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Islamic investment in the GCC — disrupted?

When robo-advisors started becoming a reality in the investment space, many pundits hailed them as a disruptor of traditional financial services, but have they actually ‘disrupted’ the industry in the Middle East where analysts say has only captured a fraction of its digital potential? In this episode, Vineeta Tan speaks to Omar Shaikh, the founder and CEO of Cocoa Invest, an Islamic robo-advisor regulated in Bahrain, to understand the Shariah digital investment space in the Middle East, particularly the GCC.


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