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Islamic Finance: The New Regulatory Challenge, 2nd Edition

Islamic Finance: The New Regulatory Challenge, 2nd Edition

Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim, Simon Archer

ISBN: 978-1-118-62897-3

Aug 2013

544 pages


From the world's foremost authorities on the subject, the number-one guide to Islamic finance revised and updated for a post-crisis world

Because it is entirely equity-based, rather than credit-based, Islamic finance is immune to the speculative bubbles and runaway volatility typical of Western finance. Especially now, in the wake of the global financial crisis, this has made them increasingly attractive to institutional investors, asset managers and hedge funds in search of more stable alternatives to conventional financial products. With interest in Islamic finance swiftly spreading beyond the Muslim world, the need among finance and investment professionals has never been greater for timely and authoritative information about the rules governing Islamic finance. This thoroughly updated and revised second edition of the premier guide to regulatory issues in Islamic finance satisfies that need.

  • Addresses the need for banks to develop common Islamic-based international accounting and auditing standards
  • Clearly explains the key differences between Shari'ah rulings, standardization of acceptable banking practices, and the development of standardized financial products
  • Explores the role of the Shari'ah Boards in establishing common rules regarding the permissibility of financial instruments and markets
  • Offers guidance for regulators seeking to adapt their regulatory frameworks to the needs of the fast-growing Islamic finance sector

About the Editors xv

About the Contributors xvii

Foreword xxvii

Preface xxix

Acknowledgments xxxi

PART ONE: The Nature of Risks in Islamic Banking 1

CHAPTER 1: Supervision of Islamic Banks: The Regulatory Challenge-Basel II and Basel III 3
Simon Archer and Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim

CHAPTER 2: Banking and the Risk Environment 13
Brandon Davies

CHAPTER 3: Risk Characteristics of Islamic Products: Implications for Risk Measurement and Supervision 49
Venkataraman Sundararajan

CHAPTER 4: Risk in a Turbulent World: Insights from Islamic Finance 77
Sami Al-Suwailem

CHAPTER 5: Capital Structure and Risk in Islamic Financial Services 95
Simon Archer and Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim

CHAPTER 6: Inherent Risk: Credit and Market Risks 107
John Lee Hin Hock

CHAPTER 7: Operational Risk Exposures of Islamic Banks 133
Simon Archer and Abdullah Haron

CHAPTER 8: Information Technology Risks in Islamic Banks 153
Samir Safa

CHAPTER 9: Law and Islamic Finance: An Interactive Analysis 163
Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo and Michael J. T. McMillen

CHAPTER 10: Legal Risk Exposure in Islamic Finance 225
Andrew White and Chen Mee King

CHAPTER 11: Shari'ah–Non-compliance Risk 237
Mohamad Akram Laldin

CHAPTER 12: Supervisory Implications for Islamic Finance: Post-Crisis Environment 261
Peter Casey

PART TWO: Capital Adequacy 273

CHAPTER 13: Risk and the Need for Capital 275
John Board and Hatim El-Tahir

CHAPTER 14: Measuring Risk for Capital Adequacy: The Issue of Profit-Sharing Investment Accounts 285
Simon Archer and Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim

CHAPTER 15: Measuring Operational Risk 299
Sandeep Srivastava and Anand Balasubramanian

CHAPTER 16: Liquidity Risk 325
Richard Thomas

PART THREE: Securitisation and Capital Markets 337

CHAPTER 17: Securitisation in Islamic Finance 339
Baljeet Kaur Grewal

CHAPTER 18: The Role of Capital Markets in Providing Shari'ah -Compliant Liquidity 365
Prasanna Seshachellam

CHAPTER 19: Regulating the Islamic Capital Market 387
Nik Ramlah Mahmood

PART FOUR: Corporate Governance and Human Resources 399

CHAPTER 20: Corporate Governance and Supervision: From Basel II to Basel III 401
Carol Padgett

CHAPTER 21: Specific Corporate Governance Issues in Islamic Banks 417
Simon Archer and Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim

CHAPTER 22: Transparency and Market Discipline: Post–Basel Pillar 3 451
Daud Abdullah (David Vicary)

CHAPTER 23: Human Resource Management of Islamic Banks: Responses to Conceptual and Technical Challenges 473
Volker Nienhaus

PART FIVE: Conclusion 493

CHAPTER 24: Concluding Remarks 495
Simon Archer and Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim

Index 503

"... "Islamic Finance" bekommen Sie als Praktiker ein Buch an die Hand, mit dessen Hilfe Sie sofort einsteigen können in die innerhalb der Kreditwirtschaft zurzeit vehement geführte Debatte über einheitliche Bilanzierungsstandards für Finanzgeschäfte mit dem arabischen Kulturraum." (Der Platow Brief, Nr.45 / 18.04.2007)