the capital available for subscription is US$1 billion. Its shareholders are the IDB, 52 Islamic member countries, and five public financial institutions from member countries.

The mandate of ICD is to play a complementary role to the IDB’s activities and national financing institutions in member countries through the provision of financing and financial services to private sector projects in accordance with principles of the Shariah. ICD also provides consultancy services to governments and private sector institutions in order to encourage the establishment, expansion and modernization of private sector enterprises, the development of capital markets, the adoption of best management practices and enhancement of its role in the market economy.

The ICD focuses on financing developmental projects which contribute to the creation of employment opportunities and the encouragement of exports. To achieve these objectives, ICD creates and develops relations of cooperation and partnership to arrange co-financing and syndicated financing services.

Forum Partner

Metropolitan Consulting (S.A.E.)

Metropolitan Consulting was originally established in 2000 in the US as a credit consultancy firm and in 2008, it launched its office in Egypt and grew to be a leading consultancy firm specialized in credit and financial consulting for both debt and equity markets both locally and regionally.

Metropolitan Consulting is a premier one stop shop for credit and financial advisory that provides a boutique of financial and supporting services through matching lenders and borrowers. This includes a wide spectrum of Islamic banking and non-banking consulting; in addition to currently being a lead arranger for Islamic banking and leasing syndications.

The company’s A to Z range of services includes advising on multi-sourcing of funds, preparing and presenting the clients file to various financial institutions and private equity investors, negotiating, structuring and closing the deal. Metropolitan Consulting has a solid clientele base in various segments (SMEs, mid-cap, and corporate).

Metropolitan Consulting furnishes its clients with matchmaking business opportunities and full financial and credit management consulting through its pool of its professional and experienced consultants as well as its strategic relationship with several financial and multilateral institutions and its connections over the years in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, GCC and the MENA region.

Metropolitan Training Academy (MTA)

Metropolitan Training Academy (MTA) is the training and research arm of Metropolitan Consulting that was launched in 2012. The academy provides training, advisory services and conducts events and research. It delivers several types of study modes and qualifications, which suit the needs of both practitioners and academicians, in collaboration with its worldwide strategic partners. This includes accredited academic training (Certificates, Diplomas, Post graduate Diplomas, Masters, PhDs or DBAs either through self-study or through distance learning) and professional training (executive short program and workshop from 1-3 days). Also, it aims to raise general public awareness through conducting educational conferences, seminars, forums and sessions to various target audience. This includes the banking and non-banking communities, business associations, chambers of commerce, universities, and community centers. In addition, MTA provides wide-ranging theoretical and practical applied research, customized advisory and tailor made solutions through its local expertise and international partners in the financial and non-financial field.

In pursuit of excellence, the academy has a wide and strong network of relationships with local and international training, research, advisory and education partners.

Metropolitan Consulting and Training

Metropolitan Consulting and Training which was established in 2013 in South Africa, acts as a one stop shop for credit and financial advisory that provides a boutique of financial and non-financial services through matching lenders, investors and borrowers in Africa. This also includes a wide spectrum of banking and non-banking credit consulting and training services.

Exclusive Shariah Advisory Partner

World’s first and largest Shariah advisory team

Dar Al Sharia undertakesstructuring and documentation for all types of Sukuk, syndication and funds, besides development of new and innovative products for retail, corporate, treasury, asset management and capital markets. The restructuring and unwinding of existing transactions in a Shariah compliant manner is also our forte.

With the help of a unique and award-winning combination of lawyers, scholars, auditors, bankers, trainers and financial analysts headed by Dr Hussain Hamed Hassan, a renowned Shariah scholar in the industry, Dar Al Sharia carries research, develops training courses, advises on Islamic finance legislation to countries, provides complete Shariah solutions for the conversion of banks from conventional to Islamic, and providesa full range of products to Takaful (Islamic insurance) companies. Another area where Dar Al Sharia has developed unmatched expertise is Waqf or Islamic trusts.

