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  • Authors: Jamaludin, Fathaiya; Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda; Benhadria, Mokhtar (2018)

  • Today, teaching and learning environment extends beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. Advances in technology have made it possible for new possibilities and opportunities in open and distance learning. The modern education industry across the world has recognized the need to incorporate digital technology into the classroom and course curriculum. On that note, the skills needed to be successful today, therefore, (Partnership for 21st Century Learning, 2007) are much different than those expected a decade ago.

  • CIAWM_Issue3_islamic_social_finance_investment_imperative_ziyaad.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Mahomed, Ziyaad (2017)

  • The rapid growth of global Islamic wealth and asset management has contributed to the establishment of a niche market based on the Islamic finance paradigm of interest-free, transparent, profit and loss sharing and mutually beneficial contracts. However, Islamic wealth and finance has been criticized for converging into conventional practices rather than its core principles of socio-economic empowerment and justice. The capitalist attributes of profit maximization without the ethical and moral boundaries has pervaded this industry that was supposed to espouse the ethical and socio-economic tenets as its value prepositions for its future growth and survival. There is an emerging trend ...

  • CIAWM_Issue3_shariah_and_social_responsible_in_the_US_zaheer.pdf.jpg
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  • 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.

  • CIAWM_Issue3_does_diversification_improve_bank_performance_in_dual_banking_systems_mirzet.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Seho, Mirzet (2017)

  • Conventional intermediation theories argue that imperfections in financial markets are raison d'etre for financial intermediaries such as banks. Islamic banks are no different from their conventional counterparts in this regard as they too perform similar intermediary functions. However, unlike their conventional counterparts, the principles of Islamic banks are different as they are operated on Shariah-based precepts of riba avoidance and risk sharing. In practice, however, Islamic banks are claimed to be likened to conventional banks, which raises concerns about possible convergence of these two banking systems over time.

  • CIAWM_Issue3_risky_bonds_and_futures_asset_pricing_belal_yu.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Baaquie, Belal E.; Miao, Yu (2017)

  • The global bond market is the main component of the capital market, being about three times larger than the global equity markets. In 2009, the global bond market (total outstanding debt) was estimated to be $82.2 trillion; the US dominated the bond market with th outstanding U.S. bond debt at approximately $35.2 trillion. Risk-free forward interest rates - and their realization by US Treasury bonds as the leading exemplar - have been studied extensively. The bond market considers US Treasury bonds as being risk-free instruments and consequently have the lowest yields.

  • CIAWM_Issue3_corporate_ethical_identity_disclosure_anouar.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Gadhoum, Mohamed Anouar (2017)

  • The importance of ethics in the corporate world has received much attention in the 21st century, after a series of major financial fiascos. In fact, most of the performance of companies in the market have a new dimension of qualitative analysis besides the usual financial analysis that generate quantitative information to ascertain their performance (Guthrie and Farneti, 2008). Dhaliwal et al. (2011) point out that greater disclosure and transparency alighned with non-financial disclosures (social, ethical and environmental) play a complimentary role to financial transparency, leading to lower analyst forecaset errors. Therefore, a more objective assessment of expected financial perfo...

  • IFHubEd5_on_the_dynamic_links_between_commodities_and_Islamic_equities_Ruslan_Mustafa_Koen_Adam.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Nagayev, Ruslan; Disli, Mustafa; Inghelbrecht, Koen; Ng, Adam Boon Ka (2017)

  • Have commodities and equity become a "financialized market of one"? Is such oneness persistent? Do diversification benefits still exist? Evidence behind these enquiries offers important insights for policymakers, governments, traders and investors, and constitutes the main motivation for this paper. To assess the viability of commodities as an alternative asset class for Islamic equity investors, we present evidence on the extent to which returns in commodities and Islamic equity markets move in sync in both time and frequency domains. Our findings reveal that, throughout the January 1999-April 2015 period, correlations between commodities and Islamic equity were highly volatile and t...

