Azzad Meets with South African Ambassador about Islamic Finance

Representatives from Azzad Asset Management met with His Excellency Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the United States, to discuss potential investment in South Africa as part of the portfolio held by the Azzad Wise Capital Fund. The Azzad Wise Capital Fund is America's first halal fixed-income mutual fund and invests in Sukuk as well as deposits and notes from Islamic banks that comply with specific socially responsible and halal financial guidelines. In recent years, South Africa has made strides in Islamic finance although the Muslim community represents only 3% of the population. Ambassador Rasool noted that South Africa's regulatory and legislative structures, strict risk management frameworks, as well as governance and compliance structures make it a possible springboard for companies into the rest of the continent.