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 Islamic Insurance: Trends,Opportunities and the Future of Takaful
 Sohail Jaffer
 Business & Economics
 Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
 1st edition (1 May 2007)
ISBN-10: 1843742799

About the book

Offering an overview of the Takaful Islamic Insurance industry, this book provides in-depth insight from leading Shari’ah scholars and examines the challenges facing the Islamic insurance industry. This industry has gone through a rapid phase of expansion, with numerous Takaful operations in 30 countries and Takaful premiums covering non-life and life. This growth gives rise to both opportunities and challenges to traditional and Islamic financial institutions in the provision, distribution and underwriting of Islamic insurance products. Edited by the best-selling author Sohail Jaffer with contributions from 21 specialist contributors, this is the only book to explore every aspect of Islamic Insurance. Topics covered include: Takaful models and their development, Re-Takaful, retailing Takaful, distributing through joint ventures, innovations in the Northern and Southern African markets, integrating Takaful within conventional bancassurance, legal, regulatory and operational issues and the rating of Takaful companies.

Author Information

Sohail Jaffer is a Partner and Head of International Business Development for “white label” Bancassurance and investment services within the FWU Group, an international financial services group focusing on innovative and customised product design in the field of unit-linked investments and family takaful investment-linked plans for international markets. Mr. Jaffer has successfully
originated, negotiated and won several major bancassurance deals in the GCC region, Pakistan and Malaysia.

He has written extensively on alternative investments and has edited several Euromoney publications on hedge funds, multi-manager strategies, Investing in the MENA region as well as six books in the Euromoney Islamic finance series including Retail banking, Asset management, Takaful, Wealth management, Investment banking, Sukuk, and a CPI publication on investing in the GCC markets.

Mr. Jaffer is a member of the Asset Management Advisory Committee, the Middle East Working Group and the Hedge Fund Committee of ALFI.
He is also a member of LFF Islamic Finance Working Group.

Book Review

This book is written by professionals with extensive experience of takaful. It will be an invaluable guide … to understanding the models and mechanisms in use and the challenges and opportunities facing the takaful market.

Susan Dingwall
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP