Working With Investors To Help Them Thrive And Prosper Through Volatile Times, Without Sacrificing Their Values.

Our Story

Initially established in 2003, ShariaPortfolio Inc. began its operations in the US as a Registered Investment Advisor as one of the first Sharia-compliant wealth managers and now operates in 26 states. In 2019, SP Funds Inc. was launched now offering, managing and administering three Sharia-compliant Exchange Traded Funds listed under the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – SPUS, SPSK & SPRE. ShariaPortfolio Canada Inc. was launched in January 2020 and currently operates in four Provinces within Canada. Through ShariaPortfolio Canada, ShariaPortfolio GlobalWealth has been launched enabling it to offer its wealth management services to Clients in almost all over the world where the firm is allowed to accept such Clients. With expert advisory services and ETFs, ShariaPortfolio GlobalWealth is now an International Wealth Management firm offering Sharia-compliant investment solutions to Clients from almost anywhere in the world.

Our Mission

At ShariaPortfolio GlobalWealth, we offer professionally managed investment solutions that help Muslims from different countries achieve their investment goals while honouring their personal values. We know that our clients have unique financial needs so we provide a full range of investment options from managed portfolio services, our very own Sharia compliant Exchange Traded Funds, and an exceptional service experience.

Our Values

Professionalism

We commit to being the best at what we do and how we show up. We stand for something by being ethical and having a moral compass.

Responsibility

We are accountable to our Investors and to our Values for the results of our actions and decisions.​

Integrity

We perform with courage, consistency and respect to do what is honest, fair, credible and trustworthy. With a firm adherence to moral and ethical convictions, we commit to doing the right things even while no one is watching.

Personalized

We take a personalized approach as we recognize that each Investor has unique specifications, needs and preferences.​

Innovation

Our continued focus is on positive change that leads to a positive outcome. We anticipate and respond to challenges and changing needs with creativity, enthusiasm and determination.​

Meet Our Team

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Naushad Virji

CEO

Naushad Virji is the CEO of SP Funds Management and Chairman of the ShariaPortfolio Group of Companies. ShariaPortfolio is a leader in offering comprehensive Sharia-compliant investment solutions around the world. Naushad founded ShariaPortfolio in the USA in 2003, led the expansion into Canada in 2017 and started working with global clients in 2020. He is also one of the portfolio managers for the SP Funds line of Sharia-compliant exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Naushad is a frequent speaker and contributor to various news media around the world on the topic of Sharia-compliant investment management. In 2019, Naushad was honored with the distinction of being one of the 500 most prominent and influential Muslims in the world by Islamica 500.

Prior to launching ShariaPortfolio, Naushad managed a hedge fund. He has also been the manager of several real estate partnerships. From the beginning, it’s been Naushad’s focus to offer professionally managed investment solutions to help the Muslim community achieve their financial goals without compromising their personal values.

Naushad received his degree from the University of Florida and then passed the exam to become a licensed investment advisor representative so he could start his own firm. Naushad was born in Italy but has lived in Florida since 1975.

Sabinah Amershi

Vice President

Sabinah was a successful Client Service Representative at Bank of America before joining ShariaPortfolio in 2015. She started as a Client Service Associate but quickly rose the ranks and became the Client Service Manager and now manages the team of Associates. Her attention to detail and focus on customer care ensure that our clients are in good hands.

Irfan Chaudhry

Chief Compliance Officer

After a progressive career to-date covering many aspects of Investment Management, Irfan Chaudhry have been listed among world’s ‘Top Wall Street Economists, Experts and Opinion Leaders’ by the Wall Street Economists Institute in 2011.

Previously he has served as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for TAHO Capital, Investment Strategist for Emirates NBD Asset Management, Portfolio Manager for Med Family Trust, and Portfolio Manager for the City of Regina Pension Fund. He now acts as Chief Compliance Officer and Portfolio Manager for ShariaPortfolio Canada Inc. He leads all regulatory compliance, Portfolio-related Research, Risk Management, Fund Management, Portfolio Strategy, Asset Allocation, Trading and Investment Banking.

He has also spent time in academia and research while earning his MBA, CFA and CAIA designations.

Salaudeen Nausrudeen

Marketing Manager

Salaudeen Nausrudeen is purpose driven marketing executive with 15 years of experience successfully implementing fresh ideas for companies eager to grow in the Islamic Finance space. Creative visionary with the ability to blend new technologies with marketing concepts to engage consumers and expand business reach. Salaudeen is a specialist in marketing and branding in the Islamic Finance and sports marketing.

