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Islamic compliant ETF firm seeks investment to build international business

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: According to industry sources, Saeid Hamedanchi, Chief Executive Officer of ShariahShares,is preparing the launch a family of Shariah compliant ETFs on the US and European Exchanges. Founded in 2010, ShariahShares is a California based provider of Islamic Shariah compliant investment products and solutions. In addition to its core business of ETFs, ShariahShares plans to develop its capabilities to offer Shariah compliant investment management to managed accounts.

Global markets for both Islamic Funds and ETFs are expected to grow strongly over the coming years. According to Eurekahedge, the Islamic funds market is projected to grow by 25% per year until end of 2013 and Islamic Fund assets under management in July 2011 stood at $77bn.

The GCC region has a population of 42 million (including expatriates) and a developed and growing market for Islamic Shariah compliant investments, combined with a high GDP per capita by global standards.

ShariahShares estimates that there are some 6-10 million Muslims in the US with an average household income of $58,500, against the average household’s income of $48,100. They report that 66% of Muslim households have an income greater than $50,000; 26% of Muslim households have an income greater than $100,000 and 58% are college graduates, while 10% hold PhD or MD degrees. According to Islamic Finance experts, there is very limited competition in the US market for Shariah funds.......................

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