Kamal Ikherrazen, Wafra Capital Partners Luxembourg

Kamal Ikherrazen Kamal has more than 14 years of experience in the Asset Management and Real Estate industry in Luxembourg. Currently as Head of Operations at Wafra Capital Partners Luxembourg, he is supporting the financial and asset management of several real estate and leasing Sharia compliant products, with a total gross asset value of more than 1 billion Euros. Prior to that, Kamal spent more than 7 years in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCooopers Luxembourg. His clients’ portfolio included among others investment funds (traditional and alternative) promoted by leading UK, French and Middle East asset management companies. Kamal expanded his experience in the Investment Management industry to Islamic Finance. He obtained his Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) from the London Securities & Investment Institute and participated in a number of audits of Sharia compliant funds. He is a regular participant to Islamic Finance conferences in Europe and the Middle Eastern region. Kamal graduated in 2004 in Business Engineering from Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Liege (University of Liege - business school).
09.30-10.20

Market developments, regulation, tax, technology: What keeps RE asset managers up at night?

An overview of what real estate experts consider game changers and hot topics. How do they prepare and adapt? How ensure stability in a changing environment?


10.50-11.35

Responsible decision-making: coupling sustainability and profitability

ESG is on the rise. ‘Green’, social and governance criteria increasingly influence strategy, investment decisions, reporting and marketing. How are asset managers integrating ESG in their internal processes? What are clients asking for? And what about profitability in this new paradigm?


11.35-12.25

It's all about the investor

Capital raising, structuring, distribution – how to reach and please the investor


14.00-14.10

Chairperson's introduction & Presentation of the REIF Study


14.50-15.30

Every pot has its lid - solutions for product developers

Specialising in property types: aged care facilities, student housing, residential property, co-working spaces, etc


16.00-16.45

Build, buy or borrow-Which operating model is the key to success over the next 10 years?

Which operating model is going to unlock the doors to a successful future?
Is your operating model robust enough to manage the transformation the RE industry is facing?
Hear different views on the market from various players.


16.45-17.15

PropTech, the new kid on the block

Blockchain, tokenisation, crypto: rethinking property ownership


17.15-17.45

Substance and oversight: moving targets requiring undivided attention

Interview Marco Zwick on CSSF 18/697 and 18/698.
Role and responsibility of governing bodies are evolving, management companies are bustling, while delegation and oversight remain centre stage