ALFI publishes best practices for Islamic funds in Luxembourg

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has made its collection of best practices for setting-up and servicing Islamic funds public. Thus, a higher level of understanding and consistency of the requirements and expectations to this developing market sector can be ensured. This year several new Shariah-compliant funds were launched, making 2012 a busy year for the Luxembourg Islamic finance community. Luxembourg currently has 41 funds with EUR4bn in assets under management reaching the fifth place worldwide and the first in Europe in terms of number of Shariah-compliant domiciled funds.