REDmoney events
Issuers Day: Monday, 21st October 2013
Investors Day: Tuesday, 22nd October 2013
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Confirmed Delegates:

Issuers Day

08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:10
Chairperson's Introduction
Abdulkader Thomas - Chief Executive Officer, SHAPE Financial
09:10 - 09:25
Keynote Address: Regulatory Perspectives on the Development of Islamic Financial Markets: Sustaining Growth with Stability
Jaseem Ahmed – Secretary General, Islamic Financial Services Board
09:25 - 09:35
Keynote Address
Dr Mulya E. Siregar - Assistant Governor, Bank Indonesia
09:35 - 10:20
Session One: Advancing Asia's Islamic Capital Market - Ensuring Continued Development and Sustainable Growth
  • The continued development of the Islamic capital markets in Asia and the role of market players in ensuring its sustainability
  • Capitalizing on growth in emerging markets and greater access to these new markets
  • Examining notable issues in 2013 and why they succeeded: MAS RM1 billion Perpetual Sukuk, Sime Darby US$800 million Sukuk, Republic of Turkey US$ 1.5 billion Sukuk Ijarah
  • Outlook for sovereign Sukuk from Asian economies in 2013: Opportunities, benefits and and what its absence signifies
  • Building on efforts to pursue investment flows from the Middle East in light of increasing competition from Europe, Africa and other new markets
  • Discussing the increasingly crucial role of multilateral agencies in the development of Islamic finance in Asia
Panelists: Mohamad Safri Shahul Hamid - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
Rafe Haneef – Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah
Raja Teh Maimunah – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad
Wasim Akhtar Saifi – Global Head of Islamic Banking, Consumer Banking & Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Saadiq, Malaysia
10:20 - 10:35
Presentation: The Global Islamic Finance Market: Is it Truly an Alternative Finance and Investment Market?
Jawad Ali - Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding
10:35 - 11:00
Networking Break
11:00 - 11:45
Session Two: Islamic Capital Markets and Sukuk: Innovation in Regulations and Structuring to Support Growth
  • Diversifying Islamic finance offerings: outlook for innovative Shariah compliant structures and products suited to the Asian market
  • Innovative solutions: Entrance of new Shariah compliant asset classes, structures and funding uses
  • Refinancing and restructuring Islamic capital market transactions - lessons from the Gulf
  • Market development: what strides have aspiring Asian markets made in promoting Islamic finance transactions - Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, South Asia
  • Reviewing recent regulatory updates and central bank guidelines affecting Islamic finance transactions in Asia
Moderator: Daud Vicary Abdullah – President & Chief Executive Officer, INCEIF
Panelist: Ahsan Ali - Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered
Alhami Mohd Abdan – Head, International Finance & Capital Market, OCBC Al-Amin Bank
Hitesh Asarpota - Director, Capital Markets & Structured Finance, Emirates NBD Capital
Neil Miller - Global Head of Islamic Finance, Linklaters
11:45 - 12:00
Presentation: Future Potential and Opportunities for Asian Issuers in Europe's Islamic Finance Sector
Jonathan Grosvenor - General Manager, Global Financial Markets, KBL European Private Bankers, Luxembourg
12:00 - 12:20
Launch of EY’s Global Takaful Insights 2013
Launch by Dato’ Muhammad Ibrahim - Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
12:20 - 13:30
Luncheon Sponsor
13:30 - 14:15
Session Three: Islamic Asset, Project and Infrastructure Financing - Trends and Innovation in Structuring
  • The role of central banks and multilateral agencies in advancing the growth of Asia's Islamic infrastructure financing projects
  • Assessing the potential of emerging alternative assets and its suitability to Shariah compliant financing: key considerations for issuers
  • Reviewing the success of utilizing Islamic infrastructure financing in public private partnership ventures
  • Leveraging emerging opportunities in cross border Sukuk through project and infrastructure financing
  • The need for greater corporate sector participation to galvanize Asia's project based Sukuk offerings for infrastructure development