  • IFHubEd5_income_inequality_reduction_magda.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2017)

  • According to the World Bank Statistics (2012) more than 80% of the world's population live in countries where income inequality is very wide. The latest Oxfam report shows that the richest 1% of the world population holds over 50% of the world's wealth. This means that 62 richest people own an estimated wealth of US$1.76 trillion which is equivalent to the wealth of 3.5 billion people who make the poorest half of the world population (2015). The failure of the capitalist system in reducing this income inequality encourages economists to provide justification for this huge gap between the rich and the poor. Some economists believe that the main causes of this income inequalities is due...

  • IFHubEd5_the_impact_of_competition_on_banks_efficiency_Kinan_Mansor_Baharom.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Salim, Kinan; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2017)

  • Islamic banking industry has unprecedentedly witnessed a rapid growth since its inception four decades back in the late 1970s. However, the prospect of this flourishing industry is fast becoming gloomy in recent years. The growth of Islamic banking almost matches the conventional banking, and their products are hardly distinguishable. Although the market growth slows down in the aftermath of the global financial crises in 2008, the Islamic banking market has witnessed increasing competition. Islamic banks become more competitive and they managed to increase their market share meanwhile, conventional banks have successfully responded to the challenge by launching Islamic windows and su...

  • IFHubEd7_Islamic_finance_and_sustainable_economy_Rafique.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Merican, Mohamed Rafique (2017)

  • Sustainability is best defined as meeting the present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet these needs. Sustainable economy is part of this larger drive aiming at balancing economic development, social equality and environmental protection and spur prosperity that spans across generations. In recent years, the global financial sector had seen many instances where financial malpractices had led to economic loss, often involving collateral damage of the innocent. Notably, the advent of the 2008 financial crisis serves as a stark reminder regarding the dangers of financial mismanagement.

  • CIAWM_Issue3_Practice_of_musharakah_mutanaqisah_at_Malaysian_Islamic_banks_Zulkarnain_Shamsher_Alam.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Asadov, Alam (2017)

  • Among many permissible Islamic finance products, Musharakah or the partnership contract was put forward as a true representation of the PLS concept in the late 1970s. However, due to challenges to fully implement this type of contract in practice, practitioners have improvised a more practical version of the partnership contract termed Musharakah Mutanaqisah (MM) (or Diminishing Partnership). Currently, Musharakah Mutanaqisah is applied in home financing by Islamic banks and proposed as a replacement for Bai Bithaman Ajil and Bay al Inah in Malaysia. Despite the increasing popularity of MM in home financing in the Malaysian Islamic banking industry, there are issues in the way the Isl...

  • CIAWM_Issue3_Market_timing_and_selection_skills_of_fund_managers_Wajahat_Shamsher_Eskandar.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2017)

  • We assess the managerial skills of globally invested 686 ethical funds taking into consideration the macroeconomic efficiency and fund inflows/outflows. It was observed that managers exhibit negative selection and market timing skills but no consistent pattern for style timing. A cursory glance at the literature indicates little support for superior managerial abilities, especially in terms of timing skills. Notwithstanding, some have highlighted the importance of including fund flows in the traditional models and argue that excluding it can lead to spurious timing skills (Bollen and Busse, 2001). The findings indicate that the investors increase their exposure to funds during a bulli...

  • IFHubEd7_education_propel_takaful_industry_next_decade_salim.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Zain, Salim Majid (2017)

  • Takaful, a subset of the Islamic finance industry, has seen strong growth in the last decade due to the rising demand for Shariah compliant financial products globally. Increasing awareness in the global arena especially the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) and the predominant Islamic countries have helped fuel the growth of Islamic finance across the banking and insurance sectors. This is brought by the push of the respective Islamic countries to promote Islamic finance as an alternative to conventional finance.

  • IFHubEd7_how_sukuk_can_play_role_drive_growth_sustainable_responsible_investment_rafe.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Haneef, Rafe (2017)

  • The imminent intergenerational wealth transfer from Baby Boomers to their heirs who are members of Generation Y, the Millennials, and Generation Z means that the financial institution that ignores ESG in its operations and financing does so at the risk of ignoring what matters to the bulk of its future customers. These emerging generations have made no secret of their preference that their assets generate social benefits and positively impact the environment in addition to yielding the expected financial benefits.

