CIBAFIGeneral Council of Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions
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According to CIBAFI secretary-general Abdelilah Belatik, human capital development remains one of the main pillars in establishing sound Islamic financial services practices in Africa, especially with the recent regulatory development.
CIBAFI thanked the BCBS for giving the opportunity to the IFSI to comment on the Consultative Document before the proposed removal of Advanced Measurement Approach (AMA) from the regulatory framework, and replacing it with the Standardised Measurement Approach (SMA).
The session was chaired by CIBAFI secretary general Abdelilah Belatik.
Members and stakeholders witnessed CIBAFI Award 2019 Ceremony, presentation of CIBAFI Activities Report 2015 -- 2018, the official launch of the new CIBAFI Strategic Plan 2019 -- 2022, the launch of CIBAFI's flagship publication, the Global Islamic Bankers' Survey fourth edition and the inauguration of New CIBAFI Website.
The first Cibafi award in 2017 had Environmental and Social Responsibility as its theme.
Following the successful execution of three consecutive joint Executive Programmes, this 2018 Executive Programme is the fourth annual offering between Cibafi and Ivey Business School to deliver a world class and highly interactive learning experience for Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) C-suite Executives in the domain of strategic thinking, fintech innovation, founder's mentality, and leading digitalization in the face of disruptive changes.
Bahrain-based CIBAFI has called on regulators overseeing Islamic banking to revise guidance on real estate exposures to align with the post-financial crisis capital rules of Basel III, reported Reuters.The amended version of Basel III, finalised in December 2017, introduced additional requirements including concentration limits and independent asset valuations.
CIBAFI said national regulators must incorporate the Basel III revisions, while the Malaysia-based Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) should also revise its own capital adequacy standard for Islamic banks.
Following a first successful joint forum in September 2016 in Tunisia under the patronage of Chedly Ayari, Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia, CIBAFI and UAB are coming together again to discuss the potential of Islamic finance in Africa, with a special focus on its Sub-Saharan region.
CIBAFI Breakfast Session is an interactive exchange that challenges conventional wisdom and practice around personal and organisational leadership.
Muscat: A public lecture focused on raising awareness on the role of Islamic finance in promoting sustainable development and falls into CIBAFI's 3rd Strategic Objective: Awareness and Information Sharing.
This year, CIBAFI Global Forum aims to bring stakeholders of change onto a platform to discuss ground breaking disruptions, which are setting a new normal for the global Islamic financial services industry.