Islamic Banking and the Institutional Options Workshop

I have conducted a workshop at ECO Trade and Development Bank in Istanbul regarding the Islamic banking and the institutional options on August 5, 2014. The Bank is regional financial institution with a mandate to promote social and economic growth in the member countries of Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. The Bank's assets exceeded Euro 450 million as of December 31, 2013
The presentation addressed the Islamic banking proposition and how structures such as mudaraba and sukuk can bring value to that ethical financing mode. It also debated the pros and cons of each institutional form and its flexibility accommodate the country regulatory frameowk and to adhere to the sharia requirements. Some cases from the GCC, the UK and the Caribbeans were shared.
I enjoyed discussing the topics with the Bank's senior executives and staff. Thanks for their challenging questions and positive energy.

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