Moody's Islamic Finance Briefing 2023, Kuala Lumpur


Mandarin Oriental
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

As the global Islamic finance industry continues to gain traction, the GCC and ASEAN hold a pivotal position in shaping its future. Join our experts in-person, as they discuss the Sovereign trends, banking opportunities and challenges including areas of digitization and ESG in Islamic finance. 

Our analysts will also explore how Islamic finance industry in these regions can navigate the complexities and seize opportunities for sustainable expansion.  


09:15 - 09:45

Global Islamic Finance Industry Trends – Islamic Banking and Sukuk market

  • Islamic Banking: What will drive growth in 2023 & 2024
  • Sukuk: Issuance expectations and market update
  • Main challenges facing the Islamic Finance industry
09:45 - 10:15

Macro and credit trends among Islamic sovereigns

  • How has slower global growth impacted sovereign credit quality?
  • Will the reversal of the terms of trade shock and higher interest rates lead to external stress?
  • What is the outlook for domestic political risk amid forthcoming elections?
10:15 - 10:50

GCC & ASEAN Islamic Banking: Opportunities and challenges in a volatile environment

  • How is the macroeconomic environment affecting Islamic banking?
  • Will the financial performance of Islamic banks return to pre-pandemic levels? 
  • Can the penetration of Islamic banking increase further?
Hj Mohd Suhaimi Abdul Hamid Chief Executive Officer Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad Bio
Mohd Izazee Ismail Head, Rating Portfolio, Financial Institutions MARC Ratings Berhad Bio
Henry MacNevin Associate Managing Director, EMEA Banking Moody's Ratings Bio
Nitish Bhojnagarwala Senior Vice President/Manager, Financial Institutions Group Moody's Ratings Bio
Christian de Guzman Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Moody's Ratings Bio
Jeffrey Lee Vice President - Sustainable Finance Regional Manager, Second Party Opinion, APAC Moody’s Ratings Bio
Tengfu Li Vice President - Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Moody's Ratings Bio

Event Details:

Venue Name: Mandarin Oriental

Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date: October 4, 2023

Time: 9:00 - 11:20 MYT