IFN Asia Forum – 7th May 2018

IFN Asia returned to Kuala Lumpur this year on 7th April, after its successful two-day event in 2017. DDCAP Group were proud to be partners of this event, which contained captivating panels and sessions relating to Islamic Finance.

This was a large-scale event with over 400 attendees. The event was opened by Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin – Deputy CEO, Securities Commission Malaysia –  who delivered a key note address mainly focusing on the significance of Asia to the Global Islamic finance community. Datuk Zainal also used the keynote to speak about the sophisticated infrastructure which Malaysia has developed over many years, whilst also touching on some of Asia’s smaller emerging Islamic financial markets, such as the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

All panel discussions were very well attended, including discussions on Managing Risk and Implications, Financial Technology in Asia and Responsible, Sustainable and Green Finance initiatives. The latter was moderated by our Deputy CEO, Lawrence Oliver. The discussion focused on looking at the factors behind the increasing demand for sustainable, responsible and green financial products, while also reviewing the ever increasing role of green Sukuk. Case studies of recent successful sustainable projects were also presented.

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