  • IFHubEd6_trust_ethics_stock_market_economic_growth_adam.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Ng, Adam Boon Ka (2017)

  • By 2007, more than US$ 15 trillion was held by over 91 million individual investors in stocks and corporate bonds, either directly or through mutual and pension funds. These massive investments and financial markets could not have conceivably reached such a size had it not been for most people having trust in their investments and the common belief in others' trustworthiness. However, scandals associated with the 2007/2008 financial crisis have eroded trust in the financial system. As a result, the need to understand forces contributing to financial market development and instability has been placed at the center stage of global policy and academic discussions. A sound and stable fina...

  • IFHubEd6_towards_risk_sharing_regulatory_framework_muawanah.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Lajis, Siti Muawanah (2017)

  • This dissertation studied the efficacy of contemporary Islamic banking regulatory framework in promoting risk-sharing finance. Malaysia is selected as a case study given its strengths as an advanced and comprehensive Islamic financial market. The study found that, risk-transfer philosophy is dominant in the design of the regulatory framework for both the Islamic and conventional financial systems. Harmonizing the regulations of the two markets is necessary to minimize regulatory arbitrage and ensure that both are governed at the same level of regulatory robustness. An unintended consequence however is the deep entrenched risk-transfer paradigm that permeates into the way Islamic banks...

  • IFHubEd6_testing_contagion_conventional_shariah_compliant_stock_indexes_buerhan.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Saiti, Buerhan (2017)

  • Recently there has been heightened concern over "contagion" in the conventional financial markets. This study is motivated by the desire to test empirically whether the contagion seen in conventional stock indexes are also present amongst Shari'ah-compliant stock indexes. A key issue in testing for both Islamic and conventional financial market contagion is to draw a distinction between "excessive" and normal co-movements across financial markets. A distinction between contagion and interdependence during periods of high volatility in financial markets has important implications for the asset allocation strategy of risk managers and for policymakers' optimal policy response to a crisi...

  • IFHubEd7_inclusion_faith_based_financial_islamic_social_finance_magda_aishath.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Magda, Ismail Abdel Mohsin; Muneeza, Aishath (2017)

  • In 2015, countries adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to comprehend the partial success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of 2000-2015, in achieving its agenda and ending all forms of poverty by 2030. One of the main objective of the SDGs is that, ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and creating job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. The beauty of this new SDGs involve almost all countries, all people, partners, stakeholders, shareholders, governments, multilaterals, the private sector and the ci...

  • IFHubEd6_investigating_risk_shifting_islamic_banks_dual_banking_systems_OIC_member_countries_alaa.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Alaabed, Alaa (2017)

  • The original intent of conventional banking was to serve as pure intermediary between surplus fund holders and deficit units in the economy. In this role banks transferred risk from depositors to borrowers. An edifice of deposit insurance system and supervisory/regulatory structure was erected to protect the creditor at the expense of the debtor. In the last five decades, however, advances in information technology and in financial innovations have made possible the emergence of an immense capacity for rapid regime switching from risk transfer by risk shifting was amply pronounced in the financial crisis of 2007/2008. The fallout from the crisis has intensified calls for a re-examinat...

  • IFHubEd6_islamic_finance_benchmark_possible_solution_revisited_mohsin_wajahat.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Ali, Mohsin; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat (2017)

  • Benchmarks serve multiple purposes in financial markets and hence play a critical role. They serve as a reference point for pricing instruments, reflect the opportunity cost and also serve as a reference rate for the relative performance of a portfolio. Hence, a benchmark that is transparent, liquid, easy to calculate and non-manipulative is considered critical for the efficiency of financial markets. In this paper, we suggest a model proposed, by Mirakhor (1996) which can well serve the purpose of a potential benchmark for pricing. We also show the feasibility of the model in contemporary financial system. The main motivations behind the paper are, a) to move away from any fixed rate...

