SC, OCIS host Islamic finance roundtable

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) co-hosted the 5th annual Roundtable on Islamic Finance in Kuala Lumpur on March 22 and 23. The roundtable, themed ’Harnessing Waqf Into a Bankable Social Financing and Investment Asset Class’ discussed the development of waqf and how it can contribute towards broadening the Islamic finance industry globally. Industry practitioners and scholars from around the world gathered to discuss challenges and potential of waqf in the philanthropic spheres, including issues of legislation, governance and professionalism, and capital. The global effort to harness Waqf into a bankable social financing and investment asset class is also in line with the SC’s strategy to identify new growth segments to further internationalise Malaysia.