Master class on Islamic Fund Management

Venue: Swissotel Merchant Court

Location: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Jan 16, 2006 End Date/Time: Jan 17, 2006
Registration Date: Jan 15, 2006
Early Registration Date: Dec 30, 2005
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With the market for Islamic Finance in excess of $300 billion and with estimated growth at 10-15% per annum conventional banks and financial institutions are increasingly interested in exploring opportunities that offering Shariah compliant products will provide them.

Discussions during the first Asia-Middle East conference in June 2005 included recommendations that countries in Asia and the Middle East should try to work together to bring about not only greater cooperation in Islamic finance but also interpretation on Shariah principles to instill greater market confidence.

As regional legislatures and regulators in countries like Malaysia and Singapore open up their financial services sector , Islamic fund management groups can partner with local institutions to invest in Syariah-compliant equity products worldwide.

¡§ Singapore and Malaysia are racing to become favoured destinations for investment from the Middle East, where surging energy prices will swell the coffers of the region¡¦s biggest oil producers by a record $250 billion this year¡K¡¨ Bloomberg, 12 September 2005

Malaysia and Singapore have the infrastructure and expertise needed for offering sophisticated financial products. Furthermore these countries have been active in offering private banking for conventional products and can now leverage on their experience to provide Islamic banking and financial products. Islamic Fund Management will give them opportunities to broaden their revenue bases as Middle Eastern countries diversify their investments away from US and Europe.

The Learning Group¡¦s master class on ¡§Islamic Fund Management¡¨ will discuss and debate key issues in the development of an Islamic Fund market in Asia. Among
them what are the shariah principles guiding Islamic fund management, key developments in Asia including sources for funds and profiles of investors.

You will also get an in-depth understanding on the structuring of Islamic funds. What are the pitfalls and caveats to be aware of within Islamic asset management and key factors which could affect the performance of such funds including
investment portfolios, marketing strategies and alliances which need to be formed in the promotion of such funds. Other key issues to be addressed include understanding the relevant benchmarks when it comes to measuring the performance of various funds.

Our master class brings together expert speakers from leading investment firms, consultancies and financial institutions who will share with you their expertise and provide you with perspectives on the development of an Asian Islamic Fund Market.


„« Asset and Fund Managers
„« Islamic Bankers
„« Corporate Financiers
„« Investment Bankers
„« Corporate and Commercial Bankers
„« Private Bankers
„« Analysts
„« Portfolio Managers
„« Consultants
„« Investment Advisors