Minneapolis, MN, November 27, 2017 – Magni Global Asset Management LLC (Magni) announced today that CEO Kurt Lieberman has again been invited to speak at the annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC). Now in its 24th year, WIBC is the foremost Islamic finance gathering. It provides key insights and supreme thought leadership from policy makers, central bankers and key decisionmakers at leading Islamic finance institutions. It will be held December 4-6 at Amwaj Islands, Bahrain.
In a strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain, the theme of this year’s WIBC event is Drivers of Economic Growth & Risks: Policymakers Vs. Regulators. Lieberman will be featured on a panel lead by Stuart Hutton, chief investment officer of Simply Ethical. “Our discussion will focus on Islamic asset management, and specifically around the opportunity for new products to enable continued high growth of Islamic finance,” says Lieberman. The panelists will also share their outlooks for asset allocation in 2018.
The conference will also offer conversations with distinguished Islamic finance veterans on the future course of the Islamic economy. For a complete agenda, visit wibc2017.com.
About Magni Global Asset Management
Magni Global Asset Management LLC is the leader in country-level research on corporate governance. Magni developed the Sustainable Wealth Creation principles, based on widely accepted economic concepts, by researching the accounting, legal, regulatory, adjudicative, and economic infrastructures of countries. Its extensive database goes back more than 15 years and contains analysis on countries across 280 qualitative factors. The Minnesota-based research and asset management firm believes Countries Matter™ when investing internationally; Magni scores and ranks investible countries on their ability to provide an environment conducive to effective corporate governance. Magni uses this information to construct investible portfolios using its proprietary Country Selection Technique. Portfolios built using this process have demonstrated absolute and risk-adjusted outperformance.
Magni’s offerings are divided into two product lines: Country Governance and Company Governance. The country-level portfolios are available as investible products, model portfolios, and indexes. The company-level portfolios are available as investible products and model portfolios. The Company Governance products are also available with the addition of religious guidance in the Corporate Governance model (e.g., Catholic Values Portfolios and Islamic Stewardship Portfolios). Indexes based on Corporate Governance are planned, but not available yet.
The Islamic Stewardship Portfolios incorporate more Islamic guidance than most existing Islamic asset management offerings by including both an exclusionary Shariah-compliance screen and allocations determined by alignment with Islamic guidance per the Maqasid.
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