IBA CEIF delegates visit Malaysia

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Amanullah Khan

Karachi—In order to build the capacity of its faculty and collaborate in the area of research, a group of delegates of IBA Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance, Karachi visited INCEIF (International Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance), Malaysia to attend a specialized “Train the Trainer” programin Islamic Finance.
As part of the IBA-INCEIF collaboration, the 5 day training program will cover areas including Islamic Banking, Fiqh, Quantitative Research for Islamic Finance, Takaful, Islamic Capital Markets, Islamic Economics and advanced topics of research in the area of Islamic Finance.
IBA CEIF has recently launched an MS program in Islamic Banking & Finance to meet the growing demand of specialized skills in Islamic Finance and to support the growth of the Islamic Finance industry in Pakistan. Mr. Ahmed Ali Siddiqui, Director IBA CEIF, speaking at the occasion stated as part of our collaboration with INCEIF, IBA CEIF would like to facilitate students and faculty exchange between the two institutions.
Various ideas were exchanged on research collaborations and sharing of knowledge. Prof Dr Qazi Masood stated that greater collaborative efforts on public policy and the role of Islamic Finance are needed at international platforms. Associate Dean of IBA, Prof Dr. Nishat highlighted the need for Islamic Financial Institutions to be more outward looking. The delegation of 15 comprises of Senior Faculty and Trainers from IBA.