Islamic Finance Lunch Briefing in London
Alarab-London -The UK is the largest centre of Islamic Finance in the Western World and has been described as Europe’s capital of Islamic Finance. There is a huge demand by foreign investors including Gulf investors, sovereign wealth funds, Muslim and non-Muslim retail investors for Sharia-based UK banking products.
However, issues such as a lack of trust in the nature of these products, a lack of standardisation, a dearth of Islamic banking practitioners (human capital) and issues regarding transparency have stifled the growth of Islamic Finance in the UK.
In conjunction with Dow Jones, the Middle East Association and The Wall Street Journal Europe, Financial News’ Islamic Finance Lunch Briefing conference will provide a platform for key players to discuss the pertinent topics, learn about new developments and network in a relaxed atmosphere.
Top-level speakers include:
Michael Thomas, Director General, Middle East Association
Waheed Qaiser, Managing Director, Qatar Consulting Co. and Amanah Banking Consultants (Former Head, Islamic Investment Unit, United Bank of Kuwait).