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Newsletter & Bulletin : [62]

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  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Jamaludin, Fathaiya; Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda; Benhadria, Mokhtar (2018)

  • Today, teaching and learning environment extends beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. Advances in technology have made it possible for new possibilities and opportunities in open and distance learning. The modern education industry across the world has recognized the need to incorporate digital technology into the classroom and course curriculum. On that note, the skills needed to be successful today, therefore, (Partnership for 21st Century Learning, 2007) are much different than those expected a decade ago.

  • CIAWM_Issue3_islamic_social_finance_investment_imperative_ziyaad.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Mahomed, Ziyaad (2017)

  • The rapid growth of global Islamic wealth and asset management has contributed to the establishment of a niche market based on the Islamic finance paradigm of interest-free, transparent, profit and loss sharing and mutually beneficial contracts. However, Islamic wealth and finance has been criticized for converging into conventional practices rather than its core principles of socio-economic empowerment and justice. The capitalist attributes of profit maximization without the ethical and moral boundaries has pervaded this industry that was supposed to espouse the ethical and socio-economic tenets as its value prepositions for its future growth and survival. There is an emerging trend ...

  • 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.

  • CIAWM_Issue3_does_diversification_improve_bank_performance_in_dual_banking_systems_mirzet.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Seho, Mirzet (2017)

  • Conventional intermediation theories argue that imperfections in financial markets are raison d'etre for financial intermediaries such as banks. Islamic banks are no different from their conventional counterparts in this regard as they too perform similar intermediary functions. However, unlike their conventional counterparts, the principles of Islamic banks are different as they are operated on Shariah-based precepts of riba avoidance and risk sharing. In practice, however, Islamic banks are claimed to be likened to conventional banks, which raises concerns about possible convergence of these two banking systems over time.

  • CIAWM_Issue3_risky_bonds_and_futures_asset_pricing_belal_yu.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Baaquie, Belal E.; Miao, Yu (2017)

  • The global bond market is the main component of the capital market, being about three times larger than the global equity markets. In 2009, the global bond market (total outstanding debt) was estimated to be $82.2 trillion; the US dominated the bond market with th outstanding U.S. bond debt at approximately $35.2 trillion. Risk-free forward interest rates - and their realization by US Treasury bonds as the leading exemplar - have been studied extensively. The bond market considers US Treasury bonds as being risk-free instruments and consequently have the lowest yields.

  • CIAWM_Issue3_corporate_ethical_identity_disclosure_anouar.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Gadhoum, Mohamed Anouar (2017)

  • The importance of ethics in the corporate world has received much attention in the 21st century, after a series of major financial fiascos. In fact, most of the performance of companies in the market have a new dimension of qualitative analysis besides the usual financial analysis that generate quantitative information to ascertain their performance (Guthrie and Farneti, 2008). Dhaliwal et al. (2011) point out that greater disclosure and transparency alighned with non-financial disclosures (social, ethical and environmental) play a complimentary role to financial transparency, leading to lower analyst forecaset errors. Therefore, a more objective assessment of expected financial perfo...

  • IFHubEd5_on_the_dynamic_links_between_commodities_and_Islamic_equities_Ruslan_Mustafa_Koen_Adam.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Nagayev, Ruslan; Disli, Mustafa; Inghelbrecht, Koen; Ng, Adam Boon Ka (2017)

  • Have commodities and equity become a "financialized market of one"? Is such oneness persistent? Do diversification benefits still exist? Evidence behind these enquiries offers important insights for policymakers, governments, traders and investors, and constitutes the main motivation for this paper. To assess the viability of commodities as an alternative asset class for Islamic equity investors, we present evidence on the extent to which returns in commodities and Islamic equity markets move in sync in both time and frequency domains. Our findings reveal that, throughout the January 1999-April 2015 period, correlations between commodities and Islamic equity were highly volatile and t...

