Promoting Stability and Strengthening the Islamic Investments Industry
Industry Leaders are partnering with the 5th Annual WIFCMC to revitalise
Islamic investment strategies in a challenging global climate

24 Feb 2009

With the leaders of international & regional financial institutions rapidly revising their strategies in the context of the global financial crisis, the 5th Annual World Islamic Funds & Capital Markets Conference (WIFCMC 2009) could not come at a more opportune time. WIFCMC 2009 will be the most crucial meeting in its 5 years of history as more than 400 leaders in the global Islamic investments industry gather to plot a renewed growth path for the Shari’ah-compliant investments market.

BNP Paribas, a leading banking and financial services institution, today announced that they will be supporting the 5th Annual World Islamic Funds & Capital Markets Conference 2009 as a Gold partner. (Pic)Jacques Tripon- Global Head- BNP Paribas Islamic Banking- Najmah
“As a leader and award winner in the Islamic Banking field, BNP Paribas is pleased to partner with WIFCMC in this conference"

Other industry leading partners to have already confirmed their participation in WIFCMC 2009 include Bahrain Islamic Bank as Platinum Partner; plus Tharawat Investment House, Elaf Bank, Ernst & Young, Dowjones, the Bahrain Association of Banks, Path Solutions, and Ohad Trust.

Commenting on Tharawat’s participation in the 5th Annual WIFCMC, Mr. Arif Al Alawi, Chief Executive Officer of Tharawat said:

“As the most recent innovative Islamic investment institution in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Tharawat is proud to be the Investment Management partner at the 5th Annual World Islamic Funds & Capital Markets Conference 2009. This prestigious international conference has established itself as the largest gathering of leading Islamic investment institutions across the world. We consider this sponsorship to be a valuable opportunity to obtain and provide new insights within the international banking and investment markets.”

Held in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain, WIFCMC has over the past 5 years firmly established itself as the world’s largest gathering of Islamic investment institutions and will this year provide a unique platform where discussion on promoting stability in this industry will feature prominently.

WIFCMC 2009 also presents a unique opportunity to nurture key client relationships in a substantive and issues-driven programme. More than 400 industry leaders will gather at WIFCMC 2009 to shape the future of the Islamic investments market.