Stella Cox, Managing Director of DDCAP Group was invited to participate in the inaugural Islamic Finance Conference organised by The Islamic Finance & Ethics Society (“IFES”), which was also the first student-led Islamic Finance conference to take place in the UK. IFES entitled the conference “Islamic Finance: The Way Forward”, with the aim to discuss and understand new ideas and concepts relevant to the further development of the industry.
IFES has a stated objective to bridge the gap it perceives exists between the Islamic financial services industry and it’s future human capital and, since it’s inception in 2013, has acted as a platform for students, academics and business leaders to discuss the current and future practices of the global financial system from an Islamic ethical framework.
Opening remarks at the Conference, which was hosted at the London School of Economics, were offered by Daud Vicary of INCEIF. Panels ensued entitled “Generation Debt”, “The Future of Islamic Finance in Britain”, “Can Finance be Socially Conscious”, “Women in Islamic Finance”, “Islamic Finance and the Law” and “Entrepreneurship”. Each panel included commentary by financial market and related professional advisory services senior practitioners and was moderated by a student member of the IFES team. Panels concluded with interactive Q&A with delegates.
Stella Cox joined a panel debating The Future of Islamic Finance in Britain, with fellow contributors including Ken Eglinton of Ernst&Young, Harris Irfan of EIIB and Mushtak Parker, Publisher of Islamic Banker. Zahrah Rashid moderated the session.