Islamic asset management

Islamic funds – those managed in compliance with sharia law – are an $84 billion-plus industry, according to AsianInvestor research, that is expected to continue to grow.

27 July 2016
The Malaysian $30 billion state pension plans to make all its portfolios 100% sharia-compliant and may reduce its performance target in light of prevailing low yields.
5 May 2016
Islamic banks are not so different from their conventional counterparts, and this needs to be addressed, finds research from The International Centre for Education in Islamic ...
31 March 2016
Last year saw a decline in Islamic assets under management globally, but some firms heavily bucked the trend both on the downside and upside, according to AsianInvestor research.
29 March 2016
Islamic assets managed in the Middle East shrank overall last year, but sharia alternative investments were a bright spot, finds AsianInvestor research ranking firms by AUM.
22 March 2016
Islamic assets under management in Southeast Asia have shrunk, but less sharply than the global trend, according to AsianInvestor research. What's in store for this segment?
16 March 2016
AsianInvestor presents its annual list of managers of Islamic funds. Their overall AUM fell 12.2% last year, but alternatives were a bright spot. More analysis of the data is ...
11 March 2016
The country's funds industry expanded amid tricky conditions last year, by Securities Commission figures, but investors are told to brace for lower returns in 2016.
3 March 2016
Tariq Al Rifai's new organisation will focus on how Islamic finance can help solve debt-related issues in financial markets and encourage the take-up of sharia-compliant investing.
11 February 2016
Four foreign houses with onshore operations are targeting sharia product launches after rules were relaxed, in a sign that the country is opening up. Regular mutual funds could ...
5 August 2015
Standard Chartered has been named as Maybank Asset Management's trustee for the first sharia-compliant fund on the Asean passporting scheme. Questions hang over when it will be ...
19 March 2014
AsianInvestor has compiled its second annual list of the biggest fund houses by sharia-compliant assets. The largest 50 saw their Islamic assets rise by a quarter last year.
4 March 2014
NBAD Asset Management and Franklin Templeton are eyeing more niche sharia-compliant strategies. This comes as the Islamic alternatives space continues to see swift growth.
13 March 2013
AsianInvestor has researched its first ever ranking of Islamic fund managers. Here we list the top 10 by assets under management, amid hopes that the industry can globalise.
14 March 2011
The UK bank is seeking a bigger share of the $60 billion market for sharia-compliant funds under management by globally standardising its securities services offering.
21 December 2010
Having recently launched two sharia equity strategies, the US asset manager plans to manage more assets out of Kuala Lumpur.
8 April 2010
The German bank says the growth in the take-up of its Islamic products is outpacing its conventional funds business in Asia.
19 March 2010
The Malaysian firm is pitching for more institutional mandates and hopes to benefit from money contributed to the state-run Employees Provident Fund being shifted into unit trusts.
7 December 2009
Dubai WorldÆs request to restructure its debt is likely to reshape the understanding among investors and issuers of who holds the upper hand when it comes to bond-like sukuk.
19 November 2009
The Swiss private bank cites its sustainable investment credentials as an advantage when it comes to offering a range of Islamic wealth products.
6 November 2009
The new unit aims to create a stronger focus on the firm's Islamic institutional business, both onshore and offshore.
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