Islamic Finance and Capital Markets
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In this economics and finance course, you will learn about different types of Islamic financial markets and their key features and principles.

You will also learn about the challenges of Islamic financial and capital market development.

No previous knowledge is needed, but a basic knowledge of business concepts is advantageous.

  • Basic Islamic finance principles and products, and the types of Islamic financial markets
  • The types of Islamic financial instruments available, and the nature of trading
  • Advanced Islamic financial instruments
  • The nature of Islamic inter-bank money markets, Islamic forward markets, and Islamic foreign exchange markets
  • The challenges for Islamic financial markets

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Overview of Islamic Finance and Markets

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Islamic Finance
  • Structural Issues in Islamic Equity Markets
  • Islamic Investment Funds

Overview of Advanced Islamic Instruments and Markets

  • Introduction to Investment Sukuk
  • Islamic Financial Markets and Sukuk
  • Islamic Inter-Bank Money Market (IIMM)
  • Islamic Forward Markets
  • Islamic Foreign Exchange Markets
  • Derivatives in Islamic Finance

Islamic Capital Market Products

  • Introduction
  • Choosing Stocks for Islamic Equity Funds
  • Growth of Islamic Equity Funds
  • Challenges for Islamic Equity Funds
  • Islamic Commodity Funds
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS)
  • Hedge Funds and Islamic Finance

The Growth of Islamic Financial Markets

  • Introduction
  • Regulatory and Legislative Framework
  • Market Structure and Practices
  • The Use of Financial Engineering
  • The Role of Training and Interaction in Promoting Growth


Ahmed Iskanderani
Former Director, Islamic Finance Capacity Development
The Islamic Research and Training Institute

Lotfi Zairi
Former Director of Risk Management Department
IDB Group

Yahya Aleem ur Rehman
Lead Islamic Finance Specialist
Islamic Development Bank Group

Khalifa M. Ali Hassanain
Senior Economist
The Islamic Research and Training Institute

Abdullahi Mohamed
Shari’ah (Islamic Law) expert

Conor Damien Murphy
Former Manager, Corporate Audit Division, Group Internal Audit Department
Islamic Development Bank

Abdul Ghafar Ismail
Former Head of Research Division
Islamic Research and Training Institute

Turkhan Ali Abdul Manap
Senior Economist
Islamic Research and Training Institute


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The Islamic Research and Training Institute
The Islamic Research and Training Institute



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