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Category:Awareness Programme
Name:[EVE00451] IFSB Regulatory and Supervisory Authorities Forum on Covid-19


28 July 2020

Type : Online Forum
Target Audience : Member Regulatory and Supervisory Authorities (RSAs) of the IFSB
Duration : 15:00 - 17:30 (MYT)
Program Overview :

The outbreak of Covid-19 and the ensuing geographical lockdowns and movement restrictions in several jurisdictions have led governments and regulatory and supervisory authorities (RSAs) to introduce measures, conventional and non-conventional, to alleviate the resulting financial and economic impact on consumers as well as financial institutions. Policy responses targeted to the financial sector varied with the type of stress, structure of the financial system and resilience of its significant players.

The IFSB, through this forum and as the global prudential standard-setter for Islamic finance, aims to provide a platform for IFSB RSA members to explore and discuss the effectiveness of various policy interventions introduced to counter the (Islamic) financial-sector implications of COVID-19. The forum also aims to facilitate sharing of policy implementation experiences across jurisdictions, discuss their potential long-term impact on financial markets and institutions offering Islamic financial services (IIFS) and identify areas that may require further concern and coordination by the IFSB.

The IFSB Secretariat aims to utilise the outcomes of the forum in:

  • providing guidance to the global Islamic financial services industry through public statements, 
  • ensuring ongoing standards address identified challenges and potential consequences of policy responses; and
  • setting the IFSB’s 2021 standard development and research agenda.
Objectives :

The forum aims to:

  • Explore the effectiveness, implementation and challenges of international prudential and other financial policy measures (both conventional and Islamic) in response to COVID-19.
  • Deliberate on the potential medium-term and long-term consequences for IIFS, financial markets and consumers.
  • Identify any Islamic finance specific-issues that have emerged or are likely to emerge in the future due to the direct impact of the pandemic or as a consequence of policy actions taken to mitigate the impact of the crisis.
  • Share of policy implementation experiences across jurisdictions and identify policy areas that require further coordination and provision of guidance for the global Islamic financial services industry with regard to the impact of the pandemic
  • Identify potential areas for future IFSB standards and research
Programme Approach :
  • The IFSB Secretary-General to chair the forum and direct the flow of discussion
  • Presentation/thoughts/issues from lead discussants representing Islamic banking, Islamic capital markets and Takaful, followed with presentations or discussions by experts representing RSAs and Rating Agencies.
Programme Outcomes :
  • Results of the assessment of ongoing international policies and actions (both Islamic and conventional) in responding to the economic impacts of the pandemic.
  • Coordinated polices and guidance for the global Islamic financial services industry
  • Potential IFSB standards and research papers
Participation : Member RSAs of the IFSB and Rating Agencies


Start Date:28/07/2020End Date:28/07/2020
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  Programme - Event Session(s)

Date Time Topics
Day 1
15:00 - 15:15 Opening Remarks
15:15 - 15:30 Overview of the Impact of Covid-19 on the Global Economy, Islamic Banking and Sukuk
15:30 - 15:45 The Impact of Covid-19 on Insurance and Takaful Sectors
15:45 - 17:15 Discussion: Covid-19 and the Islamic Financial Services Industry- Policy Implications and Regulatory Challenges
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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