Workshop on Islamic Finance

Workshop on Islamic Finance
Venue : Villa Rotana,
Sheikh Zayed Rd,
Date : 27/10/2013 - 29/10/2013
Time : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Block 1

  • Key Islamic Finance Principles and Planning
  • Structuring Rules for Islamic Financial Products and Services
  • Islamic Capital Market Instruments
  • Corporate Governance for Islamic Finance
  • Shariah Issues and Shariah Compliance Audit for Financing Products

Block 2

  • Islamic Bonds (Sukuk) and Islamic Securitization
  • Islamic Asset and Fund Management
  • Islamic Finance in terms of Islamic Banking, Takaful and Islamic Capital Market Operations
  • Risk Assessment for Islamic Finance
  • Types of Contracts, Products and Documentation Applicable in Islamic Finance Operations;
  • Asset, Liability and Capital Adequacy issues for Islamic banks


Dr James Mulkeen:

Dr James Mulkeen is a Principle Lecturer at the University of Salford Business School, UK and is currently the Head of International Marketing and Service Management Academic Group. Dr Mulkeen has over twenty year experience in managing Business Schools at a senior management level including departments in Banking and Finance, Islamic Finance, Intentional Marketing and Services Management. As a member of the Business Schools Executive Group he is responsible for the School’s academic provision both at the Salford campus and at a wide range of partner campuses nationally and internationally.
Dr Mulkeen is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is an Honorary Fellow of the Organisations of Tourism and Hospitality Management. He acts as an external examiner and advisor for a number of UK Higher Education Institutions including the University of Central Lancashire; Nottingham Trent University and Leeds Trinity University. He currently, is involved in guiding UK Further Education Colleges who are developing Higher Education Capacity. In addition he is a member of the Islamic Studies Network, UK
Dr Mulkeen achieved his PhD from The University of Salford Business School, UK; and has research interests in customer relationship marketing and management; Islamic Banking & Finance, service quality initiatives and quality standards within service industries. He is currently involved in a number of multidisciplinary research work and activities in different areas, including banking and finance; bankruptcies; an developing operational strategies within small to medium business enterprises.

Dr Hussein Abdou:

Dr Hussein Abdou is currently a Reader in Finance & Banking at the University of Salford Business School, UK; and MSc Islamic Banking & Finance Program Leader. He has taught in several institutions including the University of Plymouth, UK and at the University of Mansoura, Egypt.

Dr Abdou earned his PhD from The University of Plymouth Business School, UK. He is a member of The Islamic Studies Network, UK; and External reviewer and marker for CIMA Certificate in Islamic Finance in the UK; a member of the Centre of International Finance, Accounting and Economics at the University of Salford Business School, UK; and a member of the RMA (Risk Management Association) Serving the Financial Services Industry (USA). Also he is affiliated with Affiliated with The Centre for Maritime Logistics, Economics and Finance (CEMLEF) at The University of Plymouth School of Management, UK. As an expert in Islamic Banking & Finance, Dr Abdou is a member of the Editorial board of a number of International Peer Reviewed Journals including International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management; Journal of Banks & Bank Systems and Global Islamic Finance Magazine.

Dr Abdou has reviewed a number of textbooks in banking and finance, including Islamic Finance – Pearson Education; Modern Banking: Theory and Applications – Oxford University Press; Islamic Banking and Finance – Pearson Education; and An Introduction to Islamic Finance – Pearson Education. As an active researcher in finance, Dr Abdou has widely published in international journals, including Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money; Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management; Expert Systems with Applications, The Journal of Risk Finance, International Journal of Managerial Finance, and Banks and Bank Systems.

Dr Abdou’s principal research interests lie in the field of finance and banking, and in particular credit risk, credit rating, credit scoring modeling techniques and Islamic Banking & Finance. He is engaged in a number of multidisciplinary research work and activities in different areas, including dividend policy, transportation and shipping finance, capital structure, credit card fraud, exchange rate risk, customer relationship management in banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, E-Banking and value relevance of accounting information.

Recent publications include:
- ‘A variable impact neural network analysis of dividend policies and share prices of transportation and related companies’, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (ABS, 3*), 22(4), pp. 796-813, 2012.
- ‘Genetic programming for credit scoring: the case of Egyptian public sector banks’, Expert Systems with Applications (ABS, 3*), 36(9), pp.11402-11417, 2009.
- ‘Neural nets versus conventional techniques in credit scoring in Egyptian banking’, Expert Systems with Applications (ABS, 3*), 35(3), pp.1275-1292, 2008.
- ‘Determinants of capital structure in the UK retail industry: a comparison of multiple regression and generalized regression neural network’, Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management (abs, 2*), 19(3), pp. 151-169, 2012.
Under review papers include:
- “Distinguishing Between Islamic and Conventional Banks Using Non-Parametric Techniques: The Case of the Middle Eastern Banks”.
- “Risk Management Practices in the Republic of Yemen: Are Islamic banks different?”.
- “A Comparative Study of Takaful and Conventional Insurance: The Case of the Malaysian Market”.


  • DQG Members: AED 6000
  • Non-Members: AED 7500


For registration / further information, please contact Mr. Salman Viralipurath on +971-4-3431950 /

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