Jersey poised to profit from forecast Islamic finance boom

According to Ernst & Young, the strong move Jersey Finance has made into the Gulf region will result in huge benefit to the company due to an expected significant rise in Islamic finance. Estimates predict a growth in sukuk demand from US$300 billion to US$900 billion by year 2017. The leading source of demand is said to be South East Asia and the Middle East. An increase of Jersey's involvement in the Arab world is possible through capitalisation on its strong links with the Arab states.

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GCC investments in Jersey total $31.37bn

The not-for-profit Jersey Finance opens Abu Dhabi office to tap Gulf wealth from family offices and high networth individuals even as currency fluctuations erode values.
Jersey is a self-governing British Crown Dependency where financial services are the largest industry. Jersey Finance, a not-for-profit organization that is tasked with promoting Jersey as an International Financial Center, has opened a representative office in Abu Dhabi, close on the heels of another in Mumbai, India. It sees a significant outflow of investment from the UAE to offshore jurisdictions.

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