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Sponsors 2014

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  • myBank

    Maybank Islamic, the Islamic finance arm of the Maybank Group, is the largest Islamic Bank in ASEAN and the world’s third largest, with a total asset size exceeding US$42 billion as at June 30 2014. As a global leader in Islamic finance, Maybank Islamic continues to spearhead the Islamic banking and finance industry through cross-border business, regional leadership in retail and investment banking in Southeast Asia. Maybank Islamic's portfolio of diversified products and services are available through a network of over 400 Maybank branches in Malaysia, as well as in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Bahrain.

    Maybank Islamic, a leader in the retail Islamic banking industry in ASEAN, is also an established corporate investment enabler. Maybank Islamic together with Maybank Investment Bank consistently ranks in the top tier of the Bloomberg Global Sukuk League Table.

    The internationalization of the industry is at the core of Maybank Islamic's growth strategy. New geographic frontiers are targeted by Maybank Islamic in the years 2015 and beyond.

    Maybank Islamic's aspiration to continue being a global player in the industry is backed by its Shariah Center of Excellence. This initiative aims to serve as a comprehensive and practical source of reference to industry players, legal, regulatory and academic fraternities contributing to a healthy debate and development of the industry.

    More importantly, Maybank Islamic is at the forefront of humanizing financial services and the industry.Being Malaysia’s largest Zakat contributor, Maybank Islamic's Zakat contribution stood at US$6.5 million in 2013 and helped improve the lives of countless poor and needy families. Our contribution to the under privileged will continue to intensify in Zakat and Waqaf forms, in all our markets, encapsulating our brand promise of humanising financial services.

  • Khazanah Nasional Berhad

    About Khazanah Nasional Berhad is the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia entrusted to hold and manage the commercial assets of the Government and to undertake strategic investments.

    Khazanah is involved in various sectors such as power, telecommunications, banking, healthcare, airport management, infrastructure, leisure & tourism, property development, broadcasting, investment holding, and technology. Some of the key listed companies in Khazanah‟s investment portfolio include Telekom Malaysia Bhd., Tenaga Nasional Bhd., CIMB Group, Axiata Group Bhd., IHH Healthcare Bhd., Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd., and UEM Sunrise Bhd. For further information, please visit www.khazanah.com.my

  • Dubai Islamic Bank

    Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) is a top-tier Islamic financial services institution and the fourth largest Islamic bank globally by assets. Its mission is to offer Islamic financial solutions for individuals, corporates and institutions globally, carrying out all contracts, operations and transactions in accordance with Islamic Shari'a principles and under its central value to bring ‘banking as it should be’ to its customers. Within this framework, ADIB is focusing its efforts on demonstrating and driving the universality of Islamic banking – an industry grounded in ethics and a ‘back to basics’ approach – to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

    ADIB has fast become a pillar of Islamic banking in the UAE and the Middle East. Its contributions to the UAE economy and Islamic banking have been recognized through awards and international accolades including “Best Overall Islamic Bank” by Islamic Finance News, “Best Islamic in the Middle East” by Banker FT and “Best Bank in Customer Service” for the third consecutive year by Ethos Consultancy.

    In the UAE, ADIB is expanding its domestic footprint, having the third largest retail network in the country reaching more than 600,000 customers to date, which it is growing by some 15,000 per month, with 80 branches and more than 600 ATMs. The bank has doubled its asset base over the past 5 years and is continuing to build its presence internationally in countries such as Egypt, in which it has 75 branches, as well as KSA, UK, Sudan, Iraq and Qatar

  • ADCB

    ADCB was formed in 1985 and as at 30 June 2014 employed over 4,300 people from 61 nationalities, serving over 561,000 retail customers and approximately 43,000 corporate and SME clients in 50 branches, 3 pay offices and 2 branches in India, 1 branch in Jersey and a representative office in London. As at 30 June 2014, ADCB’s total assets were AED 198 bn.

    ADCB is a full-service commercial bank which offers a wide range of products and services such as retail banking, wealth management, private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, cash management, investment banking, corporate finance, foreign exchange, interest rate and currency derivatives and Islamic products, project finance and property management services.

    ADCB is owned 60.2% by the Government of Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi Investment Council - 58.08% and Abu Dhabi Government Entity - 2.07%). Its shares are traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. As at 30 June 2014, ADCB’s market capitalisation was AED 37 bn.

