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Islamic Bonds: Your Guide to Issuing, Structuring and Investing in Sukuk

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ISBN13: 9781843741282
ISBN: 1843741288
Published: June 2004
Publisher: Euromoney Institutional Investor
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £175.00

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The book is essential reading for both those unfamiliar with Islamic finance applications, and includes advanced structures for those involved in structuring sovereign or corporate sukuk issues. Sukuk are the crest of a new wave of innovation in Islamic finance and so Islamic Bonds Your Guide to Issuing, Structuring and Investing in Sukuk is a comprehensive guide that will ensure you understand:-

  • The nature of sukuk, how they differ from Western bonds, the development of the sovereign & corporate sukuk market
  • How to structure sukuk transactions, including eligible assets, investment vehicles, undertakings & credit enhancement
  • Sovereign sukuk applications including MBS, project finance and B.O.T.
  • Applications in leasing finance, hedging and risk transference, banking and liquidity management, real estate & REITs
  • Regulation, legal and taxation issues
Topics covered include:-
  • Introduction to Shari'a-based rules and issues that drive Islamic investment and how these have facilitated the development of modern financial instruments applying classical Islamic concepts.
  • Description of sukuk including AAOIFI's 14 sukuk structures embodied in their Investment Sukuk Standards and explains how these structures developed to meet Islamic transactional rules relating to asset possession, measurement and transfer and explains how they are consistent with Western securities rules.
  • How Islamic and Western financial concepts are being applied to allow for the issuance of sukuk and those sovereign issues that allow for open market operations, liquidity management and balance sheet management.
  • Includes details and transaction highlights of recently-issued sovereign sukuk and opportunities in other sovereign markets
  • The development of US Islamic mortgage market and investment opportunities in MBS-type structures
  • Applications of sukuk in securitisation-type and project finance structures, and future applications such as B.O.T. transactions
  • Applications in leasing finance, hedging and risk transference, banking and liquidity management including descriptions of how to structure transactions for real estate including the residential US market and REITs
  • Regulatory issues including the treatment of sukuk for capital adequacy, issues in choice of law, taxation issues for issuers and investors in the UK and US, settlement issues and the approach of rating agencies
  • View to the future of sukuk in the global financial arena.