News and Announcments

  • IdealRatings Inc. and PwC Luxembourg announce a Joint Business Relationship

    January 29, 2017

    PwC and IdealRatings are joining forces to bring new and innovative services in the field of screening Ethical, ESG and Islamic investments. Following the financial crisis, regulations affecting banks, insurers and investment funds have entered into force to increase both transparency in reporting and monitoring of investments. Driven by their investors, such financial actors are seeking to invest in companies,

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  • MayBank Islamic Asset Management Licenses IdealRatings Equity Screening Solution for its Shariah Funds

    November 1, 2016

    San Francisco – Kuala Lumpur, 24 October 2016 – Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd (“Maybank Islamic AM”), a wholly owned entity of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad (“MAMG”), has licensed the IdealRatings Equity Screening solution to screen the market data universe for shariah compliance, in accordance to the shariah rulebooks, for the investment management of shariah mandates and funds.

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  • Nasdaq Dubai and IdealRatings launch benchmark indices to track performance of Sukuk

    October 10, 2016

      Comprehensive data helps investors make informed decisions Market transparency will support growth of Sukuk sector Launch reflects Dubai’s growth as global Capital of Islamic Economy       Dubai, October 10, 2016 – Nasdaq Dubai and IdealRatings today announced the launch of benchmark indices that track the performance of global Sukuk, in order to provide investors with new data

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  • Emirates NBD Securities partners with IdealRatings to provide additional market data to clients

    December 27, 2015

    DUBAI, 27th December 2015 – Emirates NBD Securities, the brokerage arm of Emirates NBD, today signed a contract with a leading research company, IdealRatings, to provide clients with detailed market information about financial markets. IdealRatings was established to serve the data needs of institutional investors and currently operates across more than 25 countries. The firm’s products are focused on responsible and

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  • See us at IFN Saudi Arabia Forum

    November 24, 2015

    IdealRatings is participating as an executive partner at IFN Saudi Arabia Forum held in Jeddah on November 30th, 2015. IFN Saudi is a periodic event to attract global market players eager to gain access to the highly lucrative Saudi Arabian market. For more details about the event, please click here. For any inquiries about how to find IdealRatings in the

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  • IdealRatings To Join LuxFlag

    October 13, 2015

    San Francisco, 13 October 2015 – IdealRatings joins the associate membership of the Luxembourg based LuxFlag; an independent association that supports the financing of sustainable development by providing clarity for investors through awarding Labels. Over the past few years, investors have shown significant interest in sustainable and positive investments. IdealRatings, with its very extensive experience in fund management services and research,

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  • RHB LAUNCHES MALAYSIA’S FIRST ISLAMIC RETAIL FUND TARGETING GLOBAL DEVELOPED MARKETS

    May 28, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur, 28 May 2015 – RHB Islamic International Asset Management Berhad (RHBIIAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd, today launched Malaysia’s first Islamic retail fund that targets global developed markets – the RHB Islamic Global Developed Markets Fund. The Fund aims to provide investors with long term capital growth by investing 70% to 98% of the

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  • IDEALRATINGS LAUNCHES THE FIRST SHARIAH COMPLIANT ASIA-PACIFIC REITS INDEX

    May 10, 2015

    New index to benchmark the performance of Asia-Pacific Shariah compliant REITs. San Francisco, March 11, 2015 – IdealRatings today announced the launch of a Shariah compliant Asia-Pacific REITs Index, called the IdealRatingsAsia-Pacific REITs Index, for the use of Fund Managers who are benchmarking REITs funds.  For a start, the REITs Index will cover Asia-Pacific REITs and it will subsequently widen the coverage to include the entire global REITs

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  • B&I Capital partners IdealRatings for Shariah Compliant REITs Fund Management services

    March 18, 2015

     Contact:  Christian Bernasconi, +65 96445235 or cb@bnicapital.comAriff Sultan, +65 9757 6912 or asultan@idealratings.com IdealRatings Inc.42 Jalan LapangSingapore 418994 www.idealratings.com   New alliance between regional REITs Funds Management Company and global Islamic Finance expert produces an enhanced REITs solution for Shariah-compliant investors. Singapore, June 11, 2014 – B&I Capital AG, a company located in Switzerland with an office in Singapore and

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  • The Falah Russell-IdealRatings US Large Cap ETF – Symbol FIA

