Reclaiming the Financial Commons: A Practitioner’s Developmental Perspective

Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

More than a decade after the unprecedented global financial crisis of 2008, the world remains mired in sub-par economic growth, growing geo-economic tensions and most significantly, inequality within and between nations. Arguably, the root cause of much this can be traced to the breakdown or at least the fracture over the last four decades between Finance and the Real Economy and, further to that, in its service to Society at large. This presentation will explore some of the issues, challenges and opportunities presented in attempts to reclaim and restore the common good from the lenses of a finance practitioner, including through the current practices - and shortcomings - of Islamic Financial Services. 


Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar was for fourteen years until 2018, the CEO of Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia’s Sovereign Development Fund. He has spent his career at Khazanah and before that in investment banking and research thinking through and most of all applying the practice practicing of delivering financial results with strategic and developmental outcomes including through Islamic Financial Services. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Development Studies at Cambridge University, researching on issues and practices relating to Finance and Society. 

(Seminars start at 5.00 p.m.)