Our clientele includes Islamic banks, development banks, Islamic windows, Islamic finance companies, funds, Takaful companies, promoters of Sukuk, educational institutions and government-related entities.

Associate Partners

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, comprising some of the world's leading Islamic scholars.

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 to date.

CIMB Group’s Islamic banking business is supported by the group’s network of over 40,000 staff in 17 countries comprising an experienced senior management team and an experienced global team of Islamic banking and financial services professionals in all core components of the Islamic banking and financial services market. CIMB Group also has the most extensive retail branch network in ASEAN, with more than 1,000 branches as at the 30th June 2013, serving approximately 13 million customers regionally.

Emirates NBD Group

Emirates NBD is a leading banking group in the Middle East with assets of AED308.3 billion ($84 billion) (as of the 31st December 2012). The group has a leading retail banking franchise in the UAE, with over 163 branches and over 760 ATMs. It is a major player in the UAE corporate banking arena with strong Islamic banking, global markets & treasury, investment banking, private banking, asset management and brokerage operations. The group has operations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Singapore, the UK, Jersey (Channel Islands) and representative offices in India, China and Iran.

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 DCM (including Shariah compliant structuring), syndicated/club loans, financial advisory, ECM and project finance.

INCEIF, The Global University of Islamic Finance, was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia (the central bank of Malaysia) to offer postgraduates studies in Islamic finance. INCEIF is one of many initiatives undertaken by Malaysia to develop and nurture talent and experts for the global Islamic finance industry. Apart from its academic programs, which comprise Chartered Islamic Finance Professional, Masters in Islamic Finance and PhD in Islamic Finance; INCEIF also offers customised executive training programs and industry-focused applied research. The chairman and chancellor of INCEIF is the governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz. To date, its students and graduates come from different faiths and background from over 80 countries.

Khalij Islamic is an Islamic finance investment and advisory boutique with a presence in the UK and the UAE. The firm offers strategic consulting, and specialized expertise for developing, structuring, sourcing and placing bespoke Shariah compliant financial products focusing on ‘true asset’ investment products as well as Islamic liquidity and risk management solutions; bringing new asset classes and high quality Islamic investment products to Islamic investors.

Khalij Islamic, adds value by providing a broad range of professional and reliable world class end-to-end Shariah services by harnessing the skills and collective intellectual capabilities of a seasoned management team that boasts over 100 years of collective investment banking and consulting experience together with the connectivity with highly respected world-renowned Shariah scholars; and affiliation and collaboration with influential industry bodies in the Islamic finance space.

Executive Partners

The Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF) has an important role in supporting the financial sector of Bahrain. BIBF does this by providing the highest quality of assessment, business education, training and development in the region and ensuring it delivers internationally-accredited courses and programs.

Since 1981, BIBF has grown to over 19,000 participants largely within the financial services industry. BIBF delivers training and development solutions across all major business disciplines including Islamic finance.

BIBF offers well over 300 morning courses, tailored offerings based on organizational needs, specialized programs taught by external market specialists, and professional qualifications and degree programs in partnership with leading international organizations.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Central London, with presence in the Middle East, DDCAP is majority owned and controlled by IPGL, the most significant shareholder in ICAP. 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 facilitator across a diverse range of Shariah compliant products, asset classes and instruments in both the primary and secondary markets.

DDCAP is a member of the International Islamic Financial Market. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include DD&Co and DDGI.

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.

FWU Group is an international financial services group. Its core activities include bancassurance, asset management and individual pension plans. The group is also recognized for its global leadership and expertise in Shariah compliant investments and insurance (Takaful). FWU Group specializes in white label Family Takaful investment linked plans and offers the Takaful operator a customized innovative product family, which includes savings, education, marriage and pension plans.

Today, FWU Group is recognized as the largest global producer of bancaTakaful in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Pakistan and Malaysia.

