Socially responsible mutual funds and wealth management

Welcome To Azzad

Azzad Asset Management is a faith-based, socially responsible investment firm offering halal solutions including mutual funds, custom wealth management, financial planning, and retirement plans for individuals and businesses of all sizes.

Azzad is the sponsor of the Azzad Funds: the Azzad Wise Capital Fund, the first halal fixed income fund in the United States, and the Azzad Ethical Fund, a socially screened mid-cap growth stock fund.

In addition to the mutual funds, Azzad maintains eight investment portfolios in different asset classes including our award-winning real estate, large-cap growth, small-cap growth, and small-cap value strategies.

All Azzad products are managed by institutional money managers who specialize in their respective asset classes. You can use these products to save for retirement, college, hajj, and much more.

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The year 2016 likely will be remembered for the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States and the Brexit vote. The year also saw the Federal Reserve raise interest rates for the first time since last December, noting that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace since mid-year. While inflation remains below the Fed’s target of 2.0%, the Committee expects inflation to rise to its target level over the medium term on the heels of anticipated improvements in energy and import prices and continued labor strengthening.  Equities began the year hitting the skids as receding oil prices and a plummeting Chinese stock market pushed stock prices down and bond prices up. By mid-year, equities had recovered, despite Great Britain’s decision to exit the European Union. Following the results of the presidential election, stocks surged to new highs. Whether this trend continues in 2017 remains to be seen following President-elect Trump’s first few months in office. Continue reading

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Azzad follows ethical investing criteria based on Islamic principles of economic and social justice. All investments are screened to exclude companies that profit from interest, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, pornography, weapons, prisons, war/international conflict, hydraulic fracturing, and other areas that cause societal or environmental harm. Companies with high debt ratios are also excluded.

Azzad’s mission is to provide investment services designed to help clients enjoy optimum performance without compromising their values.

Seven Tenets of Halal Investing

At Azzad, we abide by the Seven Tenets of Halal Investing. These seven rules serve as the foundation of our ethical philosophy, helping us to grow our clients’ wealth in a halal and responsible way

1. Screening and Filtering
2. Planning and Diversification
3. Verification and Due Diligence
4. Ongoing Screening and Filtering
5. Shareholder Advocacy
6. Purification
7. Zakah

In addition, Azzad follows investing criteria set by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), the global standard-setting body for the Islamic finance industry.

In 2015, Azzad became the first investment firm in the U.S. to externally verify AAOIFI compliance after we successfully completed an audit conducted by the UK-based Islamic Finance Advisory and Assurance Services (IFAAS), a leading specialist in Islamic finance. We now undertake this audit each year.