12.06.2012 - Global Islamic finance standards come to Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and New Zealand
Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance, the most heavily-enrolled Islamic finance program in the world, will be the first globally recognized institute to bring fully AAOIFI-compliant certification to Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and New Zealand. AAOIFI is the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions, the de facto standard for over 90% of the world's jurisdictions. "Because of the vast distance between the Gulf and South East Asia, the two regions historically developed their industries quite separately from each other. With Ethica's 100% online platform, we finally bridge the distance with globally recognized certification that harmonizes standards across regions," said Ethica's spokesperson. The institute leads the Islamic finance certification industry with over 20,000 paying users in 44 countries and a network of resellers in 10 countries. (Press Release)