NSE X-Academy, CISI UK to Organize Virtual Training on the Fundamentals of Islamic Finance


Monday, March 01, 2021 / 6:23PM / by NSE / Header Image Credit: NSE/Ecographics

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange in Partnership with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment United Kingdom, will be holding a live virtual training on the "Fundamentals of Islamic Finance" from the 25th to 26th of March 2021 at 10:00am Nigeria time daily.  


This is an international certification which is geared towards building capacity in the Non-Interest Finance and increase awareness on the values and opportunities in Islamic Finance.


It is an introductory programme to the philosophy of Islamic banking and finance, and offers an overview of the financial services industry.


Participants will be introduced to Islamic Economics and provided with details on the basic economic principles underlying Islamic economics.


This course covers the key Islamic banking and finance principles and concepts including Islamic economics and its worldview, infrastructure and history, Islamic business ethics, and Shariah and Fiqh principles.


The participants will learn about Corporate Governance and Risk Management structures, that guide Islamic Finance and  will gain the knowledge and relevance of it to building their career and personal interests.


This course is suitable for a wide audience - from new entrants wishing to start a career in Islamic banking and finance to those wishing to further their studies and research related to this field.


It is ideal for Capital Market Operators, Portfolio Managers/Investment Analysts, Fund Managers, Risk Officers/Managers, Compliance Officers/Managers, Finance Officers/Managers, Private Bankers/Wealth Managers, Operations Officers/Managers and Regulators who need to demonstrate competence through the achievement of a benchmark qualification and develop expertise in a fast-growing world of Islamic banking and finance.


The following are the learning objectives for the programme;

  1. Know the basic economic principles underlying Islamic economics and how they are implemented.
  2. Understand the notion of interest in other religions and eras.
  3. Understand the key evolution of the Islamic economy.
  4. Know the role of conventional financial institutions in the development of Islamic banking.
  5. To clear the misconceptions about Islamic Finance.
  6. To understand the prohibition and their sources.
  7. To understand the challenges with Islamic Finance.
  8. To see the opportunities in Islamic Finance.
  9. To learn the basic products in Islamic Finance.
  10. Understand the difference between contemporary alternative ethical systems and the Islamic ethical system.
  11. Know the implications of the various basic principles of Islamic business ethics on Islamic financial institutions (IFIs).  
  12. Understand the objectives of the Shariah and Maslahah in Islamic Banking and Finance.
  13. Understand the concepts of social responsibility in Islamic finance.
  14. Understand the concepts of ownership and redistribution of wealth.
  15. Understand the concept of asset-backed finance.
  16. Know the similarities and differences between Islamic finance and sustainable, responsible and impact investing.
  17. Know the objectives of Shariah law (Maqasid al Shariah) in relation to Islamic finance.
  18. Know the basic Shariah principles as they apply to commercial transactions.
  19. Know the major sector-building initiatives and their respective roles in the development of Islamic banking and finance. 


The Course Modules for the programme include;

Module 1: Islamic Economics and its Worldview

Module 2: History and Evolution of Islamic Banking and Finance

Module 3: Islamic Business Ethics

Module 4: Islamic Banking and Finance Features

Module 5: Shariah and Fiqh Principles

Module 6: Islamic Banking and Finance Infrastructure 


For payment details the regular will cost N185,000 while CISI members are to pay N175,000 with discounts available for group registrations from the same organisation.


To register, click on this link http://bit.ly/NSEIFMar2021 and send an email attaching evidence of payment, and providing details (Name and phone number of the participant(s) or Call Temitope - +2348034297737 or Wasiu on +2348164401296).


The email for correspondence is x-academy@nse.com.ng and payments can be made via Bank deposit or electronic transfers. The details are;

Account Name: NSE/X-Academy

Bank Name: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

Account Number: 0449622134   

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