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Meet Abeer Yassine, Crescent Wealth Concierge

Tell us about yourself and what brought you to Crescent? I’m a recent graduate of Bachelor of Business, with a major in Business and Finance. When I was in my second year at Uni, I started networking on LinkedIn and bumped in to Crescent Wealth Managing Director Talal. Given my background in business and finance,…

Competitive investing in a turbulent market

Throughout this past year there has been considerable economic, social and political volatility. Headwinds such as geopolitical tensions, supply chain disruptions and fears around inflation, while cost of living and interest rates have been, and continue to be, significant factors. Pleasingly for Crescent Wealth customers, your super fund* will see competitive returns that are higher…

Muslim Women’s Agenda: celebrating Muslim Women at Australia’s First Muslim Women Festival

Over 200 attendees graced the Bankstown Arts Centre early this month to witness the opening night of Muslim Agenda, Australia’s first Muslim Women’s Festival. A festival by Muslim women, for Muslim women, it was a monumental occasion that celebrated the diversity, talent and hard work of the amazing women within our Muslim communities, especially in…

A message from our Head of Investment, Mas Johan Harris

So far, in the calendar year 2022, markets have been extremely volatile. This volatility has followed a period of a strong bull rally after covid hit the global markets in March of 2020. This current period of uncertainty and flight away from risk assets has been triggered by emergence of inflation, which was not a…

Why and how to rollover your existing superannuation

Believe it or not, combining your superannuation into one account and consolidating your balances, (a superannuation rollover), isn’t that hard and has many benefits as well. Below we have provided you with a short guide on why and how to rollover your superannuation. As always, this is a guide with general information only and make…

Super Recontribution Strategy: How It Works

If the term ” recontribution strategy” sounds complex to you, then you’re not alone. Luckily, it’s not that hard to understand. As the name indicates, you withdraw a lump sum of your  superannuation savings[1] and then recontribute it back into your superannuation account. This raises an obvious question. Why take money out of superannuation and…

Ustaz Chalidin Yacoub: Showing Australia the Beauty of Islam

When it comes to legacies, those centred on communities are the most powerful. Of particular significance are people who start, sustain, maintain and inspire communities by bringing people together while caring and looking after collective and individual interests at the same time. Ustaz Chalidin Yacoub founded the Ashabul Kahfi Islamic Centre (AKIC), a non-profit religious…

Osman Karolia: Education, Passion, and Servitude in Schooling

Legacies can be left in a range of ways, and arguably the strongest is the power of education.  One renowned educator in the Australian Muslim community is Osman Karolia, who is creating a legacy built off community service and investment in the next generation. Osman’s philosophy has always been that all students, regardless of ability,…

Mobinah Ahmad: The Enduring Legacy of AMUST

When it comes to legacy, there are few young, trailblazing Muslims that have created one quite like Mobinah Ahmad. Hers is an inspiring story, and one that should push us all to think about the legacy we leave behind.  Mobinah Ahmad is the managing editor of Australasian Muslim Times (AMUST), a leading Muslim news outlet…

Australian Muslims through the Decade: Challenges, Solutions, and Reflections

Talal Yassine, Managing Director, Crescent Wealth I was recently invited to give an important keynote address at La Trobe University’s Iftar function on the 14th of April, during which I addressed several pertinent topics surrounding the contemporary Muslim identity in Australia. Ten years of Crescent Wealth engaging with and supporting the Muslim community has provided…

Stock highlight – Next DC (NXT.ASX) as a shariah compliant investment

This month we highlight Next DC (NXT.ASX) as a shariah compliant investment.  Founded in 2010, NextDC is an Australian  market leading builder, owner and operator of data centres with a portfolio of 9 operational assets in Australia, and a further two in development. Data centers are, at a very high level, the critical infrastructure and…

101 Guide to Crypto for Muslims

Analysts estimate that the crypto Metaverse could be worth up to $800 billion USD by the year 2024. It’s already changing the way we live, from our working patterns to the way we invest our wealth. But as practicing Muslims, we have a responsibility to approach the opportunities of the Metaverse with care. We need to ensure…

Nurturing brighter futures for Australian Muslim orphans with NZF Australia

Very few people know that there are many orphans within our community in Australia. When it comes to orphans our mind straight away connects to overseas and we tend to neglect the Muslim orphans right here in Australia. The National Zakat Foundation’s Brighter Futures program aims to empower orphans in Australia by providing financial assistance, regular…