  • Dubai Islamic Bank

    Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), established in 1975, is the first Islamic bank to have incorporated the principles of Islam in all its practices and is the largest Islamic bank in the UAE. DIB is a public joint stock company, and its shares are listed on the Dubai Financial Market. The bank enjoys a reputation as a leader and innovator in maintaining the quality, flexibility and accessibility of its products and services. The bank currently operates 90 branches in the UAE.

    DIB has been proactive in creating partnerships and alliances at both the local and international level. The bank has established DIB Pakistan Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary which has a network of more than 125 branches across 40 major cities in Pakistan. DIB has also started operations in Jordan, with the establishment of Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank.

    Alongside its accomplishments as a commercial organisation, DIB has always recognised its wider role in society. The bank supports the communities in which it operates through the DIB Foundation, a non-profit social, humanitarian and charitable organisation which distributes millions of dirhams to good causes at home and abroad each year.

    For its contribution to both the banking industry and the wider community, DIB has earned the respect of its peers around the world. The bank’s leading position has been reaffirmed by more than 120 local, regional and international accolades that it has won since 2008. DIB has won awards across diversified areas, including retail, corporate and investment banking, as well as CSR and consultancy services. In addition to the “Best Islamic Bank 2013” at the Global Islamic Finance Awards, recent recognition includes being named “Best Islamic Bank” and “Best Investment Bank” at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards, “Best Sukuk House” at the EMEA Finance Middle East Banking Awards, “Best Islamic Card” and “Best SME Card” at the Banker Middle East Products Awards as well as being chosen as the “Islamic Bank of the Year –UAE” and “Most Established Bank of the Year – UAE” at 2014 Business Excellence Awards. Dubai Islamic Bank has been also declared the winner of the “Best Islamic Bank, UAE – 2014” by World Finance - Islamic Finance Awards 2014.

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  • Iskandar Investment Berhad

    Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) is both a strategic developer stimulating the long-term development of Iskandar Malaysia and a solution centre for investors. Working with the government to develop incentives for investors, IIB also assist in relocation of companies and individuals, connects sectors, and encourages growth of a complete lifestyle ecosystem in Iskandar Malaysia. It also provides talent by fostering the growth of knowledge and expertise through tertiary education and training.

    IIB has a track record of delivering dynamic catalytic projects to steer growth in strategic sectors and its key achievements in successful joint ventures and investment partnerships include EduCity Iskandar Malaysia, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort and master planning of Iskandar Malaysia’s new Central Business District and commercial hub, Medini.

    IIB is owned by federal and state government investment agencies including Khazanah Nasional Berhad (KNB), Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ). It is committed to steer economic and environmentally sustainable growth and its community initiatives include the adoption of schools, sponsorship of community sporting programmes, and the establishment of a foundation for special needs children and those from low-income families.

  • AJ Pharma Holding

    AJ Pharma Holding is an initiative of Al Jomaih Group for investments in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries with the core belief of “Investing for Health”. As one of leading Saudi conglomerates, the Al Jomaih Group’s success is largely attributed to its entrepreneurial activities, ability to anticipate change, and on-going commitment to developing successful long term relationships with regional and international partners.

    Our investment philosophy is a coherent way of thinking about markets and its UNMET needs, how they work and the types of time frames that are needed to determine the investment as successful. Our investment strategy is different not based on an exit strategy but on a set of outcomes that are community centric. It is a set of core beliefs that gets us recognized as a strategic, social and financial contributor to the domain and region we enter.

    We strongly believe in continuous learning and improving through partnerships and collaborations in our investments.

    Our flagship project is setting up the first ever formulation, fill and finish state of the art facility for a wide range of Vaccines in Malaysia. We are also working on integrating an upstream process and produce bulk for selected Vaccines in stage 2.

    With an anticipated investment of over 100 Million USD in this project we would like to contribute in developing Bio-Economy which is sustainable and leads to self reliance.

    We were our own dream in the domain of healthcare but now we are becoming a reality for the world.

  • The Investor

    The Investor for Securities was founded in 2007 as an investment bank operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and licensed by Capital Market Authority (CMA) to offer all types of investment services including dealing, managing, custody, arranging and advising.

