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

Supported By

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.

Lead Partners

Bank Islam Malaysia was established in 1983 as the nation’s first Islamic bank. The bank has a network of 127 branches and more than 1000 self-service terminals nationwide. To meet the diverse financial needs of the public, Bank Islam offers more than 70 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, 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.

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.

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.

Associate Partners

Franklin Templeton brings over 65 years of fund management experience to the Shariah investment space. Since 2007, Franklin Templeton has provided a wide variety of investment solutions for Malaysian institutions. Upon obtaining its Islamic fund management license from Securities Commission Malaysia in January 2010, Franklin Templeton GSC Asset Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources grew its assets under management (AUM) to over US$1billion within three years. In October 2012, the Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum (KLIFF) named Franklin Templeton as ‘The most Outstanding Islamic Asset Management Company’ making it the first foreign fund house to receive the KLIFF Award. With Franklin Templeton’s group AUM of US$809.8 (as of the 31st January 2013) and an on-ground local specialist team combined with the expertise of over 550 investment professionals located globally, Franklin Templeton is further poised to expand its Shariah compliant offerings in Malaysia.

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.

The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) is a non-profit, non-governmental international arbitral institution that was established in 1978 under the auspices of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO). It was the first centre of its kind to be established by AALCO in Asia.

The Centre provides institutional support for domestic and international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings in Asia. It is also the default appointing authority for adjudication in Malaysia and is responsible for training and setting the competency standard and criteria of adjudicators.

KLRCA also offers arbitration for disputes on Shariah-based contracts, mediation/ conciliation, and domain name dispute services.

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Luncheon Sponsors

Guidance Investments is a leading investment management and financial advisory firm dedicated to Shariah compliant financial services, headquartered in Malaysia and licensed as an Islamic fund manager by the Securities Commission Malaysia.

The firm provides Shariah compliant investment management solutions in alternative assets; principally real estate, fixed income and private equity. Current offerings include a real estate fund to invest in income-producing logistics properties across Southeast Asia, and a leasing income fund to invest in industrial equipment leased to high-quality Middle East clients.

The firm�s advisory business helps Middle East clients originate Sukuk and participate in Islamic capital markets and provides Shariah structuring services for conventional fund managers looking to enter the Islamic finance field.

Guidance Investments serves its clients from a network of offices in Southeast Asia and the Middle East and, as a part of the Capital Guidance group of companies, draws on almost 50 years of global investment experience.

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.

Badges and Lanyards Sponsor

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

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

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

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

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Exclusive Exchange Partner

Bursa Malaysia is an exchange holding company established in 1973 and listed in 2005. Today, it is one of the largest bourses in Asia with about 1,000 listed companies offering a wide range of investment choices. It operates and regulates a fully integrated exchange offering a comprehensive range of exchange-related facilities including listing, trading, clearing, settlement and depository services; and offers a diverse spread of products covering equities, derivatives, offshore listings and services, bonds and Islamic offerings. Companies are either listed on Main Market or ACE Market. Its vision is to be the preferred partner in Asia for fund-raising, trading and investment. As the preferred partner, Bursa Malaysia offers a fair and orderly market that is easily accessible with diverse and innovative product and services. In assisting the development of the Malaysian capital market, Bursa Malaysia is committed to provide the infrastructure needed to create a globally competitive and vibrant marketplace.

Delegate Pack Sponsor

Ernst & Young (EY) is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services the firm provides help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies around the world. EY develops outstanding leaders who strive to deliver on the firm’s promise to all of its stakeholders. In doing so, EY plays a critical role in building a better working environment for communities across the globe. For more information about EY, please visit

Executive Partners

Aberdeen Asset Management (AAMSB) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Aberdeen Group, the UK-listed independent asset management company, based in Kuala Lumpur. AAMSB is the first of only six foreign fund managers to have been awarded a domestic asset management license. Its Islamic subsidiary, Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management, received its license in 2009 from the Malaysian Securities Commission to be an Islamic fund manager. This enables the firm to manage funds along Shariah lines (currently investing in equities and Sukuk) for local and overseas clients.

