Thursday July 26, 2012
IBFIM: Islamic finance talent much needed
KUALA LUMPUR: The human and talent factor is very much needed to ensure that Malaysia consolidates its position as a global Islamic financial hub.
“Islamic finance has grown rapidly in recent years and so has the demand for knowledge,” Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) chief executive officer Datuk Adnan Alias said.
“This is where IBFIM comes in as the industry’s partner in talent development, especially in the areas of banking, capital market, takaful and wealth management,” he said at a media familiarisation tour of IBFIM’s Knowledge Management Centre (KMC) here yesterday.
IBFIM is an industry-linked business entity under Bank Negara, which focuses on the development of human capital for the Islamic financial service sector.
“I believe in order for Islamic finance to grow, we need more and more talent and as far as I’m concerned, that talent can be from any field or background.
“At IBFIM, we are primed to nurture this curiosity and talent so that the industry can benefit,” said Adnan.
He noted that IBFIM had its own booskstore within the KMC, with a niche selction of about 700 titles on Islamic finance from local and international publishers with prices ranging from RM10 to RM2310.
Being a publishing house, KMC also contributed to the enhancement of knowledge by publishing “niche and rare” topics serving the needs of practitioners, researchers, academics, regulators and policy makers, Adnan said.