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Islamic Finance

A Practical Perspective

By Nafis Alam, Lokesh Gupta, Bala Shanmugam

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Format: Hardback, 473 pages, 1st ed. 2017 Edition
Other Information: 56 Illustrations, black and white; X, 473 p. 56 illus.
Published In: Switzerland, 05 November 2017
This book provides a comprehensive and practical guide to Islamic finance. It covers a broad range of important topics including Islamic banking, capital markets, Takaful, wealth management, Fintech in Islamic finance, compliance and governance issues.It begins by introducing Islamic banking, covering its objectives, principles and evolution, before moving on to discuss the religious foundations of Islamic finance. The prohibition of Riba and Gharar and Islamic contracts are explored, before Islamic deposits, and financing are discussed in practice. A comparative analysis is provided between Islamic banking products and services in a range of counties throughout the world. Information technology including fintech, payment and settlement networks, opportunities and challenges are also addressed. Corporate governance, Islamic capital markets, and Islamic insurance (Takaful) are all explored, before concluding with a chapter on wealth management and Islamic investment funds. It features case studies based on the authors' own experiences consulting with Islamic financial institutions.Ideal for those looking to improve their understanding of practical Islamic financing models, contracts, product structures and product features, this book will appeal to both students and practitioners in Islamic finance and banking, those based in Islamic financial institutions, and those based in conventional financial institutions who may be looking to enter the Islamic financial market.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Islamic Banking.- Chapter 2: The Religious Foundations of Islamic Banking.- Chapter 3: Prohibition of Riba and Gharar in Islamic Banking.- Chapter 4: Islamic Contracts. - Chapter 5: Islamic Deposits in Practice.- Chapter 6:Islamic Financing in Practice.- Chapter 7: Comparative Analysis: Islamic Banking Products and Services in Different Countries.- Chapter 8: Information Technology in Islamic Banks.- Chapter 9: Corporate Governance in Islamic Banks.- Chapter 10: Islamic Capital Market.- Chapter 11: Takaful.- Chapter 12: Islamic Wealth Management.

About the Author

Dr Nafis Alam FHEA obtained his PhD in Banking and Finance from the Monash University, Australia. He is currently an Associate Professor of Finance at Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia, and previously served in same capacity at the Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. His research is focused on banking regulation, financial stability corporate finance, Islamic banking and finance and financial intermediation. He has co-authored five books in Islamic Finance; among them is an Encyclopaedia of Islamic Finance. Dr Nafis was featured as a Professor of the Month by Financial times (FT) in 2014 and honoured as Upcoming personality in Islamic Finance, 2016 by GIFA.Professor Bala Shanmugam FCPA obtained his PhD in Banking and Finance from the University of Wollongong, Australia. An author of more than 100 journal papers and nearly 40 books, he has received many accolades for his research and scholarship. Having retired from active academia, he is currently an academic advisor to FedUni Malaysia as well as Adjunct Professor at Asia e University. Professor Shanmugam has extensive industry experience and has served as a consultant to a number of Financial Institutions, including the World Bank. He is also on the Editorial Boards of various journals in the areas of Banking and Finance. Lokesh Gupta is attached to RM Applications as a Cofounder and Heading the Consulting Division. He has 15 years of extensive experiences in Financial Solution Consulting, Risk Data Mart Development, Regulatory Reporting and Project management. Currently he is involved in Asset Liability Management, Basel III, Risk and Regulatory Reporting Data mart Development as well as Remittance & Payments Solution implementations in the region. He has also worked as a domain expert for various projects such as Islamic Financing, Online Trading, Electronic Bulk Payment System, Payment Gateway Integration, Card Management System, and Transaction Switching Management for Front end banking systems (ATM / IVR/Internet Banking).

EAN: 9783319665580
ISBN: 3319665588
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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