  • Discussing the increasingly popular trends of Shariah compliant syndicated financing and mezzanine structures
Panelist: Michael Bennett – Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance, Capital Markets Department, World Bank
Mohd Effendi Abdullah - Director/Head, Islamic Markets, AmInvestment Bank
Nicholas Edmondes - Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Saad Rahman - Managing Director, Head of Global Islamic Banking, Credit Agricole
Qudeer Latif – Partner (Global Head of Islamic Finance), Clifford Chance
14:15 - 14:30
Presentation: Settling Commercial Disputes With the KLRCA i-Arbitration Rules
Faris Shehabi - Case Counsel, KLRCA
14:30 - 15:30
Country Roundtable: Leveraging the Unique Strengths of Asian Markets in Developing a World Class Islamic Finance Hub
  • Accelerating the growth of Indonesia's Islamic capital market: The need for greater corporate participation and product innovation
  • Assessing Sri Lanka’s progress thus far and steps needed to continue its steady growth
  • Key drivers behind Turkey’s rapid development in the Islamic capital market
  • Brunei: Market outlook and prospects for longer term Sukuk issuances to attract domestic and foreign investors
  • Bangladesh: Overcoming lack of funding and political instability in developing its massive potential in the Islamic finance space
  • Prospects for Sukuk issuances from the Maldives: Progress made by regulators and market players
Moderator: Ahmed A Khalid - Regional Head (Asia), Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), IDB Group
Panelists: Harith Harun - Chief Executive Officer, Maldives Islamic Bank
Krishan Thilakaratne - Chief Executive Officer - Al Falaah, Lanka Orix Finance, Sri Lanka
Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman – President Director, Maybank Syariah Indonesia
Sabri Ulus - Head of Treasury & Markets, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam
Dr Serdar Sümer - Executive Vice President, Capital Markets Group, Aktif Bank, Turkey
15:30 - 15:45
Presentation: Islamic Project Finance for LNG Vessels
Naoki Nishida - CEO/President, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Malaysia
15:45 - 16:15
Networking Break
16:15 - 17:00
Session Five: Real-Life Issues and Challenges Facing Islamic Issuers
  • Issues relating to fees, distribution, intermediaries, advisors and cost efficiency
  • Examining Shariah compliant infrastructure financing: Asset classes and opportunities for issuers
  • Maturities, pricing, ratings and credit enhancement for Sukuk issues
  • Book-building and initiatives to broaden the investor base for Islamic issuances
  • Innovation in fixed income products for Asian issuers: the potential for Global Depository Notes as a financing tool
  • Impact of Basel III and other global regulatory requirements on Asian Islamic banks and issuers
  • The growing need for quality learning programs to raise awareness amongst issuers and develop qualified talent in the Islamic financial services industry
Panelists: Bishr Shiblaq - Head, Dubai Representative Office, Arendt & Medernach
David Rich – Vice President, Depositary Receipt Services Asia-Pacific, Citi
Farmida Bi - Partner, Head of Islamic Finance - Europe, Norton Rose Fulbright
Dr Mohammad Omar Farooq - Head, Centre for Islamic Finance, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance
17:00 - 17:45
Deal Roundtable: Discussing Key Trends, Features and Success Factors of the Year's Most Prominent Deals
  • Aktif Bank Turkey TRY 100 million Project Finance Sukuk for Istanbul International Financial Center
  • Cagamas RM500 million Sukuk Wakalah Bil Istithmar
  • Khazanah Nasional US$ 357 million Exchangeable Sukuk
  • Turkiye Finans US$500 million Wakalah Sukuk
  • The Republic of Indonesia US$1.5 Billion Rule 144A/Reg S Sukuk
  • DanaInfra Nasional US$490 million Sukuk Murabahah
Panelists: Chung Chee Leong - President/Chief Executive Officer, Cagamas
Maamor Che Alias - Senior General Manager, Prokhas
Mehmet Fatih Bulac - Vice President, Financial Institutions & Islamic Syndications, Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi A.S.
Mohd Izani Ghani - Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, Khazanah Nasional
Serden Kececioglu - Managing Director, Financial Institutions Marketing, Aktif Investment Bank
17:45 - 17:55
Chairperson's Closing

