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Tue, 09 Feb 2010
Editor's Note: Insufficient Funds by Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: Islamic Finance Training Programs & Certifications 2.0
Featured Structure: Call Option using Set-Off By Nikan Firoozye, PhD
Allocator Interview: Ahmed Muhammed Almanasreh, CEO, Sanad Islamic Investments
Lex Islamicus: Fatwa Incorporated by Khalil Jarrar, J.D.
Opinion Column: The Future of Islamic Banking and Finance in the GCC and the World by Furqan Ahmad, Head of Product Development Islamic Banking Division, ADCB - Meethaq
Industry Snapshot: Importance of Corporate Culture in Brand Identity by Joy Abdullah, Brand Strategist
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Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Editor's Note: The Jinn of Sukuk
by Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: Ethics & Islamic Finance - A Compendium
Featured Structure: Short Selling in Islamic Finance
by Nikan Firoozye, Ph.D
Manager Interview: John Hathaway, Managing Director And Portfolio Manager, Tocqueville Asset Management
Lex Islamicus: The Blame Game
by Khalil Jarrar, J.D.
Opinion Column: The Future of Talent: An Islamic Finance Perspective.
by Fuwad Beg, Managing Director, Yasaar Human Capital
Industry Snapshot: Islamic Law in Secular Courts (Again): Teachable Moments From the Journey.
by Hdeel Abdelhady, Senior Associate, DLA Piper
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Mon, 26 Oct 2009
Editor's Note: Revisiting Ibn Battuta By Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: Country & Regulatory Perspectives on Islamic Finance
Featured Structure: Islamic REITs - An Unfinished Journey by Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA and Nikan Firoozye, Ph.D.
Fund Manager Interview: Saeid Hamedanchi, President & CEO, Florentez Investment Management
Allocator Interview: Khalil Khoury, Senior Vice President Head of Investments and Product Development, KIPCO Asset Management Co (KAMCO)
Lex Islamicus: Enforcing Arbitral Awards in Islamic Finance Contracts, By Khalil Jarrar, J.D.
Discussion Board: Does Islamic Finance Need a Voice?
Opinion Column: Existential Risk to Islamic Finance By Nikan Firoozye, Ph.D.
Industry Snapshot: Islamic Mutual Funds: Reviewing their Financial Performance and Investment Style Around the World by Andreas G. F. Hoepner, Hussain G. Rammal & Michael Rezec
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Mon, 31 Aug 2009
Editor’s Note: The Two Schools of Islamic Finance Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Resource: Islamic Finance Training Programs and Certifications
Featured Structure: Wa'd and the completeness of Islamic markets Nikan Firoozye, Ph.D.
Manager Interview: Dieter Küffer, Senior Portfolio Manager, SAM
Lex Islamicus: Preventative & Remedial Measures Protecting Sukuk Investment Account Holders Khalil Jarrar, J.D.
Discussion Board: The Islamic Finance Framework
Opinion Column: Sayd Farook, Dar Al-Istithmar and Usama DeLorenzo, Securities Commission Malaysia
Industry Snapshot: A Walk thru the Graveyard Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
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Mon, 27 Jul 2009
Editor’s Note The Shariah Compliance Toolkit Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
Featured Structure Structured Products - the most suitable, efficient and fittest? Nikan Firoozye, Ph.D.
Portfolio Interview Bindesh Shah, partner and founder, Amiri Capital LLP
Lexicus Islamicus Modern Murabaha - a fiduciary sale or a misnomer? Khalil Jarrar, J.D
Discussion Board Country versus Bank Shariah Boards
Industry Snapshot The 7 Bad Habits of Islamic Funds Bernardo Vizcaino, CAIA
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