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Investing In Islamic Funds: A Practitioner's Perspective by Noripah Kamso

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  • A matured and fully functioning Islamic financial market must contain asset management to complement the demand side of the value chain.
  • Islamic investment funds are no longer seen as an alternative investment but regarded as competitive to conventional.
  • As of October 2012, there are around 750 funds with assets under management totaling USD60 billion to USD65 billion. About 55 percent are dominated by Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.
  • 12 percent of funds are available in Luxembourg, Dublin, and the Cayman Islands, demonstrating global standard and credibility.
  • Bahrain is a good platform for investors in Middle East/Africa to source foreign funds.
  • Financial centers mapped from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Dubai, and London are now leading the global initiatives.

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