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About the course
Stay ahead in global Islamic finance markets with this course
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This 4-day intensive practical programme features everything you need to know about Islamic Finance, including modern developments of FinTech and Crypto Currencies.
- 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.
Introduction to Islamic finance and banking
- Islamic commercial laws and rules (including contract law)
- Islamic vs conventional banking – similarities and differences
- Key principles
- Riba, Gharar, Maysir
- Overview of acceptable contractual forms
- The activities and balance sheet of a major Islamic bank
- Overview of global Islamic markets – development and growth, challenges
- Islamic commercial contracts in conventional courts – what we have learned so far
Retail Islamic banking products
- Current and savings accounts
- Home purchase finance structures
- Car purchase finance structures
- Personal finance
- Islamic credit cards
- Key Contractual Forms and case studies
- Leasing, Ijara
- Murabahah, Tawarruq and Musawamma
- Application in asset financing, working capital finance, and general credit provision
- Project finance - Istisna
- Diminishing Musharakah home finance
- Investments and funds
- Retail deposits
- Sukuk overview, and relevant structures
Sukuk – detailed analysis and transaction case studies
- Ijara. Mudarabaah, Musharakah, Murabahah, Wakala, Hybrid
- AAOIFI Shariah standards and Sukuk controversy
- How to develop debt capital markets products using classing contractual forms
- Detailed case studies
- Equity investments and funds
- The process of Shariah compliance and screening
- Private Equity
- Key asset classes
- Real estate
- Fixed income
- Structured investments
- Capital protection
- Payout on performance of an index or benchmark
FinTech and Crypto
- The impact of FinTech on Islamic Finance
- The challenge to the traditional banking model
- Are banks being left behind?
- The growth of Non-banks and the implications
- Islamic FinTech, the state of the market
- Who is behind this sector – the new generation of Islamic visionaries?
- Crypto currencies from an Islamic perspective
- The growth of crypto
- Fiat vs Crypto – which is more “Islamic”
- Bitcoin and Islamic banking
- Is Bitcoin consistent with Islamic principles?
- Inherent value, regulation, common acceptance
- As a commodity, store of value, and a currency
- Challenges and responses
- The need for an Islamic Crypto
- Do we need one?
- What would it look like?
- What would it do …?
- The role of banks and governments in crypto
- Proof of Work, Proof of Stake
- What do these mean?
- Why are they important concepts?
- What are the implications for Shariah compliance?
- Decentralised Finance
- Crypto v2.0?
- Developments and opportunities
- Impermissible innovation vs permissible
- Market examples of DeFi that lead the way forward for Islamic finance
Safdar 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 s...
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