Islamic finance summit 2009: Video interviews from the event


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Sudip Roy, deputy editor of Euromoney, discusses pressing issues within Islamic finance with some of the markets key players.

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The crisis, which has plagued the financial markets globally since the end of 2007, has truly tested the foundations of a nascent Islamic finance industry. The Islamic finance community worldwide continues to drive innovation whilst tackling many of the issues currently afflicting the conventional banking system. Many of these problems are exacerbated by the fact that occurrences, such as default on Sukuks, have not been experienced before. In such situations workouts under Shari’ah law and the associated regulation are relatively untested.

Euromoney Seminars has been at the forefront of this exciting industry for the past eight years and continues to deliver the premier Islamic finance event for the industry. Playing host to the industry’s most senior and distinguished representatives, the summit provides an incomparable platform on which to network and debate the most pressing issues within Islamic finance.



Aamir Khan - managing director, Unicorn Investment Bank

  • The size of the private equity market in Islamic fianance
  • The differences between conventional private equity and Islamic finance private equity
  • The impact of the liquidity squeeze
  • How private equity is perceived in the Middle East

Debashis Dey - partner, Clifford Chance

  • AAOFI's definition of sukuk and its legal ramifications
  • Developing a true sales securitization market

Dr Mohamad Nedal Al Chaar - secretary general, AAOIFI

  • The impact of AAOIFI's ruling on sukuk
  • Islamic finance reform
  • Standardization
  • The role of international banks

Mohieddine Kronfol - managing director, Alegra Capital

  • The impact the financial crisis has had on Islamic finance
  • Government intervention
  • Allegra's sukuk fund performance

Mukhtar Hussain - global CEO, HSBC Amanah 

  • The impact the financial crisis has had on Islamic banking systems
  • Demand for sukuk
  • New issue premium
  • Areas of growth for Islamic finance