This chapter introduces the reader to a brief description of modern finance ideas as regards wealth management. As at 2016, the total wealth under management as securities is about US$44 trillion managed by some 13,000 management companies. Humanity has accumulated wealth aster in the last century than at any time in history. Most of the wealth – almost three quarters of them - is concentrated in the industrialized countries. How the wealth is managed by advanced IT-based mathematical models is explained in this chapter. None of these methods are excluded if one were to adopt Islamic concept of wealth, which idea leans in ways to make the choices of wealth creation, and management on the basis of moral sentiments of the community in which wealth should be accumulated to benefit the community.
Sukuk bonds are certificates issued by a borrowing firm to the joint owners who provide the funds when a firm issues sukuk bonds. There are six different types of funding for six different purposes for which funds can be borrowed in a sukuk bond exchange. There are some 17 such exchanges and the exchange in Malaysia holds two-thirds of the outstanding value of such bonds. This chapter provides an introduction of the principles governing the issuance of such debt instruments. It also examines the pricing behaviour to show how the yields are different for different tenor, and for difference sin riskiness.