Net results

A master agreement for over-the-counter Islamic derivatives is in the final review stages and could be published as early as next month. After years of debate, the difficult issue of close-out netting appears to be close to resolution. By Alastair Marsh


The Islamic derivatives market has been growing at a fair pace, but one of the major constraints has been the lack of standardised documentation. That now seems about to change. Three years after work started on drafting a master agreement for Islamic derivatives, industry participants are confident a final document will be published within weeks.

Drafted by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, in co-operation with the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM), the Ta'Hawwut

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