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The Islamic Finance news Awards honor the best in the Islamic financial industry and are one of the most prestigious awards highly recognized by the global Islamic capital markets. These awards continue to be an apt representation of the current Islamic financial market landscape. If you wish to know more about the submission process, please contact [email protected] or +603 2162 7800 ext 19.

IFN Awards 2020 Calendar

Launch date Closing date Announcement
Law 13th July 2020 1st September 2020 23rd September 2020
Service Providers 31st August 2020 30th September 2020 14th October 2020
Non-banking Financial Institutions 5th October 2020 31st October 2020 11th November 2020
World Islamic Fintech Awards 2nd November 2020 30th November 2020 17th December 2020
Deals of the Year 16th November 2020 17th December 2020 13th January 2021
Best Banks 1st December 2020 31st December 2020 6th January 2021

IFN Law Awards

Launched in 2008, the global IFN Law Awards are the most prestigious Islamic finance legal accolades recognized for their impartiality, independence and inclusivity. Rewarding the best legal firms with Islamic finance capabilities and services, the IFN Law Awards take into consideration various metrics beyond the sheer size of a firm but more significantly, a firm’s inventive and progressive spirit in terms of expansion, innovation, impact and development.

Differentiated by over a decade of trusted relationships across the industry and deep expertise covering the global Islamic finance landscape, IFN is the world’s leading multichannel Islamic finance media outlet.

The IFN Law Awards are open to all legal firms with Shariah finance capabilities – international and domestic, full service and boutique. The 2020 edition covers Islamic finance deals from the 1st July 2019 to the 30th June 2020. Submissions will be accepted between the 13th July and the 1st September 2020 with the judging process – executed by an independent review panel – taking place subsequently. Winners and one runner-up per category will be announced in Islamic Finance news early in October. The full report will be published in the IFN Special Awards issue together with the results of the Deals of the Year, Service Providers Poll and Best Banks Poll.

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IFN Service Providers Poll

Established in 2006, this Poll recognizes the best supporting providers to the Islamic financial services industry as voted by the readers of Islamic Finance news. Islamic financial institutions, investors, corporates and government bodies from around the world are invited to participate by casting their votes. Voting takes place during September with the results announced during the first week of October.

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Non-banking Financial Institutions

The IFN NBFI Poll honors non-bank financial institutions in the Islamic finance space as voted by readers of Islamic Finance news and the industry. All stakeholders of the global Islamic finance sector are invited to cast their votes in October with the results being announced in November.
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World Islamic Fintech Awards

The World Islamic Fintech Awards (WIFA) honor exceptional and deserving fintech providers in the Islamic finance space for their outstanding work in driving Shariah compliant financial services through disruptive and collaborative technologies.

Methodology
The WIFA employ a multipronged approach to ensure comprehensiveness, independence and inclusiveness, comprising scoring from respected market practitioners and industry stakeholders from across the world. All categories except WIFA People’s Choice Award are on a submission basis. WIFA People’s Choice Award is based on public voting.

 

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IFN Deals of the Year

The IFN Deals of the Year were established in 2006 and recognize those who have participated in the industry’s most groundbreaking transactions each year. Financial institutions and intermediaries are invited to submit their chosen transactions from the previous 12 months, which fall under one of the carefully selected sectors. A panel of experts from non-competing organizations then sieve through all submissions during the elimination process until just one transaction in each category remains and is thus awarded the winner of that category. Submissions are accepted during the month of December with the results announced during the first week of January.

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IFN Best Banks Poll

The annual Islamic Finance news Best Banks Poll recognizes the best providers of Islamic financial services across a series of markets and sectors as voted by the readers of Islamic Finance news. Islamic finance issuers, investors, non-banking financial intermediaries and government bodies are invited to participate by casting their votes. Voting takes place during December with the results announced during the first week of January.

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IFN Islamic Investor Awards

Launched in 2011, the IFN Islamic Investor Awards (previously the IFN Asset Management Poll) focuses on the rapidly developing global Shariah compliant funds industry. Asset management firms with Shariah funds are invited to submit in a series of categories, following which a panel of non-competing experts review and choose those which have encountered a stellar year. Submissions are accepted during September with the results being announced in November.

Past Honorees Submission Form
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