  • IFHubEd5_income_inequality_reduction_magda.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Ismail Abdel Mohsin, Magda (2017)

  • According to the World Bank Statistics (2012) more than 80% of the world's population live in countries where income inequality is very wide. The latest Oxfam report shows that the richest 1% of the world population holds over 50% of the world's wealth. This means that 62 richest people own an estimated wealth of US$1.76 trillion which is equivalent to the wealth of 3.5 billion people who make the poorest half of the world population (2015). The failure of the capitalist system in reducing this income inequality encourages economists to provide justification for this huge gap between the rich and the poor. Some economists believe that the main causes of this income inequalities is due...

  • IFHubEd5_the_impact_of_competition_on_banks_efficiency_Kinan_Mansor_Baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Salim, Kinan; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2017)

  • Islamic banking industry has unprecedentedly witnessed a rapid growth since its inception four decades back in the late 1970s. However, the prospect of this flourishing industry is fast becoming gloomy in recent years. The growth of Islamic banking almost matches the conventional banking, and their products are hardly distinguishable. Although the market growth slows down in the aftermath of the global financial crises in 2008, the Islamic banking market has witnessed increasing competition. Islamic banks become more competitive and they managed to increase their market share meanwhile, conventional banks have successfully responded to the challenge by launching Islamic windows and su...

  • IFHubEd7_Islamic_finance_and_sustainable_economy_Rafique.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Merican, Mohamed Rafique (2017)

  • Sustainability is best defined as meeting the present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet these needs. Sustainable economy is part of this larger drive aiming at balancing economic development, social equality and environmental protection and spur prosperity that spans across generations. In recent years, the global financial sector had seen many instances where financial malpractices had led to economic loss, often involving collateral damage of the innocent. Notably, the advent of the 2008 financial crisis serves as a stark reminder regarding the dangers of financial mismanagement.

  • CIAWM_Issue3_Practice_of_musharakah_mutanaqisah_at_Malaysian_Islamic_banks_Zulkarnain_Shamsher_Alam.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Muhamad Sori, Zulkarnain; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Asadov, Alam (2017)

  • Among many permissible Islamic finance products, Musharakah or the partnership contract was put forward as a true representation of the PLS concept in the late 1970s. However, due to challenges to fully implement this type of contract in practice, practitioners have improvised a more practical version of the partnership contract termed Musharakah Mutanaqisah (MM) (or Diminishing Partnership). Currently, Musharakah Mutanaqisah is applied in home financing by Islamic banks and proposed as a replacement for Bai Bithaman Ajil and Bay al Inah in Malaysia. Despite the increasing popularity of MM in home financing in the Malaysian Islamic banking industry, there are issues in the way the Isl...

  • CIAWM_Issue3_Market_timing_and_selection_skills_of_fund_managers_Wajahat_Shamsher_Eskandar.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Ramadili Mohd, Shamsher Mohamad; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2017)

  • We assess the managerial skills of globally invested 686 ethical funds taking into consideration the macroeconomic efficiency and fund inflows/outflows. It was observed that managers exhibit negative selection and market timing skills but no consistent pattern for style timing. A cursory glance at the literature indicates little support for superior managerial abilities, especially in terms of timing skills. Notwithstanding, some have highlighted the importance of including fund flows in the traditional models and argue that excluding it can lead to spurious timing skills (Bollen and Busse, 2001). The findings indicate that the investors increase their exposure to funds during a bulli...

  • IFHubEd7_education_propel_takaful_industry_next_decade_salim.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Zain, Salim Majid (2017)

  • Takaful, a subset of the Islamic finance industry, has seen strong growth in the last decade due to the rising demand for Shariah compliant financial products globally. Increasing awareness in the global arena especially the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) and the predominant Islamic countries have helped fuel the growth of Islamic finance across the banking and insurance sectors. This is brought by the push of the respective Islamic countries to promote Islamic finance as an alternative to conventional finance.

  • IFHubEd7_how_sukuk_can_play_role_drive_growth_sustainable_responsible_investment_rafe.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Haneef, Rafe (2017)

  • The imminent intergenerational wealth transfer from Baby Boomers to their heirs who are members of Generation Y, the Millennials, and Generation Z means that the financial institution that ignores ESG in its operations and financing does so at the risk of ignoring what matters to the bulk of its future customers. These emerging generations have made no secret of their preference that their assets generate social benefits and positively impact the environment in addition to yielding the expected financial benefits.

