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Category:Awareness Programme
Name:[EVE00376] IFSB-AMERC of IOSCO Joint High-Level Seminar on Development of Ṣukūk Markets in the Middle East and Africa
Start Date:26/09/2019End Date:26/09/2019
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City:Abu Dhabi
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Date Time Topics
Day 1


08:00 - 09:00 Registration and Networking
09:00 - 09:30 Opening and Keynote Session
09:40 - 10:40 Session 1: Demystification of Islamic Finance - key concepts, terminologies and global significance
  • Key Islamic finance concepts and principles
  • Islamic and conventional finance: Differences, commonalities and the value proposition for Islamic capital markets
  • Capital market Islamic financing instruments and how they work
  • Prerequisites of an efficient Islamic capital markets ecosystem
  • Features, and different types, of Ṣukūk that raise additional considerations for investor protection and supervision
  • Case study on uses of Islamic capital markets for AMERC - the case for Ṣukūk
  • 10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break and Networking
    11:00 - 12:00 Session 2: Ṣukūk Markets: Key Growth Drivers, Opportunities, Challenges and outlook for the Region
  • Ṣukūk ? defining factors and the trends in issuances from the region and a comparison with trends in the conventional bonds markets
  • The potential of Ṣukūk in the Middle East and African region: What are the key drivers?
  • Insights on recent developments/initiatives and country experiences
  • Commonalities between bonds and Ṣukūk in terms of regulatory and supervisory frameworks and additional considerations for Ṣukūk
  • Outlook, opportunities and challenges for Ṣukūk in the region
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Session 3: Ṣukūk in addressing Development Needs: Prospects and Challenges
  • Enhancing the effective utilization of Ṣukūk in meeting development needs, including addressing budget deficits and infrastructure financing gaps
  • Realising the potential of Ṣukūk for infrastructure financing and overcoming challenges in the enabling environment-what is needed
  • Linking Ṣukūk and long-term economic development initiatives and sustainable development goals
  • Identifying key gaps for the development of Ṣukūk markets, including the need for legal and regulatory frameworks that take into consideration the specificities of Ṣukūk
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 15:00 Session 4: Strengthening Legal and Regulatory Frameworks to enhance Investor Protection and Stability of Ṣukūk Markets: Key Policy Aspects and Way Forward
  • Key policy issues that need to be addressed from a market, legal and regulatory perspective to ensure investor protection
  • Issues around Sharīʿah governance and standardization
  • Regulatory efforts by International Standard setting bodies and critical areas of focus for enhancing stability and resilience of Ṣukūk markets specifically, and capital markets in general
  • Integration with global capital markets and regulatory harmonization across jurisdictions
  • Disclaimer: Please be advised that the above mentioned agenda points are tentative and that the IFSB reserves the right to make any necessary amendments/changes to the programme without prior notification.

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