By Natalie Schoon
Many Middle East countries now demand Shariah compliant asset management, which involves a multi-asset allocation strategy that covers both public and private Islamic sukuk securities and equities. Natalie Schoon addresses these complex issues in a way that is accessible to the non-specialist. She reviews types of funds, asset selection, processes, Shariah compliance, and case studies of selected funds, and thoroughly describes the place of asset management within the Islamic finance infrastructure. Readers are shown the prohibitions in Islamic finance that are applied to Islamic funds, continuing developments in the Islamic fund market, and the contemporary structure of Islamic funds.