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  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah; Hassan, M. Kabir; Paltrinieri (2019)

  • Capital structure serves as an important device for mitigation of agency conflicts and, although firms combine debt and cash dividends to address the agency conflicts, debt is preferred as a bonding device by many managers due to its lower cost as compared to equity (John, Knyazeva & Knyazeva, 2015). However, shariah-compliant firms (SCF) cannot use this device due to prohibition of interest-bearing loans in Islam. In this scenario, the dividend payout policy becomes a highly important tool of corporate governance for shariah-compliant investors. Moreover, the managers of these firms cannot maintain stable dividends by issuing bonds and, therefore, the dividend policy of such firms wo...

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  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer (2017)

  • This study examines the impact of ethical and Shariah screenmg on idiosyncratic risk, performance and dividend policy decisions for US market for the period 2006-2015. A unique dataset is utilized to construct representative portfolios of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Shariah compliant investment and Market (proxy). The existing literature suggests that constraints on stock selection imposed by screening may limit investment universe and make faith based portfolios sub-optimal. Therefore, the investors who want to follow their religious or social beliefs need to incur cost of their values. Our results reveal that Shariah compliant investors are slightly disadvantaged in terms ...

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2019)

  • The purpose of this paper is to appraise the effectiveness of monetary policy actions in variant market conditions for Islamic stocks. These stocks offer ground for a natural experiment as they have restrictions on the line of business and their distinguished capital structure does not allow them to combat the liquidity crisis through the use of leverage. The paper uses the quantile regression approach for a multi-country sample of Islamic stock indices to assess the impact of domestic as well as US expansionary monetary policy on stock returns of Islamic indices at various locations of distribution of returns. It is found that, at lower return levels, an expansionary monetary policy ...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ali, Mohsin; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Anwer, Zaheer (2017)

  • The primary goal of this paper is to explore the viability of initiating Islamic finance (IF) in an unchartered economy. Canada is taken as a case study for this paper. To achieve our objective, we proceed in two stages. The first stage involves the analysis of market opportunities for IF. More precisely, the first stage involves the cost/benefit analysis which would enable the IF industry to see whether it is feasible for them to initiate. Second, the more challenging stage involves the analysis with regard to the barriers in offering IF products.

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2019)

  • Investment is an activity that involves the commitment of resources for a certain holding period in anticipation of creating more resource (wealth). This chapter focuses on the risk-adjusted performance of two-specific classes of assets, namely, the socially responsible investment (SRI) class and the shariah-compliant classes of assets. The aim is to ascertain whether investors have to bear an extra cost for choosing these classes of assets in their portfolio. In managing the Islamic finance space, religiosity and/or ethical practices prompt investors to discard so-called 'sin-stocks' and limit their investment horizons to permissible faith-based investment alternatives ...

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  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer (2017)

  • In recent years, there has been a notable increase in investor consideration for religiosity and/or ethics in investment decision making it a class of investments in its own right and an important input in portfolio selection decisions. Investment decisions are governed not only by factors including investor anticipation of future economic, geo-political trends, social changes and investment timing but also religion or belief system. The religiosity and/or ethical practices prompt investors to discard so-called 'sin stocks' and limit their investment horizons to permissible investment alternatives.

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Paltrinieri, Andrea (2020)

  • The aim of this article is to investigate the motivation of CEOs to invest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. To carry out this analysis, we assess a sample of US conventional and Shariah Compliant (SC) firms, from Dow Jones Indices. As SC firms undergo business and financial screening, they are expected to follow different managerial styles and capital structures as compared to conventional firms. This comparison is important in view of the growing size of the Islamic Financial Services Industry that has surpassed total asset values of USD 2.00 Trillion. Existing literature argues that, for conventional firms, CEOs spend on CSR either to promote their private benefi...

