Growing potential

Products that are compliant with Islamic law have the power to break into a market where the western world can reap the benefits

The Middle East is a potentially huge market as yet untapped by hedge funds on both the retail and institutional levels. It poses complications and barriers that make it a hard market to break into, but many observers predict, there is growth potential for products that are compliant with Islamic Sharia law.

Poor global stock markets have increased interest in hedge funds in the Middle East, according to Amir Ali Farman-Farma, of Fortune Group.

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