In November 2012 FWU Group pioneered the EU Sukuk market with the first issuance by a German corporate and the largest of its kind in Europe. The EUR55 million (US$71.94 million) Sukuk Ijarah is another innovation by FWU Group, with the first ever underlying assets being a proprietary computer software system. The intellectual property rights are developed in-house by FWU Group and used by its bank distribution partners in connection with their combined Takaful operations.

In recognition of its global expertise in Takaful, FWU Group has won 12 prestigious awards including several from Islamic Finance news.

GLOMIF is a complete Shari’ah financing and banking solution. It is able to preset the condition of customer’s application in order to ensure the compliance to the Shari’ah requirement. It is a code and parameter based system which supports unlimited product schemes be it on the source of fund or the application of fund. The schemes and transaction is to define the behavior of the Chart of Accounts and Financial Reports. GLOMIF provides a finance process calculation on Islamic products such as Mudharabah, Wakalah bi al-Istithmar, Wadi’ah, Qard, Musharakah Mutanaqisa, AITAB, Murabahah, Tawarruq, Ijarah contract, Sukuk etc. In order to ensure the 360� Shari’ah framework is diligently adhered to, GLOMIF is monitored by a group of experts in Banking and Shari’ah. Our product’s attributes are Novel Innovation, Comprehensive Capability, Scalability, and Parameter Driven. Our mission is to enable niche banking from specialized banks with customized services. We foresee the future from different perspective, it is not the larger bank becoming larger and become less sensitive, but the smaller banks are the one to serve the community. They will find their way to fill in the vacuum. We are prepared for the inevitable. Our system will be the model for the future small scale banks to serve the community for the benefit of the community.

IdealRatings was incorporated in 2006 in San Francisco with a mission to help Shariah compliant and ethical investors identify instruments across different asset classes in more than 160 markets. IdealRatings is serving clients in over 20 countries with a range of capital market solutions including:

  • Equities � A web-based platform covering over 40,000 stocks, where financial institutions can screen based on different Shariah guidelines along with unique purification calculation engine for individual stocks;
  • REITs � Global coverage of all listed REITs that could be screened in accordance with different standard Shariah/ethical guidelines;
  • Indexes � A partnership with Russell Indexes and Thomson Reuters in developing a series of Islamic indexes along with providing custom-built indexes;
  • Sukuk � A pioneering Sukuk screening service that enables institutions to define their own customized Sukuk selection Shariah parameters; and
  • Data-Feed � A comprehensive solution for brokerage houses to offer Shariah flag as well as purification values to retail users.

Founded in 2007, IFAAS is a leading consultancy providing a range of advisory and audit services worldwide to the dynamic Islamic financial services industry from its offices in UK, France and Bahrain.

Our principle services include Shariah audit and compliance, advisory with respect to product development, marketing of Shariah compliant financial products and services, market research and feasibility studies, operational implementation of new projects and providing professional training in Islamic finance.

Our key strength is our dedicated workforce of highly qualified professionals from diverse backgrounds, with a strong foundation of experience in all sectors across Islamic finance; delivering efficient solutions to the critical challenges that industry players are facing.

iSfin is the premier worldwide vehicle of law firms specializing in Islamic investments in the West and Western investments in the Muslim and emerging countries.

Our objective is to clearly set up the premier global legal reference in Islamic Finance. We target investments from Western corporations and sovereign funds, MENA & Southern Asia investors.

We aim to become the world's leading supplier of legal services to the Halal industry, within three years (Pharma, Cosmetics, Healthcare, Food, Banking & finance, Transport, Tourism, Infrastructure). 45 top tier law firms have already joined iSfin.

Partnering with iSfin is a great way to boost your best friends’ network with the best independent law firms in the world.

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Path Solutions is at the forefront of the Islamic financial software industry, providing a broad, deep spectrum of Shariah compliant integrated solutions and services that cover core banking, customer service management, investment banking, risk management, treasury and trading in the GCC and global capital markets.

