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Equity Investing, Private Equity and Islamic Contracts: Islamic Finance Academy

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Develop in Islamic Finance equity & private transactions with this course


Day 1

Equity Investment Transactions

  • The 1998 Dow Jones Fatwa – History of the Fatwa
  • Restrictions Imposed by Balance Sheet Information
  • Permissible and Impermissible Instruments
  • Permissible and Impermissible Business Activities
  • Permissible and Impermissible Riba: Financial Tests and Permissible Variance
  • Cleansing and Purification – Post-Dow Jones
  • Changes in Available Financial Information
  • Changes in Financial Tests for Indices and Equity Investments
  • Ramifications of the Tests Regarding Permissible and Impermissible Business Activities in Equity Investment Transactions
  • The Diaspora: Ramifications of the Tests Regarding Permissible and Impermissible Business Activities in Non-Equity Investment Transactions

Private Equity

  • Some Background and History
  • Some Principles of Private Equity
  • Leasing Structures
  • Murabaha Structures

Day 2

Operating Statement Tests

  • Evolution of Financial Disclosure
  • Availability of Operating Statements
  • Adjustments to the Dow Jones Tests for Operating Statement Information
  • Variance in Operating Statement Tests
  • AAOIFI Standard 21
  • Acquisitions and Investments
  • Total Asset Measurements
  • Purification and Cleansing

Hybrid Tests

  • FTSE Bursa Malaysia Shariah Index Three-Part Test
  • Islamic Contracts and Transactions
  • Other Sales Transactions
  • Salam
  • Arabun (Arboon)
  • Agency (Wakala)
  • Amanah (Trust)
  • Ariya (Gratuitous Lending)
  • Wadia (Deposits)
  • Rahn (Mortgage and Pledge)
  • Kifala (Suretyship)


This course is part of Islamic Finance Academy, which is made up of 6 individually bookable modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Islamic Finance & Banking
  • Module 2: Islamic Banking including Retail Products
  • Module 3: Leasing, Musharaka, Mudaraba and Sukuk
  • Module 4: Equity Investing, Private Equity and Islamic Contracts
  • Module 5: Investment Finance and Project Finance
  • Module 6: Takaful

A 2-day programme exploring equity investment transactions, private equity, operating statement tests and Islamic contracts.

This course forms Part 4 of the Islamic Finance Academy.

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Michael JT McMillen

The course instructor received his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.He is a partner of an international law firm and works in their New York, Dubai, Muscat, Kuwait, Is...


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