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The IFSB Seminar on Strategies for the Development of Islamic Capital Markets and Roundtable on the Development of Islamic Real Estate Investment Trusts to be hosted by Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Date posted: 28 May 2013

Kuala Lumpur, 28 May 2013 – The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) is pleased to announce that it will be organising a Seminar on Strategies for the Development of Islamic Capital Markets on 27 June 2013 and a Roundtable on the Development of Islamic Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) on 28 June 2013 in Hong Kong, which will be hosted by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and supported by the Treasury Markets Association.

The one-day Seminar, scheduled on 27 June 2013, is held with the aim to provide a general overview on issues related to the development of Islamic capital markets in light of the current changes in the global financial scene. With growing demand for Islamic capital market products, the Seminar will discuss the current trends, potential and prospects of the Islamic capital markets moving forward. The sessions will bring forth issues such as Sukūk, Islamic collective investment schemes, and strategies for bringing this increasingly important sector of the Islamic financial services industry to the mainstream. The Seminar will benefit participants who wish to deepen their understanding, discuss issues, and share experiences in Islamic capital markets.

The Roundtable on the Development of Islamic REITs, which will be on 28 June 2013, is a landmark event for the IFSB. It will be the first platform organised by the IFSB to specifically discuss matters related to Islamic REITs. In line with the IFSB mandate, the Roundtable will have specific discussions on regulatory and cross-border issues related to the development of Islamic REITs. It also aims to act as a platform to understand the current status of Islamic REITs globally, as well as discuss its prospects and challenges. The Roundtable will also examine the necessary infrastructures to promote the conducive development of this industry segment.

To ensure constructive discussions, both the Seminar and Roundtable are targeted at participants from both sides of the financial services spectrum - regulatory authorities and policy-makers as well as market players who are involved in the development and offering of the Islamic capital markets and REITs, including those legal and accounting firms, auditors, investment and Takāful professionals.

Interested participants are welcome to register their attendance to these events at http://www.ifsb.org. Please contact Mrs. Ida Shafinaz Ab. Malek at ida.shafinaz@ifsb.org for further information on both the Seminar and the Roundtable.


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