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Drake partners with Bloomberg and CFA Society of Iowa to present finance forum

November 1, 2013

On Friday, Nov. 8, Drake University will host the Fall Finance Forum in collaboration with Bloomberg and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Iowa. This event will feature leaders in Islamic finance as well as Bloomberg knowledge experts. The daylong forum is free and open to the public and will be held in the Olmsted Center on Drake University’s campus from 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

“Drake is thrilled to partner with Bloomberg and the CFA Society of Iowa to provide our students and the community this unique event,” says Tom Root, associate professor of finance at Drake University.

This forum is a learning opportunity for professionals in the finance industry. Organizers hope the forum will help attendees enhance their ability to utilize Bloomberg’s information systems and make them more knowledgeable about Islamic finance.

“The management of Islamic funds represents one of the fastest growing segments of the financial services industry,” says Root. “Drake is lucky to host a number of experts in the field for this event.”

Notable Islamic finance experts who will speak at the forum include:
Datuk Noripah Kamso, an advisor at Commerce International Merchant Bankers (CIMB) Islamic and author of Investing in Islamic Funds
Daud Vicary Abdullah, president of the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance
Ramlie Kamsari, CEO and CIMB of Principal Islamic Asset Management
Shahril Simon, head of asset management at CIMB Islamic

The breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics. Visit www.drake.edu/cbpa/grad/news/events/finance/ for a detailed agenda.

Registration is required and limited to the first 100 registrants and must be completed by 10 a.m. on Nov. 7. Visit https://events.cbpa.drake.edu/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=120 to register.

For more information, contact Tom Root at 515-271-4163 or thomas.root@drake.edu.