Islamic Finance

The IILM Issues a total of USD 1.06 billion sukuk

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 8 April 2020 - Today, the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM) has successfully conducted its auction amidst the challenging global market conditions by issuing three short-term A-1 rated Ṣukūk for a total amount of USD1.06 billion.

The auction drew more than USD1.85 billion in demand with an average bid-to-cover ratio for the three tranches of 175% - an increase of 16% of the order book since last month issuances. With over 60 orders from diversified investors, the Islamic Primary Dealers got allocations across all tenors of up to 90% of the total issuances.

The USD300 million 1-month Ṣukūk were offered at 1.15%, while the USD460 million 3-month and USD300 million 6-month series were offered at 1.55% and 1.73%, respectively.  Initial mid-pricing guidance was 7 bps higher for the 6-month tranche and 10 bps higher for the shorter tranches. 

Despite the headwinds linked to the Coronavirus pandemic, the oil price slump and tightening liquidity across all the asset classes, the IILM remains committed to offer multiple short-term alternatives to provide high quality Shari’ah-compliant liquidity instruments to the market.

Today’s auction marks a major milestone in the history of the IILM. With today’s auction, the IILM successfully crossed the 100th mark in Ṣukūk issued since 2013, which amounts to a cumulative issuances of over USD53 billion. The IILM short-term Sukūk programme is rated “A-1” by S&P. The total of IILM Ṣukūk outstanding is USD 2.51 billion with a Shari’ah tradability ratio of 71% tangible assets.

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