London Islamic Fund
and Asset Management Expert Rounds 2014

15 December 2014, Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, London

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The London Islamic Fund and Asset Management Expert Rounds (LIFER 2014) will be held on the 15th December 2014 at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge, London where it provides participants an in-depth knowledge on the current environment and opportunities offered by Islamic funds and asset management industry.

Islamic finance like their conventional counterpart provide for financial intermediation services by complying with the principles of Shariah, as these principles serve as inbuilt strengths to prevent the divergence of finance from the real sector. The assets of Islamic finance was worth USD150 billion in the mid-1990s to an estimated USD1.8 trillion as at year-end 2013. The global Islamic funds market in 2004 was USD29.2 billion to one valued at more than RM70 billion as at December 2013.

Themed "Enhancing Cross-Border Business and Regulatory Cooperation", LIFER 2014 will highlight the ethical values and the real-sector linked benefits of the markets, as well as highlighting its growth potential in emerging and developed markets. The Lord Mayor of London has been invited to officiate the event. Today, as with other forms of Islamic finance, the industry is an area that has grown to become an increasingly substantial segment within the global financial market and has gained considerable interest as a viable and efficient alternative model of financial intermediation.

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Amat Taap
    Chief Executive Officer
    Financial Accreditation Agency, Malaysia
  • Roslan Abdul Razak
    Principal Consultant & Trainer
    Wafiq Advisors
  • Saiful Bahari Baharom
    Chief Executive Officer
    Labuan IBFC Inc. Sdn. Bhd
  • Muhammad Owais Ansari
    Chief Actuary
    FWU Global Takaful Solutions
  • Atif Yusuf
    Banking and Capital Market Deloitte LLP
  • Dato' George Stewart LaBrooy
    Chief Executive
    Officer/Executive Director, Axis-REIT Managers Berhad
  • Mohamad Najib Shaharuddin
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Mohammad Farrukh Raza
    Managing Director
  • Sayd Farook
    Global Head Islamic Capital Markets
    Thomson Reuters
  • Datin Maznah Mahboob
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Mark te Riele
    Head of Marketing
    BNP Paribas Investment Partners
  • Eric Swats
    Head of Asset Management
    Rasmala Investment Bank

Program Schedule

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Registration and Refreshments
  • 9:30 a.m.
    Arrival of Guest of Honour
  • 9:35 a.m.
    Opening Ceremony
  • 9:40 a.m.
    Keynote Address by H.E Alderman Fiona Woolf
    Lord Mayor of the City of London
  • 9:50 a.m.
    Launch of the London Islamic Fund and Asset Management Expert Rounds & Finance Accreditation Agency Learning Standards
  • 9:55 a.m.
    Executive Roundtable Session: Talent Development Strategy and Standards
  • 10:45 a.m.
    Tea Break & Press Conference
  • 11:15 a.m.
    Key Regulatory Reform Initiatives for Islamic Investments
  • 12:00 noon
    Expanding the Outreach and the Availability of Shariah-Compliant Financial Solutions
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
    Risk management for Islamic Funds
  • 2:45 p.m.
    Improving Product Diversity and Innovation in Islamic Funds
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 3:45 p.m.
    Improving Product Diversity and Innovation in Islamic Funds (cont'd)
  • 4:30 p.m.
    Shariah and Business Forum
  • 5:15 p.m.
    End of Conference
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