What is a sukuk

A sukuk is a financial instrument structured to comply with the principles of Shari’ah.

Investors provide capital for purchase of, or investment in, Shari’ah-compliant assets.

In return, they are given Sukuk Trust Certificates representing an undivided ownership interest proportionate to the value of the holder’s investment.

Certificates entitle holders to receive pro rata share of the cash flows or revenues generated by the underlying tangible asset, e.g., property.

A total of 68 sukuk are listed on the london stock exchange, with more than $50 billion raised

Autarky assesses customer risk profiles to ensure they meet its risk criteria.
Investors are paid their share of the profits received at the end of the sukuk’s term, after fees and expenses.
Autarky issues Sukuk Trust Certificates in respect of a specified Shari’ah compliant asset or investment.
The customer then sells the Shari’ah compliant commodities to secure funding in line with a pre-agreed deferred consideration repayment scheme.
Autarky, as agent, applies Sukuk investor funds to purchase Shari’ah compliant commodities matching the value of the customer’s funding requirements and sells these to the customer on deferred payment terms under a Murabaha agreement.
A legal charge over the property is secured by Autarky, similar to a conventional mortgage.
Autarky assesses customer risk profiles to ensure they meet its risk criteria.
Autarky issues Sukuk Trust Certificates in respect of a specified Shari’ah compliant asset or investment.
Autarky, as agent, applies Sukuk investor funds to purchase Shari’ah compliant commodities matching the value of the customer’s funding requirements and sells these to the customer on deferred payment terms under a Murabaha agreement.
Investors are paid their share of the profits received at the end of the sukuk’s term, after fees and expenses.
The customer then sells the Shari’ah compliant commodities to secure funding in line with a pre-agreed deferred consideration repayment scheme.
A legal charge over the property is secured by Autarky, similar to a conventional mortgage.
Autarky assesses customer risk profiles to ensure they meet its risk criteria.
Autarky issues Sukuk Trust Certificates in respect of a specified Shari’ah compliant asset or investment.
Autarky, as agent, applies Sukuk investor funds to purchase Shari’ah compliant commodities matching the value of the customer’s funding requirements and sells these to the customer on deferred payment terms under a Murabaha agreement.
Investors are paid their share of the profits received at the end of the sukuk’s term, after fees and expenses.
The customer then sells the Shari’ah compliant commodities to secure funding in line with a pre-agreed deferred consideration repayment scheme.
A legal charge over the property is secured by Autarky, similar to a conventional mortgage.

Expanding on Shari’ah finance growth in the UK and the UK property opportunity

Autarky believes structural tailwinds are likely to support the UK property market, and Autarky actively manages its exposure to areas experiencing pricing pressure to ensure it has a diversified portfolio.

Our rates remain relatively high because of our focus on experienced property investors, and this provides attractive risk-adjusted returns.

The UN considers Islamic finance an important, non-traditional source of financing for the sustainable development goals.

A sustainable choice

It argues that Islamic finance’s high ethical standards mean “impact investing, sustainability, socially responsible investing, and green investment” all fall within the mandate of Shari’ah-compliant investment.

Autarky strictly follows these standards and even intends to donate a percentage of its incentive fee to charitable causes, meaning our investors really are engaged in a socially responsible investment.