What do Hollywood and Islamic finance have in common? Perhaps a little more than we expect – and the prospects are exciting. In this week’s cover story, we shine the spotlight on an emerging new asset class – entertainment – which could just be the flavor Islamic investors are looking for in the global push for diversification.
Our IFN reports bring you perspectives on the fledgling Islamic financial planning and wealth management sector, particularly in the increasingly affluent Asian region as well as insights into the burgeoning Waqf segment driven by a global alignment in standardization. Our analyses dive deep into the Shariah compliant hedging and derivatives sector as well as the Nigerian market, which while it has yo-yoed between issuing and not issuing its sovereign Sukuk, has made material progress in its banking and asset management industries.
Find out how real estate investment trusts are the new hot asset class in Oman and how Omani Islamic banks are performing in volatile conditions by market players themselves and stay abreast on global Islamic finance developments with updates from our IFN Correspondents reporting on the ground from six different countries and on three different sectors this week. We also have a special report on the impact of the global economic downturn, areas of resurgence and Islamic finance as an alternative to conventional finance from international legal firm Morgan Lewis.
This week, we wish our readers an entertaining, informative and insightful read.