DDCAP was delighted to sponsor and attend the 3rd edition of the IFN UK Islamic Finance Week forum. Convened by Redmoney Events (Islamic Finance News), IFN UK was held on September 4th at Mansion House in London. The UK, with five licensed Islamic banks and over 20 international banks offering Sharia’aSharia’a-compliant financial products, remains one of the most active Sukuk-listing destinations, with 67 listed Sukuk and three Islamic exchange-traded funds to date.
The 3rd edition of the IFN forum was well attended and comprised a series of discussions, leading with “State of Play: UK and European Islamic Finance and Investment ”, in which DDCAP Managing Director Stella Cox CBE was a panellist. Stella discussed in detail the key influencers for UK and European Islamic banking, asset management and capital markets in the coming year as well as the factors which will drive the industry.
Other topics of discussion at the event included a Fintech session on “Technology and Islamic Financial Services in the UK – Driving Change and Promoting Financial Inclusion”, as well as a dialogue providing the attendees with an update on the current status of Socially Responsible Investment in the UK named “Islamic Finance and Environmental, Humanitarian and Socially Responsible Investment: Opportunities for Development and Growth”.
There were also several keynote sessions during the forum with a welcome address from Lord Mayor Peter Estlin, a keynote address from John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, in addition to a further keynote address in the afternoon session from Syed Zaid Albar, Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia.
Other DDCAP representatives at the event were Lawrence Oliver (Deputy CEO of DDCAP), David Testa (Executive Director), Daniel Barrett (Client Relations & Business Development) and Grace Harris (Marketing), who took the opportunity to meet with many of DDCAP’s clients in attendance.