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19 Episodes
Farmida Bi, the chair of Europe, Middle East and Asia at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, talks to IFN’s Nessreen Tamano about some of the trends we can expect in the Islamic finance industry in the new year.
It has been a roller coaster of a year, with the pandemic having far-reaching impact across all sectors of the financial markets including commodities. In this episode, IFN Managing Editor Vineeta Tan speaks to Stephen Openshaw, CEO and managing director of UK-based Eiger Trading Advisors, to find out more about how the Islamic commodities market is doing.
Understandably, it has been a volatile year driven by a variety of factor, most significant of all, the COVID-19 pandemic. So how have these impacted the performance of Sukuk? And what can we expect moving into the new year? Khoo Poh Sim, the head of global Sukuk at BNP Paribas Asset Management Najmah Malaysia, joins IFN Managing Editor Vineeta Tan on the show to share her thoughts.
In this episode, we speak to Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff, CEO of CIMB Islamic to learn how Malaysian Islamic banks are coping with the fallout of the pandemic, a sovereign credit rating downgrade and what to expect for 2021.
One of the pioneers of values-based banking, leading consultant David Korslund, talks to an early adopter of values-based banking, Arsalaan (Oz) Ahmed, CEO of HSBC Amanah.
Andrew Hauser, Executive Director for Markets, Bank of England delivered his keynote address at  IFN UK Forum 2020 . The long-awaited Shariah compliant non-interest-based deposit facility, an instrument years in the making, will be operational in the first quarter of 2021
Khaled Al Kayed, CEO of Bank Nizwa, joins IFN Managing Editor Vineeta Tan on the show to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and impending VAT implementation on Oman’s Islamic banking landscape, and also shines some light on what to expect next year.
On 24 Nov 2020, IFN Managing Editor Vineeta Tan speaks to TFX Islamic CEO Norita Ja’afar to canvas the Islamic supply chain finance landscape as this relatively new area of financing (particularly in the ASEAN region) begins to command more attention especially as the COVID-19 pandemic compels SMEs and corporates to seek more efficient alternative lines of financing to support operations.
On 17 Oct 2020, Christoph Kruecken, the global head of business development at structuring specialist Bedford Row Capital (BRC), speaks to IFN's Nessreen Tamano about how BRC is filling a gap in the Islamic liquidity market
In this exclusive episode of the Moody's podcast for IFN, Christian de Guzman and Alexander Perjéssy discuss sovereign credit perspectives related to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
On 27 October 2020, IFN Managing Editor Vineeta Tan speaks to Vas Ramanujam, the director of insurance at global insurtech platform Cover Genius to discuss the development of the insurtech industry and what the future holds for Islamic insurtech
On 13 Oct 2020,  Matthew Martin, the founder and CEO of investment platform Blossom Finance, talks to IFN’s Nessreen Tamano about their upcoming Sukuk issuances and Islamic fintech in Indonesia.
Kamrul Tarafder, the president & CEO of non-government organization ASA Philippines, speaks to IFN’s Nessreen Tamano about facilitating Islamic microfinance in the country, particularly in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Finance Minister of Luxembourg Pierre Gramegna explains to IFN Managing Editor Vineeta Tan how and why the Grand Duchy is now closer to becoming the European hub for Shariah compliant finance as the tiny, but formidable, international financial center takes a stronger stance on Islamic and sustainable finance.
Norhizam Kadir, the vice-president of Fintech and Islamic Digital Economy at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, provides his insights into the Malaysian Islamic fintech landscape and how the government agency is rallying support as well as mobilizing resources to build the country’s Shariah fintech proposition at a global scale.
Vineeta Tan speaks to the Dean Gillespie, the CEO of Islamic banking start-up Islamic Bank of Australia, to canvass the landscape and ask when can we expect to see Australia's first fully-fledged Islamic bank?
In this episode, Zalina Shamsudin, the general manager of Capital Markets Malaysia, discusses the entity's strategic plans to boost Malaysia's globalleadership in the Islamic capital market including its recent Malaysia sustainable Finance Initiative and Islamic fintech focus.
IFN Managing Editor Vineeta Tan talks to Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Peter Estlin about the UK's position in the global Islamic finance and banking industry.
Nessreen Tamano speaks to Dr.Hurriyah El Islamy of Indonesia's Hajj Pilgrim Fund (Badan Pengelola Keuangan Haji) about its Waqf investment project with the lsDB's Awqaf Properties Investment Fund.
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