DOHA: KPMG has been named ‘Best Islamic Assurance and Advisory Services Provider’ in the 2012 Euromoney Islamic finance awards. This marks the sixth consecutive year KPMG has taken the top prize, which is unequalled in the assurance and advisory category.
Now in their eleventh year, the awards are widely regarded as the benchmark awards for the global Islamic finance industry. Euromoney again highlighted KPMG’s active role in promoting and supporting the development of the Islamic finance industry around the world.
Jeremy Anderson, global head of KPMG’s financial services practice, said: “I am absolutely delighted KPMG has received this award for a sixth year in a row. Global market conditions remain immensely challenging and the fact that our firms have been able to work so closely with our clients and regulators around the world is testament to the quality and breadth of our Islamic finance service offering.”
Omar Mahmood (pictured), Partner and Head of Financial Services, Middle East and South Asia, said: “Islamic banking and finance continues to draw attention from industry practitioners and regulators alike. The global financial services industry is entering a new era which will present unique challenges and opportunities to Islamic financial institutions.”
Mahmood added: “KPMG in Qatar has supported the development of the industry, working with leading Islamic banking and financial institutions and regulators, helping them respond to these challenges and opportunities.”
KPMG member firms now have a well established global Islamic finance and investment group, with a network of professionals in 37 countries. The Peninsula