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  • GCC Sukuk: A Primer
    Saturna Capital, White Papers - June 2020

    This primer provides an overview of the investment landscape and characteristics of sharia-compliant investment certificates, referred to as sukuk, as a market niche that continues to evolve.  We cover the risk and return attributes of sukuk and explore their relationship to changes in the price of oil; an important point to consider since hydrocarbons largely drive sukuk issuers’ economies. 

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  • Episode 2: What Makes an Investment Halal?
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - June 2020

    Join hosts Monem Salam, Executive Vice President of Saturna Capital and Portfolio Manger of the Amana Income and Developing World Funds, and Christopher Patton, Videographer and Cultural Attaché of Saturna Capital. In this episode, Monem and Christopher discuss what makes an investment halal, including the history Islamic investing and various screening methodologies.

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  • Feeding 10 Billion People in a Climate-Changing World
    From the Yardarm - May 2020

    By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on our planet. In order to sustain this population and our growing demand for resource-intensive animal-based foods, the World Resources Institute estimates that crop production will need to increase by 56% from a 2010 baseline.

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  • Episode 1: Why Invest?
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - May 2020

    Our inaugural podcast episode - featuring hosts Monem Salam, Executive Vice President of Saturna Capital and Portfolio Manger of the Amana Income and Developing World Funds, and Christopher Patton, Videographer and Cultural Attaché of Saturna Capital. In this episode, Monem and Christopher discuss the reasons to invest and some of the hurdles people may face.

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  • The Institution of Zakat
    Webinars, Amana Webinar - May 2020

    Join hosts Monem Salam and Owaiz Dadabhoy for the Amana Funds' webinar, The Institution of Zakat, as they cover how zakat calculations are made, the history of zakat, and some handy examples you can apply to real world situations.

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