Browsing by Author Anwer, Zaheer

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  • Dividend_policy_case_shariah_compliant_firms_shamsher et al.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah; Hassan, M. Kabir; Paltrinieri (2019)

  • Capital structure serves as an important device for mitigation of agency conflicts and, although firms combine debt and cash dividends to address the agency conflicts, debt is preferred as a bonding device by many managers due to its lower cost as compared to equity (John, Knyazeva & Knyazeva, 2015). However, shariah-compliant firms (SCF) cannot use this device due to prohibition of interest-bearing loans in Islam. In this scenario, the dividend payout policy becomes a highly important tool of corporate governance for shariah-compliant investors. Moreover, the managers of these firms cannot maintain stable dividends by issuing bonds and, therefore, the dividend policy of such firms wo...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer (2017)

  • This study examines the impact of ethical and Shariah screenmg on idiosyncratic risk, performance and dividend policy decisions for US market for the period 2006-2015. A unique dataset is utilized to construct representative portfolios of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Shariah compliant investment and Market (proxy). The existing literature suggests that constraints on stock selection imposed by screening may limit investment universe and make faith based portfolios sub-optimal. Therefore, the investors who want to follow their religious or social beliefs need to incur cost of their values. Our results reveal that Shariah compliant investors are slightly disadvantaged in terms ...

  • How_Islamic_equities_respond_monetary_actions_Anwer.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2019)

  • The purpose of this paper is to appraise the effectiveness of monetary policy actions in variant market conditions for Islamic stocks. These stocks offer ground for a natural experiment as they have restrictions on the line of business and their distinguished capital structure does not allow them to combat the liquidity crisis through the use of leverage. The paper uses the quantile regression approach for a multi-country sample of Islamic stock indices to assess the impact of domestic as well as US expansionary monetary policy on stock returns of Islamic indices at various locations of distribution of returns. It is found that, at lower return levels, an expansionary monetary policy ...

  • item.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ali, Mohsin; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Anwer, Zaheer (2017)

  • The primary goal of this paper is to explore the viability of initiating Islamic finance (IF) in an unchartered economy. Canada is taken as a case study for this paper. To achieve our objective, we proceed in two stages. The first stage involves the analysis of market opportunities for IF. More precisely, the first stage involves the cost/benefit analysis which would enable the IF industry to see whether it is feasible for them to initiate. Second, the more challenging stage involves the analysis with regard to the barriers in offering IF products.

  • Is_there_cost_for_faith_based_investing_shamsher et al.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2019)

  • Investment is an activity that involves the commitment of resources for a certain holding period in anticipation of creating more resource (wealth). This chapter focuses on the risk-adjusted performance of two-specific classes of assets, namely, the socially responsible investment (SRI) class and the shariah-compliant classes of assets. The aim is to ascertain whether investors have to bear an extra cost for choosing these classes of assets in their portfolio. In managing the Islamic finance space, religiosity and/or ethical practices prompt investors to discard so-called 'sin-stocks' and limit their investment horizons to permissible faith-based investment alternatives ...

  • CIAWM_Issue3_shariah_and_social_responsible_in_the_US_zaheer.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer (2017)

  • In recent years, there has been a notable increase in investor consideration for religiosity and/or ethics in investment decision making it a class of investments in its own right and an important input in portfolio selection decisions. Investment decisions are governed not only by factors including investor anticipation of future economic, geo-political trends, social changes and investment timing but also religion or belief system. The religiosity and/or ethical practices prompt investors to discard so-called 'sin stocks' and limit their investment horizons to permissible investment alternatives.

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Anwer, Zaheer; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Paltrinieri, Andrea (2020)

  • The aim of this article is to investigate the motivation of CEOs to invest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. To carry out this analysis, we assess a sample of US conventional and Shariah Compliant (SC) firms, from Dow Jones Indices. As SC firms undergo business and financial screening, they are expected to follow different managerial styles and capital structures as compared to conventional firms. This comparison is important in view of the growing size of the Islamic Financial Services Industry that has surpassed total asset values of USD 2.00 Trillion. Existing literature argues that, for conventional firms, CEOs spend on CSR either to promote their private benefi...