Regulators' Perspectives:
Challenges and Opportunities for Islamic Finance

Islamic finance continues to be one of the fastest growing segments in the global financial system and has become increasingly important in many key markets. Although the Islamic banking and finance industry has achieved considerable success and growth, a key challenge is to sustain this growth in a challenging economic environment.

The 17th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2010) will be an especially opportune platform for debates and discussions that will focus on building a new growth paradigm for the industry in the context of the new global financial landscape.

Regulatory Perspectives @ WIBC 2010

The inaugural plenary session of WIBC 2010 will feature high-powered discussions by key regulators in the Islamic finance industry on strengthening industry foundations to sustain growth in a challenging climate.

H.E. Rasheed M. Al Maraj
Central Bank of Bahrain

H.E. Abdul Qadeer Firtat
Central Bank
of Afghanistan

H.E. Khaled Mohammed Al-Aboodi
Chief Executive Officer
& General Manager

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB),
Saudi Arabia

Key Discussion Points:
  • Lessons learnt from the global financial crisis: Ensuring financial stability
  • Creating a more rigorous and robust architecture
  • Managing risk: Overcoming liquidity risk and the high concentration
    of risk in real estate
  • Assessing new international regulatory developments