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2012 LSE-Harvard Public Lecture on Islamic Finance , 22nd Feb, 6.30 pm


Date: Wednesday 22 February 2012

Time: 6.30-8pm

Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, London School of Economics

Speakers: Mukhtar Hussain, Professor Volker Nienhaus

Chair: The Hon. Mr Justice Cranston

Oman First Islamic Finance & Banking Conference, 23 - 24 Jan 2012, Muscat - Oman

The Oman First Islamic Finance & Banking Conference will bring together more 400 high level participants including governors of central banks, other industry regulators, Islamic and commercial banking leaders, fund managers, Sharia and legal experts, and world level consultants.

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36ème Conférence PHARE: Islamic Retail Banking in France - A market to invest

University Strassbourg is conducting a conference about Islamic retail banking for France, an opportunity to invest? The event is in French. More details below:

Nous vous invitons à participer à la *36ème Conférence PHARE* organisée par l'/Ecole de Management de Strasbourg/ et /E.M. Strasbourg Partenaires /*à l'occasion de l'ouverture de la 4ème promotion du Diplôme d'université Finance Islamique* en janvier 2012 *sur le thème :

*"La banque de détail islamique en France :
un nouveau marché à investir ? "**

Jeudi 1er Décembre 2011 à 18h00 à l'EM Strasbourg - 61, Avenue de la Forêt-Noire*/ Cette conférence sera suivie d'un cocktail offert par EM Strasbourg-Partenaires dans les locaux de l'EM Strasbourg/
_Animée par :_
. Michel STORCK, Professeur des universités affilié à l'EM Strasbourg, Co-responsable du Diplôme d'Université (D.U.) «Finance islamique»***

_Intervenants :_
** .** Sâmi HAZOUG, Coordinateur pédagogique du D.U. «Finance
islamique»* - EM Strasbourg
**.** Laurent WEILL, Professeur des universités affilié à l'EM Strasbourg,Co-responsable du D.U. «Finance islamique»*
**.** Le représentant d'une banque


Summit on scalable business model for Islamic Microfinance

Hansonwade’s Summit on scalable business models for Islamic Microfinance will take place from January 30 to February 1, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The focal point of the summit will be on identifying the potential business models available and their challenges. At the summit Tijara, USAID, Akhuwat, Al-Amal Microfinance Bank, Tanzania eco-Volunteerism and CWCD will share their projects.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Quantitative Islamic Finance

Submission deadline 15 September 2011

Palgrave Macmillan is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds

For Islamic banking to grow further and develop there are many challenges relating to financing instruments, market structure and market regulation. The aim of the special issue is to provide a central platform and communication channel for researchers, academics, business leaders and industry practitioners relating to Islamic Banking. The key contextual challenges in the Islamic finance industry today include the innovations and developments at the leading edge of the field, and the long-term impact, scope and authenticity of these ideas in the context of an Islamic community and way of life. View full details at:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- The Shari'ah requirements in Islamic banking and risk identification.
- Current practices of asset management and portfolio management in Islamic banking
- Need of financial innovation in Islamic banking.
- The impact of the Basel Accords on Islamic banking
- Islamic banking and corporate governance

Call for Papers: International Sustainable Finance

ISF Workshop 2011
International Sustainable Finance Workshop:
Responsible Finance, Ethical Finance, Islamic Finance, Social Finance, Micro Finance...

September 22, 2011

Venue: Paris-Dauphine University

Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny

75775 PARIS Cedex 16

§ Deadline for the submission of full paper : May 16, 2011.
§ Complete papers must be sent to BOTH following email addresses:

Download call for papers (pdf)

The Workshop is organised by the European Research Group (Groupement de Recherche Européen (GDRE)) “Money, Banking & Finance” (Monnaie Banque Finance) and its working group Islamic Finance jointly with Skema Business School and Paris-Dauphine University

The recent financial crisis has pointed out the limits of conventional finance. The role of financial markets is to provide products and tools that allow an efficient redistribution of risk among agents and over time.

