Announcing the Islamic Business & Finance Awards 2019 shortlist

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Wednesday 16, October 2019

CPI Financial is proud to announce the shortlist for the Islamic Business & Finance Awards 2019. The winners for each of the 24 shortlisted categories, as well as the three individual awards, will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 23 October, held at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC in Dubai, UAE.

 

Islamic Business & Finance, the authoritative voice of the global Islamic finance industry and the broader Islamic economy, has a worldwide circulation that spans every continent. Celebrating its 14th anniversary in 2019, Islamic Business & Finance is the oldest continuously published magazine covering the Islamic finance sector. It is published by CPI Financial—based in Dubai since 1999—offering a comprehensive portfolio of market-leading periodicals, products and services tailor-made for the banking and financial sector.

 

As part of our mission, we have, since our inception, held the Islamic Business & Finance Awards in order to award the pioneers of the Islamic banking and broader financial sector. As the Islamic finance industry continues to grow and innovate, our awards programme will continue to recognise the pioneers in the Islamic finance landscape and laud their many achievements that are integral to the industry’s continued growth.

 

Islamic Business & Finance has identified 24 award categories that provide global recognition to exceptional financial institutions across the wide spectrum of banking and finance. Institutions nominated themselves in all relevant categories as deemed appropriate. The Islamic Business & Finance judging panel identified a shortlist of three institutions for most categories, with four for categories with an outstanding number of nominations. Individual awards will be decided exclusively by the judging panel.

 

“The Islamic finance industry’s growth overall continues to outpace that of conventional finance. Each of the exemplary institutions that have been shortlisted for this year’s Islamic Business & Finance Awards have made commendable contributions to the industry as a whole, as well as the individual communities in which they are based. We look forward to welcoming the top representatives of these institutions on the 23 of October for our ceremony, which promises as always to be one of the most important yearly dates on the Islamic finance industry’s calendar,” said Nigel Rodrigues, Founder and CEO of CPI Financial.

 

The full shortlist for the Islamic Business & Finance Awards 2019 is as follows:

 

Best Training Institute

 

1.         Global Islamic Financial Services Firm

2.         Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

3.         International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance

 

Best Ratings Agency:

 

1.         Fitch Ratings

2.         S&P Global Ratings

3.         RAM Ratings

 

Best Takaful Operator:

 

1.         Salama – Islamic Arab Insurance Co.

2.         PT Asuransi Takaful Keluarga – Indonesia

3.         Noor Takaful

 

Best Fintech Company:

 

1.         Path Solutions

2.         DDCAP Group

3.         Infosys Finacle

 

Best Digital Banking Proposition

 

1.         Bahrain Islamic Bank

2.         Ithmaar Bank

3.         Emirates Islamic

 

Best Advisory Service:

 

1.         Greenstone Equity Partners

2.         Amanie Advisors

3.         PwC

 

Best Human Capital Development Initiative:

 

1.         Dubai Islamic Bank

2.         Noor Bank

3.         Emirates Islamic

4.         Sharjah Islamic Bank

 

Best Sustainability Initiative:

 

1.         Al Baraka Bank Syria

2.         Dubai Islamic Bank

3.         Islamic Development Bank

 

Best Retail Bank:

 

1.         Ajman Bank

2.         Noor Bank

3.         Emirates Islamic

 

Best Corporate Bank:

 

1.         Noor Bank

2.         The Saudi British Bank (SABB)

3.         The National Commercial Bank (NCB)

 

Best Investment Fund:

 

1.         Emirates NBD Asset Management

2.         Albilad Capital

3.         SEDCO Capital

 

Best Investment Product:

 

1.         First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

2.         Lombard Odier

3.         SEDCO Capital

 

Best Investment Bank:

 

1.         NBK Capital

2.         GFH Financial Group

3.         Emirates Investment Bank

 

Best Investor Relations:

 

1.         Dubai Islamic Bank

2.         Principal Islamic Asset Management

3.         First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

 

Best Asset Manager:

 

1.         Emirates NBD Asset Management

2.         Albilad Capital

3.         First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

4.         SEDCO Capital

 

Best REIT Manager:

 

1.         ENBD REIT

2.         Emirates REIT

3.         Riyad Capital (Riyad REIT)

 

Best Sukuk Arranger: 

 

1.         Dubai Islamic Bank

2.         CIMB Islamic

3.         NBK Capital

 

Best SME Bank:

 

1.         The Saudi British Bank (SABB)

2.         Emirates Islamic

3.         RAKBANK Business Banking

 

Best Islamic Wealth Management Proposition:

 

1.         Lombard Odier

2.         Noor Bank

3.         GFH Financial Group

 

Best Premium Banking Institution:

 

1.         Noor Bank

2.         Emirates Islamic

3.         CIMB Islamic

 

Best Home Finance Institution:

 

1.         Ajman Bank

2.         Noor Bank

3.         Emirates Islamic

 

Best Islamic Window:

 

1.         First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

2.         National Bank of Fujairah (NBF)

3.         CIMB Islamic

 

Best Islamic Banking Implementation:

 

1.         Infosys Finacle and aafaq Islamic Finance

2.         DDCAP Group

3.         Maveric Systems

 

Best Islamic Bank:

 

1.         Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

2.         Ithmaar Bank

3.         Dubai Islamic Bank

4.         Emirates Islamic

 

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