The Aberdeen Group currently has US$5.1 billion (as at the 30th June 2013) invested in stocks listed on Bursa Malaysia. Malaysian institutional clients can also benefit from the firm’s extensive overseas network covering equities, fixed income instruments and property globally.

AmanahRaya Trustees Berhad was incorporated in March 2007 coherent with Amanah Raya Group’s strategic move to provide excellent services and focus to tackle opportunities in the corporate trusteeship and custodian segment. We have over 40 years of experience in corporate trust services for the Islamic and Conventional capital market financial instruments both locally and globally. We are currently servicing a wide portfolio of trustee and custodianship with our core services in unit trust funds, REITs, private retirement scheme (PRS) and debt securities issues.

Our network and collaboration with reputable global custodian banks enable us to support the global investments in various foreign markets in Asia, Europe, and Australia, in line with the quest to position ourselves as the global partners in providing alternative backroom solution to government agencies and corporate alike.

We aspire to be the preferred trustee and custodian locally and globally. Trust us in Delivering Business Confidence.

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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.

Asset Alpha Advisers (AAA) is a specialist property investment management and advisory firm. The company has offices in Zurich and London and has over 100 years experience within both in-depth direct property financing and also international capital markets. AAA utilizes its unrivalled network of relationships within the Prime Central London (PCL) residential and commercial real estate markets, in order to maximize risk adjusted returns to its investors.

Our teams provide Islamic financial institutions with innovative Shariah compliant investment solutions that are specifically structured on defined and pre-specified PCL assets. It is this proprietary process that that make AAA propertyportfolios unique in the sector, creating Shariah compliant investments that are based on prime quality assets with complete transparency.

The unique structure of our products offers an investor total security through the legally protected structure. Investor�s funds are invested directly in PCL assets so that they have an effective beneficial ownership of the prime properties through first legal charges. The investor is additionally protected with third party equity from the underlying assets. This Shariah compliant structure provides investors with best of breed, risk adjusted returns.

Bank Muamalat is the oldest Islamic Bank in Indonesia. Founded in 1991, it started operations in May 1992.

Bank Muamalat has been expanding its service with more than 450 offices across Indonesia. To improve customer accessibility, it now has 1,000 ATM machines giving it the largest ATM network of any Islamic bank in Indonesia.

In 2009, Bank Muamalat entered the regional market with the launch of an international office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It remains the only full branch operated by an Indonesian bank in Malaysia and the first foreign Islamic bank operating a branch under an international Islamic banking license.

In the last four years, Bank Muamalat has been undertaking a business transformation through the development of its products to match market needs and through the improvement of service levels. Bank Muamalat continues to launch innovative products: including Shar-e Gold which was recognized by Museum Rekor Indonesia as the First Islamic Debit Card with Chip Technology in Indonesia. The card can be used for no-cost transactions in 170 countries worldwide.

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Berhad is the first Japanese bank to offer Islamic financial products and services in Malaysia, and also the first Japanese bank to have an in-house Shariah committee since 2008. The bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, one of the largest banks in the world, with a total asset of JPY169,305 billion (as end of March 2013).

As a global Islamic hub for the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, the bank provides comprehensive Shariah compliant financial solutions to meet their customers� financial needs globally.

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.

Established in 2000 and based in Kuala Lumpur, Eastspring Investments is part of Prudential Corporation Asia, the Asia business of Prudential of the UK. The Prudential Group has been investing in Asia since 1863. Eastspring Investments is one of the largest asset management companies in Malaysia in both institutional and retail, with about RM22 billion (US$6.75 billion) in assets under management in the country as at the 30th June 2013. The firm manages unit trust funds, wholesale funds as well as private mandates for individuals and institutions.

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.

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.

Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) is an international and independent quality assurance and accreditation body supported by the central bank of Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia. FAA is responsible for ensuring high quality assurance and accreditation practices in accordance with global standards and practice, and providing collaborations for mutual and international recognition in quality learning by leveraging on the expertise and experience of industry practitioners to provide assessments, reviews and recommendations towards enhancing the quality of training and learning programs. Through these initiatives, the agency aims to contribute towards promoting the highest standards in the industry’s developments of human capital.

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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.

