A seminar focusing on the intricacies of Islamic finance was held in Warsaw Feb. 9. It discussed some new trends in the European financial sector resulting from work with partners from Muslim countries.
The seminar, entitled “Innovative Approaches to Finance: The Islamic Experience in Europe,” found that Islamic financial instruments, many of which are founded on religious principles, could become an alternative way of investing on traditional European markets.
During the event, Katarzyna Sidło from the Warsaw-based Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) presented a report entitled Islamic Finance and Development of the Financial Sector. Zeeshan Ahmed from EY Luxembourg gave a lecture on Sharia-compliant asset management as an alternative way of investing. Other speakers included Omar Shaikh from the Islamic Finance Council UK in London, who briefed seminar participants on “UK excellence in Islamic finance.”
The seminar was organized by the CASE foundation together with Poland’s central bank (NBP), the Polish Economic Society, and the Centre for International Initiatives, a Warsaw-based think tank.
The event was held under the auspices of the Polish Ministry of Finance, the Polish Chamber of Commerce and the British Embassy.
Source: The Warsaw Voice