Prof. Dr. Abul Mansur Mohammed Masih
Qualification:Ph.D.in Applied Financial Econometrics, University of Leeds U.K. (1974)
Fields/Area of Specialization:Finance and Econometrics
Dr. Mansur Masih is currently a professor of Finance and Econometrics at INCEIF. He obtained a Ph.D. (in ‘Applied Financial Econometrics’) from Leeds University preceded by a Masters in Economics from Manchester University. Prior to joining INCEIF in July 2010, he held the ‘Chair Professorship of Finance’ at the National University Malaysia and Northern University Malaysia, and also, King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia where he taught for 8 years. Before that he also taught at the Australian (New South Wales and Edith Cowan) and British (Leeds) Universities for a total of 27 years. During all these years he taught courses in three disciplines: Finance, Economics, and Applied Econometrics/Statistics at all levels including the MBA and Executive MBA levels.

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  • 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...

  • Portfolio_diversification_benefits_at_different_investment_horizons_during_the_Arab_uprisings_buriev_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Buriev, Abdul Aziz; Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Zainal, Mohd-Pisal; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2018)

  • This study is an initial attempt at investigating the extent to which portfolio diversification benefits at different investment horizons are available to a Turkish investor from investment in MENA countries exposed to the Arab spring based on MGARCH-DCC and Wavelet techniques on daily data spanning from 2005 to 2015. The findings tend to suggest that the Turkish investors may not benefit from investment in Egypt for almost all investment horizons but may have moderate benefits from Lebanon up to the investment horizons of 32 - 64 days and longer. However, Turkish investors may benefit from Oman excepting the longer investment horizons. In the long run all stock holding periods exceed...

  • Unraveling_the_financial_contagion_in_European_stock_markets_during_financial_crisis_dewandaru_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Masih, Rumi; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2018)

  • The article investigates the evidence of financial contagion and market integration in selected European equity markets during nine major crises across regions. The focus is to identify whether (i) contagion evidence is pure or fundamental and (ii) dynamic evolution of integration is in the short run or long run. Wavelet decomposition in both its discrete and continuous forms is used. The findings reveal the following: (i) prior to the subprime crisis, contagion effects generated short-term shocks. The most recent US subprime crisis, however, reveals the evidence of fundamental based contagion. (ii) We find increasing short-run and long-run stock market integration, driven by several ...

  • Exploring_portfolio_diversification_opportunities_through_venture_capital_financing_yusuf_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Jaffar, Yusuf; Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2018)

  • Islamic financial institutions are being pressured by critics to offer profit and loss sharing (PLS) financing such as, venture capital financing, for the purpose of entrepreneurial development aligned to the principle of equity risk sharing. Our study aims to link PLS investments with portfolio optimization opportunities for the Islamic asset managers. Using portfolio analysis with dynamic conditional correlation, Markov switching, and maximal overlap discrete wavelet transformation, our findings tend to indicate that there is indeed a portfolio optimization opportunity in investment universe for the fund managers who invested in PLS investments in the context of venture capital asse...

  • Do_Islamic_stock_returns_hedge_against_inflation_norazza_abul_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: M. Haniff, Norazza; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2018)

  • This article makes an initial attempt to study the hedging effectiveness of Islamic stock returns against inflation for different investment horizons. We applied the wavelet analysis to measure the cross-correlations between the time series as a function of time-scales using data ranging from 2007 to early 2015. The main results tend to indicate the following: First, that for investment horizons not exceeding 3 years, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Emas Shariah Index constituent returns may potentially hedge against inflation. Additionally, the hedging ability of stock returns was absent from 2008 to 2009 following the global financial crisis. Finally, a buy-and-hold strategy exceeding 3 yea...

  • 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...