Hong Leong Islamic Bank (HLISB) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Leong Bank (HLB), a member of Hong Leong Group Malaysia. HLISB started as a division offering Islamic banking products and services to customers of HLB. The division was incorporated as a separate entity on the 28th March 2005, and was officially launched on the 19th July 2005. HLISB has an authorized capital of RM1 billion (US$311.17 million) and paid-up capital of RM700 million (US$217.82 million), and reaches out to the needs of customers seeking an alternative to conventional banking.

Strategically, HLISB focuses on providing solutions on a holistic approach basis which encapsulates the tenets and principles of Shariah law. Innovative solutions in structured finance, capital markets, personal financial services and wealth management are among HLISB’s many offerings.

HLISB is building upon the Malaysian government’s thrust to transform Malaysia into a global hub for Islamic financial services and is geared towards becoming a leading Islamic bank in Malaysia and also the region.

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.

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.

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.

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 countrys 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 countrys 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.

NCB Capital is the investment arm of The National Commercial Bank (NCB) of Saudi Arabia, one of the largest banks in the Middle East. At its core, it has a market-leading wealth management business and provides clients with award-winning solutions in asset management, securities and investment banking, backed by a professional workforce in Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar and Bahrain of our 300 employees.

It is the largest investment provider in the kingdom in size, share and reach, with over one million clients, and assets under management unmatched by any local competitors. NCB Capital is the market leader in mutual funds in Saudi Arabia. It is also the worlds largest Shariah compliant asset manager.

It has an award-winning equity research team, and is seen as a thought leader in addressing the regions most significant capital markets issues for its clients.

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.

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 ten branches and its products and services may also be accessed via all 31 OCBC Bank branches.

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.

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Pelaburan MARA is a strategic investment and asset management company wholly-owned by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), a statutory agency of the government of Malaysia. Established in 1967, the group is principally involved in private equity investments, portfolio fund management, unit trust management, financial services and corporate advisory.

Pelaburan MARA strives to create lasting values to its investors, investee companies and society at large. To this end, the firm becomes an active investor transforming its investee companies into lasting and sustainable entities, and provides superior asset management and financial services to its investors and customers. Pelaburan MARA’s investment portfolio covers a broad spectrum of businesses within the energy, infrastructure, real estate and technology sectors.

Driven by its vision to become a leading investment and financial group in Malaysia, its endeavor is guided by a set of principles that define its character and culture; sustainability, accountability, integrity and entrepreneurship.

Established in 2004, Ridge Solutions us a wholly- owned Angolan company which develops diverse projects across several market sectors under its various operating units. The company’s initial successes came in leading several high profile real estate developments in Angola. The diverse and talented management team at Ridge Solutions has extensive international experience in property development, finance, engineering and other pertinent skill sets. Due to the consistency high economic growth rates in the Angolan economy, Ridge Solutions has recently expanded its activities into other sectors.

Ridge Solutions is in the process of developing its global business network through strategic partnerships and joint ventures with well-recognized international companies involved in specific economic sectors. To enhance the ability of the Group to work with both domestic and international investors, the Group created RS capital which 2008 became on the third financial institution in the country to receive approval of the Ministry of Finance’s Comissão do MercadoCapitais (CMC).

In 2008, the Group has opened an investment holding company and a contracting company in the United Arab Emirates and Ridge Solutions International Holdings.

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.

S&P Dow Jones Indices, a part of McGraw Hill Financial, 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 Average, S&P Dow Jones Indices has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of investors. More assets are invested in products based upon the firm’s indices than any other provider in the world. With over 830,000 indices covering a wide range of asset classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. To learn more about our company, please visit

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.

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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 RM263.5 billion of conventional and Islamic debt securities.

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

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i-VCAP Management (i-VCAP) was incorporated on the 25th October 2007 and is a wholly- owned subsidiary of Valuecap. A holder of the Capital Markets Services Licence (CMSL) issued by the Securities Commission under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007, its principal business activity is the provision of Shariah compliant investment management services.

i-VCAP�s flagship product, MyETF Dow Jones Islamic Malaysia Titans 25 (MyETF-DJIM25) is listed on Main Market of Bursa Securities, and is the first Shariah ETF listed in Asia as well as the largest Shariah ETF in the world to date. The fund provides a cost efficient investment option for investors to have an equity exposure into Malaysia, particularly for Shariah mandate investors or funds. The MyETF-DJIM25 received honorable mention in two categories (Equity Deal of the Year & Malaysia Deal of the Year) in the Islamic Finance news Deals of the Year 2008 Awards.