Designed to meet the needs of modern Islamic banking, Path Solutions’ turnkey solutions are based on an open, flexible architecture and an established deployment methodology. They have been tested and implemented at some of the world’s most sophisticated Islamic banks, Islamic banking windows as well as conventional banks converting into Islamic banking operations.

Path Solutions’ flagship product, iMAL is a powerful core banking solution specifically built from the ground up to support Shariah banking operations. It is truly geared to address region-specific Islamic banking requirements. Moreover, the flexibility and intuitive design of iMAL enables financial institutions to quickly launch competitive Shariah compliant products and services while reducing IT dependency and cost.

iMAL is based entirely on the Shariah guidelines for the purposes of trade related to Murabahah, Mudarabah, Ijarah, Istisnah, Salam, project financing, real estate and others.

Founded in 1992 and building on 20 years of experience, Path Solutions is well-positioned to be the trusted IT partner of forward-thinking Islamic banks willing to capitalize on best-of-breed technologies. The company goes a step beyond traditional software vendors by delivering solutions designed to mitigate Shariah risk, optimize output, minimize costs and which can be easily extended to support geographical and business expansion.

Further details are available here

Russell’s index business began in 1984 as a way to measure US market segments and better track investment manager behavior for its investment management and consulting businesses. The resulting index methodology produced the broad-market Russell 3000® Index and introduced the first small cap benchmark�the Russell 2000® Index.

Russell Indexes calculates approximately 700,000 benchmarks daily, covering 98% of the investable market globally, 83 countries and more than 10,000 securities. Approximately US$3.9 trillion in assets is benchmarked to the Russell Indexes.

As a major international bank with a longstanding heritage and a global network that covers much of the Muslim world, Standard Chartered is ideally placed for a prominent role in this ever-expanding market.

Staying close to the bank’s core values, its global Islamic banking brand, Saadiq, was launched in early 2007 to create a distinct identity and to reiterate the bank’s commitment to providing innovative banking solutions based on Islamic values. The word ‘Saadiq’ (‘truthful’ in Arabic) was carefully selected for this Islamic banking offering.

At Standard Chartered Saadiq, the dedicated Islamic banking team combines Shariah expertise with strong business acumen to offer customers the best of both worlds � comprehensive international banking services with a wide range of Shariah compliant financial products.

Under its wholesale banking division, Saadiq offers a complete suite encompassing transactional and corporate banking; financial market solutions such as capital markets, treasury risk management and corporate finance solutions such as project and export finance, structured trade finance and structured finance to cater for the broad spectrum of corporates and institutions.

Since 2006, Standard Chartered Saadiq has won more than 100 industry awards in recognition of the market leadership position of the business.

Trowers & Hamlins is a UK City-led, international and national law firm. The firm has offices throughout the UK, Middle East and a representative Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur, where we provide a full-service integrated offering.

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 15 years. Ranked in the top ten UK law firms for Islamic finance, our clients include 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.

Our defining characteristics are that we are a friendly, accessible firm which has a commitment to excellence, and which provides a supportive working environment for a wide diversity of individuals.

Branding Sponsor

Chase Iman is the Shariah compliant window of Chase Bank Kenya and has a full bouquet of Islamic finance and banking solutions that was started in May 2009. It is responsible for the development of Islamic banking products for distribution to customers of the Chase Bank Group irrespective of their faith, belief or religion. Chase Iman�s current focus is to fully penetrate the Kenyan market through the provision of innovative yet practical banking products that are in line with Shariah law.

The vision for Islamic Banking in Chase Group is to complement the conventional vision: ‘To be the first Islamic Shariah compliant one stop financial institution’ in Kenya and throughout Africa.

Since the bank began offering Shariah compliant products, they have witnessed an impressive uptake of Islamic banking services. The same has been witnessed in Kenya with the tremendous growth in the financial services sector. Customers over the years have requested for more, therefore prompting the brand to continually innovate the liabilities and asset products that are provided under the Islamic brand Chase Iman.

