Islamic banking is currently one of the most exciting areas of the financial markets. Given the steep rise in oil prices over the past couple of years, there's plenty of cash floating around the Middle...
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Bank Islam Malaysia has completed the world's first Islamic profit rate swap, a three-year 136 million ringgit ($36 million) deal with Standard Chartered Malaysia.
Islamic finance has grown at a tremendous pace over the past 12 months. The asset-backed securities market has grown fourfold, with $6.7 billion of Islamic bonds – or sukuk – launched in 2004, up from $1.9 billion in 2003. And judging by the number...
The concept of sharia-compliant structured products is still new, but dealers have wasted little time in extending their existing product range to the Islamic market. However, Islamic retail investors have yet to take up structured instruments with gusto....
A growing number of hedge fund managers are casting an eye at the Islamic market, keen to attract the billions of dollars in surplus cash resting in bank deposits. But putting together a sharia-compliant hedge fund has so far proved difficult. By Hann...
Tapping surplus liquidityIslamic financial institutions are flush with cash, and banks are increasingly looking at sharia-compliant investments to park their money. It's sparked a flood of Islamic asset-backed securities issuance this year, with both...
Transparency tradesA desire for increased transparency and self-sufficiency has inspired the Dubai Metals & Commodities Centre to complete its first-ever capital markets transaction, just one of many Islamic bonds to be launched over the past year. By...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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