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  • daily_traders_institutional_investors_wealth_effect_upon_sukuk_conventional_bond_announcements_mansur_obiya.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Hanifa, Mohamed Hisham; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2014)

  • The last decade has witnessed a rapid expansion of Islamic financial instruments with a notable proliferation of Islamic investment certificates called sukuk. In spite of the expansion, research to appraise their growth implications remains limited. This paper investigated the structural differences within sukuk and conventional and their implications on investor return reactions. It also looked at the investors' different decision making time horizon dimensions in response to the respective debt security's announcement. Our sample consisted of 158 conventional bonds and 129 sukuk issuers between 2000 and 2013. Event-study methodology and wavelet analysis were used resulting in three ...

  • derivatives_Islamic_finance_need_mechanism_ available_aun_shaista_ahcene.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza; Arshad, Shaista; Lahsasna, Ahcene (2014)

  • The research is an attempt to have an overview of the need for derivatives and their possible role in Islamic finance, stressing on the Shariah qualification and prohibitions on the controversial conventional derivative products. This research focuses on the derivative products and their role in risk management measures. Islamic financial industry has shown tremendous growth over the past decade but the management of risk is still an unresolved issue in the trillion-dollar Shariah-compliant industry. This paper attempts at having a continuous elaboration on the derivatives from a conventional perspective and closest alternatives that are available in Islamic finance. The findings sugg...

  • 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...

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  • Authors: Hanifa, Mohamed Hisham (2015)

  • Sukuk is dominating the Malaysian capital market with strong support from the government, mega-conglomerates and firms. As an important source of firms' financing, sukuk is increasingly catching up with existing conventional debt in terms of transaction volume and the number of deals. In spite of the rising interest among issuers in sukuk offers, research to appraise firm's issuance motives and the subsequent effects on shareholders' wealth upon sukuk and conventional bond announcement remains limited. Hence, through this initial study, firstly, we examine the association of firm specific characteristics with the respective debt security principles offers ... Available in physical ...

  • developing_trading_strategies_based_fractal_finance_application_MF-DFA_context_Islamic equities_ginanjar_etal.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Masih, Rumi; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2015)

  • We provide a new contribution to trading strategies by using multi-fractal de-trended fluctuation analysis (MF-DFA), imported from econophysics, to complement various momentum strategies. The method provides a single measure that can capture both persistency and anti-persistency in stock prices, accounting for multifractality. This study uses a sample of Islamic stocks listed in the U.S. Dow Jones Islamic market for a sample period covering 16 years starting in 1996. The findings show that the MF-DFA strategy produces monthly excess returns of 6.12%, outperforming other various momentum strategies. Even though the risk of the MF-DFA strategy may be relatively higher, it can still prod...

  • developments_islamic_capital_markets_cizakca_2013.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2013)

  • The growth of Islamic capital markets is a direct effect of the growth of the Islamic banking industry. The need for liquidity management for Islamic banks and takaful operators drove a number of countries such as Malaysia, Kuwait and Bahrain to introduce sukuk to facilitate management of assets by Islamic financial institutions. Growth is also attributed to growing awareness of, and demand for investing in accordance with Shari'a principles. In more recent times, growth is attributed to the globally low interest rates, the weakening US Dollar over the past 25 years, and the sub-prime mortgage crisis in the west prompting investors to seek alternative investments.

  • do_debt_markets_price_sukuk_conventional_bonds_differently_shamser.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Safari, Meysam; Ariff, Mohamed; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2013)

  • A new type of debt securities called sukuk certificates have grown to US $840 billion in 11 financial markets as of 2011. These Islamic debt instruments share some features similar to conventional bonds, so market operators treat both as bonds. Whether it is appropriate to treat sukuk certificates as conventional bonds is empirically tested in this paper. If the yields of sukuk are the same as those of conventional bonds, Granger causality tests could confirm their equivalence. Practically the tests show otherwise. Also, the yields of sukuk instruments are significantly higher than yields of conventional bonds even after controlling issuers, rating quality and tenure in matched sample...

  • IFHubEd6_do_ethics_imply_better_governance_wajahat.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat (2017)

  • There are different ways through which debt exerts pressure on managers to align their interests with those of shareholders. For instance, it does this by reducing free cash flows (Jensen, 1986; Stulz, 1990), by increasing monitoring by debt holders (Ang, Cole, & Lin, 2000) and by increasing takeover threats (Williams, 1987). In this respect, another line of arguments indicates that good corporate governance is associated with lower agency issues (McKnight & Weir, 2009; Rashid, 2016). As per this view advanced by La Porta, Lopezde-Silanes, Shleifer, and Vishny (2000), both debt and governance mitigate agency conflicts and essentially play the same role; therefore, they can be good sub...

  • 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...

