The investment approach and process for Shariah-compliant equities generally follows the same style as the Group.

Additional checks are also performed by our Shariah Adviser to ensure that investments are in Shariah-compliant equities.

Thus, stocks that pass the Shariah screening and quality screen make up the Aberdeen’s Shariah universe.

Any other clients’ further specific requirements may be included, subject to the Shariah Adviser’s approval.

The Shariah Adviser also performs Shariah oversight after the portfolio construction.

We have regular checks and sell triggers which prompt us to dispose any stock, which is removed from a Shariah index, in accordance with the Shariah Adviser’s guidelines.