HSBC sees Islamic serviced funds AUM hitting $10 bln

It seems that HSBC Amanah anticipates a pipeline of 30 new Islamic funds to raise its assets under management for serviced funds to $10 billion.
Germain Birgen, global head of securities services, stated that the bank currently services 90 Islamic funds worth roughly $5 billion in assets. He added that 30 new funds are forseen to be launched within the next 12 to 18 months.
He underlined the fact that there is also an increasing trend in the industry for Islamic fund managers in traditional Muslim markets to start international domiciled funds in Singapore and Luxembourg, to take advantage of better financial regulations and draw more conventional investors.