Asim Khan is a Chartered Accountant with more than 16 years experience in financial services (including conventional and Islamic financial institutions) and oil & gas industries across the Asian sub-continent, Middle East and Europe regions, while working with top tier organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Deutsche Bank.
Asim advises on developing and monitoring Islamic Financial Products and has structured various Islamic finance transactions (including Sukuk and Shariâ’a compliant structured notes); developed various Shari'a compliant investment funds (including Sukuk funds, hedge funds, long only funds, etc); established Shari'a Compliant monitoring processes (including that of Islamic Indices, Shariâ’a Compliant Investment Banking Products, Private Equity and Infrastructure Funds); converted various conventional products into Shariâ’a Compliant products and advised on purification strategies for non-Shari'a compliant income. Asim also leads operational review engagements for Shariâ’a Compliance, both at corporate as well as individual product level and has devised procedures that were implemented by client management to mitigate risks for non-Shariâ’a Compliance.
Asim has worked, and continues to work, with world renowned Shariâ’a Scholars from the Middle East and Far East and has coordinated the Shariâ’a process for various clients to facilitate the Shariâ’a Scholars review and sign-off. Over the years, Asim has developed a vast network of connections with financial institutions and high net worth individuals (predominantly in the GCC) and using his relationships, he has also helped his clients in raising Islamic Finance and placement of Islamic financial instruments. Asim has also presented, and continues to present, on various topics of Islamic finance on renowned platforms, academic forums and media (including television in the UK and Europe).