Welcome To Edbiz Consulting


Our unique vision and thinking outside of the box makes us a truly dynamic Shari’a / Shariah advisory firm. Edbiz Consulting is committed to social responsibility and the founder's vision of developing a global network of social enterprises, which should offer value addition to its stakeholders in a sustainable and economically efficient way.

Our business model relies on profitability of the business enterprise because we believe that only commercially viable enterprises can maintain their social responsibility on a sustainable basis.

We also aim at promoting social responsibility by recognizing good practices, encouraging them and celebrating success stories in the field of social responsibility.

Edbiz Consulting is not just another Islamic or Shari'a advisory firm. It is a firm that aims at introducing Shari'a authenticity by improving the value proposition of the financial products our clients wish to develop, with an overall result of no increase in costs and no efficiency loss.

Our Products and Strategies


Research & Development


Every company requires tailored information about the market in which they wish to enter. Edbiz Consulting facilitates this process by offering detailed research to its clients, enabling them to make an informed decision. Our in-house research team, in conjunction with our extensive network of consultants and key decision makers, are able to conduct extensive market research to decipher the appetite for any Shari’a / Shariah compliant product or structure in a given market. This service serves a key function as the market research reports produced by Edbiz Consulting assist the client in the decision making process. The research team additionally has extensive experience in the field of quantitative and qualitiative research as well as the development of detailed product manuals for Islamic Banks.

Our Islamic financial intelligence is sought by our clients to develop an Islamic finance strategy for their institutions. Governments and other public sector organisations seek our services for designing Islamic finance policy framework for products and systems in their respective countries.

For institutions trying to develop a new Islamic finance structure but unaware of its implications and complexities, Edbiz Consulting conducts product development research on a retainer basis, and through it’s product development team has assisted in the development of some truly innovative Shari’a / Shariah compliant solutions.

Islamic Financial Advocacy


Islamic financial advocacy is the cornerstone of Edbiz Consulting. Regardless as to whether over 60 countries have expressed an interest in Islamic finance, there is still a long way to go in terms of educating the financial industry and commercial organisations about the merits of Islamic finance. It is the responsibility of those with experience and knowledge of the mechanics of the Islamic finance industry to convey the value proposition it offers.

Our work, whether directly or indirectly promotes the Islamic finance industry to interested clients. We have organised a number of seminars, workshops and conferences that have been attended by bankers, lawyers, accountants, consultants, academics, etc, who all have the common desire of learning and partaking in the industry.

Conferences

Edbiz Consulting has organised a number of Islamic banking and finance conferences that have promoted Islamic finance in several countries.

Award Ceremonies

Edbiz Consulting has organised award ceremonies celebrating the achievements of institutions and people in Islamic banking and finance.

Islamic Finance Access Programme (IFAP)

Our Islamic Finance Access Programme (IFAP) is our pride. It aims at bringing the highest quality of Islamic financial intelligence to top executives and decision-makers in the financial services industry, with a major focus on conventional financial institutions offering Islamic financial products.

The IFAP consists of short yet comprehensive workshops and seminars and are delivered by some of the leading pioneers and practitioners of the Islamic finance industry. It also creates a platform for attendees to network and obtain valuable information, particularly for those decision-makers who are new to the discipline.

Islamic Financial Publications


Publications

There is an ever pressing need to disseminate high quality and comprehensive information about Islamic finance to both those within and outside the industry. Islamic finance is still a niche industry and only a small segment of the global financial market but with its unique paradigms and value propositions, it has the tools to imbue the markets with an ethical direction, accompanied with the profit maximising motif. Edbiz Consulting is proud to offer ground breaking publications containing profound and incisive analysis of the Islamic finance industry. Our current publications are written by the industry, for the industry.

Global Islamic Finance Report (GIFR)

The Global Islamic Finance Report (GIFR) is a fledgling yet successful annual report, appraising and analysing the state of the industry for the given year. It sources contributions from leading practitioners and thinkers from the industry, who provide incisive analysis and up to date information. Not only does the GIFR appraise the industry, it tackles key issues, with each report having a central theme. The GIFR intends to be a leading resource book for all those with an interest in Islamic finance. Each GIFR is divided into three sections:

  1. review of industry segments
  2. a concentration on an industry sector
  3. review of the Islamic finance industry throughout the world

Islamic Wealth Management Report

The Islamic wealth management industry has become the “new frontier” for the global Islamic finance industry with the growing number of Islamic high-net worth individuals (HNWIs). In recent years, Islamic wealth, asset and portfolio management are some of the fastest growing areas of international Islamic finance.

The growth prospects of Islamic wealth management industry are driven by a number of factors such as younger and more affluent Muslim population, increase in consumer demand for Shari’a-compliant public pension and provident products and the increasingly role of takaful in the wealth and management industry.

The creation, preservation and growth of wealth is one of the key pillars of the Islamic financial system. Islamic approach to wealth takes into account social justice. Hence, there is an emphasis on the importance of circulation of wealth in any community in order to ensure social justice. There are three factors affecting wealth management: acquisition of wealth, preservation of wealth and consumption of wealth. In this regard, Islamic perspective on wealth cannot focus on merely wealth accumulation and management without finding ways to spread asset/capital ownership.

But wealth management is also crucial at the macro level. It becomes imperative for Muslim-majority countries that are highly dependent on natural resources (such as oil and other fossils) to manage sovereign wealth in such ways that adverse movement in prices of these natural resources do not grossly affect government budgets and subsequently, the business climate of the country.

The Islamic Wealth Management Report 2016 highlights the above issues in greater details. The report contains 16 chapters, including a global survey on the knowledge of individuals on Islamic wealth management and their attitude towards it (demand side analysis) as well as the practices within the Islamic wealth management industry (supply side perspectives).

Amongst the key highlights of the report:

ISFIRE Magazine (Islamic Finance Review)

Islamic Finance Review (ISFIRE) is a bi-monthly, magazine, which is unique for its articulation of original ideas, clarification of complex issues, and promotion of leading figures in the Islamic finance industry.

Succinct and artistic, without compromising on quality, ISFIRE provides its readers with necessary information to understand and appreciate the Islamic finance industry better.

We understand the importance of disseminating information to the various segments of the market and we look towards building this element of our business.

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Ajman Bank
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Bank Aljazira
Bank Nizwa
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Gulf African Bank

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