Realising the potential of Islamic finance

Islamic finance is both a key driver and significant beneficiary of the rapid growth and increased intra-regional trade across South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East (SAAAME). Yet while the global market is expected to grow by 17% CAGR to reach US$ 2.6 trillion by 2017, this is still only a fraction of its full potential.

Stronger governance, increased economies of scale and a step up in innovation, customer-centricity and service quality will all be crucial in optimising performance and growth.

Our Global Islamic Finance Team (GIFT) is the only dedicated and integrated global advisory and assurance network within this market, serving more than three-quarters of the world’s top 50 Islamic finance institutions.

We cover all areas of shariah-compliant finance including banking, takaful (insurance and reinsurance), sukuk (bonds and development finance), mutual funds and investment trusts, along with providing expert support for regulators and accounting standard setters.

Spanning a full range of services including audit, strategic development, M&A, risk management and people and change, our team is helping in the establishment of new businesses and enabling existing operations to reach their full potential.