  • IFHubEd6_trust_ethics_stock_market_economic_growth_adam.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Ng, Adam Boon Ka (2017)

  • By 2007, more than US$ 15 trillion was held by over 91 million individual investors in stocks and corporate bonds, either directly or through mutual and pension funds. These massive investments and financial markets could not have conceivably reached such a size had it not been for most people having trust in their investments and the common belief in others' trustworthiness. However, scandals associated with the 2007/2008 financial crisis have eroded trust in the financial system. As a result, the need to understand forces contributing to financial market development and instability has been placed at the center stage of global policy and academic discussions. A sound and stable fina...

  • IFHubEd6_towards_risk_sharing_regulatory_framework_muawanah.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Lajis, Siti Muawanah (2017)

  • This dissertation studied the efficacy of contemporary Islamic banking regulatory framework in promoting risk-sharing finance. Malaysia is selected as a case study given its strengths as an advanced and comprehensive Islamic financial market. The study found that, risk-transfer philosophy is dominant in the design of the regulatory framework for both the Islamic and conventional financial systems. Harmonizing the regulations of the two markets is necessary to minimize regulatory arbitrage and ensure that both are governed at the same level of regulatory robustness. An unintended consequence however is the deep entrenched risk-transfer paradigm that permeates into the way Islamic banks...

  • IFHubEd6_testing_contagion_conventional_shariah_compliant_stock_indexes_buerhan.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Saiti, Buerhan (2017)

  • Recently there has been heightened concern over "contagion" in the conventional financial markets. This study is motivated by the desire to test empirically whether the contagion seen in conventional stock indexes are also present amongst Shari'ah-compliant stock indexes. A key issue in testing for both Islamic and conventional financial market contagion is to draw a distinction between "excessive" and normal co-movements across financial markets. A distinction between contagion and interdependence during periods of high volatility in financial markets has important implications for the asset allocation strategy of risk managers and for policymakers' optimal policy response to a crisi...

  • IFHubEd7_inclusion_faith_based_financial_islamic_social_finance_magda_aishath.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Magda, Ismail Abdel Mohsin; Muneeza, Aishath (2017)

  • In 2015, countries adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to comprehend the partial success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of 2000-2015, in achieving its agenda and ending all forms of poverty by 2030. One of the main objective of the SDGs is that, ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and creating job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. The beauty of this new SDGs involve almost all countries, all people, partners, stakeholders, shareholders, governments, multilaterals, the private sector and the ci...

  • IFHubEd6_investigating_risk_shifting_islamic_banks_dual_banking_systems_OIC_member_countries_alaa.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Alaabed, Alaa (2017)

  • The original intent of conventional banking was to serve as pure intermediary between surplus fund holders and deficit units in the economy. In this role banks transferred risk from depositors to borrowers. An edifice of deposit insurance system and supervisory/regulatory structure was erected to protect the creditor at the expense of the debtor. In the last five decades, however, advances in information technology and in financial innovations have made possible the emergence of an immense capacity for rapid regime switching from risk transfer by risk shifting was amply pronounced in the financial crisis of 2007/2008. The fallout from the crisis has intensified calls for a re-examinat...

  • IFHubEd6_islamic_finance_benchmark_possible_solution_revisited_mohsin_wajahat.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Ali, Mohsin; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat (2017)

  • Benchmarks serve multiple purposes in financial markets and hence play a critical role. They serve as a reference point for pricing instruments, reflect the opportunity cost and also serve as a reference rate for the relative performance of a portfolio. Hence, a benchmark that is transparent, liquid, easy to calculate and non-manipulative is considered critical for the efficiency of financial markets. In this paper, we suggest a model proposed, by Mirakhor (1996) which can well serve the purpose of a potential benchmark for pricing. We also show the feasibility of the model in contemporary financial system. The main motivations behind the paper are, a) to move away from any fixed rate...

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