ICM268-Islamic Capital Markets

Module Provider: ICMA Centre
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Mohd Pisal Zainal

Email: m.p.zainal@reading.edu.my

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module develops deeper analytical and theoretical insights of the regulatory frameworks and instruments traded in the Islamic capital markets. 

This module is delivered at University of Reading Malaysia only. 


The Module aims at providing an in-depth analysis of the instruments traded in Islamic capital markets, market place, Islamic REITs, Islamic ETF, Islamic venture capital and private equity. This Module also provides cursory view of regulatory frameworks and current issues on Islamic capital markets.  

Assessable learning outcomes:

Students will be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the various types of instruments traded in the Islamic capital markets, the types of structures/contracts used and the marketplace in which the instruments are traded. Students should also be able to compare and contrast between conventional and Islamic capital market instruments.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

1. Introduction to Islamic Capital Markets: Shari’ah & Regulatory frameworks and Infrastructures 

2. The Islamic Interbank Money Market 

3. Sukuk: Structure, Operation, Rating & Issuance Process 

4. Stocks, Equity Markets & Shari’ah Stock Screening 

5. Islamic Venture Capital & Private Equity 

6. Islamic Unit Trusts/Mutual Funds and Islamic REITs 

7. Shari’ah compliant derivative instruments 

8. Current issues in Islamic capital markets (including mini case studies) 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Full-time: Lectures: a two-hour lecture introduces each topic. Seminars: students meet in small groups for a series of seminars. Seminar discussions are based on non-assessed coursework set by the instructors. 

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 22
Guided independent study 78
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 80
Written assignment including essay 20

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Two hours. 

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

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Assessment requirements for a pass:
50% weighted average mark

Reassessment arrangements:
By written examination only, as part of the overall examination arrangements for the MSc programme.

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Last updated: 21 September 2018


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