The Dow Jones Islamic Market™ Index series includes thousands of broad-market, blue-chip, fixed-income, and strategy and thematic indices that have passed rules-based screens for Shariah compliance. Launched in 1999, DJIM World was the world's first global Shariah-compliant benchmark.
To determine their eligibility for the indices, stocks are screened to ensure that they meet the standards set out in the published methodology. Companies must meet Shariah requirements for acceptable products, business activities, debt levels, and interest income and expenses. The screening methodology is subject to input from an independent Shariah supervisory board. By screening stocks for consistency with Shariah law, the indices help to reduce research costs and compliance concerns Muslim investors would otherwise face in constructing Islamic investment portfolios.
All information for an index prior to its Launch Date is hypothetical back-tested, not actual performance, based on the index methodology in effect on the Launch Date. Back-tested performance reflects application of an index methodology and selection of index constituents with the benefit of hindsight and knowledge of factors that may have positively affected its performance, cannot account for all financial risk that may affect results and may be considered to reflect survivor/look ahead bias. Actual returns may differ significantly from, and be lower than, back-tested returns. Past performance is not an indication or guarantee of future results. This back-tested data may have been created using a “Backward Data Assumption”. For more information on “Backward Data Assumption” and back-testing in general, please see the Performance Disclosure.