Contractual Structures and Payoff Patterns of Sukuk Securities
International Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2013
32 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2014
Date Written: November 7, 2013
This paper is about the six different Sukuk securities, which originated in 1990s, and are now traded in some 11 markets as the new debt-like securities classed under Islamic finance. The outstanding value of these contracts is estimated to be US $850 billion. This paper proposes a classification for Sukuk contracts as pure debt, equity-based, and asset-backed based on the intrinsic nature and purpose of fund-raising. This classification has more practical use compared to existing classifications. Further, the contract peculiarities of the six instruments (mudarabah, musharakah, murabahah, ijarah, salam, and istisnah ) are carefully specified for the first time. To start a discussion on how the economic behavior may be modeled for theory building, the potential cash flow pattern of each type of Sukuk contracts is specified. The paper aims to contribute to advanced studies by specifying the basic behavioral characteristics.
Keywords: Sukuk, Bond-like socially responsible funding, Sukuk certificates, People, Planet before Profits, Islamic finance, Special Purpose Company, Asset-backed debt contract, Islamic Finance
JEL Classification: G12, Z12
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