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Physical Gold #Fund SP announces Shariah compliance

Physical Gold Fund SP (PGF) has been endorsed as Shariah-compliant by Amanie Advisors. Amanie Advisors issued the fatwa in accordance with the Shariah Standard on Gold set by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and developed in cooperation with the World Gold Council. According to Alex Stanczyk, managing director of Physical Gold Fund SP, this fund is unique in the Mena region and is a perfect fit for the values expected by Islamic investors.

#Investing In #Gold: a Game Changer for #Islamic Finance?

Mohammad Daud Bakar says gold will be a game changer as a commercial asset, investment asset and hedging asset as well. There is now an attempt to put Sharia standard on gold, this will remove the worries of the scholars and regulators. Mohammad Daud Bakar believes the asset classes have to be expanded and Islamic banking shouldn't rely so much on commodities.

#Islamicfinance’s entry into #gold market could send price soaring

The Islamic finance industry has set sight on the gold market as initiatives are underway to establish a new standard to make the metal tradable under Shariah finance rules. World Gold Council (WGC) together with Amanie Advisors and the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions in Bahrain are now developing the standard to increase transparency and harmonisation of the use of gold investments. The Islamic finance entry could shake the gold market as Islamic financial institutions hold around $2tn in assets and are expected to double that asset base up to 2020.

Business interview: Takaful industry has great potential in Oman

Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar is the founder and executive chairman of Amanie Advisors. He chairs the Sharia'a Advisory Council at the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Securities Commission of Malaysia. A Sharia'a board member on various financial institutions in Malaysia and the Middle East, Dr Bakar is also deputy chairman on the board of Al Madina Takaful in Oman. Dr Bakar was recently in Muscat to attend Al Madina's Sharia'a board meeting. He spoke about the global Islamic finance industry and shared his views on the outlook for Oman's Islamic banking and takaful markets. He said that in Oman, awareness needs to be spread at all levels through all available channels.

Libyan Stock Exchange signs deal with Amanie Advisors to push Islamic finance

The Libyan Stock Market has signed a multi-faceted memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global Shariah advisory firm, Amanie Advisors, to help Libya’s efforts to expand the role of Islamic finance in its economy. The comprehensive MoU sets out a clear roadmap for research into the areas of growth for Islamic Finance within Libya, Islamic Finance training and a joint agreement on conducting market research that aims to devise the proper development model for Islamic Finance with Libya. Amanie will also provide Shariah consultancy services to the relevant authority with respect to drafting relevant guidelines and regulations for their major Islamic capital markets initiative. With training a key challenge for Islamic banks, Amanie will provide in-depth guidance and training to the relevant agencies within Libya.

Firm boosts Irish Islamic finance sector

The global Islamic capital markets advisory firm Amanie Advisors has launched an Irish operation aiming to boost Ireland's growing Islamic finance sector. It is also expected to facilitate both Irish and European companies to have access to funding means of the Islamic capital markets. Amanie's group chairman Dr Daud Bakar explained the choice of Ireland with the country's increasing reputation as a hub for operations in the branch of Islamic finance.

Amanie Advisors opens Egypt office

Amanie Advisors opened a new office in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, having as purpose to captalise on the considerable business potential in Egypt and North Africa advising bankers and fund managers.
Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar is administring the Amanie Advisors group.
Dr. Bakar is also the Chairman of Shariah Advisory Board of Central Bank of Malaysia and Securities Commission of Malaysia as well a member of Shariah board of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI); Morgan Stanley (Dubai); Noor Islamic Bank and Takaful (Dubai); Bank of London and Middle East (London); and Jadwa-Rusell Islamic Funds (Riyad), amongst others.

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