IFQ “ Islamic Finance Qualification” 23-27 May 2010
May 4, 2010 1 Comment
|The Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) is a ground-breaking qualification that covers Islamic finance from both a technical and Sharia’a perspective, providing the first international benchmark in the area of Islamic finance. Aimed at new and existing investment professionals specializing in Sharia’a compliant finance, trade, investment and insurance, the IFQ is primarily a practical Islamic banking qualification, but also covers the legal aspects of Sharia’a which underpin all Islamic contracts.
The IFQ was initiated by the Central Bank of Lebanon and was developed by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment -UK (CISI) and the Lebanese Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA). The Islamic Finance Qualification has been developed by the Advisory Council for Islamic Finance (ACIF).
|The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centers round the world. Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, they now have more than 40,000 members in 89 countries. In the past year, they set almost 40,000 examinations in 49 countries, covering a range of vocational qualifications.
The CISI has agreed a partnership with the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (IIBI) -UK whereby candidates who have achieved the IFQ and wish to gain a higher level qualification can apply for the IIBI’s Diploma and Post-graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking.