In tandem with burgeoning wealth across the developing world, the demand for Shariah-compliant investments by institutions may be outpacing the supply. Our comprehensive execution capabilities can provide a gateway to these capital sources. Our work in Islamic finance has deep roots in the industry, dating from its formative years. Heritage milestones include developing and marketing regulated Islamic funds. We are able to integrate Shariah oversight from world-renowned scholars or independent specialists.
► Shariah Structuring
Islamic finance is now a core component of global capital markets. The industry has grown rapidly, if not unexpectedly. Malaysia has been a major advocate since the Asian currency crisis in 1998; the Gulf propelled momentum during the period of buoyant oil prices between 2002-2008. We encourage those seeking capital to consider Shariah-based intermediation.
► Investment Strategy
Tap into our on-the-ground experience across the Islamic Crescent, in markets ranging from Morocco to Kuwait to Indonesia. We are adept at interpreting public-sector developments and direct-investment opportunities. Our principal was among the first Wall Street analysts to construct an investible framework for emerging and frontier markets.
► Halal Opportunities
We work alongside venture capitalists and business strategists in assessing commercial opportunities that target the Muslim community worldwide. While we are best known for our work in the financial-services sector, we recalibrate this heritage to benefit firms operating in the real economy. Our experience covers lifestyle and food-production considerations.
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