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The Halal-Friendly Investment portfolio is invested in equities and cash.
- We do not invest in companies that generate significant revenues from interest.
- We do not invest in companies that profit from alcohol, gambling, pork, financial services, or weapons.
- We do not invest in bonds, which are prohibited in Islamic law since they pay interest.
- We manage our client’s risk appetite by balancing between equity and cash.
The Halal Investment portfolio includes 50 stocks selected to track the US market based on two main factors
- Low volatility
- High profitability
Your money’s safety is our top priority. That’s why we carefully hand-pick our financial engineers with a proven track record in the industry. Our dedicated team has received their training at the finest IVY LEAGUE universities.
- EXPERIENCE: Our Investment Advisors each have over ten years of experience in the financial industry
- REPUTATION: We enjoy a good reputation in the financial industry and on a global scale
- CERTIFICATION: Our management team is certified by global authorities
- Pay 0.75% management fee
- Customized portfolio
- Fractional investing
- Automatic rebalancing
- Expert advice
- Tax efficiency
- Free portfolio check-up
- Dividend reinvesting
- All basic features
- Pay 0.65% management fee
- Financial planning sessions (once per annum)
- Systematic portfolio monitoring
- All Platinum features
- Pay 0.5% management fee
- Full financial planning review in-depth
- Dedicated financial advisor assigned
What exactly is Halal Investing?
To put it simply, Halal investing is an approach that fits with the pillars and principles of the Islamic faith. Those who invest according to halal rules may find several factors associated with investing to be prohibitive. For example, halal forbids profiting from debt, meaning our observant Muslim clients cannot utilize bonds and GICs.
Furthermore, halal investing must be in line with other ethical and religious standards of Islam; as such, a halal investment portfolio cannot be involved with or profit from businesses which make their money from weaponry, the sale or processing of pork products, gambling services, or by dealing with alcohol and tobacco.
What does a halal investing portfolio look like?
We believe that all of our clients should be able to benefit from a well-diversified portfolio. We’re committed to providing an identically high level of service for our regular investment portfolio and our halal investment portfolio. The Mahfaza portfolio will use our highly effective passive strategy to track the market and maximize diversification, offering either specific stocks or a combination of stocks and Islamic bonds (sukuks) to our clients. It will help minimized risk and maximized returns, all while complying fully with Shariah law.
What is the risk profile of the Halal Investing Portfolio?
Because our first Mahfaza Halal investment portfolio is made up entirely of equities, its very nature is higher in risk than some of our other portfolios. Our second portfolio is mostly comprised of equities as well, but it also includes selected sukuks, making is less risky. It’s important to bear in mind that both still have a higher risk profile than our balanced and conservative portfolios. However, we’re confident that our halal-friendly portfolios will still generate great returns for you over time.
Due to the fact that Shariah law prohibits using fixed income (something which can mitigate risk), we always advise our Muslim clients to consider keeping more of their assets in cash than investors working with lower risk portfolios. Despite this difference, we’re confident in our diversified passive approach which we believe can generate our clients’ returns to achieve their goals.
Are there balanced, conservative, or low-risk options for the Halal portfolio?
There are no low-risk, balanced nor conservative portfolios in our Mahfaza products. Because our halal portfolios are comprised primarily of stocks, their risk profile is closest to that of a Growth portfolio.
We do recommend that our clients keep more cash assets to safeguard their investments.
Are the fees for WealthFace’s Mahfaza portfolio different from the others?
Equality and accessibility are the cornerstones of WealthFace, two principles at the heart of everything we do. It is the reason we charge exactly the same fees for our halal observant customers as we do any of our other clients – and that’s a part of the Wealthface approach, which will never change.
Why does Wealthface recommend holding cash for halal observant investors?
We assess every client’s risk tolerance levels with our unique and effective questionnaire. Based on your own personal ability to handle risk, coupled with your investment aims and goals, we might advise the inclusion of cash for particular risk profiles, in which case the cash would substitute for fixed income, which we would normally utilize for different mandates.
We’re happy to answer all your questions and discuss any concerns you might have. WealthFace always has the client’s needs and best interests in mind and will always be able to put together
Does the Halal Portfolio include ETFs?
Due to Islamic guidelines on investing, we do not use ETFs that include bonds or stocks that do not comply with Islamic law in our Halal Investing Portfolio. Instead, we use individual stocks for the majority of our quality portfolio compositions that are in accordance with those key principles.
It’s worth noting that the process used to piece together our Mahfaza portfolio is somewhat similar to what you’d expect from an ETF, as both tracks a market index in its entirety instead of attempting to pick stocks and lead the market.
Does your Halal Portfolio include bonds?
Because Islamic law prohibits interest, you will not find bonds in the WealthFace Halal portfolios. We have been meticulous in providing a fully observant portfolio for our clientele. As a result, our Halal portfolios are made up entirely of equity (stocks) or a combination of stocks and sukuks.
Does the Halal Mahfaza portfolio involve active or passive investing?
Passive Investing strategy is what forms the heart of all Wealthface portfolios. As such, you’ll find a passive investment strategy in our Mahfaza Portfolio, which utilizes a wide range of halal-appropriate stocks selected to track the market as closely as they can.
How do I know that the companies featured in the portfolio are in accordance with Shariah law?
We have created the Mahfaza portfolio in partnership with MSCI, one of the world’s largest index providers. We use a methodology approved by MSCI’s Shariah advisor’s committee of scholars to ensure that the portfolio is 100% in accordance with Islamic principles.
How will my Halal Investing Portfolio be rebalanced?
Wealthface rebalances the portfolios of all of our clients regularly – you really won’t have to lift a finger. However, because our Halal Portfolios are different than our regular ones, we rebalance them in a slightly different way in line with their own unique features. We rebalance all portfolios once per month (Index and Halal-friendly).
Is the Wealthface Halal Investing Portfolio open to anybody?
As we mentioned before, equality and accessibility are of utmost importance to Wealthface. As a result, our Halal portfolios are open to any suitable investors.
Can I customize the Halal Investing portfolio?
Wealthface has spent a considerable amount of time putting together the best possible Halal Portfolios for our clients. Therefore, they are not customizable at present, exception for the balance of stick and sukuks. However, we’re confident that once you see the level of service and possibilities this portfolio type, build completely according to Sharia law, you will no longer worry about customization.
What sort of performance can I expect from the Halal Portfolio? Is it as effective as other Wealthface porfolios?
Our Halal Mahfaza portfolio is entirely comprised of equities, making it similar to other Wealthface portfolios, but without any bond holdings and with a focus on Shariah-compliant companies. We firmly believe that the Halal Investing Portfolio should have a similar level of returns over the long term as other portfolio types. Still, due to the fact that equities are more volatile by nature, Halal observant investors can expect a somewhat higher level of fluctuation.