The IILM receives sustained demand for its $980 million short-term Ṣukūk reissuance


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM), an international organisation that develops and issues short-term Shari’ah-compliant financial instruments, has successfully reissued a total of $980 million short-term Ṣukūk across three different tenors of one, three, and twelve-month respectively.


The three series were priced competitively at:

i)               5.37% for $330 million for 1-month tenor;

ii)              5.70% for $380 million for 3-month tenor; and

iii)             5.85% for $270 million for 12-month tenor.


Today’s Ṣukūk reissuance, which marks the IILM’s tenth auction for the year, garnered a strong demand from both Primary Dealers and investors with a combined orderbook of $2.03 billion, representing an average bid-to-cover ratio of 223%.


Dr. Umar Oseni, Chief Executive Officer of the IILM, said: “Today’s successful auction comes on the back of a continued challenging macro environment, as we remain in a ‘higher for longer’ reality on interest rates and tightening monetary policy. However, as the market enters the final quarter of the year, the IILM’s Islamic papers continue to gain solid momentum among a wide investor base searching for a safe return on their investments. We are pleased that the 12-month tenor Ṣukūk, which was issued for the fourth time since its introduction last year, received overwhelming demand with subscription level reaching 2.4 times the offered amount.”


The issuance forms part of the IILM’s “A-1” (S&P) and “F1” (Fitch Ratings) rated $4 billion short-term Ṣukūk issuance programme.


Further to today’s reissuance, the IILM has achieved year-to-date cumulative issuances totaling $9.63 billion through 30 Ṣukūk series.


The IILM’s various short-term Shari’ah-compliant instruments across varying amounts facilitate effective cross-border liquidity management among institutions offering Islamic financial services. The IILM will continue to reissue its short-term liquidity instruments monthly as scheduled in its issuance calendar.


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