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Islamic Asset Management

Islamic Asset Management
Islamic Investing & Ethical Investing

Islamic asset management refers to professional investment management of Shariah-compliant securities (equities, Sukuk and other securities). The business of Islamic investment is grounded in Islamic finance principles, which aims to meet investors’ financial needs with integrity and in a manner that is fair, trustworthy, honest and ensures a more equitable wealth distribution. Islamic investing is beginning to not merely being seen as a religiously guided investment but also as an ethical form of investing that promotes real economic activities that are socially desirable.

The net effect of this investment approach is generating competitive investment returns and encouraging ethical business practices.

Investment Based on Social & Moral Values

Similar to socially responsible investing, Shariah-compliant investing mandates social values & good governance by filtering out businesses that engage in activities , which among others, deemed unethical, such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Pornography
  • Gambling
  • Weapon etc. armaments, etc.

Hence, Islamic asset management is a social and moral value-based investment alternative to the ethical investment approach.

Holistic Islamic Investment Management

CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management strength lies in offering holistic Islamic asset management with end-to-end processes in accordance with Shariah principles. We advocate even a broader definition of Shariah compliance by going beyond the investment screening process to ensure that all aspects of the investment management operations are Shariah-compliant.

Our Shariah Investment Process
Shariah principles are ingrained in our investment management process

Islamic Asset Management

Islamic Asset Management

Source: CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management

These capabilities are coupled with disciplined investment processes that generate sustainable investment returns of over the longer term.

Islamic Asset Management
CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management As Your Best Choice

CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management is a top choice for investors who values investing in Shariah-compliant or ethical manner and looking for outperformance in their investment portfolios.

  • We adopt global regulatory, industry and Shariah-compliant practices
  • We collaborate with CIMB Islamic Bank which is backed by a multi-national Shariah Committee that come from diverse backgrounds and various jurisdictions
Our established track record of managing Islamic portfolios and our strategic location in one of the world’s largest Islamic investment hubs, make CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management your best choice.


The development of Islamic asset management has been driven by the rising demand for Shariah-compliant1 investments. Its relevance as an alternative investment class for all investors, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, has accelerated with the rising importance of business ethics and fiscal conservatism.
Estimated Muslim Population by 20302 (billion)
2.2 billion
World’s Total Projected Population by 20302 (%)
1In a manner that is consistent with Shariah Law and beliefs
2The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, The Future of the Global Muslim Population, Jan. 2011
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