Shari'ah-Compliant Investments Industry Seeks
New Business Models at WIFCMC 2010

Despite the setback of the global economic crisis, the fundamentals of the Islamic investments industry remain strong. With almost USD50 billion in fund assets under management and a large, expanding and untapped Muslim population, there are likely to be considerable opportunities in the future.

However, notwithstanding this potential, the current recessionary environment has forced the leaders of international & regional financial institutions to fundamentally re-think and adapt their business models and realign them to the new economic realities. The 6th Annual World Islamic Funds & Capital Markets Conference (WIFCMC 2010) could not come at a more opportune time. In fact, WIFCMC 2010 will be the most crucial meeting in its 6 years of history as more than 400 leaders in the global Islamic investments industry gather to plot new growth horizons and forge winning business models fully in tune with the new economic realities of the Shari'ah-compliant investments market.

Again being held in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain, WIFCMC 2010 will feature topical perspectives from industry leaders which will propel the industry from recession to progression: Where to next for Islamic investments in the aftermath of the global economic crisis?

The Launch of the Ernst & Young
Islamic Funds & Investments Report 2010

The Islamic Funds & Investments Report (IFIR 2010), now entering its 4th annual edition, has rapidly established itself as an indispensable reference resource for CEOs looking for meaningful insights into the leading-edge trends that are  shaping  the future of
the Islamic investments landscape. Ernst & Young's internationally acclaimed Islamic Financial Services Group lead the research project and the IFIR is exclusively launched onsite at the World Islamic Funds & Capital Markets Conference.

Dhafer Alqahtani
Deputy Chief
Executive Officer

Khalijia Invest
"At Khalijia Invest, we seek to be the premier Islamic Investment Banking and Asset Management firm within the GCC and the 6th Annual World Islamic Funds & Capital Markets Conference - WIFCMC 2010 perfectly complements these objectives as it brings together the biggest international and regional Islamic investment name under one roof. Notwithstanding the pressing challenges the industry is facing, we are delighted to be platinum partners of WIFCMC 2010 as we see the event as the launching pad for the much needed meaningful strategies as well as an excellent platform to introduce our funds and reinforce our presence in this fast growing market".