Investors Day

08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:15
Keynote Address: Advancing the Sustainable Development of the Islamic Capital Markets in Asia
Dr Khaled Al Fakih - Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, AAOIFI
09:15 - 09:30
Chairperson's Introduction
Abdulkader Thomas - Chief Executive Officer, SHAPE Financial
09:30 - 10:15
Session One: The Islamic Investment Environment and Market Trends, Opportunities and Strategies
  • The pricing of risk in the Islamic investment environment in the coming year: what are we going to see?
  • Identifying new and important Shariah-compliant investment destinations and asset classes in the coming year
  • The role and growth of the private banking and wealth management sector in Asia and the Gulf
  • Key product growth segments in Asian Takaful markets: how can the industry maintain present growth rates?
  • Regulatory and risk management issues in today's Islamic markets: restructuring, recovery, default and insolvency
Panelists: Jonathan Grosvenor - General Manager, Global Financial Markets, KBL European Private Bankers, Luxembourg
Norashikin Mohd Kassim - Director, Treasury, Bank Islam Malaysia
Noripah Kamso - Advisor, CIMB Islamic
Stella Cox - Managing Director, DDCAP Group
10:15 - 10:30
Keynote Presentation: Standardization in Islamic Capital and Money Market
Ijlal Alvi - Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Financial Market
10:30 - 11.00
Break & Networking
11.00 - 11:20
Presentation: Findings of EY’s Global Takaful Insights Report 2013
Abid Shakeel – Senior Director, Global Islamic Banking Centre, EY
11:20 - 12:05
Session Two: Islamic Institutional Investment Management Products and Markets in Asia and the Gulf
  • The changing face of the insitutional investment market: the growth of pension, Takaful and sovereign wealth funds in Asia
  • Discussing the investment strategies of sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors in the coming year
  • Investment and product trends in Asia and the Middle East: Derivatives, equity-linked products: is there a new direction?
  • The potential of Islamic private equity growth in Asia and the Gulf: key sectors and opportunities
  • Examining the crucial issue of Shariah compliance for today's Islamic investments structures and products
  • Investment mandates for pension funds and institutional funds in Asia: what can Islamic finance offer?
Panelists: Ahmad Nazim Abdul Rahman - Group Chief Executive Officer, Pelaburan Mara
Hanifah Hashim – Executive Director & Head, Malaysian Fixed Income & Sukuk, Franklin Templeton
Madzlan Hussain - Partner and Head, Islamic Financial Services Practice, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
Mushthaq Ahmad Ibrahim – Chief Executive Officer, KFH Asset Management
Omar Bassal, CFA – Head of Asset Management, MASIC, Saudi Arabia
12:05 - 12:35
The Standard Setters' Roundtable: The Three Heavyweights of the Islamic Finance Industry
Moderator: Mohammad Faiz Azmi - Executive Chairman, PwC Malaysia
Panelists: Ijlal Alvi - Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Financial Market
Jaseem Ahmed - Secretary General, Islamic Financial Services Board
Dr Khaled Al Fakih - Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, AAOIFI
12:35 - 14.00
Luncheon Sponsor
Luncheon Address : The Need for Alternative Investments in Islamic Finance
Dr Hasnita Hashim – Chief Executive Officer, Guidance Investments
14:00 - 14:15
Presentation: Takaful in Asia: Potential Growth and Challenges Ahead for Asian Takaful Operators
Jeff Yeung – Associate Director, A.M. Best Asia Pacific
14:15 - 15:00
Session Three: Islamic Real Estate Finance and Investment in Asia and the Gulf
  • Real estate finance as an asset class: what is available for the Shariah-compliant investor?
  • Effectively structuring deals and managing market and Shariah risk in real estate finance investments
  • What can Malaysia learn from mature real estate destinations such as the UK?
  • The role of sovereign wealth funds in the regional real estate investment environment
  • The development of equity-linked investment tools such as i-REITS
Moderator: Nicholas Edmondes - Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Panelist: Eldred Buck - Senior Adviser and Head of Islamic Products, Asset Alpha Advisers
Michael Orzano – Associate Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Richard Thomas - Chief Representative-Malaysia, Gatehouse Bank
Stephen Pyne – Managing Director, Asian Real Estate, Guidance Investments
15:00 - 15:45
Session Four: The Role of Islamic Finance in the Growth and Development of the Wealth Management Sector in Asia
  • Key demographics: size and potential of Asia's high net-worth market
  • What can Islamic finance offer this growing and important market?
  • Product propositions and asset classes available for the Islamic wealth management sector: how will this develop?
  • Structured, risk management and capital markets products for the wealth management market
  • Developing effective marketing and distribution strategies for the Islamic wealth management sector
Panelists: Angelia Chin-Sharpe – Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Investment Partners Malaysia
Gerald Ambrose - Chief Executive Officer, Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management
Nor Rejina Rahim - Managing Director, Nomura Asset Management
Sandeep Singh - Country Head - Malaysia & Chief Executive Officer, Franklin Templeton GSC Asset Management
15:45 - 16:00
Country Presentation: Opportunities, Future Prospects and Challenges in the Iranian Islamic Financial Market
Dr Farhad Nili - Director, Monetary and Banking Research Institute, Iran
16:00 - 16:45
Session Five: Investment Initiatives and Developments in Takaful and Re Takaful
  • Assessing optimal investment strategies for Asian Takaful companies: debt vs equity
  • Impact of recent regulatory measures on the Takaful industry
  • Outlook for bancaTakaful business vs traditional stand alone Takaful operations
  • Sukuk and the investment opportunities it presents for Takaful operators
  • Challenges facing the Asian Takaful industry – creating a diversified investment portfolio, risk concentration in limited asset classes, financial institutions and regions
  • Addressing the critical lack of quality investment instruments for the Takaful industry: Role of regulators and market players
  • Investment challenges and opportunities specific to re Takaful operators
Panelists: Hassan Scott Odierno - Partner, Actuarial Partners Consulting
Norlia Mat Yusof - Chief Investment Officer, Etiqa Insurance & Takaful
16:45 - 17:00
Chairperson's Closing


AAOIFIInternational Islamic Financial Market
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
CIMB Islamic
Standard Chartered Saadiq
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Franklin Templeton Investments
Khalij Islamic
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration

Guidance InvestmentsKBL European Private Bankers
World Vest Base
Bursa Malaysia
Ernst & Young
Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management
AmanahRaya Trustees
A.M. Asia-Pacific Ltd
Asset Alpha Advisers
Bank Muamalat IndonesiaBank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Berhad
Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF)
Eastspring Investment Bhd
Emirates NBD Group
Finance Accreditation Agency
FWU Group
Hong Leong Islamic Bank
Luxembourg for Finance
NCB Capital
Norton Rose
OCBC Al Amin
Path Solutions
Pelaburan MARA Berhad
Ridge Capital
Russell Indexes
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Trowers &  Hamlins
HeiTech Padu Berhad
Islamic Finance news
Dow Jones
Alpha Southeast Asia
Business Islamica
Capital Business
China Daily
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Inside Investor
Knowledge Management Institute
Money Compass
Oxford Business Group
The Asset
The Malaysian Reserve




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