Islamic Finance forum to kick off in Kuala Lumpur

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KLCCMalaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur will be the stage for the Islamic Finance news Asia Forum 2013 (IFN 2013) held on October 21 and 22 in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

As the world looks towards Asia to act as an anchor to balance the global economic turbulence, there is much expectation from its diverse and dynamic markets. Asian countries are expected to play a pivotal role for their near stable economies and ability to bounce back quickly. According to the IMF, this year, emerging markets account for more than half of the world’s GDP on the basis of purchasing parity. The growth which picked up after the slowdown in the first half of 2012 is remarkable for the emerging markets and has transformed the global economy in many ways. As the growth in emerging markets and developing economies is expected to rise to 5.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to the world output of around 3.5 per cent, Asian markets are expected to play an important role in sustaining the world growth.

Concurrently, the growth of Islamic finance in this environment has been significant. With an increasing number of jurisdictions amending their laws to accommodate Islamic finance in one way or another, the future looks set for the industry stakeholders to cash in on the opportunities at stake. Major economies of Asia are strengthening their Islamic finance markets with amendments in their laws and regulations and improving ties with the industry leaders.

With increasing innovation in its products, knowledge sharing, Shariah expertise and market coverage, the Islamic finance market is poised for robust growth. Malaysia, the host country to the IFN 2013 Asia Forum has been termed as the World’s Islamic Finance Marketplace and has led by example to take the industry to the next level. The country has invited the global financial community to collaborate with and mutually benefit from its robust and comprehensive regulatory, supervisory, Shariah and legal frameworks.

Through a series of exclusive regulatory country presentations, practitioner-led round-table discussions, non-debatable power presentations, original case studies and sector focused side sessions, the IFN Asia Forum in 2013 will again be the key, must-attend industry event for issuers, investors, regulators and all financial intermediaries involved in the Islamic financial markets with an interest in the Asian markets.

Speakers at this exclusive event include:

  • Abdulkader Thomas – Chief Executive Officer, SHAPE Financial
  • Abid Shakeel – Senior Director, Global Islamic Banking Centre, EY
  • Ahmad Nazim Abdul Rahman – Group Chief Executive Officer, Pelaburan Mara
  • Ahmed A Khalid – Regional Head (Asia), Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), IDB Group
  • Ahsan Ali – Head, Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered
  • Alhami Mohd Abdan – Head, International Finance & Capital Market, OCBC Al-Amin Bank
  • Dr Ali Al Amari – Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority
  • Dr Amat Taap Manshor – Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency
  • Angelia Chin-Sharpe – Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Investment Partners Malaysia
  • Badlisyah Abdul Ghani – Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
  • Bishr Shiblaq – Head, Dubai Representative Office, Arendt & Medernach
  • Chung Chee Leong – President/Chief Executive Officer, Cagamas
  • Daud Vicary Abdullah – President & Chief Executive Officer, INCEIF
  • David Rich – Vice President, Depositary Receipt Services Asia-Pacific, Citi
  • Etsuaki Yoshida – Director & Senior Economist, The Japan Bank for International Cooperation
  • Dr Farhad Nili – Director, Monetary & Banking Research Institute, Iran
  • Gerald Ambrose – Chief Executive Officer, Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management
  • Hanifah Hashim – Executive Director & Head, Malaysian Fixed Income & Sukuk, Franklin Templeton
  • Harith Harun – Chief Executive Officer, Maldives Islamic Bank
  • Dr Hasnita Hashim – Chief Executive Officer, Guidance Investments
  • Hassan Scott Odierno – Partner, Actuarial Partners Consulting
  • Hitesh Asarpota – Director, Capital Markets & Structured Finance, Emirates NBD Capital
  • Ibrahim Hassan – Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, RHB Islamic Bank
  • Ijlal Alvi – Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Financial Market
  • Jaseem Ahmed – Secretary General, Islamic Financial Services Board
  • Jawad Ali – Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding
  • Jeff Yeung – Associate Director, A.M. Best Asia Pacific
  • Jonathan Grosvenor – General Manager, Global Financial Markets, KBL European Private Bankers, Luxembourg
  • Dr Khaled Al Fakih – Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, AAOIFI
  • Krishan Thilakaratne – Chief Executive Officer, Al Falaah, Lanka Orix Finance, Sri Lanka
  • Lim Say Cheong – Executive Vice President & Head, Investment Banking, Al Hilal Bank
  • Maamor Che Alias – Senior General Manager, Prokhas
  • Madzlan Hussain – Partner & Head, Islamic Financial Services Practice, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
  • Mehmet Fatih Bulac – Vice President, Financial Institutions & Islamic Syndications, Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi
  • Michael Bennett – Head, Derivatives & Structured Finance, Capital Markets Department, World Bank
  • Michael Orzano – Associate Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • Dr Mohamed Rafick Khan Abdul Rahman – Chief Executive Officer, Munich Re
  • Mohammad Kamran Wajid – Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Financial Services PSC & Emirates NBD Capital
  • Dr Mohammad Omar Farooq – Head, Centre for Islamic Finance, Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Mohd Effendi Abdullah – Director/Head, Islamic Markets, AmInvestment Bank
  • Mohd Izani Ghani – Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, Khazanah Nasional
  • Mushthaq Ahmad Ibrahim – Chief Executive Officer, KFH Asset Management
  • Neil Miller – Global Head, Islamic Finance, Linklaters
  • Nicholas Edmondes – Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Nor Rejina Rahim – Managing Director, Nomura Asset Management
  • Norashikin Mohd Kassim – Director, Treasury, Bank Islam Malaysia
  • Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman – President Director, Maybank Syariah Indonesia
  • Norlia Mat Yusof – Chief Investment Officer, Etiqa
  • Omar Bassal, CFA – Head, Asset Management, MASIC, Saudi Arabia
  • Qudeer Latif – Partner (Global Head of Islamic Finance), Clifford Chance
  • Rafe Haneef – Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah
  • Riestianti Thohuri – Deputy Director, Financial Market Analysis, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
  • Professor Sundra Rajoo – Director, KLRCA
  • Raja Teh Maimunah – Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Islamic Bank
  • Richard Thomas – Chief Representative, Malaysia, Gatehouse Bank
  • Saad Rahman – Managing Director, Head, Global Islamic Banking, Credit Agricole
  • Sabri Ulus – Head of Treasury & Markets, Bank Islamic Brunei Darussalam
  • Sandeep Singh – Country Head, Malaysia & Chief Executive Officer, Franklin Templeton GSC Asset Management
  • Stella Cox – Managing Director, DDCAP Group
  • Stephen Pyne – Managing Director, Asian Real Estate, Guidance Investments
  • Wasim Akhtar Saifi – Global Head, Islamic Banking, Consumer Banking & Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Saadiq, Malaysia

