25.06.2012 - Gulf sukuk investment funds grow, but liquidity is problem
Gulf investment funds dedicated to sukuk are increasing in size and number, but the growth spurt may not be enough to solve the concentration and liquidity issues facing the Islamic bonds market. Assets of sukuk funds based in the Gulf now exceed $500mn, a 31% increase since last year, according to Reuters calculations based on data from fund companies. This remains small compared to the total Islamic bonds market; global sukuk issuance was $86bn in 2011, and $43bn in the first quarter of this year, according to Thomson Reuters data...............................................Full Article: Source
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