Global Growth, Opportunities and Challenges in the Sukuk Market

9781843747598: Global Growth, Opportunities and Challenges in the Sukuk Market
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This innovative new book is essential to understand how the world economy and therefore population whether through governments or corporations can benefit from Islamic bonds. It investigates and reviews the key market changes and developments in the sukuk market. This book goes further than any of the general books on sukuk that are available. It looks at how the sukuk market has evolved and where it is now, but most importantly it looks at regulation of the industry, defaulting sukuk and the implications. This valuable reference tool supplements general sukuk books and is essential for those involved with sukuk and who are looking to learn about how it has changed and what it means for them. The book covers: an overview of Sukuk and latest trends; the various roles of Sukuk in the economy; Sukuk Structuring and Distribution; Sukuk listing on international stock exchanges; Rating and accounting of Sukuk; the future of Sukuk. Sohail Jaffer, editor of many best-selling titles published by Euromoney Books, has invited leading seasoned practitioners to contribute their knowledge and experience. You will find the overall book a useful mine of information to guide you through the Islamic capital markets' intricacies

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Sohail Jaffer is a partner and the head of international business development for white label bancassurance and investment services within the FWU group, an international financial services group headquartered in Munich. The group s core activities include bancassurance, asset management and individual pension plans. The group is also recognised for its global leadership and expertise in Shariah compliant investments and insurance (takaful). The group s international takaful business is based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Mr Jaffer successfully originated, negotiated and won several major bank distribution deals in the GCC region, Pakistan and Malaysia. From June 1998 until June 1999 he was senior vice president within the international mutual funds group of Scudder, Stevens and Clark Ltd, based in London and responsible for their international product development in Europe and Japan. From January 1989 until May 1998 Mr Jaffer was vice president with Citibank London. He was with the Financial Institutions Group until 1996 and later joined Citibank s Alternative Investment Strategies (AIS) Group. He was a director and his responsibilities included international business development and asset gathering from institutional investors in Europe and the Middle East region. He was also a member of Citi s Hedge Funds Policy and Strategy Committee . Mr Jaffer was an audit partner with the Price Waterhouse practice in Africa from July 1984 until September 1988. Mr Jaffer is a UK qualified certified accountant (FCCA). Mr Jaffer is currently a Regional Advisory Council member (EMEA) of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), was a council member of AIMA for the period 2001 to September 2008 and past chairman for the period 1997 to 2000. He has written extensively on alternative investments and has edited several Euromoney publications on hedge funds, multimanager strategies, as well as six books in the Islamic finance range including retail banking, asset management, insurance (takaful), wealth management, investment banking, sukuk and a recent CPI publication on investing in the GCC markets. He is a member of the Association of the Luxembourg Funds Industry s (ALFI) Asset Management Advisory Committee, Hedge Fund Committee and the Middle East working group. Mr Jaffer is also a member of Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) Islamic Finance Working Group.

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