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Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur will be the stage for the Islamic Finance news Asia Forum 2013 (IFN 2013) held on October 21 and 22 in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

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KLCCMalaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur will be the stage for the Islamic Finance news Asia Forum 2013 (IFN 2013) held on October 21 and 22 in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

As the world looks towards Asia to act as an anchor to balance the global economic turbulence, there is much expectation from its diverse and dynamic markets. Asian countries are expected to play a pivotal role for their near stable economies and ability to bounce back quickly. According to the IMF, this year, emerging markets account for more than half of the world’s GDP on the basis of purchasing parity. The growth which picked up after the slowdown in the first half of 2012 is remarkable for the emerging markets and has transformed the global economy in many ways. As the growth in emerging markets and developing economies is expected to rise to 5.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to the world output of around 3.5 per cent, Asian markets are expected to play an important role in sustaining the world growth.

Concurrently, the growth of Islamic finance in this environment has been significant. With an increasing number of jurisdictions amending their laws to accommodate Islamic finance in one way or another, the future looks set for the industry stakeholders to cash in on the opportunities at stake. Major economies of Asia are strengthening their Islamic finance markets with amendments in their laws and regulations and improving ties with the industry leaders.

With increasing innovation in its products, knowledge sharing, Shariah expertise and market coverage, the Islamic finance market is poised for robust growth. Malaysia, the host country to the IFN 2013 Asia Forum has been termed as the World’s Islamic Finance Marketplace and has led by example to take the industry to the next level. The country has invited the global financial community to collaborate with and mutually benefit from its robust and comprehensive regulatory, supervisory, Shariah and legal frameworks.

Through a series of exclusive regulatory country presentations, practitioner-led round-table discussions, non-debatable power presentations, original case studies and sector focused side sessions, the IFN Asia Forum in 2013 will again be the key, must-attend industry event for issuers, investors, regulators and all financial intermediaries involved in the Islamic financial markets with an interest in the Asian markets.

