Journey to Umrah

April 18, 2019

Every year, thousands of Muslims from around the world converge on Mecca to perform Umrah. A sacred journey once made on foot, travel options these days are many and varied, but the spiritual significance of the trip remains as strong as ever. For Sayfullah, who cycled the 3,500km from London to Mecca in 2017, taking…

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5 ways to boost your super

March 18, 2019

Whether you’re saving some extra cash or looking for a fund that invests in the things you believe in, there are lots of ways you can boost your super – without making compromises to your lifestyle. Retirement is the fruit of all your working years, and your super is one of the biggest assets you’ll…

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Australia pays the price for alcohol excesses

March 14, 2019

Australians are drinking less alcohol than they have in 50 years1, but sadly 26 Aussies are losing their lives every week because of alcohol-related causes.2   Consequences The consequences of excessive drinking are apparent every day, contributing to domestic violence and murders, causing a burden to the health system, the criminal justice system and reducing…

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Market Commentary: February 2019

March 14, 2019

Most major global markets continued to improve over February, strengthened by the positive progress coming from the US-China trade negotiations and the implications of the dovish stance established by the US Federal Reserve earlier this year. The Dow Jones and the Nasdaq gained +4.03% and +3.60% for the month respectively (on a total return basis). The US earnings…

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Why Crescent Wealth Super invests in values

February 13, 2019

At Crescent Wealth Super, we’re committed to ensuring all Australians can protect and grow their retirement wealth without compromising their core values and beliefs. A globally pioneering Islamic superannuation fund, our investment approach reflects Islamic investment principles as well as the values of socially responsible investing. Here we explain what those principles are, why we’re committed to being…

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Furthering refugee education

February 4, 2019

In our philanthropic endeavours, Crescent Wealth is deeply proud to support The Crescent Foundation and Sanctuary Australia Foundation in its aim to help further refugee education. We would like to thank the Crescent Foundation for their wonderful donation of laptops, which will provide refugees with assistance with their school work, accessing online Government services, studying English and seeking work…

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Market Commentary

January 31, 2019

The last quarter of 2018 saw poor performance from most markets around the globe. The S&P/ASX 200 (accumulation) index declined -0.12% for the December month and -8.24% for the December quarter respectively. The worst performing market for the year was the Chinese Shanghai Composite index which lost approximately 25%. The investment landscape is slowly adjusting to rising US…

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The real cost of smoking in Australia

January 13, 2019

Smoking costs Australian an estimated $388 Billion. Crescent Wealth Super will never invest your super in the production, promotion or distribution of tobacco.

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Why is Islamic finance set for growth?

January 7, 2019

The UN has tipped Islamic finance as ‘one of the fastest growing areas of finance globally’. Read why Islamic investment is revolutionising the industry.

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Crescent Wealth: The Real Story

January 7, 2019

What started as an idea has now allowed thousands of Australian Muslims and socially responsible investors to choose a superannuation fund that invests according to their values.

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