Attempts by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association to establish a master agreement for sharia-compliant derivatives have been in the works since the early part of the decade. With no fixed...
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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
Global issuance of sukuk has grown rapidly over the past five years, but a secondary market has yet to emerge, with most of the paper being snapped up by buy-and-hold investors. Now, efforts are under way to kick-start secondary market trading. Gareth...
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.
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