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 +603 2162 7804 or email [email protected]

Media Partners

African Development Magazine (ADM) is a monthly knowledge-driven media publication focused on the development of the continent. ADM is partnering with change agents across the continent to provide measured leadership to promote sustainability for the resources, environment and African people. We are primed to ensure that 21st century Africa will bring about equitable use of the vast resources for the good of the majority of the vulnerable in Africa. ADM in collaboration with developments experts will be helping to shape the views and direction of government to entrench probity, human capital development and ideas that drive good governance. ADM operates from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa and is efficiently circulated across the continent and the globe. Our website, is an interactive platform for proffering alternative directions to solve myriad of problems confronting the continent. We are in partnership with institutions for deployment of the new economic order.

Al Borsa is an Egyptian daily newspaper that aims to present a diversified media coverage for economic and financial activities both locally and regionally. Coverage of this publication extends to include businessmen, stock market investors, policy makers, researchers and bankers

Frequently referred to as “the Financial Times of Saudi Arabia”, this publication keeps a keen eye on consumer affairs as well as financial trends within the region and abroad, offering readers informed opinions of the same. Al Eqtisadiah is the key to reaching financially savvy individuals with billions in assets and investments around the globe. Al Eqtisadiah follows developments throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in both the urban centers and also in village and remote communities, pinpointing social and economic trends and uncovering important issues that affect both individual communities and the nation’s economy as a whole. Whilst international economic and financial news is closely monitored, daily in-depth articles combined with analysis on the Saudi economy provide readers with valuable insights. Al Eqtisadiah’s regular readers include net worth individuals covering a broad spectrum of incomes, including a large proportion of educated Saudi women and female students, who consider financial affairs an important part of their knowledge base.

The Moroccan Association for Participative Finance Professionals -Sharia Compliant (AMFP) was established on April 2013 in Casablanca, with the main aim of contributing to the development of the skill-set and know-how for Participative Finance Professionals in Morocco.

AMFP's mission is to raise awareness, disseminate knowledge about and actively contribute to the development of sharia compliant Participative Finance.

AMFP's vision is to be a credible key player within the local and international arenas and a well-reputed interlocutor for the Moroccan supervisory authorities.

AMFP's objectives are to:

  • Promote the principles underlying sharia compliant Participative Finance
  • Develop an interactive area for networking and developing knowledge and competencies, paving the way to sharia compliant Participative Finance
  • Participate in cultural, social and environmental actions
  • Partner with organizations with similar objectives

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 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 Magazine is a B2B English monthly publication focusing on best business practices 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.

Thanks to you, CAPITAL Business magazine is ranked number 1 in the latest findings by Ipsos-Stat- NMA UAE 2011 in reference to English Business Publications.

Inside Investor is an international media company, event organizer and business consulting company with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Hong Kong and Barcelona. It provides business information and data that enables investors at all levels to identify investment opportunities in key emerging markets based on a highly comprehensive portfolio of information and services through multiple platforms; including printed investment reports and events.

Inside Investor also operates a news portal ( and an online business matching platform ( that allows private and public institutions to share their interests and to take advantage of opportunities while balancing benefits against risks in order to maximize the success of their ventures.

Inside Investor has built an ever-growing influential global network of key business personalities, senior executives and government officials up to the highest level, and acts as a catalyst between these decision-makers to assist in identifying bilateral business opportunities.

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.


AAOIFIInternational Islamic Financial Market
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Metropolitan Training Academy
Dar al Sharia
CIMB Islamic
Emirates NBD Group
Khalij Islamic
Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF)
FWU Group

Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services
Norton Rose
Russell Indexes
Standard Chartered Saadiq
Trowers &  Hamlins
Chase IMAN
Islamic Finance news
CPI Financial
African Development Magazine (ADM)
Africa Business
Al Eqtesady
Al Mal Newspaper
Business Islamica
Capital Business
Daily News Egypt
Inside Investor
Middle East & Africa Monitor
Oxford Business Group




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