Prof. Dr. Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha
Qualification:Doctor of Business Administration (specialization in Finance) Boston University, USA. (1993)
Fields/Area of Specialization:Finance and Accounting
Prof. Dr Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha achieved his Bachelor of Social Science from the University Science Malaysia, a Master of Business Administration, a Masters in Economics and his Doctor of Business Administration in Finance from Boston University. He is currently a professor of Finance at INCEIF. Previously he has held several key positions at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He was also an assistant professor in finance at Boston University, he taught at both MBA and undergraduate levels. He is also an active Shariah advisor to institutions such as Five Pillars and Sabana REIT. Prof. Dr. Obiyathulla is also the Vice President of the Malaysian Economic Association and a member of the Malaysian Finance Association.

Content Distribution

ABSTRACTS VIEWS

4310

VIEWS & DOWNLOAD

698

Top Country : Malaysia

Showing results 1 to 10 of 82
  • Issues_in_Islamic_equities_mansur_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Mustaffa Kamil, Nazrol Kamil; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2018)

  • This article reviews the current literature on Islamic equities. Our survey indicates that the bulk of articles is quantitative or empirical in nature, with a notable dearth of theoretical works. Among the common research themes explored by these articles are comparative performances of Islamic equities visa-vis their conventional counterparts, comparisons of Islamic portfolios with SRI funds, and empirically articulating portfolio diversification benefits associated with Islamic equities. In addition, numerous articles discuss idiosyncrasies of Shari'ah compliant stocks and portfolios under subthemes such as volatility, risk factors, and performance attributes. This survey also inclu...

  • Determinants_of_capital_structure_ramazan_mansur_obiyathulla.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Yildirim, Ramazan; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2018)

  • Many Muslim individual and institutional investors seek to invest only in stocks that are compliant with the Shari'ah (i.e. Islamic law). Among others, Dow Jones addressed this demand and has developed their proprietary screening methodologies to identify Shari'ah compliant firms (SC). One key factor that distinguishes SC firms from their non-compliant peers (SNC) is that the former is not allowed to cross the leverage threshold of 33%. Due to the restrictions imposed on them, it is expected that SC firms exhibit different capital structure compared to the SNC firms. The purpose of this initial comparative study is to analyze the most reliable debt determinants identified in the liter...

  • empirical_evidence_risk_shifting_bonds_debt-based_sukuk_obiyathulla.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hamzah, Siti Raihana; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mirakhor, Abbas; Abdul Kader Malim, Nurhafiza (2018)

  • The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent of risk shifting behavior in bonds and sukuk. The examination is significant, as economists and scholars identify risk shifting as the primary cause of the global financial crisis. Yet, the dangers of this debt-financing feature are largely ignored - one needs to only witness the record growth of global debt even after the global financial crisis. To identify the signs of risk shifting existence in the corporations, this paper compares each corporation's operating risk before and after issuing debt. Operating risk or risk of a firm's activities is measured using the volatility of the operating earnings or coefficient variation of earn...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Vaqar, Momin Ebaad (2018)

  • Infrastructure is the backbone of modem economies; an adequate and efficient public infrastructure is essential for nations to achieve their economic growth objectives. Although the need and role of infrastructure are well recognized, little attention has been paid to the risks and pitfalls of the current infrastructure financing structures. The enormous infrastructure deficit and the increasing instances of debt restructurings, infrastructure project failures and expensive government bailouts, present enough reason for a deeper thought and action towards making infrastructure financing more robust. Through the thesis, the researcher sheds light on the problems related to such forms o...

  • does_low_leverage_minimize_impact_financial_shocks_Obiya et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: el Alaoui, AbdelKader Ouatik; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Asutay, Mehmet (2018)

  • This study embodies a preliminary endeavour at analysing the impact of leverage on portfolio behaviour, with specific reference to return and volatility, in the European stock markets, using the debt ratio as one of the important benchmarks for Islamic stock screening. Given the focus of Islamic stock screening on the debt ratio, we use data from 320 firms for eight European countries which were classified according to their level of debt and size. For this, the portfolio optimisation based Mean-Variance Efficient Frontier (MVEF), the Sharpe Ratio and the Capital Market Line (CML) were employed. Our findings tend to demonstrate that, under shocks, high leverage worsens the portfolio r...

