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One Day Summer Masterclass Programme – The Role of Finance in a Changing World

June 25, 2018 - June 27, 2018

£150 – £425

Practitioner-Led and Commercially Focused Executive Education

Between the 25th and 27th June 2018 Ethical Finance Hub will be holding a series of one day masterclasses in Edinburgh. The practitioner-led and commercially-focused masterclasses will focus on the core elements of Islamic finance; a sector considered by many as being intrinsically interwoven with ethical finance values and strategies.

The one day masterclasses are priced at £150 per person per day and we are also pleased to offer the following bundled packages:

  • Islamic Finance – An Ethical Alternative (3 x Islamic finance one day courses, 25th – 27th June) – £425 REGISTER

Discounts are available for academics and students. Please contact cpd.soss@hw.ac.uk or call 0131 451 3988 to claim your discount code.


Masterclass 1 – Introduction to Core Principles and Contracts used to Create Products and Regulate the Sector

Monday 25th June 2018 (0915 – 1630) – Led by UKIFC

Introduction to Islamic Finance & Understanding core product structures

  • Key principles and philosophy, history, development and growth of Islamic Finance
  • Key contracts & product development considerations

Constructing financial products using Islamic contracts

  • Worked examples

Regulation of the sector

  • Key issues in creating enabling regulatory frameworks
  • UK Govt. Experience

Masterclass 2 – Demystifying Shariah governance and Islamic Asset Management

Tuesday 26th June 2018 (0930 – 1630) – Led by UKIFC

Demystifying Shariah Governance

  • Constructing shariah authenticity
  • Role of SSBs at the company and central bank level
  • What’s involved in conducting an internal shariah audit
  • Key issues/ challenges
  • The gaps in shariah assurance frameworks
  • The case for external shariah audit

Islamic Asset Management

  • Approach to equity capital markets
  • Approach to debt capital markets – sukuk
  • Alternatives (PE)

Masterclass 3 – How to Draft Legal Documents Structure Real Estate Transactions

Wednesday 27th June 2018 (0930 – 1500) – Led by UKIFC

Legal Consideration Towards Islamic Finance

  • Context: form over substance and governing law issues
  • Initial steps in a transaction

Structuring Real Estate Transactions

  • Existing properties – using murabaha and ijara
  • Detailed consideration of ijara documentation
  • Approaches to new build

Real Estate Sukuk


  • Three one day masterclasses focused on Islamic finance running concurrently within the same week
  • Competitively priced with the flexibility to attend individual masterclasses or combine them into a 3 day Islamic finance programme
  • Practitioner led – designed, developed and delivered by leading practitioners and industry experts providing practical insights and case studies
  • Suitable for professionals, academics and students, with limited or no knowledge of Islamic finance, looking for an introduction or; someone with experience and requiring more detailed understanding
  • Hosted in a first class learning environment set within 380 acres of beautiful green parkland in Edinburgh, Scotland


June 25, 2018
June 27, 2018
£150 – £425


Ethical Finance Hub
07931 103573
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Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
Riccarton Campus
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS United Kingdom
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