Editorial September 2015

When I read UNDP’s first Human Development Report in 1990, I promised to myself to create something similar for Islamic banking and finance – and I did it in 2010, with the establishment of Global Islamic Finance Report (GIFR), which is the first and the only such publication in the world, with 6 annual […]

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Editorial June 2015

Leadership in IBF is fast evolving. While the likes of Prince Mohamed Al Faisal and Sheikh Saleh

Kamel have ably led the industry from a small niche to a US$2 trillion industry, the younger generation of leaders have taken the baton from their senior peers to take the industry to the next level. This issue […]

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Editorial March 2015

ISFIRE celebrates success stories in Islamic banking and finance (IBF). This quarter’s success story is told through an extensive interview of Hasan Al Jabri, CEO of SEDCO Capital. This follows some very distinguished cover stories shared with our readers in the last three years. The most notable of the cover stories in 2014 was […]

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Editorial November 2014

The vision behind launching ISFIRE was to bring out a publication that should serve as something similar to HBR for Islamic finance, and I am happy to report that we are inching towards our goal. In a period of three years, ISFIRE has emerged as one of the most trusted publications in Islamic banking […]

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Editorial August 2014

When observing the Doha skyline, one cannot help but recall the image of the New York skyline. Skyscrapers abound, jutting upwards and then falling before rising like undulating mountain tops. Each building appears unique with the most conspicuous being one that looks like a phallus as it shines bright with an orange hue. This […]

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Editorial August 2014

When observing the Doha skyline, one cannot help but recall the image of the New York skyline. Skyscrapers abound, jutting upwards and then falling before rising like undulating mountain tops. Each building appears unique with the most conspicuous being one that looks like a phallus as it shines bright with an orange hue. This […]

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Editorial May 2014

Since World War II, the world has experienced economic growth at a scale unparalleled in human history. Emerging markets steeped in primitive ways of working, often entrenched in poverty, experienced a remarkable change in life and work. What took the Western world centuries to achieve is taking  emerging markets decades.

Of course poverty still afflicts […]

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Editorial February 2014

Christmas is a time for good cheer and a celebration of the year’s adventures and travails. The 1st of January is a time for change ergo New Year Resolutions. Very few people manage to stick to their resolutions, typically seeking to change some negative trait, or fulfilling some aim (Common resolutions: I am going […]

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Editorial November 2013

Given that the world’s already depleted natural capital is subject to ever rising demand, I wonder, firstly, whether you have the criteria in place, the structures and tools, to enable the effective management of the emerging threats I have mentioned? And, secondly, can you actively consider how the vast financial resources that your organizations […]

By |November 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Editorial August 2013

This issue of ISFIRE marks the end of two years of its successful publication. Our readers will notice that this issue contains a lot more text than the previous issues. This is consistent with our initial vision to make ISFIRE as a thought leader in Islamic banking and finance. Our previous issues have regularly […]

By |August 7th, 2013|0 Comments