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Islamic super fund Crescent Wealth targets millennials with anti-banking sharia pitch recently spoke to Crescent Wealth’s Managing Director about all things Islamic investing, the benefits to members without compromising on their values. As well the growth opportunities & challenges. Article by Frank Chung – @franks_chung Click here for full article on An ancient rule that appears in the Bible, Torah and Koran is at…

Federal Budget Changes to Superannuation

From 1 July 2020 there are three changes to super which will allow Australians to make additional voluntary super contributions. Changes to superannuation are predominantly aimed at helping older Australians make additional contributions. In comparison to prior years, the impact on super are minor and will mainly benefit older Australians. The budget also focused on…

Journey to Umrah

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…

5 ways to boost your super

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…

Australia pays the price for alcohol excesses

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…

Market Commentary: February 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…

Why Crescent Wealth Super invests in values

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…

Furthering refugee education

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…

Market Commentary

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…

The real cost of smoking in Australia

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

Why is Islamic finance set for growth?

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

Crescent Wealth: The Real Story

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.

Former Liberal Party leader joins Islamic super fund

BY JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 14 DEC 2018   12:49PM A former Liberal Party leader has joined the board of a $250 million Islamic superannuation fund. John Hewson will join the board of Crescent Wealth as it prepares for significant growth in 2019. Hewson led the Liberal Party from 1990 to 1994. Hewson is also an economist, having worked for…

Tobacco Free Finance Pledge list grows

Friday, 5 October 2018 | By Anastasia Santoreneos | The list of superannuation funds divesting from tobacco continues to grow, with Crescent Wealth pledging against tobacco investments at the UN General Assembly last week, in line with their Islamic-compliant investment approach. The Islamic superannuation fund also urged global investment firms to adopt a higher tobacco-…

AFR: Crescent Wealth swings out of Southbank exposure

Crescent Wealth has made a tidy exit from Melbourne’s Southbank, selling an office building for $37 million from an original purchase price of $30.75 million just two years ago.

SMH: Crescent Wealth Sell Southbank Property for $37M

Crescent Wealth sold an eight-level, 7608-square-metre Southbank office for $37 million – a rise on the $30.75 million it paid in July, 2015.

Talal Yassine OAM Joins RFI Foundation’s Board of Trustees

The RFI Foundation has added Talal Yassine OAM to its Board of Trustees. Mr Yassine brings his hands-on experience in Islamic pension management in a market where responsible finance is becoming the norm.

Crescent Foundation joins Western Sydney University to fund refugee scholarship program

Crescent Wealth Foundation joins Western Sydney University to fund refugee scholarship program The Crescent Wealth Foundation and Western Sydney University have joined together to launch a new scholarship program to support high-achieving students from refugee backgrounds.

Malaysia’s First Australian Shariah Compliant Property Fund Launched

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 August 2016 – Crescent Wealth and KAF Investment Funds Berhad partner to announce the launch of the KAF Australia Islamic Property Fund (“KAIPF”) which aims to generate a 9% – 10% annual return, by targeting 7% in income yield and 2% – 3% in capital appreciation.

Malaysian Reserve: Australia’s Leading Islamic Super Fund Eyes Expansion

Crescent Wealth has invested over RM100 million through Malaysia and is looking to deepen its presence in the region by partnering with Malaysian financial institutions to produce and market Shariah compliant investment products.

AMT: Australia’s Crescent Wealth Surpasses $100 Million Benchmark

Crescent Wealth, Australia’s leading Islamic superannuation and investment firm, today announced it has exceeded $100 million in funds under management. The achievement of this key milestone follows 245% growth in funds under management (FUM) in FY15 and demonstrates robust market demand for ethical Islamic investment products.

Reuters: Australia’s NAB seals maiden Islamic financing deal

National Australia Bank Ltd has closed its first onshore Islamic financing deal, a A$19.9 million ($14.2 million) arrangement to fund a real estate purchase by Sydney-based asset manager Crescent Wealth.

CPI Financial: Australia’s Crescent Wealth Surpasses $100 Million Benchmark

Crescent Wealth today announced it has exceeded $100 million in funds under management. The achievement of this key milestone follows 245 per cent growth in funds under management in FY15 and demonstrates robust market demand for ethical Islamic investment products.