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Case Code : FINC047 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 400;
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Islamic Banking Products
Case Length : 18 Pages
Period : 2000-07
Pub. Date : 2007
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : UBS AG
Industry : Banking
Countries : Bahrain


Switzerland based UBS, one of the largest wealth management companies in the world, launched Noriba Bank in May 2002 in Bahrain, to establish its presence in the Islamic Banking industry. Noriba exclusively provided products which were designed according to the Shariah, the Islamic Laws, which prohibited receiving or paying interest or investments in industries such as alcohol, tobacco, pork etc.

The case describes the challenges faced by Noriba in the course of its operations.

It examines various innovative Islamic Banking products like Shariah-Compliant Deposit (which provided returns through investment in commodity transactions), Shariah-complaint FX Bloc (which provided returns through commodity transactions and foreign exchange transactions) and Personal Shariah Trust, which provided complete wealth management solutions to its clients. Since March 2006, UBS started providing both strictly Islamic products as well as conventional financial products to its Islamic clients.

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Examine the growth of UBS in Islamic banking industry

Understand and critically evaluate how UBS redesigned its financial products in line with Shariah principles

Analyze the characteristics of Islamic banking vis--vis conventional banking


  Page No.
Most Innovative Islamic Bank 1
Background Note 2
Noriba - Products and Services 4
Products Launched by UBS 6
The Road Ahead 10
Exhibits 12


UBS AG, Noriba Bank BSC, Islamic Banking, UBS' Integrated Business Model, Performance Measurement and Management, Islamic Finance, Shariah-compliant Products, Murabaha Transactions, UBS Islamic Finance Group, Shariah-Compliant Deposits, Shariah-Compliant FX BLOCs, UBS Personal Shariah Trust, Shariah Principles

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