Seminar on Strategies for the Development of Islamic Capital Markets
The Seminar was organised with the aim to provide a general overview of the potential and prospects of Islamic capital market in light of the current developments in the global financial markets, and also to benefit participants who wish to deepen their understanding, discuss the issues, and share experiences in Islamic capital market.
17 chairpersons and speakers who were senior financial sector supervisors, market players, and experts from international financial institutions were invited to discuss the following issues at the Seminar. The topics that were discussed in the Seminar were as follows:
- Development and Trends in Islamic Capital Markets
- Development of Sukuk: Challenges and Opportunities
- Development of Islamic Collective Investment Schemes
- Bringing Islamic Capital Market to the Mainstream
The Keynote was delivered by the CEO of the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority. The Seminar saw the attendance of 51 participants from government, regulatory and supervisory bodies, capital markets and industry players.
Roundtable on Islamic Real Estate Investment Trusts (i-REITs)
The Roundtable on the Development of Islamic REITs is a landmark event for the IFSB, as it was the first platform to specifically discuss matters related to Islamic REITs. In line with the IFSB mandate, the Roundtable had specific discussions on regulatory and cross-border issues related to the development of Islamic REITs. It also aimed to act as a platform to understand the current status of Islamic REITs globally, as well as discuss its prospects and challenges. The Roundtable also examined the necessary infrastructures to promote the conducive development of this industry segment.
Two topics of the Roundtable were as follows:
- Prospect and Challenges of Islamic Real Estate Investment Trusts (Islamic REITs)
- Infrastructures conducive to develop Islamic REITs
Eight chairpersons and speakers and 20 participants participated in the Roundtable. Participation in the Roundtable was by invitation.