Islamic Capital Markets

Brian Kettell · 18 April 2024

Navigating the principles and applications of Islamic finance can be a profound and enriching journey. This course, designed as an introductory exploration into Islamic Capital Markets, is expertly tailored to newcomers and professionals looking to deepen their understanding of this dynamic field. Guided by the extensive expertise of Brian Kettell, this course promises a thorough grounding in the essentials of Islamic finance, integrated within the framework of global financial practices.

Throughout this course, participants will explore the foundational principles of Islamic finance that reject interest in monetary transactions and emphasize asset-backed investing and risk sharing. An understanding of Sharia’a law is crucial to navigating these waters, as it forms the backbone of all Islamic financial practices. We will delve into the structure and responsibilities of Sharia’a Boards, exploring their pivotal role in ensuring compliance with Islamic laws across financial operations.

A comparative perspective will also be offered, highlighting the differences and similarities between conventional and Islamic financial intermediation. This will pave the way to discussions on the unique facets of Islamic capital markets, including the intricacies of Islamic securitisation, which allows compliance with Sharia’a while fulfilling market needs.

Investment principles under Islamic law provide a framework that is both ethically grounded and economically effective. This course will cover a range of topics including Sharia’a compliant wholesale markets, Islamic funds, equities, indices, and the use of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) within Islamic finance. Additionally, we will explore the role of derivatives and hedge funds, areas often considered complex in the context of Sharia’a compliance.

Participants will gain insight into Sukuk, the Islamic equivalent of bonds, and the mechanisms behind Islamic Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), which offer unique opportunities for compliant real estate investment. To aid in understanding and practical application, a comprehensive glossary of Islamic capital market terminology will be included, providing participants with the essential vocabulary needed to navigate this sector.

About Brian Kettell

Your guide through this course, Brian Kettell, brings a remarkable depth of knowledge and experience. His recent work includes advising the CEO at the Islamic Development Bank Group in Jeddah and significant roles at the Central Bank of Bahrain and the Arab Banking Corporation, where he focused on Islamic banking initiatives. Brian’s academic contributions are equally notable, having co-edited the Islamic Finance Qualification Handbook and taught at prestigious universities worldwide. With over 100 articles and 21 books, including 11 specifically on Islamic finance, Brian’s writings have illuminated many aspects of banking and finance, making him an invaluable resource for learners in this course.

By enrolling in this course, you are setting foot on a path that leads not only to professional advancement but also to personal growth in understanding the ethical dimensions of financial decisions within the scope of Islamic capital markets.

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Course Includes

  • 15 Lessons
  • 42 Topics

Dr. Irfan Syauqi Beik

Member of Board of Commissioner Badan Wakaf Indonesia

Nana Mintarti

Commissioner, National Zakat Foundation (BAZNAS) Indonesia

Dr. Ahmad Juwaini

Director, National Sharia Economy & Finance Committee (KNEKS), Indonesia

Agus Wicaksono

CEO & Co-Founder of Alumnia

Dr. Moutaz Abojeib

Islamic Fintech Expert, ISRA, INCEIF

Dr. Nasim Shah Shirazi

HBK University, Qatar

Dr. Mohammed Obaidullah

Founder, IBF Net

Dr. Hisham Dafterdar

Awakaf Australia

Mufti Faraz Adam

Shariah Consultant & Head of Research, National Zakat Foundation, UK

Azim Kidwai

CEO, Mercy Mission & Chair, BoT, National Zakat Foundation, UK

Vladimir Malenko

General Director
PayZakat, Russian Federation

Zeinoul Abedien

CEO, Awqaf SA, South Africa

Dr. Abd Halim M Noor

Rector, UiTM Melaka Campus, Malaysia

Dr. Aliyu Dahiru Mohammed

Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Khalifa Muhamad Ali

Faculty of Islamic Economics
IPB University, Indonesia