  • PhD_An_analysis_of_issues_surrounding_stock_index_futures_contract_Hashim.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Jusoh, Hashim (2017)

  • The derivatives markets in the Asian region have shown significant growth and development since their inception. Similarly, derivatives market in Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia Derivatives have experienced remarkable changes and developments. This study focuses mainly on the stock index futures contract (FKLI) and its relationship with the underlying spot index (FBM KLCI). The FKLI is chosen instead of other permissible futures due to availability of the data and its relevance in the context of fund managers' asset allocation strategy... Available in physical copy and downloadable format (Call Number: t HG 6043 H348)

  • PhD_leverage_decision_firms_comparative_analysis_Shariah_compliant_Shariah_non_compliant_firms_Ramazan_Yildirim.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Yildirim, Ramazan (2017)

  • Capital structure which is the mixture of debt and equity capital of a company is very important since it is related to the ability of the company to fulfil the needs of its stakeholders. The main competing theories, which attempts to understand how financing decisions are made, that have emerged and developed over the last decades are the Trade-Off Theory and the Pecking Order Theory. Trade-Off Theory predicts that firms should balance the tax benefits of debt against the cost of debt, therefore firms should have an optimal capital structure. In contrast, Pecking Order Theory does not imply that firms capital structure decision is driven by the notion of optimal ... Available in ...

  • PhD_A_game_theoretic_investigation_of_compliance_to_Islamic_rules_of_behaviour_Hazik.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Mohamed, Hazik (2017)

  • The breakdown of trust and cooperation as well as the failure of institutions to govern effectively can be attributed as the critical causes of the global financial meltdown. This research will extend the behavioural investigation into testing the level of adherence towards these rules of behaviour in the members of society - specifically separated into two groups, Muslims and non-Muslims. This research will analyze the comparative behaviours of Muslims and non-Muslims using selected games (from the body of published work on behavioural and experimental games). The experimental games will be carried out on test subjects in Singapore as well as in Malaysia from diverse backgrounds ... ...

  • financial_derivatives_4th_edition_obiyathulla.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2017)

  • This book is designed specifically for a first course in derivatives. It has been written with the beginner in mind and assumes no previous knowledge or familiarity with derivatives. Written in an informal, easy to read style, it guides readers through the challenging and complex world of forwards, futures and options. As the first book of its kind on Malaysian financial derivatives, the emphasis on local condition enables easier understanding. All financial derivatives contracts traded in Malaysia are covered, in each case, their three common applications - hedging, arbitraging and speculating - are shown by means of fully worked out examples. Extensive use of illustrations and write...

  • chapter 5_the islamic capital market_obiyathulla.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2017)

  • Capital markets play an increasingly important role in modern economies. Though a part of the financial sector which they share with the banking system, capital markets while complementing banks can enhance risk sharing and thereby minimise macroeconomic vunerability. Economists typically divide the overall macro economy into two parts, the real sector and the financial sector. The real sector represents the productive capacity of the economy and produces the goods and services that accounts for a nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Available in physical copy only (Call Number: HG 3368 A6 I82Ba)

Prof. Dr. Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha
author picture
Qualification: Doctor of Business Administration (specialization in Finance) Boston University, USA. (1993)
Fields/Area of Specialization: Finance and Accounting
Prof. Dr Obiyathulla Ismath Bacha achieved his Bachelor of Social Science from the University Science Malaysia, a Master of Business Administration, a Masters in Economics and his Doctor of Business Administration in Finance from Boston University. He is currently a professor of Finance at INCEIF. Previously he has held several key positions at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He was also an assistant professor in finance at Boston University, he taught at both MBA and undergraduate levels. He is also an active Shariah advisor to institutions such as Five Pillars and Sabana REIT. Prof. Dr. Obiyathulla is also the Vice President of the Malaysian Economic Association and a member of the Malaysian Finance Association.
Showing results 1 to 10 of 82
  • Issues_in_Islamic_equities_mansur_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Mustaffa Kamil, Nazrol Kamil; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2018)

  • This article reviews the current literature on Islamic equities. Our survey indicates that the bulk of articles is quantitative or empirical in nature, with a notable dearth of theoretical works. Among the common research themes explored by these articles are comparative performances of Islamic equities visa-vis their conventional counterparts, comparisons of Islamic portfolios with SRI funds, and empirically articulating portfolio diversification benefits associated with Islamic equities. In addition, numerous articles discuss idiosyncrasies of Shari'ah compliant stocks and portfolios under subthemes such as volatility, risk factors, and performance attributes. This survey also inclu...

  • Determinants_of_capital_structure_ramazan_mansur_obiyathulla.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Yildirim, Ramazan; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2018)

  • Many Muslim individual and institutional investors seek to invest only in stocks that are compliant with the Shari'ah (i.e. Islamic law). Among others, Dow Jones addressed this demand and has developed their proprietary screening methodologies to identify Shari'ah compliant firms (SC). One key factor that distinguishes SC firms from their non-compliant peers (SNC) is that the former is not allowed to cross the leverage threshold of 33%. Due to the restrictions imposed on them, it is expected that SC firms exhibit different capital structure compared to the SNC firms. The purpose of this initial comparative study is to analyze the most reliable debt determinants identified in the liter...