    October 2, 2014

    The Falah Russell-IdealRatings US Large Cap ETF is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and can be purchased through your international or local broker Falah Capital’s Falah Russell-IdealRatings US Large Cap ETF is a sharia-compliant index-linked ETF listed on a US exchange.  The fund seeks to track the Russell-IdealRatings Islamic US Large Cap Index, which is a sharia-compliant version

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  • IDEALRATINGS RELEASES SUKUK SCREENING SOLUTION AND SUKUK INDEXES

    September 2, 2014

    San Francisco, USA – September 2nd, 2014. IdealRatings, Inc. a leading Islamic finance service provider globally is privileged to announce the launch of the first ever Sukuk Shariah Screening Solution. The research-based online screening service is designed to serve Islamic investors and treasuries aiming to balance their portfolios with low risk fixed income instruments yet conform to the mandates defined

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  • IdealRatings Inc. CEO Interview, NPR Marketplace

    January 6, 2014

    January 6, 2014 – 8:01am IdealRatings CEO, Mohamed Donia, was interviewed earlier this month by David Brancaccio on the NPR, Marketplace, a leading radio station in the US to help develop the Islamic Finance industry in the US. Click Here for the short interview.

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  • The Philippine Stock Exchange partners with IdealRatings Inc. for screening of Shariah Compliant companies listed at the Exchange

    December 19, 2013

      Contact: PSE:Mr. John Benette B. Mamangun Investor Relations Head, The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.jbmamangun@pse.com.ph or +632 6887524Miss Martha H. VinzonsPublic Relations Head, The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. mhvinzons@pse.com.ph or +632 6887583   IdealRatings: Mr Ariff Sultan, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, IdealRatings Inc. asultan@idealratings.com or +65 9757 6912 www.idealratings.com       New initiative between Exchange and global Islamic Finance expert

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  • IDEALRATINGS AND ALINMA INVESTMENT PARTNER TO OFFER SHARIAH BROKERAGE SERVICES IN SAUDI ARABIA

    August 19, 2013

    San Francisco, USA – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Aug 19th, 2013.   IdealRatings a leading Islamic finance service provider is proud to announce its partnership with Alinma Investment, Licensed by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) No.09134-37one of the largest Islamic financial institution across the GCC to offer a suite of global Shariah brokerage solutions to Alinma Investment clients. The multifaceted strategic

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  • NAEEM HOLDING ANNOUNCES NISE25 EGYPT ISLAMIC REAL-TIME INDEX BY IDEALRATINGS

    July 24, 2013

    San Francisco, USA / Cairo, Egypt – July 24st, 2013   IdealRatings, the market leader in providing Shariah Compliant Fund Management solutions globally, announced today that it has been selected by the prominent Cairo based financial group NAEEM Holding as their provider of choice to construct the 1st Real-Time Shariah compliant index for Egyptian stocks. NAEEM Holding will implement its

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  • RUSSELL INTRODUCES RUSSELL-IDEALRATINGS ISLAMIC INDEX SERIES

    March 19, 2013

      New alliance between global index provider and global Islamic Finance expert produces an enhanced set of index tools for Shariah-compliant investors. Seattle, March 18, 2013 – Russell Indexes and IdealRatings today introduce the Russell-IdealRatings Islamic Index Series, a newly enhanced index series for Shariah investors.  These new indexes benefit Shariah multi-asset investors by combining the deep experience and leading

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  • Russell Introduces Russell-IdealRatings Islamic Index Series

    March 18, 2013

    New alliance between global index provider and global Islamic Finance expert produces an enhanced set of index tools for Shariah-compliant investors. Seattle, March 18, 2013 – Russell Indexes and IdealRatings today introduce the Russell-IdealRatings Islamic Index Series, a newly enhanced index series for Shariah investors.  These new indexes benefit Shariah multi-asset investors by combining the deep experience and leading methodology of

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  • See us at Al Baraka 33rd Symposium for the Islamic Economy

    July 26, 2012

    IdealRatings is participating at Al Baraka 33rd Symposium for the Islamic Economy organized by Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) in Jeddah in the period 6-7 Ramadan 1433H, corresponding 25-26 July 2012.

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  • The Islamic Investor for Android is now available for free

    April 23, 2012

    We’ve just released our Android version on Google Play, this app follows our highly rated “Islamic Investor” for iPhone which has several thousand happy users in 20 countries.

