June 16, 2015

Thomson Reuters awarded “Best Research House” in 2015 by The Asset

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, June 16, 2015 – Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has been named the “Best Research House” by The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance 2015 Awards.

The Asset is a leading regional financial trade magazine and its annual awards recognize Asia’s most outstanding Islamic financial institutions and issuers, service providers and landmark transactions.

Thomson Reuters was awarded the 2015 award for its groundbreaking Islamic finance reports that enhance the transparency, clarity and accessibility of Islamic finance to the global audience of businesses and professionals.

Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa, Thomson Reuters, said: “We are proud to be named The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance 2015 Awards’ Best Research House. Our Islamic finance information solutions cover all major financial markets in OIC countries and beyond. Furthermore, Thomson Reuters coverage includes Shariah-compliant equities, Sukuk, commodities, foreign exchange and provide effective Shariah compliance and risk management, Islamic asset management and wealth management solutions.”

Dr. Sayd Farook, Global Head of Islamic Capital Markets, Thomson Reuters, said: “Thomson Reuters leverage its extensive data sets and network to produce research projects focused on various markets, asset classes or different aspects of the Islamic finance industry. We provide dedicated knowledge gateway for professionals from across different countries to access industry issues that matter in order to generate actionable outcomes to shape and speed up the industry’s growth.”

“In 2015, we are widening our scope to also cover more developed Islamic finance markets to assess their development; to this effect Malaysia and Indonesia Islamic finance country reports will be launched during the year,” he added.

Thomson Reuters published more than 15 Islamic finance reports in the past three years. The most recent report is the Global Islamic Asset Management Outlook 2015 which studies key challenges for the Islamic asset management industry and presents growth forecasts for the sector up to 2019.

To access Thomson Reuters IFG reports, please visit http://www.zawya.com/

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Thomson Reuters Islamic Finance Gateway is a global team of a dozen specialized Islamic finance research analysts producing unbiased research and analysis across the spectrum of Islamic asset classes. We have developed pioneering original research that sets us apart in the market. Our ICD-Thomson Reuters Islamic Finance Development Indicator Report 2014 was one of our key initiatives.  The IFDI is the first-ever indicator to measure the overall holistic health and development of the global Islamic finance industry and it has helped policymakers evaluate their position in Islamic finance development in order to strategise the way forward. On a wider scale, Thomson Reuters has a bird’s eye view of the overall Islamic Economy; we developed the State of the Global Islamic Economy report and indicator in collaboration with the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center. This seminal report has been extensively cited globally. We base our research on empirical data from investors, asset managers, issuers, traders and lead arrangers covering sukuk, Islamic funds, investment, social finance and others.