The sukuk market: growing, underserved and resilient in the COVID crisis

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Mohamed Mokhtar, IdealRatings / Redha Al Ansari, LSEG / Lydia Hamill, FTSE Russell

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The sukuk market has grown considerably over the past decade, with several reasons driving the increased demand for global shariah-compliant bonds. Notably among these growth drivers is the global sukuk market’s track record of delivering strong risk-adjusted returns relative to other emerging market bonds - particularly during the COVID-19 crisis. However, while many signs point to continued sukuk market growth, shariah-compliant investment product offerings are sparse - resulting in a significant gap between demand and supply. As demand grows, it’s important for investors to have an effective benchmark for measuring or passively tracking the sukuk market. Join us on 6 July to hear more about the newly launched FTSE IdealRatings Broad US Dollar Sukuk Index, which is powered by Refinitiv data and expands this constituent universe to include high-yield and non-rated sukuk as well as investment-grade. Confirmed speakers: • Mohamed Mokhtar, VP, IdealRatings • Redha Al Ansari, Head of Islamic Finance Research, LSEG • Lydia Hamill, Senior Associate, Fixed Income & Multi-Asset Index Product Management, FTSE Russell

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