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Indigita launches digital training on Islamic finance

Indigita’s new online training explains how Muslim investors can access international financial markets, without compromising the principles set forth by their faith.

The Swiss regtech company Indigita SA has launched a new online training on the subject of Islamic finance to help finance professionals advise Muslim investors on their access to financial markets. The course content, which is recognized by the SAQ, was developed in collaboration with the Centro Studi Villa Negroni (CSVN) and is approved by Mufti Abdul Kadir Barkatulla.

Indigita’s new online training explains how Muslim investors can access international financial markets and benefit from the opportunities offered to conventional investors, without compromising the principles set forth by their faith.

The course is structured in nine chapters and begins with basic definitions and an explanation of the differences between Islamic finance and conventional finance to help participants become familiar with the most common models. After an introduction to Islamic finance and its system of exponential growth, the training gives an overview of the history of Islamic finance, before deepening the banking principles based on Sharia and the respective rules concerning economic and financial behavior as well as prohibited actions. The course continues with a section on industry standards and regulations, operating structures and documentation applicable to Islamic businesses, followed by information on corporate governance in Islamic banking, corporate governance boards, sharia and financial intermediation. In the final chapters of the training, participants learn the application of typical Islamic contracts, the principles of Murabaha deposits and financing, and the most common Islamic assets and funds. Practical advice and important points to consider are provided to support day-to-day business involving Muslim clients.

The online training lasts approximately 45 minutes and is followed by a short quiz to assess participants’ learning progress. As with all of Indigita’s e-learning solutions, the course combines theoretical foundations with practical applications to provide an engaging learning experience. The development of the course content was supported by CSVN Legal Area Manager, Paola Franzetti. The training is recognized by the Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ).

“In many ways, Islamic finance is similar to the financial system as we commonly know it,” says Andrea Briganti, e-Learning manager at Indigita. “Our new e-Learning course highlights the differences and explains how they should be taken into account when advising Muslim investors.”

The new Islamic Finance course represents a further addition to Indigita’s wide range of online learning solutions and is available in English immediately.

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