Awards & Polls

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.

IFN Awards 2016 Calendar

  Launch date Closing date Announcement
Law  13th July 2016 24th August 2016 7th September 2016
Service Providers 7th September 2016 7th October 2016 12th October 2016
Best Banks 1st December 2016 31st December 2016 10th January 2017
Deals of the Year 14th November 2016 16th December 2016 10th January 2017

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. If you wish to know more about the submission process, please contact geraldine.chan@REDmoneygroup.com or call +9714 427 3628.

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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. If you wish to be added as a nominee in any of the categories, please contact geraldine.chan@REDmoneygroup.com or call +9714 427 3628

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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.  If you wish to know more about the submission process, please contact geraldine.chan@REDmoneygroup.com or call +9714 427 3628.

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IFN Law Awards

Islamic Finance news (IFN) opens nominations for its annual industry-leading acknowledgement of the elite in the Islamic finance legal industry, with the awards presented at the annual IFN Awards Ceremonies held in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai in February 2017.

Launched in 2008, the IFN Law Awards focus on the legal firms with Islamic finance capabilities and services.

Last year, 105 law firm submissions were received across 14 hotly contested categories. These categories remain broadly the same and we invite firms wishing to be included in the nomination process to complete a submission form detailing their July 2015 – June 2016 entry.

Submissions will be accepted between 19th July and 24th August, with the judging process taking place during the week of the 24th August. Winners and one runner-up per category will be announced in the first issue of Islamic Finance news in September. 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 & Best Banks Poll.

The methodology for the 2016 IFN Law Awards is therefore as follows:

  1. Nominations are submitted by each participating law firm strictly according to the IFN Guidelines provided, with a maximum of 1,000 words per submission.
  2. An independent external judging panel made up of impartial industry experts intensively reviews all submissions and selects a shortlist for each category based on its collective industry experience and expertise as well as the information provided in individual submissions. Consideration is given to visibility, range of activity, and complexity of work undertaken.
  3. The judging panel passes the shortlist to the IFN editorial team for a comprehensive review and fact-check of all claims made in individual submissions, including direct communication (where possible) with the participants/issuers in the stated lead transactions of each nomination.
  4. The IFN editorial team passes the updated shortlist back to the judging panel, who then determine the final winners and runners-up.
  5. CONCURRENTLY, a new IFN Global Peer Award will be introduced in 2016. This award will be voted for by the industry and for the industry, and the winner will be the law firm receiving the most nominations from its peers. Voting will open on the 19th July and close on the 24th August as per the standard IFN Law Awards process. Voters are not allowed to vote for their own firms. The winning law firm will be announced at the annual IFN Awards Ceremony in February 2017.

PLEASE NOTE that these awards are selected, as they have always been, by an independent and anonymous judging panel to ensure impartiality.

PLEASE NOTE that while consideration is given to visibility, range of activity of complexity, both global, regional and local firms are all considered. Equal consideration is given to all achievements based on a relative scale and no law firm is at a disadvantage due to size or location.

Submissions are accepted during July with the results being announced in September.  If you wish to know more about the submission process, please contact geraldine.chan@REDmoneygroup.com or call +9714 427 3628.

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IFN Service Providers Poll

Established in 2005, 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.  If you wish to be added as a nominee in any of the categories , please contact geraldine.chan@REDmoneygroup.com or call +9714 427 3628

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