SAMI Halal Food Index Series
The SAMI (Socially Acceptable Market Investments) Halal Food Index Series powered by IdealRatings in cooperation with Thomson Reuters represents the first index series combining the principles of Halal consumption and investment simultaneously. SAMI Halal Food Index Series family focuses on Halal Food companies listed in stock exchanges of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries that adhere to Shariah guidelines defined by AAOIFI (Accounting and Auditing Organization of Islamic Financial Institutions). The SAMI Halal Food Indexes provide Islamic investors with an accurate and Shariah specific equity performance benchmark with optimized compliance credibility due to the intensive research conducted to ensure that index constituents do not conflict with the defined Shariah requirements in terms of consumption and investment.
The SAMI Halal Food Indexes represent a first of a kind benchmark ensuring merging the Halal principles of consumption and investment simultaneously. Index constituents are only those companies where Muslims are allowed to buy or consume their products as well as permissible from an investment perspective according to AAOIFI requirements. Increased compliance credibility is ensured through a researched rather than automated screening approach adapted by IdealRatings, screening approach focus on both company level and issue level to ensure that issues are screened as intended. Researched screening results also in a higher exposure to the food sector.