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  • IDEALRATINGS TIES UP WITH IBRACHY LAW FIRM TO FORM AN ALLIANCE OFFERING SHARIAH SERVICES COOPERATION (SSC)

    March 22, 2012

    San Francisco, USA- Cairo, Egypt March 22nd, 2012.   Idealratings with its widespread network of clients in more than 12 countries and Ibrachy as one of the most prominent legal firms in Egypt with an extensive experience in the Islamic Finance arena signed a partnership agreement to offer Sharia Services Cooperation (SSC) to the financial institutions in the Egyptian market.

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  • New weekly Shariah premium reports are out

    March 13, 2012

    The IdealRatings research team has just posted the following new reports online:

     

     

    Yelp! Inc (NYSE YELP)

    Major Cineplex Lifestyle Leasehold PROP (Stock Exchange of Thailand (Bangkok) MJLF)

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  • Jadwa wins three awards from Euromoney & Lipper

    March 11, 2012

    IdealRatings client, Jadwa Investment, was named “Best Fund Manager” at the Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards 2012, one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the global fund management community. “Best GCC Equity Fund for their Jadwa GCC Equity Fund”, and “Best MENA Equity Fund for their Jadwa Arab Markets Equity Fund” at the Lipper Fund Gala 2012.

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  • OSK-UOB ISLAMIC FUND MANAGEMENT SIGNS WITH IDEALRATINGS AS THEIR SHARIAH SCREENING PROVIDER

    January 16, 2012

    San Francisco, USA – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 16th, 2012 –  OSK-UOB Islamic Fund Management, a joint-venture company formed between the OSK Group, one of Malaysia’s leading investment bank and Singapore’s UOB Group, one of Asia’s leading financial institutions, announced today that it has signed a strategic agreement with IdealRatings, Inc. a global Shariah compliant fund management service provider to

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  • Saxo Bank Enables Online Islamic Trading

    November 21, 2011

    SAN FRANCISCO, DUBAI, UAE and HELLERUP, Denmark, November 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — IdealRatings identifies Islamic compliant Equities and ETFs on 25 exchanges. Saxo Bank A/S, the online trading and investment specialist, has today enabled its clients to identify and trade Islamic compliant stocks and ETFs on more than 25 exchanges worldwide. The Bank selected IdealRatings Inc., a leading global Islamic

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  • New weekly Shariah premium reports are out

    October 24, 2011

    The IdealRatings research team has just posted the following new reports online:

    Alstom SA (Euronext Paris ALO)
    Aseer Trading, Tourism & Mfg. Company (Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange, 4080)

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  • Shariah reports for LVMH ETISALAT SABIC PLUS Available

    October 10, 2011

    The IdealRatings research team has just posted the following 5 new reports online:
    LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (Euronext Paris MC)
    Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange ETISALAT)
    Kuwait Food Company Americana KSC (Kuwait Stock Exchange FOOD)
    Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange 2010)
    Plus Expressways Berhad (Bursa Malaysia PLUS)

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  • IdealRatings Shariah compliance research reports are now online

    September 29, 2011

    We’re publishing many reports that our team usually delivers exclusively to our clients on our web site, and they’re free of charge. We’re doing this to help investors understand the compliance status of some of the most popular companies that are also challenging to screen.

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  • See us at the World Bank-IMF Annual Meeting

    September 19, 2011

    IdealRatings is participating at the seminar “The Role of Sukuk in Development” organized by the World Bank as part of the World Bank-IMF Annual Meeting on the 25th of September 2011 in Washington D.C.

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  • See us at the Durham Islamic Finance Autumn School in Istanbul

    September 18, 2011

    IdealRatings is participating at the Durham Islamic Finance Autumn School in organized by the Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance (UK) from the 19th to the 22nd of September 2011 in Istanbul.

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  • Tapping a Growing Halal Market [Knowledge@Wharton Today Article]

    September 9, 2011

      Posted on September 9, 2011 Investors with an eye on the Islamic world have witnessed parallel growth in two industries serving Muslims worldwide: halal products and Islamic finance. Halal — Arabic for “allowed” — signifies a product created in adherence with Islamic guidelines. Halal products are spread across several industries, including foodstuffs, cosmetics, fashion and health care. Islamic finance is

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  • THOMSON REUTERS AND IDEALRATINGS LAUNCH ISLAMIC INDICES

    July 5, 2011

    First Islamic Benchmarks Offering Research-Based Shariah Screening Based On Globally Accepted Standards London – Thomson Reuters and IdealRatings today announced the launch of Thomson Reuters IdealRatings Islamic Indices, the first Islamic benchmarks to offer research-based Shariah screening based on a globally accepted Shariah standard to investors, money managers and analysts across a range of Islamic instruments, resulting in the most

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  • The Islamic Investor newsletter is out

    June 6, 2011

    The Islamic Investor – June 2011 is out, click Here to check it out.

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  • Halal index is new Islamic investment frontier [GulfNews Article]

    April 18, 2011

    By Rushdi Siddiqui, Special to Gulf News, Published: April 18, 2011 Benchmark to be bridge-builder for Islamic and exchange-traded funds, sukuks and for non-Islamic investors Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (third from left), former prime minister of Malaysia, and Rushdi Siddiqui, global head of Islamic finance and OIC countries, Thomson Reuters, at the launch of Socially Acceptable Market Investments in Kuala Lumpur. Dubai:

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  • YASAAR PARTNERS WITH IDEALRATINGS FOR SHARIAH INDEX UNIVERSE SCREENING

    April 5, 2011

    “IdealRatings service empowers and enables Yasaar to provide top quality investment universe” San Francisco,USA-London, United Kingdom, April 5th, 2011 – Yasaar, a top leading global Sharia Advisor today announced that it has partnered with IdealRatings Inc., a global Sharia compliant fund management service provider to take full advantage of IdealRatings’ universe screening and Sharia compliant fund management service. Yasaar needed

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  • Le premier indice boursier de l’alimentation halal lancé en Malaisie [SaphirNews Article]

    April 5, 2011

      Rédigé par Hanan Ben Rhouma | Mardi 5 Avril 2011 La semaine du halal en Malaisie démarre fort. A l’occasion du World Halal Forum 2011 qui a débuté lundi 4 avril à Kuala Lumpur, un indice boursier uniquement dédié à l’industrie agro-alimentaire halal a été lancé. Tel un mastodonte, la Malaisie s’impose définitivement comme le leader de ce marché,

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  • SAMI Halal Food Index Launched in Malaysia

    April 4, 2011

        Reuniting the ‘twins separated at birth’ April 4, 2011 QUESTION: How did the idea of a halal food index come about?A:I was looking to expand the bandwidth of Islamic investing, and saw the industry looking at Islamic hedge funds and other turbo-charged instruments which the “Muslim man in the street” can neither relate to nor access. The question

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  • Financial Times covers IdealRatings

    November 25, 2010

    n expert in Islamic financing has warned that some Sharia-compliant products in Europe do not actually comply with the strict teachings.

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  • See us at Global Islamic Finance Forum 2010

    October 4, 2010

    IdealRatings is a proud sponsor of the Global Islamic Finance Forum 2010. GIFF 2010 is a high-level multi-track event that brings together regulators, scholars and financial industry players who are key drivers in shaping Islamic finance globally.

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  • Halal sector outperforming Dow Jones Titans [HalalFocus.net]

    April 4, 2010

    Filed in Finance & Investment, Research, USA on 30/04/2010 Are you allocating assets to Halal Food sector?  Are you aware of how Halal food sector have performed over the past 12 months? If you want to find out how Halal companies are out-performing  the Dow Jones Titans, then you have to attend the IHMC 2010 in Brunei on 5th  June! Rushdi Siddiqui, Global Head

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  • Thomson Reuters Launches Next Generation Islamic Finance Gateway

    February 16, 2010

    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — 02/16/10 — Thomson Reuters today announced that it has launched its next generation Islamic Finance Gateway to guide the emerging industry to the next stage of growth and development. Rushdi Siddiqui, Global Head of Islamic Finance, Thomson Reuters, said, “Despite its image as an emerging industry, Islamic finance has

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  • I’m speaking at Harvard university forum on Islamic finance

    February 3, 2010

    We’re very proud to present our research methodology at this highly regarded conference, it’s humbling to know that one is speaking after a Nobel Laureate and a who’s who list of Islamic finance, the recognition of being selected to present feels very rewarding for all the effort we’ve done, and congratulations to the IdealRatings team. For more details follow this link

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  • Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. Announces Alliance With IdealRatings, Inc.

    May 26, 2009

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Marketwire – May 26, 2009) – Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWPG), a global growth-focused investment bank, today announced that Thomas Weisel Asset Management LLC (“TWAM”) teamed-up to form an alliance with IdealRatings, Inc., a leading provider of Shariah compliant and socially responsible investment services that provide transparency to portfolio managers to invest in Shariah compliant

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