Will Islamic Finance Build Social Capital?

IN the past year the landscape for Islamic finance has rapidly changed thanks to the disruption brought in by FinTech. With shariah-compliant cryptocurrency[i], robo-advisory services, crowdfunding investments and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms[ii]  and rising acceptance and use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things(IoT) that people are getting used to the Islamic […]

What Now, Islamic Finance

In a world reeling from all sorts of crises the global Islamic finance industry is growing. Growth is knocking at the door of Islamic finance. Start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses in the Islamic economy industry verticals are increasingly demanding for innovative financing. Emerging country economies are showing a growing interest in the Islamic finance framework primarily […]

Time for change in Islamic finance

Reading the article Why are we seeing so many corporate scandals?   By Prof. Dr. Amit S. Mukherjee  I liked the questions that Prof. Amit raises. The queries resonated with the planner in me and I found them to be interesting. I say interesting because, whilst the erosion of trust has impacted quite heavily on the […]

Are organizations really focused on learning and developing the talent pool that they have?

For any organization the competitive edge, in today’s business environment, comes down to the culture and the strategy it has. Culture is developed through the employees or talents an organization has and not through its products or services. In the educational sector one would assume that this aspect of organizational development would be a given […]

Is the Islamic finance education sector in a stall?

The Islamic finance conference circuit has finally woken up to realise that organizational growth comes about through a focus on Human Capital and Talent Development. Better late than never. Yet one wonders if it is a bit too late in coming. The Islamic finance education sector is highly fragmented. On one hand there is a […]

Does Islamic finance have an economic and societal value?

As the world reels from a continuous series of financial, economic, humanitarian and natural crisis’s, the world of Islamic finance is growing. In the past decade the various projected global industry growth figures show this industry sector to be going up, up and away. Yet if one were to co-relate this growth with social development […]