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France: Islamic Finance Seminar on Risk Management in Islamic Finance

If Islamic finance has been more resilient to the crisis than its conventional counterpart, it is because it is less risky, have found many industry players. However, this statement does not reflect the inherent risks of Islamic banks themselves. [...]

For this conference co-organized by the University Paris-Dauphine and Arrow Financial Consulting, six roundtables will address the specifics of risk management in Islamic banks (credit risk, market risk, operational risk, legal risk, risk liquidity risks in order of religious interpretation.

Paris Thursday, January 28, 2010

University Paris-Dauphine

Raymond Aron Hall 2 nd Floor

Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny 75775 PARIS Cedex 16

http://ifinanceexpert.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/france-first-islamic-fina...

NINTH HARVARD UNIVERSITY FORUM ON ISLAMIC FINANCE

Ninth Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance, Building Bridges Across Financial Communities,

March 27-28, 2010, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA., USA

The Ninth Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance, hosted by Harvard Law School’s Islamic Finance Project, will be held at Austin Hall, Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 27th- 28th, 2010. The theme of the conference will be “Building Bridges across Financial Communities” as it relates to the field of Islamic Finance.

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Presentation Islamic Mortgage models for the German market

The Central Council of Muslims in Germany presented on the BAFIN Islamic Finance conference how mortgages for the Muslim community could look like, how large the market is and challenged the perception that there would be a need to change laws to avoid double real estate transfer tax; it shall rather work tax efficient with proper structuring and without changes. Hence, financial institutions are asked to provide equity and debt based mortgages for the Muslim market.

3rd World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists: Call for Submissions

“BUILDING A BETTER WORLD”

New Horizons - Sound Strategies

The Ritz Carlton – Doha, Qatar

March 21-22, 2010

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline: November 30, 2009

The annual conference of World Conference of Muslim Philanthropists, now recognized as the most prestigious forum on Muslim philanthropy worldwide, invites papers as well as proposals for sessions and workshops showcasing innovative, cutting-edge and experimental work.

THEME AND TOPICS

The conference will focus on how the integrated efforts of philanthropic, public and private sectors can effectively respond to the worsening global issues of hunger, poverty, disease, climate change and conflict. The forum will also host interactive roundtable discussions on Aid-effectiveness and Impediments to Building Capacity for Transformational Change. To further elucidate the theme “Building A Better World: New Horizons-Sound Strategies,” the conference will feature a special session on emerging markets philanthropy and global trends in giving.

Islamic Finance in North America

Yasaar media published a new report called Islamic Finance in North America 2009 for free download, which is co-published by Codexa Capital, UM Financial Group, King & Spalding, and Doha Islamic.

According to the report Islamic finance in North America has developed along two quite separate paths:

  • The first path focuses on retail Islamic finance and centres mostly on home financing products and credit cards.
  • The second path involves a number of high profile GCC-based Islamic investment banks and their deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars in private equity and real estate developments in North America.

Read the full report for free at the link below.

German regulator BAFIN organises Islamic finance conference

The German regulator BAFIN is organising an Islamic finance conference on 29 October 2009. The announcement is in German, but the conference is held in English. The conference shall show different aspects of Islamic finance, and to determine the salient features. Further it shall discuss the developments in the insurance sector and capital markets. The aim of the conference is to sharpen the conscience about Islamic finance und its increasing role, the foundations of sharia compliant business, and the challenges involved herewith from the regulatory perspective.

Contact details:
Ricarda.Maier@bafin.de
jochenrobert.elsen@bafin.de

Harvard Islamic Program: Call for Papers

The Ninth Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance is scheduled to be held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts on 27-28 March, 2010.

The theme of the conference will be “Building Bridges across Financial Communities.” Papers are requested in the four following areas:

* FAITH AND FINANCE;

* SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY;

* ISLAMIC FINANCE AFTER THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS;

* CURRENT ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Candidates are requested to e-mail by 1 September 2009, in a Word document, the following to ifp@law.harvard.edu: 150-word abstract of the proposed paper, Biographical sketch up to 200 words, Single-page list of presenter’s relevant publications.

Call for Papers "Waqf Laws & Management: Reality and Prospects"

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

for International Conference on
"Waqf Laws & Management: Reality and Prospects"

Jointly organized by

Management Centre (MC), Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL) and International Institute for Muslim Unity (IIMU), International Islamic University Malaysia

Date:
20 / 22 October 2009

Venue:
Cultural Activity Centre (CAC),
International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak Campus

You are cordially invited to contribute to the academic conference by writing a paper and sharing your valuable knowledge on one of the following dimensions of the conference:

Seminar Islamic finance opportunities in the Netherlands

Islamic finance is gaining ground in various jurisdictions, including the Netherlands. To fully benefit from the (inter)national opportunities Islamic finance has to offer, active government support, as seen in the UK, France and Luxembourg, is a must to further develop this form of sustainable financing.

The purpose of this seminar is to further discuss the opportunities, issues and challenges of Islamic finance.

Chairman of the seminar will be Salim Rabbani, chairman of the Netherlands-Middle East Business Council.

Programme
16:00 – 16:30 Welcome reception and registration
16:30 – 17:00 David Testa, CEO of Gatehouse Bank, elaborating on Islamic finance opportunities in Europe.
17:00 – 17:30 Kees Hooft and Niels Muller, heading Loyens & Loeff's Islamic finance team, discussing the Dutch tax and legal aspects of Islamic finance.

