CERT is a research, training and consulting provider that concentrates on various research and training services. CERT offers three main services of Islamic financial and management training, corporate and business consulting. The programmes and services are offered by expert advisors and consultants skilled in both their chosen field and in coaching and providing constructive feedback. The programmes and services are designed to empower both the employers to perform to their best, exploring business best practice, innovative management thinking and product development.
Amanie Group’s journey began in 2005 when internationally renowned Islamic scholar Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar founded Amanie Advisors, what is today one of the first global boutique Shariah advisory houses for Islamic Finance industry. Since that first step 14 years ago, Amanie has gone from strength to strength and has diversified into other business ventures including publishing and production, training and development and venture capital. Today, besides Amanie Advisors, other companies under the Group’s stable are Amanie Academy, Amanie Media and Amanie Capital. One of the group’s flagship companies, Amanie Advisors, today operate in four cities namely Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Astana, Kazakhstan; and Casablanca, Morocco. The Group’s publishing arm, Amanie Media, publishes books and the Malaysian Business magazine, Malaysia’s oldest business magazine. Amanie Academy, the talent development arm of Amanie Group, develops talents and human capacity building programmes to support the demand and requirements of quality and skilful talents. Amanie Capital, meanwhile, is the Venture Capital outfit for the Group. Today, with Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar leading the way, Amanie Group of consultants and professionals create value for their stakeholders, clients and communities in a rapid changing world.
Hisham, Sobri & Kadir
PROFESSIONALISM & INTEGRITY : Whilst we go that extra mile to help clients achieve their objectives, our clients know and value the fact that we don’t simply give them unrealistic assurances. At Hisham, Sobri & Kadir, long lasting relationships are built on the trust placed by our clients on us to come up with objective solutions to the issues before them. Additionally, clients are also comforted of our commitment to quality and professional standards in the conduct of matters entrusted to us. ADDING VALUE : We do not practise law in a vacuum. We adopt instead a pragmatic and objective approach in assisting our clients. Our lawyers are trained to help clients anticipate commercial trends and opportunities as well as assess potential risks, as a way of adding value to our services. So whether it is sealing a commercial deal or resolving a legal controversy, we don’t merely stop with a deal for our client but try our best to secure the best deal for them. THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB : We have our in-house transaction management policy where we draw on the diversity of our lawyers’ expertise and talents to ensure those with the most appropriate experience and expertise to be on board for a designated transaction.
Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)
Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) is a dynamic, visible, responsive and effective organization representing the voice of Islamic Finance industry in serving the community. Established in 1995, AIBIM currently has 26 member banks comprising of local and international (incorporated) financial institutions. AIBIM promotes sound Islamic banking system and practice as well as provide advice and assistance to members pertinent in the development of Islamic banking and finance.
Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS)
Premised on the main objective of establishing a global entity to ensure professionalism among Shariah advisors and experts of Islamic finance, Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS) was officially registered on 12 April 2011. The importance of ASAS was recognised nationally when it has been declared as part of agenda in Malaysian Financial Sector Blueprint 2011-2020 under Agenda 3.2: Internationalisation of Islamic finance.” It was stated under Recommendation 3.2.10: “Develop Malaysia as a reference centre for Islamic financial transactions. To enable this, Malaysia needs to build on the development of human capital in Islamic finance and the establishment of the Shariah, legal, regulatory and supervisory frameworks. This includes: “….. iv. Gaining international recognition for the Association of Shariah Advisors (ASAS) as the body responsible for enhancing qualification and professionalism of Shariah advisors, locally and internationally.” Given the importance of talent to the Islamic finance ecosystem as well as the above expectation, ASAS with the support of Central Bank of Malaysia, has developed a professional development Program (PDP) which aiming at enhancing the knowledge and competency of its members on Islamic finance specifically in providing impactful Shariah advisory services to its counterparty as well as ensuring that an innovative and creative talent could be nurtured. The PDP comprises of ASAS flagship certification program for Shariah Advisors namely Certified Shariah Advisor and continuous learning and experience-based program namely Continuing Professional Development.
Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC)
Since its introduction more than 30 years ago, Islamic finance in Malaysia has developed into a comprehensive and sophisticated Islamic finance marketplace. The marketplace is characterised by a robust regulatory, supervisory, Shariah and legal framework, a deep primary market and active secondary sukuk market, diverse players and talent base with global capabilities and connectivity for business deals anywhere in the world, product innovation, breadth and depth and an efficient system for multi-currency clearing and settlement. Malaysia’s Islamic finance marketplace is open to global industry players and market participants to collaborate with and mutually benefit from a highly conducive business environment of innovation, expertise and deal flow. Our marketplace is a comprehensive Islamic finance ecosystem and business environment of infrastructure, innovation, expertise and deal flow, served by the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) Community, comprising the financial institutions, professional firms, regulators and government agencies. For more information on Malaysia’s Islamic finance marketplace, please visit www.mifc.com, follow us @MalaysiaIF and download MYIF app at Apple Store and Google Play.