Nadeem A. Mian

Portfolio Manager

Nadeem began his career with Oppenheimer & Co, a mid-tier Wall Street investment firm. After returning back to Canada in 2002, he had roles in private wealth management with firms like HSBC Securities, Canaccord Genuity and Royal Bank of Canada before joining ShariaPortfolio Canada in 2019. Nadeem graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and holds a CFA designation.

Peter Baron

Institutional Sales Manager

Peter is a veteran sales manager who brings over 15 years of experience to our team including, 8 years in the financial industry. Before joining ShariaPortfolio Canada in 2020, he had sales roles at CI Investments, Franklin Templeton and most recently at Global Growth Assets Inc. where he was the wholesaler for their Sharia-compliant investments. Peter is based out of Oakville, Ontario.

Fatema Aldina

Executive Assistant to CEO

Fatema Alidina graduated the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2010 with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Communication, and Sociology. She worked at Omnicom Media Group as a Strategist before joining ShariaPortfolio, USA in 2014 where she worked as a Marketing Associate and Client Services Manager. Fatema rejoined SP Funds as the Executive Assistant to Naushad Virji in 2019. With communication, professionalism and faith at the heart of her career, Fatema considers herself a chameleon and has the ability to seamlessly contribute to many different aspects of SP Funds’ sprawling brand. In her spare time, Fatema enjoys yoga, traveling, and spending time with her three children.

Mohamed Ladak

Business Development Coordinator

Mohamed is an accomplished Financial Executive with extensive experience in the Financial Services industry and innovative leadership skills in strategic planning, financial management and business development, including acquisitions and divestitures. A balanced and influential senior leader who takes passion in building strong relationships, driving change, and delivering business value through continuous improvement with a reputation for leading with values, integrity, respect and inspiration. Consistently recognized as a top performer and team player who is dedicated to getting the job done. Mohamed ensures informed strategy is paired with nimble execution to drive results and improve user experience.

Yasmeen Virji

Client Services Associate

Yasmeen graduated in 2020 from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice. She previously worked as Client Specialist for ShariaPortfolio and looks forward to helping clients open their accounts with ease and clarity. She is happy to work for a firm that enables clients to invest in socially responsible ways. When she’s not working, Yasmeen enjoys studying psychology and practicing yoga.

 

Carlos Perez

IT Administrator

Carlos Perez is an award winning and nationally recognized Technology Professional with years of IT Infrastructure at the Microsoft Corporation. Principal of Perez Technology Group, Perez is a Microsoft Certified & Dell Certified Professional who specializes on the development of Technology solutions that solve business needs for small and medium size businesses. He has been responsible for the migration, deployment and management of Cloud based solutions across vertical markets including  Fortune 100 companies. He has specialized experience in the Finance, Insurance, Marketing, Legal and Health Care industries & delivered IT projects support to Media Agencies & Non-Profit Organizations.

Perez is also a published author and a featured Tech expert on the Hartford Business Journal & the Orlando Business Journal. He has been featured on the Technology publication CRN, The Channel Company, Spectrum News in Florida, WAPA America, Telemundo NBC Universal & New York 1 for his IT expertise. He was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council & the Global Entrepreneur of the Year award by The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). He previously served as a Manager for Microsoft FastTrack Center, a customer success service designed to help customers realize business value with the Microsoft Azure Cloud and Office 365.  Perez is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network & studied Business IT at the University of Connecticut.

Samir Ladak

Software Solutions Coordinator

Samir graduated from McGill University in 2020 and obtained his BA&Sc with a double major concentration in Computer Science and Economics. Throughout his time at McGill University he was a part of the Varsity Golf Team and captained in his Junior and Senior years. Samir specializes in software/application development, data analysis, and test automation. He is a detail oriented individual, and has a strong passion for innovation and improvement.

Sajjad Hodaeian

Financial Advisor

Sajjad is an MBA graduate from the University of Canada West in addition to a Master of Finance degree. Originally from Iran, he has extensive experience while at the Tehran Stock Exchange. Sajjad has a deep interest in Halal investing and puts his experience and knowledge to work for his clients.

Shamil Devji

Executive Assistant to CEO

Shamil graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2020 and has obtained his BBA with a concentration in finance. Through his time at the Beedie School of Business, Shamil has gained valuable skills such as building client relationships, analyzing capital markets, and learning about the foundation of ethics in business. His passion for investing and finance is driving him to work towards his CFA charter. In his free time, he loves to watch and play competitive sports.

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