Islamic Banking and Finance: Principles, Products, Strategic Challenges & Innovation

Paris, France

This three-day Islamic Banking and Finance training course is a comprehensive introduction to Islamic finance industry. It is designed to help participants:

  • Understand the fundamental religious principles underlying modern Islamic finance
  • Manage Islamic institutions
  • Create Islamic units, divisions and subsidiaries
  • Meet the strategic and regulatory challenges facing Islamic institutions
  • Become familiar with the full range of Islamic products and instruments
  • Create and market new Islamic financial products
  • Transform conventional products into Islamic ones
  • Devise marketing and growth strategies
  • Anticipate the future of Islamic finance

ISLAMIC FINANCE BACKGROUND
Assets of Islamic financial institutions now approach US$400 billion. Islamic financial products are now sold in more than 75 countries. It is predicted that the Islamic market will continue growing at annual rates averaging 15% in the next decade.

WHY ATTEND THIS ISLAMIC FINANCE TRAINING COURSE
The Islamic market has become extremely sophisticated as well as increasingly competitive. Today,virtually all large Western financial institutions are involved in Islamic finance whether through Islamic subsidiaries, "Islamic windows" or the marketing of Islamic products. This comprehensive course emphasises the evolutionary and interconnected nature of Islamic finance. Practitioners must understand the underlying religious principles and their interpretation. They must also be aware of the diversity and adaptive mechanisms of Islam. Since first coming into existence in the 1970s, Islamic finance has undergone major changes. Today the fastest growing segments of the industry are outside traditional banking products and in areas that were initially dismissed as Islamically unacceptable – such as Islamic bonds ("sukuk") or insurance ("takaful") – or that barely existed at the time – Islamic mutual funds, for example.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS TRAINING COURSE
Anyone involved in any aspect of Islamic finance (commercial or investment banking, insurance, mutual funds etc.); anyone considering entering the field, or creating and marketing Islamic products; professionals who deal or intend to deal with Islamic institutions; regulators; international bankers; emerging market specialists.

TRAINING COURSE TEACHING METHODS & DOCUMENTATION
Formal lectures are supplemented by case studies, to enable delegates to apply the discussed concepts of Islamic financial products both in theory and in practice. All delegates will receive comprehensive course documentation for use during and after the course, enabling them to return to their organisations with an extensive and valuable source of information for future reference.

Course details at Euro Money.

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