  • Unveiling_the_diversification_benefits_of_Islamic_equities_and_commodities_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Prima Sakti, Muhammad Rizky; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Saiti, Buerhan; Tareq, Mohammad Ali (2018)

  • The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which the Indonesian Shariah compliant investors can benefit from the portfolio diversification with the Islamic indices of its trading partners and selected commodities such as gold, crude oil, and cocoa. The findings tend to indicate that investors with exposure in Shariah compliant indices of Indonesia and wanting to gain more diversification benefits should invest either in the USA or India Islamic equity. Instead, the greater benefits will be obtained by Shariah compliant investors if they invest in the USA Islamic indices during long-term investment horizons. If investors want to invest in medium investment horizons, investin...

  • Does_prospectus_information_matter_in_IPO_pricing_mansur_etal.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohd-Rashid, Rasidah; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Abdul-Rahim, Ruzita; Che-Yahya, Norliza (2018)

  • The purpose of this study is to identify selected information from the prospectus that might signal the initial public offering (IPO) offer price. The results tend to provide support for the argument that firms with Shariah-compliant status reflect lower uncertainty and project better signalling of quality due to greater scrutiny by the government and thus are able to offer IPOs at higher prices. Similarly, firms with a higher proportion of shareholder retention indicate lower risks as insiders forego their options to diversify their portfolio, and hence could price their IPOs higher. Finally, the involvement of institutional investors and higher underwriter ranking could be used by f...

  • size_correlations_diversification_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Alaabed, Alaa; Chowdhury, Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2018)

  • Despite the rapid growth of Islamic finance in recent years, there has been relatively little work done on the emerging Islamic mutual fund industry within the broad field of Islamic finance. As far as the authors' knowledge, this paper is the first attempt dedicated to understanding the correlation between different sizes of the young and rapidly growing Islamic mutual fund industry at different investment horizons. Major part of economic time series analysis is done in time or frequency domain separately. Wavelet analysis can combine these two fundamental approaches, so we can work in the time-frequency domain. Using wavelet coherence, we have gained valuable insights into the conti...

  • 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...

Prof. Dr. Abul Mansur Mohammed Masih
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Qualification: Ph.D.in Applied Financial Econometrics, University of Leeds U.K. (1974)
Fields/Area of Specialization: Finance and Econometrics
Dr. Mansur Masih is currently a professor of Finance and Econometrics at INCEIF. He obtained a Ph.D. (in ‘Applied Financial Econometrics’) from Leeds University preceded by a Masters in Economics from Manchester University. Prior to joining INCEIF in July 2010, he held the ‘Chair Professorship of Finance’ at the National University Malaysia and Northern University Malaysia, and also, King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia where he taught for 8 years. Before that he also taught at the Australian (New South Wales and Edith Cowan) and British (Leeds) Universities for a total of 27 years. During all these years he taught courses in three disciplines: Finance, Economics, and Applied Econometrics/Statistics at all levels including the MBA and Executive MBA levels.
Showing results 1 to 10 of 126
  • 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...

  • Portfolio_diversification_benefits_at_different_investment_horizons_during_the_Arab_uprisings_buriev_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Buriev, Abdul Aziz; Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Zainal, Mohd-Pisal; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2018)

  • This study is an initial attempt at investigating the extent to which portfolio diversification benefits at different investment horizons are available to a Turkish investor from investment in MENA countries exposed to the Arab spring based on MGARCH-DCC and Wavelet techniques on daily data spanning from 2005 to 2015. The findings tend to suggest that the Turkish investors may not benefit from investment in Egypt for almost all investment horizons but may have moderate benefits from Lebanon up to the investment horizons of 32 - 64 days and longer. However, Turkish investors may benefit from Oman excepting the longer investment horizons. In the long run all stock holding periods exceed...

