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Annual Islamic Economic and Finance 2015 Symposium has been held

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The two-day Islamic Economic and Finance 2015 Symposium ended yesterday. The Symposium was organized by the World Bank Group`s Global Islamic Finance Development Center (GIFDC) in partnership with Borsa İstanbul, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), and Guidance Financial Group at Boğaziçi University. The symposium brought together a broad range of participants from the academia, policy-making circles, and the private sector.

The Annual Islamic Economic and Finance 2015 Symposium was held by the World Bank Group Global Islamic Finance Development Center (GIFDC), Borsa İstanbul, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) and Guidance Financial Group.

The symposium brought together a broad range of participants from the academia, policy-making circles, and the private sector. The Symposium’s objective is to become a major international forum engaged in thought leadership and knowledge development in this field.

The inaugural symposium, “Islamic Finance: A Catalyst for Shared Prosperity,” was held at Boğaziçi University Albert Long Hall.

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The keynote speakers at the two-day Symposium were World Bank Group`s Global Islamic Finance Development Center (GIFDC) Head Dr. Zamir Iqbal, Borsa İstanbul Chairman Dr. Talat Ulussever, Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) Director General Prof. Mohamed Azmi Omar, Guidance Financial Group Chairman Dr. Mohamad Hammour, and Boğaziçi University Center for Applied Research in Finance (CARF) President Dr. Ali Coşkun.

Speakers in the Symposium included Dr. Andrew Sheng, Prof. Dr. Abbas Mirakhor, Dr. Muhammed Umer Chapra, Prof. Hossein Askari, and Prof. Dr. Murat Çizakça.

Luqyan Tamanni from University of Glasgow was the winner of Best Paper Award for the Inaugural Annual Symposium on Islamic Economics and Finance with his paper entitled “Islamic Microfinance Institutions: Pro-poor or for profit?” co-authored by Frank Hong Liu.

Boğaziçi University Center for Applied Research in Finance (CARF) was the venue sponsor of the event while Anadolu Agency and Islamic Finance News (IFN) were media partners.

Investors First Summit

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Investors First! Summit was held by CARF and CFA Society Istanbul in Boğaziçi University Albert Long Hall on 29 May 2015.

CFA Institute defines the main aim of this concept: “While the idea of putting investors first is simple and straightforward, in practice it can be difficult, and conflicts of interest abound. We recognize these challenges and seek to provide guidance on how to manage them. Clear and objective standards like the CFA Institute Code and Standards provide a foundation, and we are committed to promoting debate and discussion to move the industry forward and address complex matters.

With this work there are two important stakeholders: the financial services professionals that serve customers, and the customers themselves. For both groups we endeavor to provide resources to ensure that the future of finance is bright for everyone.”

Also CARF (Center for Applied Research in Finance) announced the first feedback of the pilot study “Investment Trust Survey” in this summit which includes key indicators for the players of the investment markets and the trust of investors.

News about the survey: http://www.finansgundem.com/gundem/iste-turkiye-yatirimci-guven-anketi-680365.htm

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Entertainment Economy Summit

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Leaders of Entertainment Sector and Opinion Leaders were at Boğaziçi University on May 11 to 12.

For the first time in the 150 years old history of Boğaziçi University, the industry’s leading companies and names were hosted in the University’s South Campus building, Albert Long Hall at the first Entertainment Economy Summit in Turkey by the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and CARF (Center for Applied Research in Finance).

The summit was held with the support of IMG, Pozitif, Kitchenette and  Günaydın and funding process, organizational processes and branding in the entertainment industry were discussed by happy consumers’ sector leaders and the real professionals in the Entertainment Sector.

For the detailed information (Turkish);

http://www.eglencezirvesi.com/