The theme for the IFAP was “Islamic Finance and Socially Responsible Investments.” The day started with the opening remarks given by Hamid Yunis, Head of the Islamic Finance Practice at Taylor Wessing, followed by an introduction to IFAP by Professor Humayon Dar. Over 50 professionals attended the event from different financial sectors, and each attendee received a HD Certificate.
The day consisted of seven sessions.
- “State and Developments of Socially Responsible Investment Industry”
Dr James Corah (Deputy Head of Ethical and SRI, CCLA Investment)
- “Legal Challenges in Structuring Islamic and Socially Responsible Investments”
- “Developments in Islamic Investments”
Ramlie Kamsari (CEO of CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management)
- “Panel Discussion”
Ramlie Kamsari and Dr James Corah, Moderated by Professor Humayon Dar
- “Islamic Microfinance as a venue for SRI: Opportunities for Ethical Finance Practitioners”
Mohammed Kroessin(Global Microfinance Advisor at Islamic Relief Worldwide)
- “Incorporation of Islamic Ethics into Islamic Investments Methodologies”
Haliza Abd Rahim
- “Integration of Islamic Finance and SRI”
Dr Dominic Selwood(General Counsel, Arabesque Asset Management)