IFSB to rise minute superintendence on reserve nets in Islamic finance

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) skeleton to rise some-more minute superintendence on financial reserve nets to assistance orchestrate Islamic beliefs with existent authorised systems, as a attention physique strengthens ties with financial regulators.

The Malaysia-based IFSB, one of a categorical standard-setting bodies in Islamic finance, is seeking to strew light on issues relating to sharia-compliant exchange in areas such as penury and bankruptcy.

Such efforts are critical as Islamic financial expands in both determined and new markets, while exchange are underneath heightened inspection due to a viewed risk of non sharia-compliance or sharia risk.

“Soon, a IFSB skeleton to embark work on providing some-more minute superintendence on a doing of pivotal pillars of financial reserve net for Islamic finance,” pronounced Acting Secretary General Zahid ur Rehman Khokher.

This might embody some-more minute work on deposition word in a 2018 agenda, while work on brawl fortitude and penury might be finished later, pronounced Khokher.

Over a past few years a IFSB has sought to rise some-more petrify superintendence for a membership, that now includes 75 inhabitant regulators.

Last month, a IFSB certified 8 new members, including Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority, a Abu Dhabi Global Market and German financial watchdog Bafin.

Half of a IFSB’s 2018 doing workshops will be hold in African countries, Khokher said.

“We are enchanting with these members and are perplexing to be manageable to a needs of these rising Islamic financial markets in a work devise and activities.”


The IFSB has released 3 operative papers exploring reserve nets, a latest covering recovery, penury and failure issues in sharia-compliant transactions.

Issues lifted operation from a bail-in facilities embedded in capital-boosting Islamic holds to a regulatory diagnosis of profit-sharing investment accounts offering by Islamic banks.

Islamic debt-based contracts are also underneath inspection since brawl fortitude can differ from required transactions.

This relates to a Islamic element of insolvency, or iflas, that states that debt can't be created off unless there is specific redemption by a creditor.

Under iflas, penury can't be intentional and uneven though rather requires a stipulation by a efficient authority.

Implementation of such beliefs is complicated, however, since there is no inhabitant authorised complement that incorporates iflas, even in Muslim-majority countries.

Reporting by Bernardo Vizcaino; Editing by Eric Meijer

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