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IFSB and INCEIF Introduce Inaugural Executive Forum on Islamic Finance

Date posted: 22 March 2013

IFSB and INCEIF Introduce Inaugural Executive Forum on Islamic Finance

22 March 2013, Kuala Lumpur – The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and The Global University of Islamic Finance (INCEIF) are organising the first joint Executive Forum on Islamic Finance which will be held on 29 – 30 April 2013 at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The IFSB-INCEIF Executive Forum aims to provide a platform for global leaders in Islamic finance to discuss selected emerging issues faced by the global Islamic financial services industry. The IFSB-INCEIF Executive Forum places emphasis on issues related to the supervisory and prudential regulation, both at national and international levels, harnessing from the experiences of a distinguished pool of global experts, academics and practitioners.

The April Executive Forum is the inaugural edition of the IFSB-INCEIF Executive Forum series, and will focus on “Building Risk Management Infrastructures in Islamic Financial Institutions.” It intends to provide comprehensive deliberation and exchange of views between and among practitioners, regulators, and academics on the existing strategies and approaches in managing risks in Islamic banking operations. The discourse will cover issues on building and developing adequate framework and infrastructures for risk management in Islamic Banks. It will also include highlights on the impact of the changing global financial infrastructure in risk management practices, and how regulators of the Islamic financial services industry should react to and anticipate the changing landscape of the industry.

The two day Executive Forum will cover the following topics:

  • Firm-wide Risk Management Framework for Islamic Banks
  • Credit Risk Minimisation in Islamic banking Practices
  • Revolving Issues in Liquidity Management in Islamic Banks
  • Risk-Sharing via Equity Financing: Enhancing Potentials and Confronting Issues;
  • A Holistic Approach in Managing Sharī`ah Non-Compliance Risks;
  • Regulating Minimum Capital Requirements to Foster Stability of the Islamic Banking Industry;
  • A Regulatory Perspective in Risk Reporting and Disclosure for Islamic Banks
  • Risk-based Supervision in Islamic Banking

This Executive Forum will be facilitated by key representatives of regulatory and supervisory authorities, multilateral organisations and leading industry players who are members of the IFSB including Mr Mohamad Muhsin Mohd Anas from Bank Negara Malaysia and Mr Jereon Thijs of Bank Islam Malaysia, as well as thought leaders from amongst INCEIF Professors, Prof. Dr Abbas Mirakhor, Emeritus Prof. Rodney Wilson and Prof. Dr. Saiful Azhar Rosly.

Regulatory and supervisory authorities, CEOs in Islamic banking sectors, senior management, directors in risk management and Sharī`ah governance as well as academicians and Islamic finance practitioners are encouraged to participate in this Executive Forum.

Two other Executive Forums are planned in the third and fourth quarters of 2013 which will focus on Corporate and Sharī`ah Governance and Takāful respectively. More information of the upcoming Executive Forums and the topics will be announced in due course. Interested participants of the inaugural Executive Forum on Islamic Finance: “Building Risk Management Infrastructures in Islamic Financial Institutions” are invited to register at www.ifsb.org. Please contact Mrs. Azizakhon Yarlaeva at aziza@ifsb.org for further information.

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