Asia Real Estate Investment & Financing Conference - Opportunities in the Shariah-Compliant Space
Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (SGT)
Obtain actionable market intelligence from the experts!
Network with professionals in the Shariah-compliant real estate investment and finance league!
Guest-of-honour: Dr Yahia Abdul-Rahman, Chairman & CEO of LARIBA Bank of Whittier, U.S. will speak on the rise of non-riba (non-interest) real estate financing post U.S. sub-prime mortgage crisis 2007.
Keynote address: Real Estate Investments from the Islamic Perspective by Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad Saad Ash-Shafi’ie Al-Azhari Al-Hasani, Islamic Scholar and Founder of Ihsan Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, U.K.
Key topic: The impact of loose monetary policies of the US, Japan and the EU on Asian economies and the implications for the region's real estate by Mr Manu Bhaskaran, Economist & Founding Director & CEO of Centennial Asia Advisors, Singapore.
U.S. mega domestic trends post-2007 subprime crisis offer unprecedented opportunities to international investors by Ms Suriyana Safie and Mr Tim Alden, Walton International, Singapore.
Shariah-Compliant Home Financing – The success story of Australia by Mr Ibrahim Hassan, MCCA Ltd., Australia.
Investment Opportunities in Singapore’s real estate post-cooling measures by Mr Nicholas Mak, Executive Director, SLP International, Singapore.
Role of waqf in helping to enhance the performance of Muslim SMEs in Singapore by Ms Shabana Hassan, Researcher, International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA), Malaysia.
Outlook for the global Shariah-compliant REITS and real estate companies - challenges and issues in screening for their Shariah-compliance by Mr Ariff Sultan, Regional Director (ASIA) Ideal Ratings, Singapore.
Beyond the brick and mortar: The case for Shariah-compliant REITs in Asia – Focus on Bursa-listed Shariah-compliant Axis Real Estate Investment Trust by Ms Stephanie Ping, Head of Investor Relations, Axis Reit, Malaysia.
Is Middle Eastern funds long standing interest in Asian real estate keeping prices buoyed? By Mr Raj Mohamed, Secretary to Gulf-Asia Shariah-Compliant Investment Association (GASCIA), Singapore.
Book signing session:
Get your personally signed copy of guest-of-honour Dr Yahia Abdul-Rahman's renowned book "The Art of Islamic Banking and Finance" at a special rate of $60 a copy. Only limited copies are available. All proceeds from the book sale will be donated to "Wakaf Ilmu" - a cash endowment fund whose beneficiary is the city state's Islamic education.
Coffee/tea-breaks, buffet-style lunch provided.
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