    The Investor for Securities is a collation of individual investors and Saudi and Kuwaiti businesses with a declared capital of 400 million Saudi Riyals and it aims to benefit from the wide range of experience of its partners in various aspects.

    The Investor for Securities is recognized for meticulously recruiting the best qualified talents in the market and employing a cutting edge technology to launch its operations and to provide its services and products and to meet the highest standards of quality and professionalism.

    The Investor for Securities succeeded in launching its first investment products, Al-Hurr Saudi equity fund and The Investor Murabha fund as distinctive products due to their purpose, benefits, and investment returns. Furthermore, it becomes a cornerstone for pioneer financial products and services.

    The Investor for Securities was able to benefit from its partners’ experiences real estate funds around the world since 1992. It also succeeded in offering a number of rewarding real estate fund for investors.

Gold Sponsor

  • UMLand

    UMLand operates two development divisions, namely the Township and Niche Divisions and a construction and building materials division called UM Land Builders Sdn Bhd. The Group has over 1,800 acres of undeveloped land in both Township and Niche Divisions.

    The Township Division has three mixed township developments, Bandar Seri Alam and Taman Seri Austin are strategically located within Iskandar Malaysia, Johor whilst Bandar Seri Putra is situated in Selangor and another upcoming township located in Pasir Gudang which will be called Seri Albion.

    The Niche Division has to date completed four residential serviced residences and condominiums in Kuala Lumpur –Suasana Sentral Loft at KL Sentral, Suasana Bangsar in Bangsar, Seri Bukit Ceylon and Suasana Bukit Ceylon located in the city centre. The Division is now actively developing Suasana, Iskandar Malaysia in Johor Bahru city centre. Somerset Puteri Harbour and The Waves @ Puteri Harbour are some of the newest projects in Nusajaya while UMCity Medini Lakeside, a multi-phased mixed development in Medini, Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia.

    Star Residences, upmarket service residences in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre is the latest addition of exclusive developments by UMLand.

    UMLand operates numerous Sales Galleries in its townships of Bandar Seri Alam, Taman Seri Austin and Bandar Seri Putra and recently opened Sales Galleries for its niche development of UMCity Medini Lakeside and a new sales and service centre in Singapore.

  • FGV

    Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) is Malaysia’s leading global and diversified agri-business operating under six main business segments, namely; Palm Upstream, Palm Downstream, Rubber, Sugar, R&D and Agri Services and Transport, Logistics, Marketing and Others (TLMO). FGV has invested in more than 200 companies comprising subsidiaries, joint-ventures and associate companies in more than 10 countries across North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

    FGV is the business arm for Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA). FELDA manages 500,000 ha of plantation belonging to its settlers while FGV currently operates more than 450,000 hectares in Malaysia and Kalimantan, Indonesia.

    FGV produces more than 3 million tonnes of crude palm oil (CPO) annually, making it the largest producer of CPO in the world.

    We are expanding our downstream activities to include oleochemical, biodiesel, oils and fats and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Similarly, FGV is also continuing its foray into rubber, focussing on plantation activities, processing, trading and downstream.

    Through its listed subsidiary MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad (MSM Holdings), FGV is also the leading re¬fined sugar producer in Malaysia.

    With over 19,000 employees in the Group, FGV aspires to be one of the top 10 agri-business conglomerates in the world.

  • IDB

    The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is an international financial institution commenced operations on 20 October 1975.

    The Mission of IDB is to promote comprehensive human development, with a focus on the priority areas of alleviating poverty, improving health, promoting education, improving governance and prospering the people.

    By the year 2020, the Islamic Development Bank shall have become a world-class development bank, inspired by Islamic principles, which have helped significantly transform the landscape of comprehensive human development in the Muslim World and helped restore its dignity. The present membership of IDB stands at 56 countries spanning many regions. IDB Group comprises five entities: the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC), and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC). Headquartered in Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, IDB has four regional offices in Rabat, Morocco; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Dakar, Senegal.

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    Emaar Properties PJSC, listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is a global property developer and provider of premium lifestyles, with a significant presence in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. One of the world’s largest real estate companies, Emaar has total assets of nearly US$19 billion and a land bank of more than 226 million sq m in key international markets.

