Islamic finance - Structuring for sharia

Structured products

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Structured product providers have shown strong interest in the Middle East over the past few years. Little wonder. With oil prices higher than $70 a barrel, local investors are flush with cash like never before. Keen to put this money to work, Islamic institutions and high-net-worth individuals have looked for investment opportunities that comply with sharia (Islamic law). Their options have been limited by the fact that the supply of sukuk - Islamic bonds - has been nowhere near sufficient