625. Insights: What's the global potential of Islamic finance?

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Ross Gallagher is joined by some great guests, from Wahed, KESTRL and Bank Aljazira, to talk about the broad spectrum of Islamic finance options.

Our expert host, Ross Gallagher, is joined by some great guests to answer the question: 'How global can Islamic finance become?'

Islamic finance is an industry sector with faith and ethical practices at its very core – it’s also a sector which has moved from a regional niche into a booming industry valued at over $2.88tn by industry experts.

So how global is Islamic finance? What are the challenges in its way? And how does the future look?

This week's guests include:

  • Samim Abedi, Chief Investment Officer, Wahed
  • Areeb Siddiqui, Founder and CEO, KESTRL
  • Nahim Bassa, Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy & Digital Transformation, Bank Aljazira

With soundclips from:

  • Samina Akram, Managing Partner, Samak Ethical Finance

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Special Guests: Areeb Siddiqui, Nahim Bassa, Samim Abedi, and Samina Akram.