The 2013 London Sukuk Summit, judging by the feedback from speakers and participants, indeed raised the bar of the Sukuk discourse and at the same time managed to engage newcomers to the industry. "It was my first time at such an outstanding event as I have only recently been involved in Islamic Finance," emphasised Robert Fresco, Director, Legendre Patrimoine.
The opening session indeed attracted the participation of a premier division of key figures in the global Sukuk architecture. The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Roger Gifford, in his welcome address, reminded that London as a centre for business and finance has always thrived on openness - openness to the movement of capital and ideas, openness to talented people, and an openness to global business. As such, London's evolution as a Centre for Islamic Finance, complementing the role of centres in North Africa, the Gulf and Asia, reflects that same global approach.
(Zawya / 05 July 2013)
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