Peter Gould on raising funds for refugees with Australia for UNHCR

With a huge fan base all over the world, the acclaimed designer Peter Gould, is raising funds for UNHCR as an ambassador for Australia for UNHCR. Peter has been a consistent advocate of refugees ever since his travels to far and distant lands, before they were ravaged by conflict. We are proud to support Peter…

Lighthouse – Empowering your local community in New South Wales

Led by the venerable Gandhi Sindiyan, Lighthouse Community Support is a Sydney based charity that has been doing front line support for families on the edge, those experiencing hardship and crisis and youth who are disengaged. Their work reaches communities that are often overlooked and not known to most people. We are delighted to supercharge…

Raising funding for 2,500 meaningful employment opportunities for refugees

Young refugees who arrive at Australia’s shores are often burdened with the responsibility of looking after their ailing parents or family members who suffer from many types of physical and mental health challenges, including lived trauma. 100% of the funds raised by the Crescent Foundation will be deployed to get as many refugees or asylum…

AusRelief’s cut price $100 eye surgery is a mission for vision

AusRelief’s Mission for Vision is an initiative to treat those in developing countries suffering from unnecessary blindness due to cataracts. So far, AusRelief has implemented Mission for Vision in Indonesia and Tanzania. The impact (on those receiving the treatment and those who donated towards it) has been incredible, and Crescent Foundation is delighted to support…

Contribution Splitting: How to Boost Your Spouse’s Super

Supers are sweeping across Australia. Assets in superannuation funds totalled $3.5 trillion during the December 2021 quarter.  This statistic may make building a super fund seem easy. In reality, many people struggle to build their savings, even if their spouses are wealthy. If you make a lot of money, you should consider steps to boost your spouse’s…

What Is Metaverse and Is It Halal To Invest In?

The Metaverse is a digital world that’s expanding rapidly. It has the potential to change how we live and work. A recent Economic Times article suggests the Metaverse will expand global data usage 20 times by the year 2023, but what does that mean for practising Muslims? Because of its potential, many people are excited about the…

Crescent Wealth has partnered with Omar and Hanna founders to launch Durioo – A high quality Islamic cartoon streaming app.

Crescent Wealth has partnered with global tech start-up Durioo to help bring more high quality Islamic entertainment for our Muslim children to enjoy! Founded by Malaysia-based animation company Digital Durian, the creative minds behind the popular Islamic cartoon series Omar & Hana, Durioo produces fun, safe and authentic Islamic content for Muslim kids. The content,…

Osman Karolia cycles 600 kilometres during Ramadan to raise funds for high impact causes

Osman Karolia is synonymous with community and education and has had a profound impact on our youth over several decades. He has been involved in everything good in all segments of the community – both locally and globally and is THE ROLE MODEL for an upstanding Australian Muslim citizen. We are glad to be supporting…

Arise Foundation raising funds for financial abuse victims

Financial abuse of partners (particularly those without employment and more often than not women victims) is rampant in the community and often not solved holistically. We’ve been following the journey of Tasnia Alam and Fariha Chowdhury as they applied for our Crescent Community Grants in 2021. Since then they have progressed rapidly in building out…

Meals on the Brothers In Need Wheels

Brothers in Need is one of our fantastic community organisations that has served the Muslim community and specifically the homeless community in Australia for the past 8 years. At Crescent Foundation, we’ve had the pleasure of supporting their work by joining some of their meals and goods distribution drives at Martin Place and also building…

Helping the children of Ashabul Kahfi build an Islamic center

Ashabul Kahfi Islamic Center is one of our fantastic community organisations that has served the Muslim community and specifically the Indonesian community for over 20 years. Many of Australian Indonesian youth have graduated from the Islamic studies programs run by the Center and Crescent Wealth and Crescent Foundation are delighted to support them in their…

Crescent Group appoints Head of Investments

Crescent Wealth is proud to announce the appointment of internationally experienced investment professional Mas Harris as Head of Investments, Crescent Group as we double down on strengthening our investment capabilities and sustained investment performance. Crescent Group includes Crescent Wealth, Crescent Finance, Crescent Foundation, Crescent Institute and Crescent Think Tank.  Despite challenging turbulence in global markets,…