Globally Governments are looking to develop their Islamic finance sector by changing regulations to attract investors who can only put their money in Sharia-compliant assets. The UK government, as the facilitator of Islamic finance in the UK, has played an admirable role in this.
World Islamic Finance Conference is the third Islamic Finance related conference launched by Fleming Gulf Dubai. World Islamic Retail Banking Conference which is annually attended by over 200 delegates and Asia Islamic Banking Conference which was supported by Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC). These Annual Conferences have been successfully launched in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur respectively.
We all will surely agree that Islamic Finance is sure to stay and grow in Europe. Educating the people is important, as without this information, Islamic Finance shall just be the preferred choice of few. WIFC (UK) is strategically located, keeping in mind the excellent Government support for boosting the Islamic Finance Growth in the region. It has been an endeavour to pack the two days conference with Global and Regional perspectives, towards providing the ‘Big’ picture to participants.
Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00
Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »
Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52
The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »