Gradual rise in Shariah compliant ETFs

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The availability of indices has allowed the widespread introduction of lower-cost products such as ETFs with defined exposures and high levels of transparency.

Shariah compliant ETFs have some advantages for investors compared with traditional ways of gaining Shariah exposures. These have tended to be actively managed products with a lack of transparency surrounding methodology and lower levels of diversification that are also more costly.

The main providers of Shariah compliant indices ar

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