14.12.2012 - United States: New Sukuk asset classes: Opportunities presented by intellectual property rights
Despite the growth of the Sukuk market, more creativity around asset classes in terms of soft ware and intellectual property rights is needed to encourage the introduction of Sukuk instruments as a viable option in western and emerging markets. To many Islamic finance practitioners, the growth in the size of the Sukuk market has not necessarily been accompanied by a deeper level of geographical or asset class diversification. The over-reliance on real estate assets or, for that matter, governmental or quasi-governmental credit enhancements is as prevalent today as it was during the pre-credit crunch era. This phenomenon can be attributed to a number of factors some of which are driven by the dearth of Islamic finance human resources at top investment banks, investment companies and multinational corporations...............................................Full Article: Source
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