Kuala Lumpur, 26 November 2012

Public lecture by The Royal Award recipient

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will be organising a public lecture by prominent Islamic banker Iqbal Khan, recipient of the prestigious Royal Award for Islamic Finance 2012 (The Royal Award).

The lecture titled `Our Markets, Our Values – A principles-based approach to creating value in Muslim majority markets’, will take place on Monday 3 December 2012 at the SC Building in Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

Iqbal Khan will elaborate on the developments and key issues in the Muslim-majority markets including values which had fundamentally driven the history and development of the Islamic finance industry. This will be a platform for intellectual discussion and learning that provides an opportunity for the business community, academics, students and the public to understand the developments in Islamic finance globally. The lecture will begin at 2.00 pm and will be followed with a 30-minute Q&A session.

The Royal Award, presented by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in September 2012, was in recognition of Iqbal Khan’s prominent role in the course of facilitating, promoting and innovating Islamic finance on a global scale, being instrumental in establishing numerous institutions and initiatives in the Islamic finance industry. He also had an important role in innovating and promoting global sukuk as a mechanism to raise capital by sovereign governments.

Members of the public are invited to attend the public lecture. Attendance, while free, is by registration only. To register, please email sidc@sidc.com.my.