Investing In Islamic Funds: A Practitioner's Perspective by Noripah Kamso

By Noripah Kamso

A consultant to Islamic funding possibilities from the CEO of the world's major Islamic finance bank
Offering an insider's standpoint on a speedily starting to be quarter of the monetary undefined, making an investment in Islamic cash information the fundamental rules of Islamic making an investment for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It explains how Islamic fairness and fixed-income items vary from conventional cash, and the way they bring first-class effects whereas nonetheless conforming to Sharia rules. utilizing difficult facts from the final six years, the booklet additionally unearths how Islamic money have provided predictable, trustworthy returns in risky markets and turbulent monetary occasions. For institutional traders in addition to subtle person traders, the e-book serves as a great advent to the topic and surveys the complete diversity of goods on hand. also, the e-book will arm monetary providers pros with the data they should clarify this new funding chance to clients.

One of the few books to be had that provides entire facts at the functionality of Islamic money as well as the underlying idea that governs them
Written via the CEO of CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset administration, the world's major Islamic finance bank
Features charts, case stories, comparative research, and a tabular information format
Debunks the misconceptions conventional traders could have in regards to the profitability Islamic funds
For specialist and institutional traders, in addition to inner most traders trying to find new possibilities, making an investment in Islamic cash deals a much-needed primer in this fast-growing marketplace.

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Others are being drawn to the ethics and principles that form the basis of these funds. The conducive regulatory environment and the size of market in the Middle East/North Africa is expected to support the rapid growth. New investment firms are established each year, and the funds in this region have increased fivefold in less than 10 years. Although most managers handle few mutual funds, some institutional mandates and some discretionary portfolios, banks in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, and Saudi have 26 INVESTING IN ISLAMIC FUNDS started to separate their investment banking from commercial banking.

While many hedge funds and other financial instruments took significant risks and fell hard in the late 2000s, the Islamic finance, in many cases, remained conservative and generic in its product offerings and investments and as a result, became one of the fastest-growing segments in the global financial service sector. The viability of Islamic finance is derived from its capability to meet the changing demand of the capital market. It is worth noting that the McKinsey Islamic World Conference 2008–2009 report highlighted that among the high-net-worth individuals, between 10 and 20 percent were ready to sacrifice investment return for Shariah compliance, thus providing a reasonable market demand to drive the development and expansion of Shariah-compliant investment products and solutions.

To all the ten well-known market players whose endorsements appear in this book. My deepest appreciation for your attestation, you are all indeed catalyst to the progress of Islamic investing. Acknowledgments xxxiii Associate Professor Dr. Ahcene Lahsasna from INCEIF, for sourcing and selecting the impactful quotations from divine source and Islamic legal maxims. I am most touched by your inputs despite picking your brain at the last minute. Dr. Zeid Ayer and Mr. Michael Zorich, who helped me put together a meaningful investment case for Sukuk and Islamic equity investing by providing the necessary analysis of investment performance to address the valid questions and concerns posed by mainstream international investors.

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