  • empirical_evidence_risk_shifting_bonds_debt-based_sukuk_obiyathulla.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hamzah, Siti Raihana; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mirakhor, Abbas; Abdul Kader Malim, Nurhafiza (2018)

  • The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent of risk shifting behavior in bonds and sukuk. The examination is significant, as economists and scholars identify risk shifting as the primary cause of the global financial crisis. Yet, the dangers of this debt-financing feature are largely ignored - one needs to only witness the record growth of global debt even after the global financial crisis. To identify the signs of risk shifting existence in the corporations, this paper compares each corporation's operating risk before and after issuing debt. Operating risk or risk of a firm's activities is measured using the volatility of the operating earnings or coefficient variation of earn...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Vaqar, Momin Ebaad (2018)

  • Infrastructure is the backbone of modem economies; an adequate and efficient public infrastructure is essential for nations to achieve their economic growth objectives. Although the need and role of infrastructure are well recognized, little attention has been paid to the risks and pitfalls of the current infrastructure financing structures. The enormous infrastructure deficit and the increasing instances of debt restructurings, infrastructure project failures and expensive government bailouts, present enough reason for a deeper thought and action towards making infrastructure financing more robust. Through the thesis, the researcher sheds light on the problems related to such forms o...

  • does_low_leverage_minimize_impact_financial_shocks_Obiya et al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: el Alaoui, AbdelKader Ouatik; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Asutay, Mehmet (2018)

  • This study embodies a preliminary endeavour at analysing the impact of leverage on portfolio behaviour, with specific reference to return and volatility, in the European stock markets, using the debt ratio as one of the important benchmarks for Islamic stock screening. Given the focus of Islamic stock screening on the debt ratio, we use data from 320 firms for eight European countries which were classified according to their level of debt and size. For this, the portfolio optimisation based Mean-Variance Efficient Frontier (MVEF), the Sharpe Ratio and the Capital Market Line (CML) were employed. Our findings tend to demonstrate that, under shocks, high leverage worsens the portfolio r...

  • PhD_An_analysis_of_issues_surrounding_stock_index_futures_contract_Hashim.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Jusoh, Hashim (2017)

  • The derivatives markets in the Asian region have shown significant growth and development since their inception. Similarly, derivatives market in Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia Derivatives have experienced remarkable changes and developments. This study focuses mainly on the stock index futures contract (FKLI) and its relationship with the underlying spot index (FBM KLCI). The FKLI is chosen instead of other permissible futures due to availability of the data and its relevance in the context of fund managers' asset allocation strategy... Available in physical copy and downloadable format (Call Number: t HG 6043 H348)

  • PhD_leverage_decision_firms_comparative_analysis_Shariah_compliant_Shariah_non_compliant_firms_Ramazan_Yildirim.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Yildirim, Ramazan (2017)

  • Capital structure which is the mixture of debt and equity capital of a company is very important since it is related to the ability of the company to fulfil the needs of its stakeholders. The main competing theories, which attempts to understand how financing decisions are made, that have emerged and developed over the last decades are the Trade-Off Theory and the Pecking Order Theory. Trade-Off Theory predicts that firms should balance the tax benefits of debt against the cost of debt, therefore firms should have an optimal capital structure. In contrast, Pecking Order Theory does not imply that firms capital structure decision is driven by the notion of optimal ... Available in ...

  • PhD_A_game_theoretic_investigation_of_compliance_to_Islamic_rules_of_behaviour_Hazik.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Mohamed, Hazik (2017)

  • The breakdown of trust and cooperation as well as the failure of institutions to govern effectively can be attributed as the critical causes of the global financial meltdown. This research will extend the behavioural investigation into testing the level of adherence towards these rules of behaviour in the members of society - specifically separated into two groups, Muslims and non-Muslims. This research will analyze the comparative behaviours of Muslims and non-Muslims using selected games (from the body of published work on behavioural and experimental games). The experimental games will be carried out on test subjects in Singapore as well as in Malaysia from diverse backgrounds ... ...

  • financial_derivatives_4th_edition_obiyathulla.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2017)

  • This book is designed specifically for a first course in derivatives. It has been written with the beginner in mind and assumes no previous knowledge or familiarity with derivatives. Written in an informal, easy to read style, it guides readers through the challenging and complex world of forwards, futures and options. As the first book of its kind on Malaysian financial derivatives, the emphasis on local condition enables easier understanding. All financial derivatives contracts traded in Malaysia are covered, in each case, their three common applications - hedging, arbitraging and speculating - are shown by means of fully worked out examples. Extensive use of illustrations and write...

  • chapter 5_the islamic capital market_obiyathulla.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2017)

  • Capital markets play an increasingly important role in modern economies. Though a part of the financial sector which they share with the banking system, capital markets while complementing banks can enhance risk sharing and thereby minimise macroeconomic vunerability. Economists typically divide the overall macro economy into two parts, the real sector and the financial sector. The real sector represents the productive capacity of the economy and produces the goods and services that accounts for a nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Available in physical copy only (Call Number: HG 3368 A6 I82Ba)