#Sukuk adoption hurdles decrypted

The central benefit of sukuk is that they give issuers access to a far broader range of investors than a conventional bond can. Their reliance on real, tangible assets and their principle of sharing risk makes them valuable for any smart risk management investment portfolio. While there exists thriving markets for them in the Middle East and southeast Asian Muslim countries, an absence of Western governments is marked. Aside from a few symbolic issues by governments in the UK, South Africa, Hong Kong and Luxembourg, domestic markets have been slow to develop.