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Tahawwut (hedging): A breakthrough in Islamic finance

Posted on 12 April 2010

From Arabnews.com: The launch of the Tahawwut (Hedging) Master Agreement (TMA) earlier in March 2010 by the Bahrain-based International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) in cooperation with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) gives the global Islamic financial industry the ability to trade Shariah-compliant hedging transactions such as profit-rate and currency swaps, which are estimated to represent most of today’s Islamic hedging transactions.
While Ijlal Ahmed Alvi, the CEO of IIFM, hails the TMA as “a breakthrough in Islamic finance and risk management, and marks the introduction of the first globally standardized documentation for privately negotiated Islamic hedging products,”………………………………Full Article: Source

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