The Responsible Finance & Investment (RFI) Summit 2017 has announced a series of Executive Sessions organized by the RFI Foundation and INCEIF, the Global University of Islamic finance. These sessions will introduce participants from all backgrounds to the connection between Islamic Finance and Responsible Finance. INCEIF President Daud Vicary Abdullah said the alignment between the guiding principles of Islamic finance and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was significant. Daud added that these interactive Executive Sessions would provide a platform for people working in responsible finance who do not realize the alignment of responsible investment with Islamic finance.
Daud Vicary Abdullah, President of the International Centre for Islamic Finance discusses the role of education and specifically higher education programs in Islamic finance. Islamic finance has been growing to where it is today because it has used conventional tactics or conventional instruments. Now there is a big opportunity to use new risk-sharing instruments. The idea is that people get education early and see this not as a religious threat but as a set of options about which they can make realistic choices.
The BNP Paribas-INCEIF Centre for Islamic Wealth Management was recently opened. It was established by BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad and the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and is situated on INCEIF's Campus in Kuala Lumpur. The opening took place at the same time as the biannual Global Islamic Finance Forum, thus attracting a vast audience consisting of participants from Malaysia as well as international ones.
It appears that a small window of opportunity has arised for Malaysia to spread its Islamic finance wings internationally.
Global University of Islamic Finance (Inceif) president and chief executive Daud Vicary Abdullah second that, adding that Malaysia should grab the chance to promote its Islamic finance sector globally, before the Middle East took hold of the international Islamic finance.
Daud Vicary Abdullah is the ew president and chief executive officer of the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), the Islamic finance education arm of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). He requested a much closer alignment between the global Islamic finance industry and the providers of human capital development.
Vicary added that he is worried about global standards in Islamic finance and strongly believes that the development of standards in many areas, are vital to the continuing growth of the industry.
Brazil’s first Islamic bond may be a private sale by a company in 2012.
Daud Vicary Abdullah, global Islamic finance leader at Deloitte Corporate Advisory Services Sdn. has pointed out that he thinks that it will be a corporate.
The growing demand for securities that meet Islamic religious principles may lead Canadian governments and companies to start issuing Shariah bonds.
HSBC Bank Canada may offer $500 million and three government-related borrowers from one Canadian province may issue $1.5 billion of sukuk, Omar Kalair, chief executive officer of Toronto-based UM Financial, said in an Oct. 14 interview. A “handful” of Canadian companies may sell C$1 billion ($980 million) of Islamic debt by 2013, said Daud Vicary Abdullah, global Islamic finance leader at Deloitte Corporate Advisory Services Sdn. in Kuala Lumpur.
Egypt, Nigeria, the Philippines and Thailand have announced plans to sell their first sukuk in the past three months, partly to tap Persian Gulf oil wealth.