Next Generation Takaful Based Platforms in the UK and Europe

16th February 2015 – Norton Rose Fulbright LLP


09.30 – 10.00 Arrival / Registration & Coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Welcoming Remarks
Susan Dingwall, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
10.15 – 11.00 Session I: Market Overview
European Demographics – The Emerging Need for Takaful Based Life and Pensions Products
Prof. M Iqbal Asaria, Associate, Afkar Consulting Ltd
Challenges Faced by Takaful Initiatives in the UK – The Salaam Insurance Experience
Dr. Aqsa Aziz, Finance Lecturer, Coventry University
11.00 – 12.15 Session II: Legal, Regulatory and Operational Issues
Legal, Regulatory and Operational Challenges for Takaful Operators
Susan Dingwall, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Challenges in Investments for Takaful Companies
Asim Khan, CEO, Khalij Islamic
The Emerging Pensions Regime in the UK – Regulatory and Taxation Issues
Fazial Karbani, CEO & Founder, Simply Sharia
12.15 – 13.45 Lunch & Prayers
13.45 – 14.45 Session III: Addressing the Family Takaful and Pensions Needs of the European Market
Challenges in Providing Takaful – General, Family and Pension Products
Zainal Kassim, Senior Partner, Acturial Partners Consulting Sdn Bhd
Utilising Indigenous Platforms in the UK for Life Takaful and Pensions Provision
John Gilbert, Consultant, Hogan Lovells International LLP and M&G Advisory Services
Shariah Compliant Auto Enrolment Group Pensions Scheme – Islamic Pensions Trust
Graham Peacock, Business Development, Carey Pensions, UK
14:45 – 15.00 Coffee Break & Networking
15.00 – 15.45 Session IV – Innovative Takaful Based Products in the UK
Shariah Parameters of the Cobalt Underwriting Re-Takaful MGA
Sheikh Zubeir Miah, Shariah Scholar, Cobalt Advisory
A Takaful Based Student Loan Product for the UK
Samir Alamad, Head of Shariah Compliance & Product Development, Al Rayan Bank
Session V – Opening Newer Markets
Potential for Takaful Based Products in France and First Initiatives
Anas Patel, President, 570 Asset Management
Utilising Global Carriers for Takaful Based General Lines Products in the UK
   Bradley Brandon-Cross, Director, Commercial & General Ltd
15.45 – 16.30 End of Masterclass