The Shariah compliant pension market is an interesting proposition (though not without its challenges); and while Malaysia has been in the lead in developing this segment, as discussed in our cover story, we are also seeing very promising activities from other markets. Could this be the turn of a new chapter for the Islamic asset management industry?
In this issue, we take a look at the current state of play of Islamic finance talents in Turkey and dig deep to find out why the development of much-needed human capital is seemingly stagnant; we break down the mechanics of DAMAC Properties’s latest capital-raising exercise; we dive deep into the interesting Iranian market (which has yet to see its full potential realized despite the lifting of sanctions over a year ago) and provide an overview of the Islamic commodities market over the last 12 months.
We also have intriguing contributions on the financialization of commodities and on Ireland amid Brexit as well as a piece on the role of Islamic insurance in Egypt’s current economic crisis.
As usual, we wish our readers an insightful and informative read.