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Registration & Breakfast
08:00 – 09:00

09:15 - 9:30
  Introduction to the Islamic Capital Markets
Mohd Willieuddin Lim - Associate Director, CIMB Islamic
Session One
09:30 – 10:30
  What is Islamic finance?
(Panel discussion)

  • Why is it necessary and why should we be interested
  • Key differences between conventional and Islamic products
  • What is Shariah and its role in Islamic finance
  • Riba (Interest), Gharar (Uncertainty) – the facts
  • Shariah objectives of financial contracts
  • Role of Shariah boards and Shariah advisory
  • The size of the industry today and the potential growth
  • Who are the main players and markets
  • The differences between GCC and SE Asian markets
Moderator   Hjh Salma Binti Haji Abdul Latiff - Director, Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance & Management
Panelist   Humayon Dar - CEO, BMB Islamic
Ahmad Zaki - Senior Vice President International Business, RHB Islamic Bank
Dr. Shamin Siddiqui - Senior Lecturer, University of Brunei Darussalam
Mohd Effendi bin Abdullah - Director/Head, Islamic Markets, AmInvestment Bank Group
Suryono Darnor- Asset Management Director, CIMB Islamic
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00

Session Two
11:00 - 12:00


The Islamic Capital Markets & Sukuk
(Panel discussion)

  • What is the Islamic capital market: examining Sukuk and syndicated financing
  • Defination, mechanics and challenges of structuring Sukuk
  • Regulatory and legal issues of the Islamic capital market
  • Compairing Sukuk pricing, rating and distribution with conventionl bonds
  • Recent developments in Islamic capital markets: AAOIFI pronouncement on Sukuk structures
  • Where does Brunei fit in the Islamic capital market and where are the opportunities?
  • What is next for the Islamic capital markets?
Moderator   Ahmad Zaki - Senior Vice President International Business, RHB Islamic Bank

Zohra Sadiq - Senior Lecturer, University of Brunei Darussalam
Shaikh Amirali B Nasir - Partner, Nasirs
Robin Cheok - Senior Partner,Cheok, Sankaran, Halim Advocates
Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman - Head, Product Development of Islamic Capital Market, Bursa Malaysia
Javed Ahmad - Acting Managing Director, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam

Session Three
12:00 - 12:45


Investing in Islamic products
(Panel discussion)

  • Where is the market?
  • Islamic Asset and Fund Management
  • Wealth management in the Islamic financing sector
  • What are the demands of new high net worth individuals?
  • The growth of Islamic funds: Mutual, Real Estate, Hedge, Private Equity, Fund of Funds and Takaful Funds
  • What are investors looking for?
  • Secondary markets and brokerage
Moderator   Humayon Dar - CEO, BMB Islamic
Panelist   AK Nor Muhammad Nizam Pg Hj Tengah - Country Manager, CIMB Investment Bank
Haji Osman bin Hj Mohd Jair - Managing Director, Insurans Taib
Mohd Farid bin Kamarudin - Head Islamic Bonds, Funds Management Division, AmInvestment Bank Group
Anne Masri - Executive Manager, Withanage Group

12:45 - 13:00


Developing Islamic markets through indexation
Charlene Low - Senior Business Development Manager, FTSE

13:00 – 14:30



The Empire Hotel and Country Club
Jerudong BG3122,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
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