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Islamic Finance Instruments for Economic Recovery

When
  • Wednesday 08 July 2020
  • 14:00 - 14:45
Where
  • Virtual Event
Credits
  • Eligible for 0.75 credit

The current crisis has amplified the need to engage all stakeholders in contributing to post-pandemic economic recovery. In many settings, drawing on Islamic finance stakeholders and instruments can help mobilize resources and align them with the most pressing economic needs. In this interactive webinar, Aamir A. Rehman, senior fellow at Columbia University and senior advisor to the UN Development Programme Islamic Finance, will explain the potential role and advantages of instruments such as sukuk bonds, waqf endowments, Zakat philanthropy, blended finance, and asset-based financing in abating the economic crisis.

This webinar is free and open to CFA Institute members and non-members.

CFA Institute and CFA Society Italy Regular and Affiliate members can claim PL credit by providing their CFA Institute ID number when registering.

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Speaker profile

Aamir A. Rehman is a senior fellow at Columbia University’s Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, where his focus is the integration of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and financial return considerations by investors. He serves as a senior adviser to the United Nations Development Programme, where he engages Islamic finance stakeholders from the public and private sectors on aligning their activities with the Sustainable Development Goals and supports interagency initiatives on Islamic finance across the UN system. Dr. Rehman was a co-founder and managing director at the Fajr Capital Group, a private equity firm. He serves on several corporate boards of directors and previously worked at the Boston Consulting Group and the HSBC Group. Dr. Rehman is author of Gulf Capital and Islamic Finance: The Rise of the New Global Players, and his writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, McKinsey on Society, and the Wharton Leadership Digest. He has recently written about how private equity professionals learn from experience. Dr. Rehman earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a doctoral degree from Columbia University.is a senior fellow at Columbia University’s Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, where his focus is the integration of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and financial return considerations by investors. He serves as a senior adviser to the United Nations Development Programme, where he engages Islamic finance stakeholders from the public and private sectors on aligning their activities with the Sustainable Development Goals and supports interagency initiatives on Islamic finance across the UN system. Dr. Rehman was a co-founder and managing director at the Fajr Capital Group, a private equity firm. He serves on several corporate boards of directors and previously worked at the Boston Consulting Group and the HSBC Group. Dr. Rehman is author of Gulf Capital and Islamic Finance: The Rise of the New Global Players, and his writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, McKinsey on Society, and the Wharton Leadership Digest. He has recently written about how private equity professionals learn from experience. Dr. Rehman earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a doctoral degree from Columbia University.