Appendix A

Questionnaire and Interview


(I) Company General Information
(II) Company’s Portfolio Composition
(III) Company’s Desired Portfolio Composition


Part I: Structured Interview

Question (1):

Taking into consideration the takaful structure, do you think that the shareholders’ fund should be regulated? Why?

Question (2):

What are the reasons behind the behaviour that many takaful operating companies hold less percentage of sukuk in their short-term investment portfolio? For the GCC, why do they not hold sukuk in their portfolio on a long-term basis?

Part II: Unstructured Interview

This part consists of open discussion and includes questions relating to certain trends in investment behavior of a takaful operating company. The numbers of the questions are different from company to company depending on the analysis of the data.

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