This report, published by Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) presents findings from the seventh Annual Impact Investor Survey. The findings include investors’ perspectives on key issues important to the development of the impact investing industry, as well as analysis of their investment activity, asset allocations, impact measurement practice, and performance.
This report, published by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) presents the findings of the sixth annual impact investor survey. Across years, the survey has maintained a core set of questions on investor activity and perspectives.
The objective of this study is to ascertain the number of SMEs who do not borrow because of religious reasons, reflecting a need that is unmet. How many SMEs borrow the bare minimum required to survive and would have borrowed more if Islamic financing options were available. How many SMEs prefer Islamic banking, but choose conventional banks for their banking needs because of the lack of adequate Islamic banking facilities?
2016 has been another year of slowdown for the global Islamic Financial Services Industry (IFSI) – in USD terms, the size of the IFSI has not changed much over the last year: The total Islamic banking assets increased from USD 1.4 trillion to USD 1.5 trillion, the volume of ṣukūk outstanding increased (USD 318.5 billion), but Islamic funds’ assets decreased (USD 56 billion); takāful contributions increased slightly (USD 25 billion).
The fourth edition of the Islamic Financial Services Board’s (IFSB) Islamic Financial Services Industry Stability Report takes place against a challenging economic backdrop that has led to a moderation in 2015 of the high growth rates of Islamic finance observed since the global financial crisis.
The Islamic finance industry has reverted to growth after a brief downturn caused by low oil prices and stumbling economies in some of its key markets, with total industry assets growing 7% in 2016 to US$ 2.2 trillion.
This paper by International Monetary Fund, published in 2017, presents country experiences with reforms to strengthen regulatory oversight of the Islamic banking sector. Based on the selected country experiences, a number of important lessons and policy options can be drawn that have implications for the stable and sound development of Islamic banking
This report by International Islamic Financial Market, published in March 2016, analyzes the growth and development of international and domestic Sukuk issuances in recent years globally and sheds light on different Sukuk structures widely used in various jurisdictions active in issuing Sukuk for the purpose of achieving a deeper understanding of the mechanism in the Islamic Capital and Money Market.
This joint report, published in May 2016, by UNDP and the French Development Agency (AFD) looks at how the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) can make better use of a more diverse financing for development ‘tool-box’.
Ernst & Young, one of the Big 4 companies in consulting and finance industry, published the “World Islamic Banking Competitiveness Report 2016” based on publicly available data from 15 participation banking markets. The report reviews performance of the participation banking system.
In this research, authored by Philippe Gillet and Julie Salaber-Ayton in 2017, the recent development and performance of ethical investments around the world are assessed.