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AL SUNBULA FOR INVESTMENT, Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) 2008

Drawing-up the business plan for a Family Office based on Shariah principles by putting together in a single proposition Islamic asset management, estate planning and philanthropy in a bid to fulfill maqāsid al-shariah.

The proposed ‘Shariah-compliant Family Office' was based on an open architecture and offered only Shariah-compliant services.

The investment opportunities sought after were direct, medium to long term strategic investments, with an expected above-average rate of return and aiming at capital preservation and assets transfer to the next generation. They were high-quality, uncorrelated alpha opportunities belonging to the investment category generally known as `alternative investing'. The sectors included industrial, manufacturing, telecommunication, energy, healthcare, agricultural and real estate.

Philanthropy plays an important role in the lives of most members of Muslim families but if charitable giving is to prove fulfilling and a way to bind the family together across generations, it has to be pursued professionally, pro-actively and with a focus on issues that resonate with family members.

  • November 2014

    Turin Islamic Economic Forum (TIEF 2014)

  • November 2013

    Mediterranean Economic Forum and Workshop on Islamic Finance, 14th and 15th November, Malta

  • October 2013

    ASSAIF in Afghanistan - GOVERNANCE AND RISK IN ISLAMIC FINANCE

  • September 2013

    ASSAIF in Afghanistan - AREDP IN FOCUS: ISLAMIC MODES OF FINANCING

  • June 2013

    Workshop on Sukuk, the 24th-27th of June, Malta

  • January 2013

    Italian consultancy to help achieving a better future for Afghanistan

  • April 2012

    The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists and the Global Donors Forum - Upgrading to Islam finance 2.0

  • March 2012

    Comunicato Stampa post-evento

  • March 2012

    Conferenza su 'Finanza Islamica opportunità per uno sviluppo inclusivo'

  • January 2012

    AK BARS Bank Islamic syndicated facility named 'Europe Deal of the Year

  • October 2011

    AK BARS Bank CIS debut Islamic syndicated facility going international

  • September 2011

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance -AK BARS Bank debut Islamic syndicated facility

  • May 2011

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance - Russia and Tatarstan joining the folk of Islamic finance

  • March 2011

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance – Islamic Philanthropy

  • January 2011

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance - The Takaful proposition

  • December 2010

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance the Russian initiative

  • November 2010

    Islamic Finance in EU growing slowly but surely

  • October 2010

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance: Italy and the Gulf

  • September 2010

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance: the European initiatives

  • July 2010

    Pushing the boundaries of Islamic finance: the 4th International Takaful Summit 2010

  • June 2010

    Pushing the boundaries of Islamic finance: Kazan and Istanbul events

  • May 2010

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance: Kuala Lumpur and Moscow events

  • March 2010

    Pushing the boundaries of Islamic finance: the Working Groups initiative

  • November 2009

    Events and publications

  • 6-7 July 2009

    Interest-free finance

  • 30 June-2 July 2009

    3rd International Takaful Summit 2009

  • 14 May 2009

    Norton Rose seminar in Milan

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