Amanie Advisors Sdn Bhd (''Amanie'')
|Shariah Adviser :
||Amanie Advisors Sdn Bhd (''Amanie'')
Incorporated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2005 (Co. No. 684050-H) under theCompanies Act, 1965.
|Corporate Information :
Amanie is a Shariah advisory, consultancy, training and research and
development boutique for institutional and corporate clientele focusing on Islamic financial services. Amanie is a registered Shariah advisory company for Islamic unit trust with the SC.
Amanie also focuses on organizational aspect of the development of human capital in Islamic finance worldwide through providing updated quality learning embracing both local and global issues on Islamic financial products and services.
The authorised & paid-up capital is RM500,000 divided into 500,000 shares of RM1.00 each.
The shareholders of Amanie are Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar and En Abdul Aziz Bin Abd Jalal.
|Experience as Adviser :
||The company is led by Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar and teamed by an active and established panel of consultants covering every aspect related to the Islamic banking and finance industry, both in Malaysia and the global market. Currently, the team comprises of six (6) full-time consultants who represent dynamic and experienced professionals with a mixture of corporate finance, accounting, product development, Shariah law and education. Amanie has more than ten (10) years of experience in advisory role in capital markets including unit trust funds and funds management. As at 31 May 2017, Amanie has become the Shariah Adviser for more than 150 funds.
|Designated Person :
||The designated person responsible for Shariah advisory matters of the Fund is Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar as the Chairman. Other consultants are:
(1) Ainul Azura Zakiyudin
(2) Amran bin Ibrahim
(3) Ahmad Anas bin Fadzil
|Amanie is backed by its own respective Shariah Team comprises of the following members:
Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar - Shariah Adviser
Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Amanie Group that deals with many facets of global Islamic finance from Shariah advisory to structured training to media and to Big Data Analytics. Amanie, one of the companies under the Group, has presence in eight major cities in the world. He currently sits as a Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia, the SC SAC, the Labuan Financial Services Authority and the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM). He is also a Shariah board member of various financial institutions, including the National Bank of Oman (Oman), Noor Islamic Bank (Dubai), Amundi Asset Management (France), Morgan Stanley (Dubai), Bank of London and Middle East (London), BNP Paribas (Bahrain), Dow Jones Islamic Market Index (New York), First Gulf Bank (UAE), amongst many others. Prior to this, he was the deputy vice-chancellor at the International Islamic University Malaysia. He received his first degree in Shariah from University of Kuwait in 1988 and obtained his PhD from University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom in 1993. In 2002, he completed his external Bachelor of Jurisprudence at University of Malaya. He has published a number of articles in various academic journals and has made many presentations in various conferences both local and overseas. On the recognition side, Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud has been honored with “The Asset Triple A Industry Leadership Award” at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Award 2014 by The Asset magazine and been named as the “Most Outstanding Individual”, awarded by His Majesty, the King of Malaysia, in conjunction with the national-level Prophet Muhammad's birthday 2014. Datuk is currently the 3rd Professorial Chairholder in Islamic Banking and Finance of Tun Ismail Foundation (YTI-PNB) by Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM) and also sits as a Board Director to Sime Darby Berhad.
Ainul Azura Zakiyudin - Consultant
Ainul Azura Zakiyudin is the Chief Operating Officer of Amanie Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia office. She holds Bachelor of Law (Honours), MARA University of Technology Malaysia and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Courts of Malaya in 2000. Azura joined Amanie (Kuala Lumpur) in 2013 and has been involved in various product structuring, development and enhancement of Shariah compliant products for Islamic financial institutions, corporate bodies and non-Islamic financial institutions. She has also been involved in providing Shariah advisory services for issuance of sukuk, conversion exercises, establishment of Islamic financial business, establishment of Shariah compliant products for nonfinancial business, Shariah monitoring and compliance review for various clients including financial institutions and global asset management companies. Prior to joining Amanie, Azura was an in-house legal adviser in PLUS Expressways Berhad (PLUS), the biggest highway concessionaire in Malaysia and listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. In PLUS, she received a wide exposure in corporate legal work and was involved directly in the issuance of several sukuk, restructuring of sukuk and other corporate exercises initiated by the company. Azura has a combined experience of more than 16 years mainly in corporate legal and Islamic financial matters.
