The Sukuk Opportunity

Total Sukuk issuances for 2013 stood at approximately US$120 billion and the Sukuk market is likely to sustain double-digit growth in the coming two to three years with assets in Islamic finance expected to reach US$2.8 trillion by 2015.

The growth of the Sukuk market has allowed investors to diversify their portfolio and invest in credit that they would not otherwise have access to, such as Islamic institutions, which only raise funds in a Shari’ah-compliant manner. The

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued a Report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on Basel III Implementation.  The implementation period for Basel III capital requirements starts from 1 January 2013 and includes transitional arrangements until 1 January 2019.  At the time of the report, 8 of the 27 member jurisdictions of the Basel Committee have issued their final set of Basel III related regulations (being Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia,