18 March 2024 – Shariah investing: the importance of tayyib

Online afternoon tea with Jupiter Asset Management.

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In the Islamic faith, stewardship and sustainability are deeply embedded principles. But how is Islamic finance fulfilling these duties?

Most Shariah-compliant equity funds focus solely on exclusion. However, this afternoon tea with Salman Siddiqui, Investment Manager at Jupiter Asset Management, discussed the idea of moving beyond a strict exclusionary, ‘halal’ approach, introducing tayyib or ‘good’ considerations into investment decisions.

In a multi-cultural society, pension funds are increasingly thinking about how they can align with a faith-based investing approach to meet wider membership needs and encourage an uplift in the number of employees opting into their scheme.

The session unpacked the considerations needed for incorporating ‘tayyib’ into investment decisions and how, through this approach, pension funds can pursue returns and ensure their investments are aligned more deeply with the spirit of Shariah guidelines.

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Who should attend?

This event was open to asset owners such as pension fund trustees, in-house executives and independent advisers, professional trustees, government representatives and consultants.


Jupiter Asset Management

Speaker biography 

Salman Siddiqui, Investment Manager, Global Emerging Market Equities, Jupiter Asset Management

Salman Siddiqui

Salman joined the company in June 2017 as an Investment Manager in the Global Emerging Markets Equities team. Before this, he spent a decade at Nomura Asset Management where he led the firm's Emerging Frontier, Africa, MENA and Turkey strategies. He has over 20 years’ experience, including five years with Deloitte in Audit and Corporate Finance. Salman started his career as an Equity Capital Markets analyst at Citigroup in 2001. Salman is a Chartered Accountant and has an MA from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics & Economics.


Karen Shackleton, Chair & Founder, Pensions for Purpose

Richard Giles

Karen has worked in the finance sector for over 30 years. As well as being Founder of Pensions for Purpose, she is Chair of the Strategic Investment Board for the Ministry of Justice and a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Board of Resonance Ltd, a social impact investment company. She sits on the Advisory Council of the Impact Investing Institute.

Karen also provides independent investment advice to the London Boroughs of Islington, Camden and Hounslow through Apex Group. She was the Chief Executive/Managing Director of AllenbridgeEpic Investment Advisers from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, she had ten years’ experience as a fund manager and director for County NatWest and BZW Investment Management (now BlackRock).

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