Magni Recognized for Innovation in the Islamic Economy


Minneapolis, MN, December 4, 2018 – Magni Global Asset Management LLC (Magni) announced today that it has been recognized for its contributions to the global Islamic economy. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for our dedication to Islamic finance,” says Kurt Lieberman, CEO.  “We strive to foster positive change through our broad country and corporate governance research, and specifically by incorporating a more complete implementation of Islamic guidance than most existing Islamic asset management offerings.” The Magni Islamic Stewardship Index and Portfolios include both an exclusionary Shariah-compliance screen and allocations determined by alignment with Islamic guidance per the Maqasid.

As part of receiving the award, Magni is designated among 2018’s ISLAMICA 500 members. The ISLAMICA 500 is a premier independent business guide that assesses the momentum of the Islamic economy. Published annually, it provides hard-to-find biographical details for 500 of the world’s most prominent and influential personalities in the Islamic world and economy.

Professor Laurent Marliere, CEO and President of IsFin, publishes the ISLAMICA 500. “In the Islamic economy, structures, organizations, standards and instruments are all very new,” says Marliere.  “Mr. Lieberman is a multi-year panelist at the World Islamic Banking Conference in Bahrain, and we have become very familiar with Magni’s governance research process as well as its contributions.”

About IsFin and ISLAMICA 500

IsFin is the world’s leading advisory for emerging markets, specializing in Islamic Finance, economy and investments. The global leaders recognized in the ISLAMICA 500 represent a variety of profiles and industries showing the diversity of the achievements made at a global scale. This guide lists the leading figures from the worlds of industry, finance, science, business, politics, international affairs, law and media. For more information, please visit ISLAMICA 500.

About Magni Global Asset Management

Magni Global Asset Management LLC is a leader in corporate governance research on countries and companies, focusing on the behavior of the entity. Magni developed the Sustainable Wealth Creation principles to evaluate country-level governance. The principles are based on widely accepted economic concepts regarding the accounting, legal, regulatory, adjudicative, and economic infrastructures of countries. Countries with strengths in these areas provide environments conducive to effective corporate governance. Magni’s extensive database contains research on countries across 280 qualitative factors over 17 years.

Magni established the Sustainable Value Creation principles to evaluate public companies. These principles were applied to analyze 316 qualitative factors on each company. In addition to researching each company’s relationship with its shareholders and employees, the assessment also includes relationships with customers, suppliers, competitors, and the communities in which a company operates.

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