The forum focused on the strategically important Gulf area. It analyzed the possibility of financial integration between the Italian and the GCC banking industries, and highlighted the opportunities for collaboration and investment by the Arab world in Italy. An entire afternoon session was devoted to Islamic finance.
17 OCTOBER 2008 – LONDON : “ISLAMIC FINANCE NEWS FORUM 2008 – EXPANDING THE REALMS OF ISLAMIC FINANCE”
The Islamic Finance News is holding a one-day itinerary forum in the financial capitals of the world in which the most controversial issues of Islamic finance are debated and future scenarios suggested.
Highlighting the growing appetite for Islamic products from Muslims and non-Muslims the summit explored the current state and possibilities of development of Islamic finance in new markets like Turkey, Central Asia, the European Union and Latin America.
The seminar focused on the growing investors and customers appetite for value-added returns especially in riskier asset classes such as derivatives, fixed-income, capital markets and private equity products.
Alberto Brugnoni chaired what is emerging as the world event on Takāful in the Western countries. It was preceded by a Masterclass and was opened by the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
The 15th anniversary of the world’s largest gathering of Islamic finance leaders has for the first time convened in the UK as a further testimony of the growing role of London as the leading western financial centre of Islamic finance.
This annual event gathered the most important players of the international Sukuk market and was graced by the special address of Kitty Ussher, the UK Economic Secretary to the Treasury.
This conference examined some critical issues arising from the implementation of Islamic finance from the jurist, legal, and practical perspectives. It focused on how to create Shariah-compliance in financial products, and on how to incorporate Islamic Finance into the conventional financial mainstream.
Alberto Brugnoni attended this seminar that provided a detailed insight into the legal structures and documentation needed by the Islamic finance industry and on the relations with the law of the land.