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Clearstream: We value partnership

Clearstream is a successful securities services supplier that provides customers in more than 100 countries with access to 53 domestic markets, the international securities and Sukuk market, and the carbon emissions rights market.

Our award-winning product portfolio includes the issuance, settlement and custody of securities and Sukuk, Vestima, a platform offering innovative investment funds services, plus the Global Liquidity Hub which delivers a unique and sophisticated collateral management service suite.

Clearstream’s global reach covers all major asset classes and enables settlement across borders, time zones and currencies. We are engaged in a number of Islamic finance projects that will capitalise on our international capital markets expertise to improve market standardisation, develop Sharia-compliant collateral management capabilities and deliver tailormade custody and settlement infrastructure solutions for the Islamic finance industry

We have offices in Luxembourg, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Prague, Singapore and Tokyo and are ready to help you.

A global IT systems and technology services provider, HeiTech Padu (HeiTech) is committed to offering IT systems and technology services that deliver greater security, added convenience and better peace of mind to the stakeholders.

With more than 20 years of experience in IT development and implementation, HeiTech has revolutionized systems of numerous organizations in both public and private sectors. With the firm’s knowledge and experience, HeiTech is applying its expertise globally, helping foreign governments and corporations transform complex mission-critical operations and business processes into simplified solutions that work in areas of national security, transport, defence, healthcare and financial services.

Providing a wide range of IT solutions for both Islamic and conventional banking, HeiTech complements its core banking offerings with additional products such as investment management system, unit trust system, insurance & reinsurance integrated system, comprehensive credit management solutions and ancillary instruments.

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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.

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Media Partners

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 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.

China Daily Asia Weekly is a full color tabloid published by China Daily Group on every Friday. Its content is not restricted to China but also turns its periscope on other Asian countries. It has a circulation of over 250,000 copies. Asia Weekly is printed and distributed across Asian Pacific and UAE. Destinations include Beijing, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Nepal, Japan, South Korea, Australia and UAE. China Daily is also one of core members of ANN (Asia News Network)

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of financial centers globally. Evolved from the London Stock Exchange, CISI now has more than 40,000 members in 89 countries. In the past year, CISI set almost 39,000 examinations in 68 countries, covering a range of vocational qualifications.

Money Compass is a publication with a mission to educate Malaysians and aspire to raise the awareness of Financial Planning amongst Malaysians through the main pillars of wealth management: Wealth Protection, Wealth Creation, Wealth Preservation and Wealth Distribution.

Money Compass also pays close attention to economic and business developments in the marketplace. As such, there are dedicated sections within Money Compass for SME businesses and financial solutions where issues and challenges faced by SMEs can be tackled and discussed.

With a team of professional advisors, columnists and article contributors, Money Compass is constantly keeping track of the latest development, provides market intelligence and updated analysis to help readers closely monitor and make smart adjustments to their financial plans.

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.

The Malaysian Reserve is an all business daily (Monday-Friday) first published on July 28th, 2007 in recognition of the fast moving and ever changing market environment. As a pro-business newspaper, it stresses on balanced reporting encompassing local and international news.

The Malaysian Reserve is targeted at senior and top management of organizations (the C-Suites), businessmen, policymakers, investors and high net worth individuals in addition to researchers, analysts and post graduate students.

The Malaysian Reserve aims to widen its reach to the growing Malaysian SME/SMI market by publishing SME related information on Fridays.

Partnering with International Herald Tribune from January 24th, 2011, The Malaysian Reserve now combines the two newspapers, affording readers the best of world and business news in one daily.

In 2012, The Malaysian Reserve was recognized by Advertising and Marketing magazine as Top 3 Newspapers for the Managing Directors and CEOs. In 2013, The Malaysian Reserve has set its footing in Sabah and Sarawak for the C-Suites and high net worth individuals.

Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley’s Professional Development business creates products and services that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. It brings to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders in business, finance, accounting, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture, and education to serve these communities worldwide


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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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