This title provides an integrated risk management framework for Islamic banks. This guide shows students and professionals how to identify, measure and mitigate risk in Shari'ah-compliant banks. Covering the key areas - credit or default risk, liquidity risk, market risk, operational risk, Shari'ah risk and displaced commercial risk - it explains risk analysis and mitigation on both the contract and the overall bank level. Using financial statements from a simulated Islamic bank, Salem demonstrates how this integrated risk-management process would work in practice, and investigates how risk regulatory insights have implications for banking policy. Simulated financial statements include the balance sheet, income statement and profit distribution model. It provides a risk coding system that facilitates risk management and reporting systems. It includes a glossary of key Arabic terms and abbreviations for students and professionals who are t familiar with Islamic finance.
Rania Abdelfattah Salem is Lecturer in Finance at the German University in Cairo, Egypt