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A Microfinance Fund for Central Java, Indonesia

May 13th, 2018 | Filed under: Microfinance, Newly Added, Digital currencies, Emerging Alternative Investments, Other Topics in A.I.

Blossom Finance, an investment consultancy that describes its business model as “commercial financing with social benefits,” announced recently open enrollment for an Islamic microfinance fund designed to bolster micro-businesses and traditional market sellers in the province of Central Java, Indonesia. This will be a crypto-currency infused fund: participants can investRead More

Saudi Arabia: Opening to Distressed Debt Arb?

Dec 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: Newly Added, Insolvency, Event-Driven Hedge Funds, Business News, Hedge Funds

A recent article in The National Law Review says that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is about to change its restructuring law in a way that will likely make restructurings more common in that influential country. One implication is that the change will provide alpha-seeking opportunities for investors and tradersRead More

India: The Way Up and the Way Down Are Not the Same

Nov 26th, 2015 | Filed under: Financial Economics Theory, Newly Added, The Global Economy & Currencies, Risk Management Strategies & Processes, SRI and Clean Energy, Risk Management & Operations, Finance & Economics, Other Topics in A.I.

Faille doesn't mean to argue theology, but he has to observe that a Shariah-based understanding of what constitutes “ethical investing” entails a lot of premises, and if those premises are to be inserted into reasoning about financial economics, they have to bear up to empirical, secular scrutiny. Read More

Hong Kong Shariah-Compliant Launch Sells

Sep 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: Behavioral finance, Emerging markets

If I should declare that I will never eat duck, and then I simply re-name certain ducks “chickens” and eat them, then people who genuinely as a matter of principle refuse to eat duck may consider me a false friend. And those who have no objection to the eating of duck may think me a silly goose. Read More

Islamic finance as an alternative investment

Feb 23rd, 2010 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends

If the concept of interest is central to traditional notions of investing, then Islamic finance is about as alternative as it gets.Read More