Shariah-compliant funds: A whole new world of investment

The concept of Shariah-compliant investing goes back four decades and yet the sector has only really taken off in the last five years.

A number of structural and behavioural changes in Islamic countries have produced this take-off and the probability is that the sector will now go from strength to strength.

Many asset management firms are currently sizing up the opportunities and this paper aims to help them deepen their knowledge of the sector, understand current developments and navigate through the main challenges of creating a Shariah-compliant fund range.

Written by PwC's professionals from around the world, this is the third paper in a series aimed at briefing mainstream financial services companies about opportunities in Islamic finance.