IFN Forum 2009
Singapore
  Islamic Finance Events
   

Programme
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08:00 – 09:00 Registration & Refreshment
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome
09:05 – 09:15

Opening Address

 

Tai Boon Leong - Executive Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

09:15 – 09:30 Introduction
  Muzaffar Hisham - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
09:30 – 10:15

Session One               
What is Islamic finance and where are we now?
Examining key developments in Islamic finance in Singapore, and assessing how local practices compare and contrast to other regional centres.

Moderator Mohamed Ridza Abdullah - Managing Partner, Mohamed Ridza & Co
Panelist

Vince Cook - CEO, The Islamic Bank of Asia
Christina Maynes - Senior Vice President and Representative Director , Moody's Investor Services
Andrew White - Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University
Muzaffar Hisham - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic
Eugene Yeoh - Head Alternative Investment Group, KFH Asset Management Sdn Bhd

10:15 – 11:00

Session Two                           
Singapore and the Islamic Financial Markets
Discussing local and regional developments in Sukuk and Islamic capital markets, including taxation, regulatory and ratings issues.

Moderator Hooman Sabeti - Consultant, Allen & Overy
Panelist

Allan Redimerio - Associate Director, Standard and Poor's
John Yip - Senior Vice-President, The Islamic Bank of Asia
Paul Lau - Partner, PwC

11:00 - 11: 30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15

Session Three                        
Islamic Products: what can and can’t be done?
Assessing the development of Islamic financial products in Singapore and the Southeast Asian market and exploring the potential for further innovation.

Moderator Jill Hoffman - Deputy Manager Business Development Actuary, Munich Re
Panelist

Connie Wong - Senior Director-Insurance Ratings Asia, Standards and Poor's
Bernardo Vizcaino - Managing Director, Amsar Partners
Arsalaan Ahmad Siddiqi - Islamic Finance Specialist (GCC based bank)
Kareem Hussaini - Vice President, Islamic Bank of Asia
Sadali Rasban - Managing Director, HTHT Advisory Services

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch
12:50 – 12:55

Luncheon Presentation
Dr. Lim Boh Soon, Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Finance House Pte Ltd

14:00 – 14:15

Presentation
Singapore As A Regional Fulcrum in the Development of Islamic Finance

 

Syed Alwi Bin Mohamed Sultan - Vice-President, The Islamic Bank of Asia

14:15 – 15:00

Session Four
Issuing & Investing in the Islamic financial markets
Identifying important investor considerations for the Islamic capital markets: what are investors looking for and what how can issuers meet their needs?

Moderator Marc Ronez - Managing Director, ARIMI
Panelist

Ariff Sultan - Business Development Director, Dow Jones AER Company Inc
Yeo Wico - Partner, Allen & Gledhill
Hooman Sabeti - Consultant, Allen & Overy
Rafael Martinez Dalmau - Director, Emerging Markets and Islamic Investments, FFTW, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
Rushdi Siddiqui – Global Head of Islamic Finance, Thomson Reuters

15:00 – 15:45

Session Five
Issuers & Investors Round-Table
Examining current market trends, challenges and opportunities for the Islamic capital markets.

Moderator Dayan Candappa - Editor Asian Treasury News, Thomson Reuters
Panelist Devan Selvanathan - Head Debt Capital Markets, CIMB Bank
Jayant S Parande - Treasurer/ Senior Vice President, Olam International
Charlene Low - Regional Head of Business Development, South Asia, Hong Kong, FTSE Group
Rafael Martinez Dalmau - Director, Emerging Markets and Islamic Investments, FFTW, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
Rushdi Siddiqui – Global Head of Islamic Finance, Thomson Reuters
15:45 – 17:00 Refreshments and Networking
 
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