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Islamic Finance Academy
This course will run using video conferencing technology, and will run over 3 sessions daily (each session of 1.5 - 2 hours duration)
The course will start at 9am BST (British Summer Time)
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
Day 1 - Principles and structuring, Islamic Banking
Day 2 – Market products, financing and risk management
Day 3 – FinTech, Crypto, Social Impact and Green Sukuk
Day 4 – Sukuk - modern applications and challenges
The course provides detailed and comprehensive analysis into all major areas of Islamic Banking and Finance. Relevant theory is covered with the primary focus on practical application and use of all products in the global Islamic finance markets. Modern topics such as FinTech Cryptos are also covered in detail from an Islamic perspective. Guidance will be provided on such issues as:
- Analysis of current market practices and what products and structures are utilized, and why
- Developing new products for your clients and markets
- Entering the crypto and fintech space to serve the Islamic market
- Structuring products from the building block of theory (Islamic law) through to the final end product
- Impact on each group of stakeholders (Scholars, structurers, legal, marketing, operations, risk, execution etc)
This course has been designed for professionals that have had little or no exposure to Islamic Finance through to those already exposed and working in the field requiring more detailed guidance and information.
It will broaden your knowledge of the industry and markets, as well as understanding all the major products used globally, and the characteristics and risk management aspects associated with them.
Note - A good level of spoken and written English is required to attend this course. Delegates should be of an intermediate standard in English at a minimum. Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - as a guide the level required is B2.
3 sessions daily, each session of 1.5-2 hours durationStart Time - 9am BST (British Summer Time)Day 1
- Overview and Introduction to the course
- Global markets overview
- The rise and relevance of Islamic finance
- The differences (and similarities) to conventional finance
- Important rules and principles
- Key finance and contractual models
- Use of assets
- Enterprise – sharing of risk and rewards
- Murabaha, Mudarabah, Musharakah, Wakala, Ijara, Wa’ad etc
- How do deposits work without interest?
- The implications for the business model of Islamic banks
- How do Islamic banks offer financing without interest?
- Home finance
- Car finance
- Different models used:
- Purchase and resale of the asset
- Diminishing Musharakah
- Use of Murabaha in financing structures
- Home finance, personal loans, corporate financing, trade finance
- Risk sharing – how practical is this for Islamic banks?
- Mitigation of risk sharing
- Retail deposits
- Sukuk (Mudarabah)
- Asset risk
- Contemporary developments
- Fintech in the Islamic space
- Role of Non-Banks in the digital age
- Crypto currencies – how to approach them from an Islamic perspective?
- Opportunities in this space that align with faith based values
- The growth of the Non- bank sector
- Decentralised Finance
- Staking, Proof of Work and Proof of Stake
- An Islamic Crypto – what does this mean?
- Bitcoin from an Islamic perspective
- Decentralised Finance
- Green Sukuk
- Social Impact and Islamic Finance
- Commercial activity vs charitable activity
- COVID 19 and the opportunity for evolution of approach and products
- Waqf – charitable endowments – the future of Islamic charity?
- Investments and Funds
- Important asset classes
- How funds are structured
- Sukuk – the global Sukuk markets
- Benefits of Sukuk for Islamic countries
- And non-Muslim countries
- Key market developments
- Key Sukuk structures and case studies
- Ijara Sukuk
- Mudarabah Sukuk
- Murabaha Sukuk
- The issue of Shariah compliance
- The challenges and impacts on products and markets
- Shariah compliant contracts in English Law and courts
Our Tailored Learning Offering
Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.
If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.
We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.
We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.
We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:
- Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
- Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
- Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
- Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
- Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
BiographyThe course instructor is an investment banker and has been specialising in islamic Finance since 2001. He established the Islamic Banking teams at UBS and Credit Agricole, and in 2007 established and led the global Islamic Banking business at JP Morgan. In 2012 Safdar established a consultancy firm to provide services to the industry, with a focus being on positive and critical development of the industry. He counts amongst his clients Islamic Banks from London to the Middle East and Asia. He has led and executed transactions in Islamic Banking in excess of $10bn. He is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences and contributes thought leadership articles to help drive critical discussion and debate in the global industry.