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Islamic Finance and Capital Markets

Islamic Research and Training Institute via edX

Overview

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.

Syllabus

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

Taught by

Ahmed Iskanderani, Lotfi Zairi, Yahya Aleem ur Rehman, Khalifa M. Ali and Abdullahi Mohamed

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