  • Unraveling_the_financial_contagion_in_European_stock_markets_during_financial_crisis_dewandaru_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Masih, Rumi; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2018)

  • The article investigates the evidence of financial contagion and market integration in selected European equity markets during nine major crises across regions. The focus is to identify whether (i) contagion evidence is pure or fundamental and (ii) dynamic evolution of integration is in the short run or long run. Wavelet decomposition in both its discrete and continuous forms is used. The findings reveal the following: (i) prior to the subprime crisis, contagion effects generated short-term shocks. The most recent US subprime crisis, however, reveals the evidence of fundamental based contagion. (ii) We find increasing short-run and long-run stock market integration, driven by several ...

  • Exploring_portfolio_diversification_opportunities_through_venture_capital_financing_yusuf_et_al.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Jaffar, Yusuf; Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2018)

  • Islamic financial institutions are being pressured by critics to offer profit and loss sharing (PLS) financing such as, venture capital financing, for the purpose of entrepreneurial development aligned to the principle of equity risk sharing. Our study aims to link PLS investments with portfolio optimization opportunities for the Islamic asset managers. Using portfolio analysis with dynamic conditional correlation, Markov switching, and maximal overlap discrete wavelet transformation, our findings tend to indicate that there is indeed a portfolio optimization opportunity in investment universe for the fund managers who invested in PLS investments in the context of venture capital asse...

  • Do_Islamic_stock_returns_hedge_against_inflation_norazza_abul_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: M. Haniff, Norazza; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2018)

  • This article makes an initial attempt to study the hedging effectiveness of Islamic stock returns against inflation for different investment horizons. We applied the wavelet analysis to measure the cross-correlations between the time series as a function of time-scales using data ranging from 2007 to early 2015. The main results tend to indicate the following: First, that for investment horizons not exceeding 3 years, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Emas Shariah Index constituent returns may potentially hedge against inflation. Additionally, the hedging ability of stock returns was absent from 2008 to 2009 following the global financial crisis. Finally, a buy-and-hold strategy exceeding 3 yea...

  • 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...

  • Unveiling_the_diversification_benefits_of_Islamic_equities_and_commodities_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Prima Sakti, Muhammad Rizky; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Saiti, Buerhan; Tareq, Mohammad Ali (2018)

  • The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which the Indonesian Shariah compliant investors can benefit from the portfolio diversification with the Islamic indices of its trading partners and selected commodities such as gold, crude oil, and cocoa. The findings tend to indicate that investors with exposure in Shariah compliant indices of Indonesia and wanting to gain more diversification benefits should invest either in the USA or India Islamic equity. Instead, the greater benefits will be obtained by Shariah compliant investors if they invest in the USA Islamic indices during long-term investment horizons. If investors want to invest in medium investment horizons, investin...

  • Does_prospectus_information_matter_in_IPO_pricing_mansur_etal.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mohd-Rashid, Rasidah; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Abdul-Rahim, Ruzita; Che-Yahya, Norliza (2018)

  • The purpose of this study is to identify selected information from the prospectus that might signal the initial public offering (IPO) offer price. The results tend to provide support for the argument that firms with Shariah-compliant status reflect lower uncertainty and project better signalling of quality due to greater scrutiny by the government and thus are able to offer IPOs at higher prices. Similarly, firms with a higher proportion of shareholder retention indicate lower risks as insiders forego their options to diversify their portfolio, and hence could price their IPOs higher. Finally, the involvement of institutional investors and higher underwriter ranking could be used by f...

  • size_correlations_diversification_mansur.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Alaabed, Alaa; Chowdhury, Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2018)

  • Despite the rapid growth of Islamic finance in recent years, there has been relatively little work done on the emerging Islamic mutual fund industry within the broad field of Islamic finance. As far as the authors' knowledge, this paper is the first attempt dedicated to understanding the correlation between different sizes of the young and rapidly growing Islamic mutual fund industry at different investment horizons. Major part of economic time series analysis is done in time or frequency domain separately. Wavelet analysis can combine these two fundamental approaches, so we can work in the time-frequency domain. Using wavelet coherence, we have gained valuable insights into the conti...

  • 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...