10.11.2011 - Investment funds in the Middle East
Shariah-compliant funds must adhere to these rules not only at the fund level, but also at the investment level, for instance, type of investment, its financial profile and acquisition structure legally and financially. Fund structures themselves are fairly straightforward in most cases as the GP-LP structure fits very neatly in to Shariah. Hedge fund structures can be slightly trickier. Shariah-compliant funds will continue to be popular if they provide investors with access to sectors, regions and strategies that are otherwise unavailable to them. Many managers add a Shariah component to conventional strategies to tap such markets. Shariah products that can provide fixed-income like returns are currently attractive...............................................Full Article: Source
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