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Seminar on ‘asset management from Islamic perspective during the global financial crisis’ held in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia: Tuesday, June 23 - 2009 @ 11:54

The seminar was part of various events being organized in the University to discuss the latest developments in asset management with respect to the global financial crisis.

The seminar is highlighted by the participation of keynote speakers from academic institutions and experts from financial organizations.

The speakers include Toby Birch, Managing Director of a British financial firm that offers Islamic Financial solutions to its clients; Dr. Nagaoka Shinsuke, a professor of Islamic economic studies at the center for Southeast Asian studies from Kyoto university in Japan, Dr. Ignacio De La Torre, finance expert from IE University in Spain; Dr. Sami Ibrahim Swailem, the prominent expert in the field of Islamic finance, a senior economist, Islamic Research and Training Institute at the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) Jeddah; Andrew Broadley, Chief Executive Officer of Al-Khabeer International; and Dr. Ahmed Mahdi Belwafi, researcher in the Center for Islamic Economic Researches and a specialist in financial crisis.

Main topics discussed by the participants were the strategy of assets management in the future in the context of Islamic Finance experience, the mismatch of maturity between crisis and assets and the fundamentals of assets management from an Islamic perspective.

Al-Khabeer, is a prominent fully fledged Islamic merchant banking institution that offers a full range of Shari’a compliant products and services. Al-Khabeer cosponsored this seminar and other similar ones through a cooperation agreement with the King Abdul Aziz University.

The move reaffirms Al-Khabeer’s continuous support to research, and symposiums that help broaden the knowledge and understanding of the basics of Islamic banking and finance and create awareness of Sharea’a compliant financial products as part of its community social responsibility.

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