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AMJ partners the Islamic Finance News

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IFN Oman Dialogue and Seminar

AMJ partnered the Islamic Finance News, a leading online industry journal, in organising the inaugural IFN Oman Seminar and Dialogue 2016 in Muscat earlier this year. The event brought together around 170 industry leaders, banks, investors, issuers, legal experts and other key stakeholders in the Islamic finance industry in Oman and the UAE to discuss the future of Islamic Finance in Oman and its role in diversifying the economy of the country.

Strongly supported by the regulators, the seminar opened with a keynote address from Hamoud Sangour Al Zadjali, the executive president of the Central Bank of Oman (CBO), in which he highlighted the successes of Oman’s Islamic financial institutions in achieving, within a short span of three years, OMR2.25 billion (USD582.25 billion) in gross assets and a market share of 7.75 per cent as of December 2015. Overall, Islamic banks and window operations are expected to ramp up market share to 10 per cent of the banking industry by 2018.

Featuring a series of panel discussions, case studies and presentations, the event highlighted the opportunities available in the fast-growing Omani Islamic market for both capital-raising and investment. AMJ’s managing partner, Mansoor Jamal Malik took part in a panel discussion on recent developments shaping Oman’s Islamic Capital Markets in which he summarised the current regulatory and legal framework for structuring Shariah-compliant transactions. Senior associate, Asad Qayyum, participated in a closed afternoon session of experts to discuss a roadmap for the further expansion and development of industry in Oman.

AMJ has also entered into an exclusive media partnership with the IFN’s Islamic Finance Corporate, a new monthly e-newsletter dedicated to promoting Oman’s Islamic Finance.

For more information, contact Bernadette Bhacker-Millard