Pre-summit event at 8th Annual IFSB Summit about liquidity management

Pre-summit event at 8th Annual IFSB Summit to discuss developments in liquidity management for the Islamic financial services industry

Kuala Lumpur, 15 April 2011 – The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) is organising its 8th Summit "Enhancing Global Financial Stability: Challenges and Opportunities for Islamic Finance" on 10-13 May 2011 in Luxembourg. Banque centrale du Luxembourg is hosting the Summit. Three pre-Summit events will be held on 10 - 11 May 2011 at the Chambre de Comemrce Luxembourg. These are:

1. Workshop on Islamic Finance and the IFSB Standards for Institutions offering Islamic Financial Services and Islamic Capital Markets;
2. Country Showcases by Malaysia and Luxembourg; and
3. Special Session on Liquidity Management in the Islamic Financial Services Industry.

Workshop on Islamic Finance and the IFSB Standards for Institutions offering Islamic Financial Services and Islamic Capital Markets, 10 May 2011

Islamic Finance and Business Day 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, 19.5.2011

“Islamic finance has weathered the storm. One of the world’s fastest growing asset classes before the financial crisis hit in August 2007 continues to expand”.

This headline in the Financial Times on 13 December 2010 emphasizes the growing significance of Islamic finance.

The School of Management and Law and its Center for International Business

welcome you to the annual




Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW

Building SM

Room: SM O1.01

Theaterstrasse 15c

8400 Winterthur

2nd Sarajevo Business Forum to convene April, 6-8, 2011

Sarajevo Business Forum aims at reviving the culture of open dialogue among statesmen and international figures from various countries, as well as presenting Bosnia & Herzegovina and its region to international investors.

The Forum will comprise of two parts. Under its first part, the Forum will present a meeting point for a selected group of statesmen where they will exchange views on the issues related to the civilization dialogue in general, and peace and prosperity in Southeastern Europe in particular.

Under its second compact, Sarajevo Business Forum will be a forum between local businesses, government and international investors aiming at attracting international capital to the country and to the region, which in turn will be instrumental in enhancing economic prosperity and thus peace.

Sarajevo Business Forum thus aims at erasing the remnants of sad recent history of the country and making it once more a center for open interaction between cultures and businesses.




Doha, Qatar - December 25-27, 2011


The global economy continues to face the perennial problems of poverty, persistent youth unemployment, excessive inequalities of income and wealth, high levels of inflation, large macroeconomic and budgetary imbalances, exorbitant debt-servicing burdens, inadequate and aging public utilities and infrastructure, skyrocketing energy prices, and growing food insecurity. The reoccurring regional and global financial crises further intensify and magnify these problems particularly for the underprivileged segments of the world population. As a result, many countries are at the risk of failing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations. However, some countries also present optimistic experiences to share, and from which useful lessons can be drawn for shaping the future economic scene in other countries.

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Congress of Muslim Philanthropists Online - March 23-24, 2011, Venue Change: Dubai

The annual convening of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, widely recognized as the premier forum on Muslim Philanthropy worldwide, welcomes social investors, grant-makers, government and business leaders, visionaries, and civil society executives to a solicitation-free collaborative environment.

The 4th World Congress will initiate a dialogue around the potential roadmap for Muslim Giving in the next decade. This discussion will be enriched by the collective wisdom and experience of leading philanthropists and intellectuals from around the world. The forum will also examine challenges unique to Muslim societies, and offer options for managing them.

Update 17th Feb 2011:

The organizers of the 4th World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists regret to announce the change of meeting venue due to circumstances beyond their control. This unpredicted situation came about in response to the directives we received today from the Moroccan authorities. While we feel extremely disappointed, we believe it is prudent that we do not compromise on the safety of our guests.

Call For Submission

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists


Deadline: 20 December 2010

The annual convening of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists is widely recognized as the premier forum on Muslim Philanthropy worldwide. The event welcomes philanthropists, social investors, grant-makers, government and business leaders, visionaries, social entrepreneurs and civil society executives to a solicitation-free collaborative environment.

The 4th World Congress will lead a dialogue around the potential roadmap for Muslim Philanthropy in the next decade. This discussion will be enriched by the collective wisdom and experience of leading philanthropists and intellectuals from around the world.

While high-level plenary and panel discussions take place on day-1, interactive roundtables will be organized on day-2 around four major themes: global hunger, gender equality, social entrepreneurship, and science, technology & innovation (STI). For social investors, the conference will also showcase innovative philanthropic models selected by jury.

Proposals are invited in the following categories:

• Podium Presentations (12 minutes) regarding the conference theme

Islamic Finance Conference in Frankfurt, 18th November 2010 - Contingent for Users

On 18 November 2010 the "Islamic Finance Conference" will be held in Frankfurt am Main as part of the 13th EURO FINANCE WEEK (EFW) taking place from 15 to 19 November 2010 under the auspices of Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The conference is organised in cooperation with the Union of Arab Banks. Institutional partner is the Institute for Islamic Banking and Finance.

