Islamic Finance at the London Stock Exchange
The key factors contributing to London's position as a leading global hub for Islamic finance are well known. The depth and breadth of the London capital markets, in addition to the extensive pool of expertise offered by one of the largest concentrations of specialist legal and advisory expertise in the world have provided a solid foundation. These factors, combined with the sustained commitment of the UK Government to developing Islamic finance with a series of tax and regulatory changes, have all contributed to making London one of the key venues where Islamic financial institutions and investors can come to do business.
At the London Stock Exchange, we offer a diverse range of products and services across our markets - from the trading of equity shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), which offers growing companies all the benefits of being quoted on a world-class public market within a regulatory environment that has been designed to meet their specific needs, to the listing of sukuk on the Main Market, an EU Regulated Market under MiFID, or the Professional Securities Market, an Exchange-regulated market offering the benefits of more flexible regulatory requirements. In addition, a vibrant and growing ETF market means that the London Stock Exchange is able to provide Islamic institutions and investors with a broad choice of Shariah-compliant financial instruments within a range of market structures. Read Full Story