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date_range 26 Nov, 2017 - 28 Nov, 2017

CIMA Certificate in Islamic Capital Markets and Instruments

Business today requires intelligent and insightful individuals with the strategic vision to both understand the big picture and identify factors that determine success. CIMA-certified accountants are in great demand because of their strategic and managerial focus as well as their broad skill-set.

  • content_copyCourse Overview

    Why CIMA?

    The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the only professional body that qualifies accountants solely for business.

    Business today requires intelligent and insightful individuals with the strategic vision to both understand the big picture and identify factors that determine success. CIMA-certified accountants are in great demand because of their strategic and managerial focus as well as their broad skill-set.

    Who Should Attend / Target Audience

    • All staff working in the financial services sector who would like to be a part of this dynamic industry.
    • Those currently working in Islamic finance who want to hone their skills and broaden their knowledge.
    • Anyone wishing to enter the financial services sector and specialise in this dynamic subject area.
    • Those in the legal and accounting profession who advise on Islamic issues.
    • Anyone who has an interest in Islamic finance, or companies wishing to trade in Islamic countries.

    Learning Outcomes

    • The differences between conventional and Islamic capital markets.
    • The primary and secondary capital markets.
    • Regulation within the Islamic capital market.
    • Screening processes used in accepting/ rejecting Sharia’a'hcompliant products.

    Course Outline

    • Chapter 1: Overview of global Islamic capital market developments 
    • Chapter 2: Islamic capital markets and instruments 
    • Chapter 3: Growth and development of Islamic capital markets
    • Chapter 4: Essential Shari'a principles governing the Islamic capital market (1) 
    • Chapter 5: Essential Shari'a principles governing the Islamic capital market (2) 
    • Chapter 6: Islamic bonds 
    • Chapter 7: Islamic Sukuks 
    • Chapter 8: Islamic asset-backed securities 
    • Chapter 9: Islamic equity screening criteria 
    • Chapter 10: Islamic mutual funds/unit trusts: an overview 
    • Chapter 11: Islamic mutual funds /unit trusts: contracts and products 
    • Chapter 12: Islamic real estate investment trusts 
    • Chapter 13: Islamic structured products and derivatives
    • Chapter 14: Principles and contracts underlying Islamic structured products

    Pre-requisites

    There are no entry criteria for these certificates. Students who have an interest in Islamic finance are all eligible to enrol.

  • personSpeaker

    Patrick Mahdi O’Neill

    Patrick Mahdi O’Neill

    Patrick Mahdi O’Neill is an experienced Islamic Finance speaker and seasoned practitioner in the field. He played a key role in establishing Simply Sharia’a Ltd as a leader in the UK of Islamic financial planning solutions and Sharia’a compliant investment portfolios. In the UAE, he has successfully, pioneered the opening of an Islamic window at Holborn Assets.

    As an Islamic Finance educator, Patrick’s training emphasizes on the principles, benefits and ethics of an Islamic financial system.

    His articles “What’s Wrong with the Current Financial System” and “Principles of an Islamic Financial System” have been published by ISFIRE – the Islamic Finance Review magazine and Business Islamica. Patrick holds the CII Advanced Financial Planning Qualification and CISI Islamic Finance Qualification.

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