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From Taxi Driver to Islamic Super Managing Director

Our Managing Director Talal Yassine OAM was interviewed by ‘Fireside’ (Mercer Magazine) in November 2019 about all things Islamic Super & Investments. The Fireside Magazine is all about telling business stories differently. It brings together industry thought leaders, change-makers and problem-solvers who have the courage to try something new. It profiles the stories you haven’t…

The real cost of ‘the race that stops the nation’ – The gambling ripple effect

Here at Crescent Wealth, we love sport. Whether it’s supporting the Auburn Giants or cheering on Usman Khawaja in test cricket, we’re big fans of the broad benefits that participation in sport bring to individuals, families and the community and the values of teamwork & shared wins. However, earlier this month we opted-out of celebrating…

Is an SMSF right for you?

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are a popular choice for Australians in their retirement planning. Australian SMSFs held a total of $748 billion in assets as at 30 June 2019, making total assets held in SMSFs larger than those in either industry or retail funds, representing $719 billion and $626 billion in funds respectively. Despite their…

State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2019/2020

The Annual State of the Global Islamic Economy Report (SGIE) is the go-to reference for investors, entrepreneurs and industry executives for everything Islamic/ Halal related. Their recent 2019/2020 report has just launched across major cities globally, including New York, Dubai, Kuala Lumpar, Jakarta and Sydney. Crescent Wealth was featured in the report showcasing our leadership…

Stock Highlight: IBM

This month, we highlight IBM stocks as a shariah compliant investment. Or formally known as International Business Machines Corporation Founded in 1911, IBM is one of the few American companies that have outlasted the Great Depression, two World Wars and the ever-changing competitive environment. Today, they are facing the challenges that the advancements in artificial…

Islamic Super Stock Highlight: Henkel AG & Co

Through our Islamic Super fund, Crescent Wealth invests in Henkel. Hankel is a German chemical and consumer goods company with a strong commitment to creating solutions that allow people to live a good life yet use less and less materials. Listed on both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index…

We jumped off a building….for a worthy cause!

We were honoured to be invited to join Western Sydney Universities Giving Day earlier this month. Our Managing Director Talal Yassine abseiled down a 9 storey building with notable participants including channel 10 journalist Hugh Riminton, the WSU Acting Vice Chancellor Scott Holmes and one of our awesome scholarship recipients Arash Boadbar, with the purpose…

Next stop….Darwin

After our successful Perth visit last month we continued up North to Darwin! Our mission was simple, to meet our wonderful community, members and deliver our passion of educating our communities about the importance of superannuation, retirement planning and the positive role Islamic Investments can play. To that end Crescent Wealth visited Darwin from the 6th – 8th of…

Meet a Crescent Wealth Super Member: Ismail Davids

Every month we hope to introduce you to a Crescent Wealth Super member, in an effort to showcase our wide, wonderful and diverse member base. We’ve flipped the traditional Q&A on its head to really get to know our members on a human level! This month we caught up with the amazing Ismail Davids. Most…

Stock Highlight: The TJX Companies, Inc.

The TJX Companies, Inc. is a leading discount apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and operates T.J.Maxx here in Australia. As of the end of 2018, it had more than 4,300 stores in nine countries, three e-commerce sites and approximately 270,000 employees. TJX not only delivers great value to customers by selling…