Speakers at this exclusive event include:

  • Abdulkader Thomas – Chief Executive Officer, SHAPE Financial
  • Abid Shakeel – Senior Director, Global Islamic Banking Centre, EY
  • Ahmad Nazim Abdul Rahman – Group Chief Executive Officer, Pelaburan Mara
  • Ahmed A Khalid – Regional Head (Asia), Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), IDB Group
  • Ahsan Ali – Head, Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered
  • Alhami Mohd Abdan – Head, International Finance & Capital Market, OCBC Al-Amin Bank
  • Dr Ali Al Amari – Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority
  • Dr Amat Taap Manshor – Chief Executive Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency
  • Angelia Chin-Sharpe – Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Investment Partners Malaysia
  • Badlisyah Abdul Ghani – Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
  • Bishr Shiblaq – Head, Dubai Representative Office, Arendt & Medernach
  • Chung Chee Leong – President/Chief Executive Officer, Cagamas
  • Daud Vicary Abdullah – President & Chief Executive Officer, INCEIF
  • David Rich – Vice President, Depositary Receipt Services Asia-Pacific, Citi
  • Etsuaki Yoshida – Director & Senior Economist, The Japan Bank for International Cooperation
  • Dr Farhad Nili – Director, Monetary & Banking Research Institute, Iran
  • Gerald Ambrose – Chief Executive Officer, Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management
  • Hanifah Hashim – Executive Director & Head, Malaysian Fixed Income & Sukuk, Franklin Templeton
  • Harith Harun – Chief Executive Officer, Maldives Islamic Bank
  • Dr Hasnita Hashim – Chief Executive Officer, Guidance Investments
  • Hassan Scott Odierno – Partner, Actuarial Partners Consulting
  • Hitesh Asarpota – Director, Capital Markets & Structured Finance, Emirates NBD Capital
  • Ibrahim Hassan – Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, RHB Islamic Bank
  • Ijlal Alvi – Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Financial Market
  • Jaseem Ahmed – Secretary General, Islamic Financial Services Board
  • Jawad Ali – Managing Partner, Middle East Offices, King & Spalding
  • Jeff Yeung – Associate Director, A.M. Best Asia Pacific
  • Jonathan Grosvenor – General Manager, Global Financial Markets, KBL European Private Bankers, Luxembourg
  • Dr Khaled Al Fakih – Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, AAOIFI
  • Krishan Thilakaratne – Chief Executive Officer, Al Falaah, Lanka Orix Finance, Sri Lanka
  • Lim Say Cheong – Executive Vice President & Head, Investment Banking, Al Hilal Bank
  • Maamor Che Alias – Senior General Manager, Prokhas
  • Madzlan Hussain – Partner & Head, Islamic Financial Services Practice, Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
  • Mehmet Fatih Bulac – Vice President, Financial Institutions & Islamic Syndications, Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi
  • Michael Bennett – Head, Derivatives & Structured Finance, Capital Markets Department, World Bank
  • Michael Orzano – Associate Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • Dr Mohamed Rafick Khan Abdul Rahman – Chief Executive Officer, Munich Re
  • Mohammad Kamran Wajid – Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Financial Services PSC & Emirates NBD Capital
  • Dr Mohammad Omar Farooq – Head, Centre for Islamic Finance, Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Mohd Effendi Abdullah – Director/Head, Islamic Markets, AmInvestment Bank
  • Mohd Izani Ghani – Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, Khazanah Nasional
  • Mushthaq Ahmad Ibrahim – Chief Executive Officer, KFH Asset Management
  • Neil Miller – Global Head, Islamic Finance, Linklaters
  • Nicholas Edmondes – Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Nor Rejina Rahim – Managing Director, Nomura Asset Management
  • Norashikin Mohd Kassim – Director, Treasury, Bank Islam Malaysia
  • Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman – President Director, Maybank Syariah Indonesia
  • Norlia Mat Yusof – Chief Investment Officer, Etiqa
  • Omar Bassal, CFA – Head, Asset Management, MASIC, Saudi Arabia
  • Qudeer Latif – Partner (Global Head of Islamic Finance), Clifford Chance
  • Rafe Haneef – Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah
  • Riestianti Thohuri – Deputy Director, Financial Market Analysis, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
  • Professor Sundra Rajoo – Director, KLRCA
  • Raja Teh Maimunah – Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Islamic Bank
  • Richard Thomas – Chief Representative, Malaysia, Gatehouse Bank
  • Saad Rahman – Managing Director, Head, Global Islamic Banking, Credit Agricole
  • Sabri Ulus – Head of Treasury & Markets, Bank Islamic Brunei Darussalam
  • Sandeep Singh – Country Head, Malaysia & Chief Executive Officer, Franklin Templeton GSC Asset Management
  • Stella Cox – Managing Director, DDCAP Group
  • Stephen Pyne – Managing Director, Asian Real Estate, Guidance Investments
  • Wasim Akhtar Saifi – Global Head, Islamic Banking, Consumer Banking & Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Saadiq, Malaysia

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