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Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) Last Updated : 17 Jan 2011

Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) IBFIM is an industry-owned institute dedicated to producing well-trained, high competence personnel and executives for the Islamic financial industry since 2001. The Institutes objective is to be a leading international human capital and business developer in Islamic finance, and to uphold the principles of Shariah in prospering the Islamic financial services sector by developing and conducting Shariah-based training programs, and by extending business & Shariah advisory services. The courses are very practical oriented and are conducted by experienced practitioners. Three categories of IBFIM's courses are Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programs, Certification Programs and Customized Programs. Below are samples of IBFIM's courses and services. Course Overview

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programs

Also known as the i-series, these programs cater for individuals who wish to establish a sound foundation in Islamic finance as well as to enhance their knowledge and technical know-how in specific areas of Islamic banking, takaful and Islamic capital market. The courses cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of an Islamic financial system; and comprised of various shortterm skilled and/or competency-based programs designed to improve skills. These programs can also be provided in-house and customized to an organizations specific needs and requirements. Upon completion of the pre-requisite training programs, candidates can pursue specializations in areas such as accounting, auditing, financing, marketing, risk management and compliance, Shariah, Islamic capital market, takaful, trade finance, or treasury and investment. Certified Credit Professional-Islamic (CCP-i) is a specialist certification designed for those who will be undertaking credit related activities for Islamic banking operations. The aim of CCP-i is to provide the necessary skills and competencies in structuring and packaging credit proposals applying the various Shariah principles and contracts.

Certified Credit Professional Islamic (CCP-i)

CCP-i covers the following: o Principles and philosophy of Islamic financial systems; o Application of Shariah contracts in structuring products and services o Shariah issues and Shariah compliance audit for financing products; o Types of contracts, products and documentation applicable in Islamic finance operations; and o Approaches to rescheduling and restructuring of Islamic financing products. Islamic Financial Planner is designed especially for professionals and executives serving the retail segment of the Islamic financial market. The continued innovation of Islamic financial products and growing demands of discerning Muslim retail clientele call for higher standards of competency and ethical practice of financial planning professionals. The 6-Module exam-based program comprises the following: o Fundamentals of Islamic Financial Planning; o Risk Management and Takaful Planning; o Islamic Investment Planning; o Zakat and Tax Planning; o Islamic Estate, Retirement and Waqf Planning; and o Financial Plan Construction and Professional Responsibilities. This is a specialized program to equip Shariah officers and advisors serving the Islamic financial industry. The program aims to expose participants to the operational aspects of Islamic finance in terms of Islamic banking, takaful and Islamic capital market operations. It covers both theoretical and practical aspects of Shariah. This program is endorsed by Bank Negara Malaysia and is necessary for all Shariah officers and advisers in order to practice Islamic banking and takaful in their respective institutions. A course designed to provide individuals engaged in Takaful broking with the necessary working knowledge and competencies to ensure that they are able to support an efficient broking operation. This program provides a strong knowledge foundation of Takaful for those who work in the broking sector to progress

Islamic Financial Planner (IFP)

Shariah Scholars Induction Program (SiSIP)

Basic Certificate Course in Takaful Broking (BCCTB)

in their career development and ultimately provide strategic directions of their organizations.

Aggregately, the courses are properly streamed and sequenced to form an innovative Islamic Finance Qualifications Framework which is very relevant to the industry. Details of the Framework may be obtained upon request. IBFIM's Other Services:

Establishment of or conversion to Islamic financial Institutions. Shariah advisory, Shariah audit and stocks screening services. Shariah-based manuals and process documentation. Shariah compliance checking for IT and accounting systems. Rare and specialized collections for knowledge and research in the history of money, banking and Shariah. Publications, translations and sales of Islamic finance books and papers. "Your Islamic Finance Solutions Partner"

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FPAM and IBFIM received RM1.15 million grant from CMDF


