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Modern Islamic Banking: Products and Processes in Practice

Modern Islamic Banking: Products and Processes in Practice

Natalie Schoon

ISBN: 978-1-119-12720-8

Mar 2016

200 pages

In Stock

$100.00

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A complete, detailed guide to modern Islamic banking fundamentals

Modern Islamic Bankingprovides a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guide to the products, processes and legal doctrines underlying Islamic banking. Written by a pioneering practitioner in the field, this book provides thorough guidance and expert-level perspective on the principles and applications of this alternative-banking model. You'll begin by learning the fundamentals, vocabulary and key concepts of Islamic banking, then explore key products including istisna'a, murabaha, musharaka, ijara, sukuk, and salam. Coverage then moves into practical applications of Islamic products to a variety of contexts including asset management, treasury, risk management, venture capital, SME finance, micro-finance and taxation. Regulatory frameworks are discussed in detail, including extensive coverage of post-financial crisis Islamic bank valuation.

Islamic banking has experienced rapid growth over the past decade, a trend that is set to continue given the sector's successful weathering of the financial crisis. This book brings you up to speed on this alternative way of banking, and shows you how it applies within your own current practices.

  • Understand the principles of Islamic banking and finance
  • Learn the products, vocabulary and key concepts of the field
  • Consider the applications in a variety of financial contexts
  • Explore the regulatory frameworks and valuation of Islamic banks

Islamic banking practices differ from Western banking in fundamental ways — it's these differences that shielded the sector during the global crisis, but they also require practitioners to understand a whole new set of rules, products and practices. Modern Islamic Banking gives you a solid understanding of the fundamentals and expert insight into modern practical applications.

List of Figures xi

List of Tables xiii

Acknowledgements xv

About the Author xvii

Introduction xix

CHAPTER 1 Historical Developments 1

1.1 The History of Finance 1

1.2 The History of Islamic Finance 5

CHAPTER 2 Economic Principles 7

2.1 Early Economic Thought 7

2.2 The Prohibition of Interest 9

2.3 Modern Economics and Banking 36

2.4 Islamic Ethics 38

2.5 Contracts and Prohibitions 40

2.6 Sharia’a and Prohibitions 43

CHAPTER 3 Islamic Finance Products Explained 51

3.1 Definitions 51

3.2 The Asset 52

3.3 Transaction Types 53

3.4 Bond-Like Instruments 63

CHAPTER 4 Distribution of Islamic Products 73

4.1 Distribution Channels and Sharia’a Compliance 73

4.2 Sharia’a Compliant versus Sharia’a Based 74

4.3 Competition or Opportunity 75

CHAPTER 5 Application of Islamic Products in Retail Finance 77

5.1 Current Accounts 77

5.2 Credit Cards 78

5.3 Deposit Accounts 79

5.4 Funds 83

5.5 Mortgage Products 84

5.6 Personal Loans 85

5.7 Transfers 87

CHAPTER 6 Application of Islamic Products in Treasury 89

6.1 Interbank Liquidity 89

6.2 Hedging 94

6.3 Combination of Transaction Types 98

6.4 Asset-Based Securities 99

6.5 Syndication 99

CHAPTER 7 Application of Islamic Products in Corporate Finance 101

7.1 Trade Finance 101

7.2 Project Finance 103

7.3 Property Finance 108

7.4 Leasing 113

CHAPTER 8 Application of Islamic Products to Private Equity 115

CHAPTER 9 The Role of the London Metal Exchange 117

9.1 The London Metal Exchange 117

9.2 Warrants 118

9.3 LME Base Metals 119

CHAPTER 10 Asset Management 121

10.1 Selection of Sharia’a compliant investments 122

10.2 Types of Funds 124

CHAPTER 11 Risks in Islamic Banks 125

CHAPTER 12 Governance 129

12.1 Roles 130

12.2 Social Responsibilities 132

12.3 Structures and Variations of Sharia’a Supervisory Boards 133

12.4 Serving on Multiple Boards 133

CHAPTER 13 The Islamic Financial Infrastructure 135

13.1 Regulatory Institutions 135

13.2 Socially Responsible Investments and Micro-finance 137

13.3 The Case for LIBOR 139

CHAPTER 14 Capital Adequacy Concerns 141

14.1 Challenges within the Basel Capital Adequacy Framework 141

14.2 IFSB Capital Adequacy Standards 142

14.3 Capital Adequacy for Islamic Banks around the World 148

14.4 Expected Future Developments in Capital Adequacy 149

CHAPTER 15 How to Value a Bank 151

15.1 The Components 152

15.2 The Models 153

15.3 The Special Case of Banks 154

15.4 The Special Case of Islamic Banks 154

15.5 Can a Bank be Valued? 155

CHAPTER 16 The Future 157

GLOSSARY 159

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 161

INDEX 163