It’s that time of year again, and I am delighted to present to you the IFN Awards Guide 2015-16, bringing you a roundup of the top performers across the Islamic finance industry over the last 12 months. With five divisions and over 70 winners, the IFN awards as always cover a comprehensive cross-section of the market and recognize the best of the best in the fields of law, asset management, service providers, banks and deals of the year.
One of the most prestigious accolades in the Islamic financial markets, the awards cover a uniquely diverse set of fields and are judged by a rigorous and anonymous process that ensure the ultimate in independent achievement.
This year was an interesting one for Islamic finance, with turbulent financial markets and economic challenges creating both volatility and opportunity. We have seen new players emerge, old favorites retain their crowns, and groundbreaking transactions burst onto the market to carve out new pathways of evolution. Socially responsible Sukuk and export credit agency-backed innovation took center stage on the deals platform, while the stiff competition for the best banks, law firms, investor and service provider awards demonstrated the depth and breadth of the growing market.
This Awards Guide not only brings you the full results for all five divisions, but offers a wealth of case studies, analysis, features and articles from leading players across the board to add to your enjoyment.
From the whole team here at IFN, we offer the winners our most sincere congratulations, and we are delighted to take this opportunity to recognize and reward their outstanding achievements. Enjoy!