PRESS RELEASE Kuala Lumpur, 7 August 2007 FPAM and IBFIM received RM1.15 million grant from CMDF for Islamic financial planning certification programme The Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM) and the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) received a grant of RM1.15 million from the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF) for their joint collaboration in the development of a certification programme for Islamic financial planning. This certification programme is targeted at all professionals and executives serving the retail segment of the Islamic financial market. The training syllabus covers six modules covering all aspects of financial planning, similar to the CFP, but will be in full compliance with Shariah principles and Islamic tenets. The CMDF Chairman, Dato Zarinah Anwar said, The Malaysian Islamic Capital Market is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing in the world, but there is still much that must be done for Malaysia to be recognised as an international Islamic financial centre. To achieve

this, one of the critical gaps that must be addressed is the lack of skilled resources in Islamic finance. The CMDF has therefore granted RM1.15 million for FPAM and IBFIM to develop a certification programme for Islamic Financial Planning, as this will produce qualified professionals and help build up a pool of talent with the right blend of financial knowledge and understanding of Shariah principles. At the exchange of document ceremony between the three parties, Mr. U Chen Hock, President of FPAM said, We are grateful to CMDF as the grant will allow both FPAM and IBFIM to fast track the development and implementation of the programme. We believe this will be the first Islamic financial planning certification program in the world and we hope to make it available world wide as part of our contribution in support of the Governments effort to develop Malaysia as an Islamic financial hub. Dato Dr. Adnan Alias, the Chief Executive Officer of IBFIM noted that the syllabus undergoes a rigorous development process. Expertise in drawing up the syllabus of each module are drawn from the academia, the industry, the regulators and Shariah scholars. There is also stringent quality control: the initial draft undergoes at least two levels of moderation before they are finalized and approved. Mr. U, who is also General Manager of HSBCs Personal Financial Services adds, We strongly urge financial institutions dealing in Islamic products and services, and especially the Islamic financial institutions, to enroll their staff for this training programme. Executives and professionals who are able to properly advise and educate their clients will always be sought after and will be an asset to their organizations. This is the benefit of the Islamic financial planning certification programme. In a separate ceremony held subsequently, Mr. U gave away prizes to the winners of the FPAM CFP Excellence and Merit Awards 2006, in recognition of their outstanding performance in the CFP examinations last year. A total of 2,500 candidates took the CFP examination. Also presenting the awards to the outstanding candidates were Mr. Edmond Cheah, past President of FPAM and representatives from the American International Assurance Co. Ltd., the KDU Management Development Centre Sdn. Bhd., and IFPA Resources Sdn. Bhd.

21/10/2010 IBFIM IN PACT TO SET UP FIRST ISLAMIC BANK IN MALDIVES The Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) and the Maldives Islamic Bank will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to set up the first Islamic bank in Maldives and to develop Maldives Islamic Bank Shariah-compliant banking products. The Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) and the Maldives Islamic Bank will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to set up the first Islamic bank in Maldives and to develop Maldives Islamic Bank Shariah-compliant banking products. The MoA, among others, will bind both parties to co-develop Islamic finance in Maldives through extensive study of Maldives legal and banking framework to create a harmonise environment for the growth of Islamic finance. The MoA will be sign by Maldives Islamic Banks Chairman, Mr. Khalid Khaled Al-Aboodi and IBFIMs Chief Executive Officer, YBhg. Dato Dr. Adnan Alias and witnessed by YBhg. Dato Mohd Razif Abd Kadir, Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia and YBhg. Dato Sri Zukri Samat, Chairman of IBFIM during the Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF) in Kuala Lumpur. Maldives Islamic Bank has been granted a license by the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) to establish the countrys first Islamic bank. Jeddah-based Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), a subsidiary of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) hold 70% stake in the bank and the remaining hold by Government of Maldives . The license took effect on the 2nd August 2010. Mr. Harith Harun, Managing Director of Maldives Islamic Bank, said they hope that the bank will be established within the next six months in line with MMA regulations. IBFIM is an industry-owned and regulator-linked institute whose objective is to serve the needs of the Islamic finance industry stakeholders in talent and business development. In line with the 1Malaysia initiative launched by the Honorable Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, IBFIM is also being tasked with developing local expertise to ensure the availability of a pool of skilled professionals who are well-versed in Shariah matters and are able to provide a range of relevant high quality, value-added advisory and intermediation services. IBFIM also provides related services, namely training and education, Shariah advisory and consultancy, and research and development in Islamic finance.

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