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IFN Indonesia Forum 2022

Deals of the Year 2014 Handbook

It was another action-packed year for Islamic finance in 2013, and the IFN Deals of the Year Awards displayed the exceptional development of the industry over the past 12 months. Although Sukuk performance saw a less stellar performance than 2012 on the back of Fed tapering fears, the capital markets continued to soar: boosted by strong equity performance and ongoing strides in innovation and deal size.

While structures tended to err on the side of old favorites we certainly saw some exciting new deals emerge, with our overall winner IILM surging forward to take the prize with a landmark deal that we can hope will alter the face of Islamic institutional liquidity management globally.

The leading markets remained strong: with the UAE, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia all pushing forward to expand their domestic markets. However we also saw a multitude of newer players surge forward, including Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria and Oman: all of which bode well for the ongoing development of the market.

With a record-breaking 400 deals nominated in more than 30 categories, the size and scope of the IFN Deals of the Year continues to grow, making it one of the most respected and sought-after accolades of the industry.

In the latest Deals of the Year Supplement we bring you the best of the best of the Islamic finance transactions from 2013 – and we can assure you that it is an inspiring read.

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