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For a decade now the annual World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC) has been at the forefront of the global Islamic investments industry, firmly establishing its reputation as the world’s largest and most influential gathering of leaders in the Shari’ah-compliant asset management and Sukuk markets. From less than a 100 delegates at its launch way back in 2005, the special edition 10th Anniversary of the World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC 2014), to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain on the 19th & 20th May 2014, under the official patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, is set to continue this tradition of supporting growth, excellence and innovation in the global Islamic financial markets - and is poised to break new records in 2014 with more than 400 attendees representing over 200 leading global organizations set to join more than 40 international speakers and thought leaders for a very special and unique event that will chart a new road map for the further growth and development of the dynamic Islamic funds and investments industry.
WIFFMC 2014: Expanding the Global Footprint of Islamic Financial Markets
The critical discussions at last year’s WIFFMC 2013 highlighted that investor appetite for Shari’ah-compliant investment options is pushing the Islamic funds and investments industry into the mainstream and the increasing demand for quality Sukuk, in particular, has played a key role in this progress. Recent reports and industry estimates project that Sukuk issuance worldwide is set to cross US$100 billion again this year. Though there has been a significant spike in the demand for Islamic investment alternatives, supply is still lagging behind and a key challenge that the Islamic investments and asset management industry is facing at the moment is a lack of diversity.
However, with the GCC and Malaysia continuing to lead the way in driving the growth of Shari’ah-compliant investment products, the industry’s successful future can be significantly enhanced by broadening the base of issuers and investors, building scale within the industry – and by initiatives supporting the further internationalization of Islamic financial markets.
Now in its 10th anniversary edition, the World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference is set to gather key decision-makers from the leading international Islamic financial institutions, regulatory agencies, consultancies and investment firms for discussions that will seek to unlock new growth opportunities in the global Islamic funds and investments market. Key topics that will be discussed at WIFFMC 2014 include:
Will you be joining the Industry Leaders at The 10th Anniversary Special Edition of The World Islamic Funds & Financial Markets Conference?
The 10th Annual World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC 2014) is where the market leaders will gather to chart the key trends and capitalise on new opportunities that will shape the direction of the global Islamic investments market. Key highlights of the special anniversary edition of WIFFMC include:
Building Scale and Broadening Horizons of Islamic Investments
A Special Edition of WIFFMC: Celebrating 10 Years of Growth, Excellence & Innovation in the
Global Islamic Investments Industry
WIFFMC in the media
WIFFMC 2013 Post Event Report
The 10th Anniversary Special Edition of The World Islamic Funds & Financial Markets Conference will provide unrivalled high-impact brand visibility and ensure that you are at the forefront of shaping the future of the global Shari'ah investment market. WIFFMC 2014 also presents a unique opportunity to nurture key client relationships in a substantive and issues-driven programme.
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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities at WIFFMC 2014
More than 400 industry leaders will gather at WIFFMC 2014. Take advantage of the special Group Delegate packages to send your executive team to participate in the 10th Anniversary Special Edition of The World Islamic Funds & Financial Markets Conference.
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New Insights to Shape the Future: Special Group Delegate Packages
“The international Islamic banking and finance industry has a come a long way and today has a diverse range of financial products and services flourishing throughout the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa. Global Islamic banking assets held by commercial banks are set to cross US$2 trillion in 2013, up from the US$1.3 trillion of assets held in 2011 and the industry has been enjoying a remarkable growth rate of approximately 20%. However, notwithstanding this progress, there is still a substantial investable surplus in the Islamic world which is not being put to productive use due to a shortage of Shari’ah-compliant investment vehicles - and supply continues to fall short of demand even with record issuances. Looking at the growth expectations of the global Islamic finance and investments industry and its growing global investor base, it is important that the industry further enhances innovation of new Islamic instruments and investment vehicles and reach out to markets outside its traditional boundaries. Given the considerable capacity of Islamic finance to meet large investment requirements, I hope that the discussions at this year’s World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference, held under the theme ‘Broadening the Base of Investors and Issuers’, will help to further realize the full potential of this vibrant industry. The Central Bank of Bahrain is once again delighted to be hosting this prestigious event.”
Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Baker
Executive Director - Financial Institutions Supervision
Central Bank of Bahrain
“The Islamic funds and investments industry has become an increasingly important component of the global financial markets. In particular, the global issuance of Islamic instruments, especially Sukuk, has played a key role in building cross-border linkages between issuers and international investors and has paved the way for the creation of a supply of Islamic financial instruments. However, it has not led as yet, to the promotion of active and efficient secondary markets and a greater focus is needed in this regard. Vibrant secondary markets will not only allow Sukuk markets to develop further, but also play a key role in developing Islamic asset and fund management industries. While there is real potential for further growth, there are also challenges that the industry needs to address. I was delighted to be a part of the annual World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC) and discuss the potential and challenges for the industry.”
Dr. Khaled Al Fakih
Secretary-General & Chief Executive Officer
Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)
“Though the international Islamic finance industry has had some success on innovation, there is still room for more diversification in product development, geographic reach and asset class diversification. Islamic investors have traditionally found it difficult to access the same investment opportunities as conventional investors. This lack of asset class diversity in Shari’ah-compliant investment products represents both a challenge and an opportunity. The significant increase in cross-border Islamic investment activities coupled with Islamic investors’ increasing recognition of the importance of diversification in their investment portfolio, calls for the Islamic funds and investments industry to tap into new asset classes and develop new funds for better diversification and portfolio management. I was delighted to be a part of the important discussions at this year’s World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC 2013) that sought to overcome the challenges in the global Islamic investments industry and improve the competitive position of Islamic funds.”
Hasan S. AlJabri
Chief Executive Officer
“The development of Islamic asset management remains critical for the continued success and growth of Shari’ahcompliant finance. By offering a diverse mix of competitive funds, the sector can help channel a growing share of capital available among Shari’ah-compliant investors into productive investments. The industry also has a key role to play in presenting ordinary savers and investors with a range of options that can enable them to save for their financial futures in a balanced and prudent manner. Substantial untapped opportunities still exist in all these areas and catering to these growing needs will entail significant positive potential for financial services and the broader economy alike. I was delighted to be a part of the exciting discussions at the 9th Annual World Islamic Funds and Financial Markets Conference (WIFFMC 2013) on how the industry can tap into its full potential by further broadening the international base of Islamic investments.”
Dr. Jarmo Kotilaine
Chief Economist and Executive Director of Strategy and Planning
Bahrain Economic Development Board
What the Market Leaders said about WIFFMC 2013
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