Amran Ibrahim - Consultant
Amran Ibrahim is a Consultant with Amanie Advisors, based at the Head Office in Kuala Lumpur. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Finance from Mara University of Technology Malaysia. He started his career with CIMB Islamic where he was attached to the Business Financing & Investment Department. In 2006, he joined the Product Development Department, responsible for research, design, development and launching of competitive Islamic banking products. Prior to joining Amanie, Amran was with Cagamas Berhad, the National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia as Assistant Vice President in the Islamic Business Department. He was actively involved in the issuance of sukuk as well as conceptualisation and development of new Islamic financial products.
Ahmad Anas Fadzil - Consultant
Ahmad Anas Fadzil is a Consultant with Amanie Advisors, based at the Head Office in Kuala Lumpur. As part of Amanie Advisors’ global team, his primary focus is on advising and delivering projects for various Islamic financial services across the globe on their strategic issues and on Shariah compliant products and instruments. Prior to joining Amanie Advisors, he was attached with Sigur Ros for Turkey’s Project of Century: Turkish Republic North Cyprus Water Supply project where he had been assigned as the Project Accountant based in Turkey overseeing the project cost budgeting, project cost management, project reporting as well other administrative matters. Prior to that, he was an auditor with Ernst & Young, attached to Global Financial Services department, engaged in performing auditing work for the financial institutions. Ahmad Anas holds a Master of Islamic Finance (MSc) from The Global University of Islamic Finance (INCEIF), and is an accounting graduate from MARA University of Technology (UiTM) and holds a professional certification of Certified Islamic Public Accountant (CIPA) from Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institution (AAOIFI). He speaks English, Malays and Turkish.
Islamic Banking & Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM)
|Shariah Adviser :
||IBFIM (763075-W) Incorporated in Malaysia in 15 February 2007. (Co. No. 763075-W) under the Companies Act, 2016.
|Corporate Information :
||IBFIM was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and not having share capital in Malaysia under the Companies Act, 2016 on 15 February 2007.
|Experience as Adviser :
||BFIM is registered with the SC to act as a Shariah Adviser for Shariahcompliant collective investment schemes. IBFIM is also involved in Shariahcompliant private mandates as well as the Shariah Adviser for Islamic REITs and Islamic asset management houses. As at 20 July 2018, IBFIM has 132 funds under its supervision.
|Designated Person :
||The designated person responsible for Shariah advisory matters of the Fund is Haji Azizi Che Seman as the Chairman. Other consultants are:
(1) Dr. Ahmad Zakirullah Bin Mohamed Shaarani
(2) Muhammad Khairulnizam Bin Alias
|IBFIM’s Shariah team consists of the following personnel:
Dr. Ahmad Zakirullah Bin Mohamed Shaarani
Managing Advisor (Shariah)
Dr. Ahmad Zakirullah is a member of Shariah Committee of the United Overseas Bank Malaysia Berhad. He joined IBFIM in February 2008. He is responsible in providing Shariah input on the advisory, consultancy and research functions with regard to Islamic banking, takaful, Islamic capital market and Shariah-compliant funds. Prior to joining IBFIM, he served at University Sains Islam Malaysia and PTPL College. He obtained his Diploma of Shariah Islamiyyah (Hons) from Higher Institute of Islamic and Arabic Language (MADIWA), Perak, Bachelor of Shariah Islamiyyah (Hons) Degree from Al-Azhar University, Egypt, Master’s Degree (Hons) of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from the International Islamic University Malaysia and Doctor of Philosophy of Usul al-Fiqh from University of Malaya. He is the designated person responsible for Shariah matters related to the Shariah-compliant funds managementrelated activities.
Mohd Asyraf Bin Sharunudin
Muhammad Khairulnizam, a graduate of Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) (Hons) Degree from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Prior to joining IBFIM, he has worked as a customer service and technical support. Currently, he is responsible in providing Shariah input on the advisory, consultancy and research functions with regard to Islamic banking, takaful, Islamic capital market and Shariah-compliant unit trust funds, including but not limited to conduct surveillance on non-financial institutions activities. He is experienced in conversion of conventional product to Islamic as well as audit and review for many financial institutions. He is the designated person responsible for Shariah matters related to the Shariah-compliant funds management-related activities.