    With a proven track-record in delivery, Emaar has handed over 37,500 residential units in Dubai and other global markets since 2001. Emaar has over 690,000 sq m of recurring revenue generating assets, and 12 hotels and resorts, with over 1,900 rooms. Today, over 60 per cent of the company’s revenues come from its shopping malls & retail and hospitality & leisure subsidiaries and international operations. Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, are among Emaar’s trophy developments. visit Emmar website

Silver Sponsor


    INCEIF - The Global University of Islamic Finance was set up in 2005 by Bank Negara Malaysia to offer postgraduates studies in Islamic Finance. INCEIF is one of many initiatives undertaken by Malaysia to develop and nurture talent and experts under the MIFC (Malaysia International Islamic Finance Centre).

    Apart from its academic programmes, which are Master in Islamic Finance Practice, MSc in Islamic Finance and PhD in Islamic Finance, INCEIF also offers customised executive training programmes and industry-focussed applied research.

    INCEIF has also attracted some of the best brains in Islamic finance to join its Faculty. Among them are Prof Abbas Mirakhor, former Executive Director at IMF who is currently First Holder, INCEIF Islamic Finance Chair; Emeritus Prof Rodney Wilson, one of the pioneers in the Islamic Finance academia; and Prof Datuk Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim, first secretary-general of both IFSB and Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions and currently the CEO International Islamic Liquidity Management.

    For more information, please visit www.inceif.org

  • SMC

    The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), a statutory body reporting to the Minister of Finance, was established under the Securities Commission Act 1993. It is the sole regulatory agency for the regulation and development of capital markets. The SC has direct responsibility for supervising and monitoring the activities of market institutions, including the exchanges and clearing houses, and regulating all persons licensed under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. More information about the SC is available on its website at www.sc.com.my.

  • CITI

    Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Additional information may be found at click here | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: click here | Blog: click here| Facebook: click here | LinkedIn: click here

  • MasterCard

    MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We are leading the way toward a world beyond cash with the power to expand connectivity, opportunity and prosperity for individuals, businesses and communities.

    We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Our products and solutions make everyday commerce activities–such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances–easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Through our payment solutions, we deliver value and connect close to two billion cardholders with tens of millions of merchants around the world.

    With our state-of-the-art network, MasterCard is in a prime position to roll out the next generation of products and services—whether it’s the EMV migration in the United States, data analytics for merchants or advancing mobile wallets around. Our network maintains a processing performance of 130 milliseconds per transaction, two times faster than the blink of an eye and nearly four times faster than our main competitor.

    The MasterCard brand is among the most recognized in the world. We offer a wide range of payment solutions, including credit, debit, prepaid and related payment programs, through a family of well-known brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®. And since we launched Priceless Cities® in 2011, we have expanded that program to more than 20 cities around the globe, enabling our cardholders—from New York to Singapore, and from London to Rio—to enjoy exclusive experiences.

    As we move toward a world beyond cash, we are helping to secure a better, more inclusive future for everyone. We are committed to continuing to use our technology and expertise to deliver better ways to pay, creating a more connected world

  • Attijari Al Islami

    Attijari Al Islami, CBD’s Islamic banking platform, was launched in 2008 as an Islamic Banking window to offer Islamic products and services through its dedicated Attijari Al Islami branch. It is regulated by the Central Bank of the UAE and is supervised by an independent Sharia Supervisory Board.

    Attijari Al Islami has achieved the leading position in customer satisfaction by providing world-class customer service through its large networks across the UAE and its dynamic and progressive team. CBD now has 4 full fledge Islamic branches, 28 dedicated Islamic centers, over 200 ATMs and interactive online banking services that fulfill the needs of modern Islamic Banking.

    Our Sharia Board is comprised of leading Islamic scholars who have extensive experience and expertise in legal, financial and banking-related matters. The Board is responsible for reviewing, approving, and overseeing all of our product offerings, and is empowered to issue rulings in strict adherence to Sharia principles.

    Attijari Al Islami offers a wide range of products that are developed in accordance with Islamic laws and principles. Our wide range of retail and commercial banking products and services and qualified Relationship Managers ensure that our valuable customers only get the best product and business solutions.

    Our investment products provide perfect investment opportunities for individuals and companies earn market competitive profit rates through our wide range of products.



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