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Kamal Abdelkarim Hassan

Treasury, Sydication, Kuwait Finance House, Bahrain
Kamal Abdelkarim HassanKamal Abdelkarim Hassan

Kamal Abdelkarim Hassan is involved in structured products as part of the Treasury, Financial Institutions, and Debt Capital Markets at Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain). He is the former director of technical development at the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), the international self-regulatory organization for the Islamic finance industry. Hassan has over 10 years’ experience working in the Islamic finance industry. He holds a MBA in Islamic banking and finance from the International Islamic University Malaysia and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics. He is a sought-after speaker on Islamic finance, having delivered presentations and lectures at various international conferences.

Articles by this Author

  • Bankruptcy Resolution and Investor Protection in Sukuk Markets
    by Kamal Abdelkarim Hassan, Muhamad Kholid
    According to the Kuala Lumpur-based Islamic Financial Services Board, a standards body for the Islamic finance industry, the Islamic finance industry is a roughly US$1 trillion asset that may almost triple to US$2.8 trillion by 2015. Arguably, sukuk is the catalyst that has put the Islamic finance industry on the global capital market map. Despite being the flagship product of the burgeoning Islamic finance industry, the sukuk market has not...
  • Investment Risk in Islamic Finance
    by Kamal Abdelkarim Hassan, Hassan Ahmed Yusuf
    At the inception of Islamic finance, Islamic economists advocated change and developed a policy for Islamic banking practice and process, arguing that the main aspect of conventional banking—riba (interest)—required immediate rectification if Islamic banking was to exist. To achieve this goal, profit and loss sharing methods were introduced, along with other products such as ijarah (lease) and murabahah (cost plus). The rest of the technical...

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