Islamic World Equity

A core portfolio for all weathers

Come rain or shine, we need a portfolio that caters to all weather conditions, offers sustainable growth and stability when it matters most.

Market downturns are unavoidable. However, Shariah-compliant companies typically have less debt compared with conventional firms. Companies that have less debt particularly during downturns can focus on their business with fewer concerns about their cash flow, and hence are better positioned to offer steady growth for investors.

Key benefits



The strategy invests globally across sectors, providing diversification benefits for investors. In particular, we prioritise sectors that offer growth and resilience, such as IT and health care.


Disciplined execution and sustainable approach

The strategy follows a disciplined investment process dedicated to long-term quality (LTQ). We embrace a team-based approach in an effort to avoid biases and capture the best investment opportunities.


Our global footprint

abrdn draws on the expertise of a 120+ strong equity investment team operating across 13 markets worldwide, combining local insights with global perspectives. Our experts analyse thousands of companies and maintain a recommended buy-list of about 1,100 stocks globally that meet our rigorous due diligence standards.

Source: abrdn, as of 30 September 2021

Strong outperformance and award-winning strategy

The strategy generated a strong 2020 performance, returning 18.80% for the year and outperforming the benchmark by 9.00%. It has delivered an annualised return of 12.8% since inception.

Source: abrdn, BPSS, Thomson Reuters Datastream, Lipper, MYR, 30 September 2021. Past performance is not a guide to future results


The strategy has been named the "Best Global Islamic World Equity Fund" by FundSupermart for five years running

Funds in focus

Our distributors

Being investment professionals, we aim to have our funds marketed objectively by other service providers. Our funds are available from a range of distributors including e-platforms, banks, insurance companies, financial advisers and brokerages. if you would like to invest or require financial advice please get in touch with one of these distributors.

Investment terms and conditions apply for each distributor.