The conference focuses challenges and opportunities of the Islamic Finance in Germany and in Europe and discusses investment trends, Sukuk’s opportunities as well as Islamic Wealth Management and last not least an Islamic Finance outlook.

Information about the event can be found under

The organizer of the event, the Maleki Group, has offered a limited number of “Guest Ticket” exclusively for Islamic Finance group. Please note, admission upon the special guest ticket is very limited and the registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Islamic Finance Group on ResearchGATE, the largest social network for scientists!

ResearchGATE is the largest social network for academic research globally. Dedicated social profiles of researchers allow to enter academic careers, published articles in journals and books, announce fields of research for international exchange just to name a few of the features. took another effort to create a dedicated group and invite researchers globally to use this platform and foster research in Islamic finance. The last academic initiative taken was to sponsor and start a full fledged platform for the Islamic Finance WIKI, the online encyclopedia.

Researchers are invited to participate in these initiatives.

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PWC presents Takaful in Germany

PricewaterhouseCoopers offers a full day event about Takaful in Germany language. Below more details:

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Sharia-konforme Lebensversicherungsprodukte
16. September 2010, Köln
20. September 2010, München

Während Sharia-konforme Bankprodukte auf Veranstaltungen bereits recht eingehend diskutiert wurden, ist das Thema Sharia-konformer Lebensversicherungsprodukte bisher kaum Gegenstand eines fachlichen Forums gewesen. Die Veranstaltung möchte daher den Versuch unternehmen, diesem weißen Fleck auf der deutschen Landkarte der Produktentwicklung eine erste Topographie zu geben. Der wachsende Anteil der muslimischen Bevölkerung in Deutschland und Europa ist hierzu hinreichender Anlass.


Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter von Versicherungsunternehmen aus den
Bereichen Kapitalanlage und Steuern/Recht sowie Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter von Kreditinstituten,
Investmentbanken oder Asset-Management-Gesellschaften für die Bereiche Versicherungen, Steuern/Recht und Investment/ Kapitalanlage.

Conference: Financial Services Providers and Consumer Protection - Two Worlds?"

Financial Services Providers and Consumer Protection - Two Worlds?"
Dear colleague and fellow stakeholder of financial services,

The European Coalition for Responsible Credit will be holding its international stakeholder conference “Financial Services Providers and Consumer Protection - Two Worlds?" on 2nd and 3rd July in Hamburg. The event, organised by coalition partner iff and supported by the German consumer associations and the working group on debt advice of the associations (AG SBV) will gather consumer organisations, debt and money advisers, bankers, financial service providers, policy makers, academics and politicians to discuss current issues in retail markets for financial services in Europe and elsewhere.


International Summer School on Social Banking 2010

Banking on values - what values?

From 18 to 23 July 2010, the third international Summer School on Social Banking and Social Finance will take place.

The following topics will be covered specifically

* Best practices in Social Banking
* Values in banking
* The impact of banking in society
* Microfinance
* Religion and banking
* Banking as a commons
* Social Banking 2.0
* Individual and organisational competencies for Social Banking
* New Economics
* The role of donations in the monetary system

Master Studies: Economic Change in the Arab Region

Arab countries are in different phases of economic development. However, many of them are struggling with organizing their economies during the process of transition. While elements of a market economy are sometimes implemented, this is often done on an ad hoc basis. Quite often, problems of economic development can be traced to two sources: poorly structured institutions and inadequate academic education of the local workforce. This Master’s course aims to offer modern economic knowledge to the Arab region and contribute to establishing a functioning market economy.

7th Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) Annual Summit

Kuala Lumpur, 22 March 2010 – As the global Islamic financial services industry gains momentum both in terms of confidence and recovery in a global economy that is still coming to terms with the twin effects of the credit crunch and financial crisis, the 7th Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) Annual Summit due to be held on 4th-5th May 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, is attracting wide spread interest from regulators and market participants from various parts of the world, including countries that are attending the Summit for the very first time.

The growing interest in Islamic finance from new markets and the industry’s ability in general to absorb the shocks of the financial crisis better than the conventional sector has prompted several countries and analysts to take a further or a new look at Islamic finance.

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