Browsing by Topic Islamic capital markets

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Showing results 21 to 30 of 151
  • daily_traders_institutional_investors_wealth_effect_upon_sukuk_conventional_bond_announcements_mansur_obiya.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hanifa, Mohamed Hisham; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath (2014)

  • The last decade has witnessed a rapid expansion of Islamic financial instruments with a notable proliferation of Islamic investment certificates called sukuk. In spite of the expansion, research to appraise their growth implications remains limited. This paper investigated the structural differences within sukuk and conventional and their implications on investor return reactions. It also looked at the investors' different decision making time horizon dimensions in response to the respective debt security's announcement. Our sample consisted of 158 conventional bonds and 129 sukuk issuers between 2000 and 2013. Event-study methodology and wavelet analysis were used resulting in three ...

  • derivatives_Islamic_finance_need_mechanism_ available_aun_shaista_ahcene.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza; Arshad, Shaista; Lahsasna, Ahcene (2014)

  • The research is an attempt to have an overview of the need for derivatives and their possible role in Islamic finance, stressing on the Shariah qualification and prohibitions on the controversial conventional derivative products. This research focuses on the derivative products and their role in risk management measures. Islamic financial industry has shown tremendous growth over the past decade but the management of risk is still an unresolved issue in the trillion-dollar Shariah-compliant industry. This paper attempts at having a continuous elaboration on the derivatives from a conventional perspective and closest alternatives that are available in Islamic finance. The findings sugg...

  • 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...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Hanifa, Mohamed Hisham (2015)

  • Sukuk is dominating the Malaysian capital market with strong support from the government, mega-conglomerates and firms. As an important source of firms' financing, sukuk is increasingly catching up with existing conventional debt in terms of transaction volume and the number of deals. In spite of the rising interest among issuers in sukuk offers, research to appraise firm's issuance motives and the subsequent effects on shareholders' wealth upon sukuk and conventional bond announcement remains limited. Hence, through this initial study, firstly, we examine the association of firm specific characteristics with the respective debt security principles offers ... Available in physical ...

  • developing_trading_strategies_based_fractal_finance_application_MF-DFA_context_Islamic equities_ginanjar_etal.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Masih, Rumi; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur (2015)

  • We provide a new contribution to trading strategies by using multi-fractal de-trended fluctuation analysis (MF-DFA), imported from econophysics, to complement various momentum strategies. The method provides a single measure that can capture both persistency and anti-persistency in stock prices, accounting for multifractality. This study uses a sample of Islamic stocks listed in the U.S. Dow Jones Islamic market for a sample period covering 16 years starting in 1996. The findings show that the MF-DFA strategy produces monthly excess returns of 6.12%, outperforming other various momentum strategies. Even though the risk of the MF-DFA strategy may be relatively higher, it can still prod...

  • developments_islamic_capital_markets_cizakca_2013.pdf.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2013)

  • The growth of Islamic capital markets is a direct effect of the growth of the Islamic banking industry. The need for liquidity management for Islamic banks and takaful operators drove a number of countries such as Malaysia, Kuwait and Bahrain to introduce sukuk to facilitate management of assets by Islamic financial institutions. Growth is also attributed to growing awareness of, and demand for investing in accordance with Shari'a principles. In more recent times, growth is attributed to the globally low interest rates, the weakening US Dollar over the past 25 years, and the sub-prime mortgage crisis in the west prompting investors to seek alternative investments.

  • do_debt_markets_price_sukuk_conventional_bonds_differently_shamser.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Safari, Meysam; Ariff, Mohamed; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad (2013)

  • A new type of debt securities called sukuk certificates have grown to US $840 billion in 11 financial markets as of 2011. These Islamic debt instruments share some features similar to conventional bonds, so market operators treat both as bonds. Whether it is appropriate to treat sukuk certificates as conventional bonds is empirically tested in this paper. If the yields of sukuk are the same as those of conventional bonds, Granger causality tests could confirm their equivalence. Practically the tests show otherwise. Also, the yields of sukuk instruments are significantly higher than yields of conventional bonds even after controlling issuers, rating quality and tenure in matched sample...

  • IFHubEd6_do_ethics_imply_better_governance_wajahat.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat (2017)

  • There are different ways through which debt exerts pressure on managers to align their interests with those of shareholders. For instance, it does this by reducing free cash flows (Jensen, 1986; Stulz, 1990), by increasing monitoring by debt holders (Ang, Cole, & Lin, 2000) and by increasing takeover threats (Williams, 1987). In this respect, another line of arguments indicates that good corporate governance is associated with lower agency issues (McKnight & Weir, 2009; Rashid, 2016). As per this view advanced by La Porta, Lopezde-Silanes, Shleifer, and Vishny (2000), both debt and governance mitigate agency conflicts and essentially play the same role; therefore, they can be good sub...

  • 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...