A handful of firms have launched platforms they claim provide investors with access to hedge funds in a sharia-compliant manner. But with speculation and uncertainty prohibited under sharia, can hedge...
In this paper (in English and German), Genscape has analysed Combined Heat and Power or Central Heat and Power (CHP)production in the German market, the challenges it raises for market participants, and the key steps required to address the fundamental lack of transparency in CHP plant production.
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New issuance of Islamic bonds has grown sharply over the past year, but is still not enough to satisfy demand from Islamic and overseas investors. It has prompted some to maximise returns on sukuk by leveraging their exposures. Gareth Gore reports
There's been strong demand from Islamic investors for structured products that comply with sharia over the past few years, but product providers have been limited in the types of underlyings and payouts they can offer. A number of banks are now pushing...
The Islamic financial world has long lagged behind conventional markets when it comes to securitisation. However, recent developments suggest an asset-backed securities market may finally be getting off the ground. John Ferry reports
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.