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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Islamic Banking in Bahrain

Bahrain will host on May 7 and 8, the second annual World Conference on Islamic Investment Funds and Capital Markets 2006, to be held under the theme of " Grasping Opportunities offered by Islamic Monetary Markets " in association with Al Tawfeeq Investment Funds Company, Al Baraka Banking Group, Al Amin Bank and Al Baraka Islamic Bank. Last year the first annual World Islamic Funds Conference was held also in Bahrain.

Participants from 20 countries have registered to attend the WIFC 2006.

Al Tawfeek Company for Investment Funds is a pioneer in the Shari’ah compliant funds and has launched more than 41 investment funds with assets over $3 billion since its establishment in 1992.

WIFC will identify new growth opportunities in the rapidly evolving Shari’ah-compliant funds market and expand the scope of focus into the highly dynamic and growing global Sukuk market and Islamic capital markets that is supported by the Bahrain Monetary Agency, said a statement.

A unique platform to engage senior decision-makers in the global Islamic funds and capital markets, the conference will ensure debate and analysis on the most topical issues in the market today in 11 sessions titled: The Regulatory & Business Open Forum; Realising the Full Potential of the Global Sukuk Market; Assessing Key Developments & Innovations in Islamic Funds; Global Perspectives on Islamic Funds; The Shari’ah Open Forum on Capital Markets & Investment Funds; Exploring New Opportunities & Tackling Challenges in Islamic Capital Markets; Capturing Growth Opportunities in Key Islamic Fund Sectors; Institutional Investors & End-Users RoundTable; Assessing Key Trends in Capital Markets; International Perspectives on the Development of Islamic Capital Markets; The Investment Funds & Capital Markets PowerTable 2006.

This year will also see the launch of the Islamic Capital Markets component alongside the World Islamic Funds Conference.

The World Islamic Funds & Capital Markets Conference has a dynamic and interactive structure, which encourages debate and active audience participation to facilitate rich substantive discussions between the expert international panelists and the international audience.

WIFC link


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