JAK School in English, 7-9 August, Malmo, Sweden

We are planning a JAK School in English in the summer 2009, between the 7th and the 9th of
August in Malmö, south of Sweden. It will be the first JAK School in English and we want to
make it a meeting point between JAK members who are working in the international
spreading of our ideas and people from abroad who have created (or would like to create)
other interest-free projects.

The programme and more details about the JAK School in English would be published in our
webpage and in the next issue of this newsletter. But you can already send your application if
you want to participate. Write us an e-mail to miguel.ganzo@jak.se with your name, contact
details and the project in which you are involved in at your home country. We have limited
places: 15 guests from abroad, 10 guests from Sweden.

JAK School in English is free (including accommodation and maintenance) but the travel
should be fixed by the participants themselves.

http://jak.aventus.nu/download/JAK_Int/JAK_International_Newsletter_1.pdf

Faith in Capitalism - 16th June 2009, 09:30 – 12:30, London

"SAVE THE DATE"
16th June 2009, 09:30 – 12:30
Islamic Cultural Centre - London Central Mosque, Regents
Park, London

Faith in Capitalism
A ground-breaking conference for financial representatives
of faith institutions and thoughtful investment management
professionals

Increasing awareness of the social impact of investment is
driving many thoughtful investors, especially private
clients, family offices, endowment funds and those having
strong faith values, towards a new philosophy of “Making
money and stewarding it responsibly”.

The morning’s presentations will include a Keynote Address
on “Faith in Capitalism” and panel discussions debating
“What does faith tell us about responsible investing?” and
“How can investors do good while making money?”

Do not miss this exceptional opportunity to gain a fresh,
inspirational perspective from renowned experts on
faith-based and sustainable investing. The conference will
be open to questions and comments from the audience, and
promises to be a uniquely informative event with
unprecedented opportunities for networking. There is no
charge to attend, thanks to the following sponsors:

Forum African de la Finance Islamique, Avril 1 et 2 2009

Isla Invest Consulting, the first french advisory services compagy is
going to organize the second edition of FAFI, the african islamic
finance forum in Casablanca, 1 and 2 April 2009 in Casablanca, Morocoo.

More details in french:

Crise financière & finance islamique, quelles perspectives pour l'Afrique ?

La Place de Paris a adopté, au cours des six derniers mois, des
mesures censées lui permettre de devenir le « hub » de la finance
islamique en Europe et d'être aussi compétitive que la place de Londres.

Trois mesures phares ont été adoptées en 2008 :
- Conditions de la cotation de sukuk sur Euronext - Paris
- Neutralité fiscale des opérations de murabaha
- Déductibilité fiscale de la rémunération versée au titre des sukuk

Elles complètent la recommandation de l'AMF de juillet 2007 concernant
les OPCVM Islamiques.

7th International Conference on "Zakat and Waqf Economy"

Venue and Sponsor: The Faculty of Economics, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia
Date: January 6-7, 2010
Deadlines: Abstract July 31, 2009 (electronic submission), completed paper October 31st, 2009.

Contacts:

1) Prof Abdul Ghaffar Ismail, agibab@ukm.my
2) Prof Masudul Alam Choudhury, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, masudc@squ.edu.om

USA: Panel Discussion - The Evolution of the Global Financial System from the Current Crisis

Monday, March 16, 2009
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Pound Hall 335, Harvard Law School
Confirmed panellists: Samuel L. Hayes, Baber Johansen, E. Roger Owen, Aamir A. Rehman

More details: ifp@law.harvard.edu

Islamic Finance: Opportunities in the Swiss Market - in German

Wachstumschancen für schweizer Finanzdienstleister in der Finanzkrise

Islamic Finance ist trotz oder gerade wegen der Finanzkrise der Wachstumsmarkt schlechtin. Schweizer Finanzdienstleister haben in den letzten zwei Jahren ihre Onshore-Präsenz in der arabischen Welt signifikant erhöht. Nun gilt es, bestehende Angebote intelligent um Schariah-konforme Produkte zu ergänzen und dadurch das stark gestiegene Bedürfnis vieler Muslime nach Islamischen Finanzprodukten zu adressieren. Schweizer Institute verfügen hier aufgrund ihrer guten Reputation in der Region über ausgezeichnete Voraussetzungen, mit "Swiss Islamic Banking" eine nennenswerte Position in diesem viel versprecenden Wachstumsmarkt einzunehmen.

19. März 2009 - Zürich, Metropol.

Islamic Finance Conference - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

A range of international speakers representing Gulf funds and Malaysian institutions will take part in Scotland's first Islamic Finance Conference, which will be held jointly by the Islamic Finance Council and Scottish Financial Enterprise, and hosted by Tods Murray LLP.

The event is primarily aimed at fund managers. Speakers include Datuk Noripah Kamso (CEO CIMB Islamic, Malaysia), N. Tariq Shaikh (Managing Partner RHT partners, Dubai), Iqbal Asaria (MD Amiri Capital, London) and Lord Sheikh (Chairman Camberford Law).

To book:
Email: jwood@sfe.org.uk

ISLAMIC FINANCE CONFERENCE
Event details:
Date:2 Apr 2009
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Venue: Tods Murray LLP, Edinburgh Quay, 133 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
Open to: Members Only
Cost: Free attendance

World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Date: 22, 23 March 2009

The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP) is the premier community of individual donors and foundations of Muslim heritage, established to promote informed and effective giving.

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