Mansion House
Mansion House, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH, UK

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Event Date Wed Sep 4 BST (about 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Sep 4 4:15am - Wed Sep 4 12:00pm
Location Mansion House
Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH, UK
Region EMEA

With six licensed Islamic banks and over 20 international banks offering Shariah compliant financial products, the UK’s Islamic finance industry is a favorite destination for investors, particularly for its flourishing real estate sector. Apart from the banking industry, the London Stock Exchange is also one of the most active Sukuk-listing destinations, with 67 listed Sukuk and three Islamic exchange-traded funds to date. On top of this, implications from Brexit has also led the Kingdom to boost its international trade and financial relationships with existing non-EU trade partners, especially with key Islamic finance markets from the regions of the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Last year’s UK Islamic Finance Week saw many breakthrough sessions in a week-long event, including the official launch of iE5, an Islamic economy accelerator, during IFN Fintech Huddle UK. Following on from the success of 2018, IFN returns to London for the third time for various hard-hitting sessions and discussions in conjunction with leading European regulators, global standard-setters, world leaders and UK and European Islamic finance practitioners.


2019 Speakers


Abdulkadir Ali
Founder and CEO, Niyah

Abradat Kamalpour
Partner, Ashurst

Anne Plumb
CEO andHead of Underwriting, Cobalt Underwriting

Charles Haresnape
CEO, Gatehouse Bank

Fabrice Susini
CEO, Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company

Hakan Ozyon
Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Ethical Fund

Hasan Raza
Managing Director, JNA Holdings

Jawad Ali
Managing Partner – ME Offices, King & Spalding

Kristina Alnes
Senior Advisor, Center for International Climate Research – CICERO

Martina McPherson
President, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

Michael Rainey
Partner, King & Spalding

Mohamed Damak
Senior Director, Global Head of Islamic Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Nitish Bhojnagarwala
Vice-President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investor Service

Robin Lee
CEO, HelloGold

Samina Akram
Managing Partner, Samak Ethical Finance

Sarah Gooden
Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Shibeer Ahmed
Partner, Winston & Strawn

Simon Meldrum
Investment Specialist, Global Innovative Finance Team, British Red Cross

Stella Cox
Managing Director, DDCAP Group

Stephen Morse
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Trevor Norman
Director, VG


Abdul Haseeb Basit
Co-Founder and Principal, Elipses

Charles Haresnape
CEO, Gatehouse Bank

Prof Emilio Escartin
Professor of Islamic Finance, IE Business School

Fara Mohammad
Legal Director, Clyde & Co

Farmida Bi
Chair, Europe, Middle East and Asia, Norton Rose Fulbright

Harris Irfan
Managing Director, Cordoba Capital

Hassan Waqar
Founder, MoneeMint

M Iqbal Asaria
Visiting Faculty, Cass Business School

Martina McPherson
President, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

Natalie Schoon
Principal Consultant, Formabb

Natalie Dempster
Managing Director, Central Banks & Public Policy, World Gold Council

Shaykh Haytham Tamim
Founder, Utrujj

Sean Kidney
CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Stella Cox
Managing Director, DDGI

Tariq Al Rifai
CEO, Quorum Centre for Strategic Studies

Wayne Evans
Senior Advisor International Strategy, TheCityUK

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Partners

• CIMB Islamic

• International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

• Ashurst
• Eiger
• Eternal Asset Management
• GateHouseBank
• HelloGold
• IdeaRatings
• King & Spalding
• Moody's Investors Service
• Nomura
• S&P Global Ratings
• The Perth Mint Australia
• Trowers & Hamlins
• Winston & Strawn
• VG
• World Gold Council

• Arab Bankers Association

• Alhida Cibe
• Oxford Business Group
• Trade Finance Global
• The Business Year
• True Banking