SCGF announces first ever Shariah-compliant funds

Luxembourg-based SEDCO Capital Global Funds (SCGF) has announced the first ever Shariah-compliant funds managed according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles. The SEDCO Capital US Equities Fundamental Indexing Fund and SEDCO Capital Global Higher Dividend Yield Fund are screened for compliance with international conventions and guidelines on environment, human rights and business ethics such as UN Global Compact and OECD Guidelines. Non-compliance is dealt with through a process of engagement and exclusion. The funds will also incorporate proxy voting according to best corporate governance standards in its ESG programme. The funds are targeted at institutions, high net worth individuals, family offices, and qualified distributors wishing to invest in a socially responsible manner, while complying with Shariah principles.