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Pre-conference Workshops | Tuesday, October 21, 2008
9:00 - 12:00 | AM Workshop
Structuring Sukuk for Asset Management and Debt Securitization
Dr. Monzer Kahf, Former Senior Research Economist, ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK Global sukuk issuance crossed $27 billion in 2006 and grew 122% from 2001. Current estimates put global sukuk growth to reach US$202 billion by 2010, according to financial analysis firm Damac Capital.
Structure sukuk deals and broaden capital investment into assets
Create appropriate fee structures for sukuk and secure income
Find partners necessary for distrubuting corporate Islamic finance products
Benefit from intelligence on innovations being brought to the sukuk market.
Show investors you are well-versed in Islamic finance structuring and that you can secure deals for them
Expand your market for dealing in real estate; distressed credit and distressed assets and profit from a wider pool of investors
Enable trust in the stability and ethical framework of your Islamic finance agreements
Market yourself as professional who can structure sukuk and enhance deal flow
About Your Course Leader: Dr. Kahf has served as professor in Islamic Economics and Banking, School of Shari’ah, Yarmouk University, Jordan as well as the senior research economist at the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), a division of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Kahf has authored 28 books on the use of sukuk and currently serves in private practice in California, where he consults and advises multi-national financial institutions in their endeavors to structure sukuk.
12:00 pm Lunch for Registered Workshop Delegates
1:00 - 4:00 | PM Workshop
Ensuring Shariah Compliance in Financial Structures
Dr. Saiful Azhar Rosly, Professor of Economics, INCEIF and Director, EON CAPITAL ISLAMIC BANK An estimated US$1.3 trillion in liquidity exists to be tapped by institutional banks, insurance companies, exchanges, asset management companies and other financial products offerers.
Achieve understanding of the philosophical background and objectives of an Islamic financial services provider
Shape Islamic deposit and financing products used by Ethical and Islamic investors; detail bank risk management and compliance with Basel II
Negotiate principles that are the underlying foundation of Islamic financial contracts
Understand riba, gharar, jahala, maysir and engage in practical mini cases that illuminate the various concepts
Participate in a broader range of capital markets by utilizing knowledge that taps Islamic exchanges
Expand capital tapping by extending contracts to Islamic banks and Islamic institutional investors
Pair products with demand as it looks and operates in the markets
Innovate with Islamic product developers to extend beyond prime capital markets to secondary and ancillary markets
About Your Course Leader: Dr. Rosly is Professor of Islamic Economics and Banking at the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). Prior to INCEIF, Dr. Saiful taught economics and Islamic Banking programs at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). At INCEIF, he teaches several modules in INCEIF’s flagship product, the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) certification. These modules include Islamic deposit mobilization and financing requirement, structuring financing requirement, treasury and risk requirement.