Investing In Islamic Funds: A Practitioner’s Perspective

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 Investing In Islamic Funds: A Practitioner’s Perspective
 Datuk Noripah Kamso
 Business & Economics
 Wiley; 1 edition (July 29, 2013)
 20th March 2013
ISBN-10: 1118638921
ISBN-13: 978-1118638927

About the book

A guide to Islamic investment opportunities from the CEO of the world’s leading Islamic finance bank

Offering an insider’s perspective on a rapidly growing sector of the financial industry, Investing in Islamic Funds details the basic principles of Islamic investing for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It explains how Islamic equity and fixed-income products differ from traditional funds, and how they deliver excellent results while still conforming to Sharia principles. Using hard data from the last six years, the book also reveals how Islamic funds have offered predictable, reliable returns in volatile markets and turbulent financial times. For institutional investors as well as sophisticated individual investors, the book serves as an excellent introduction to the subject and surveys the full range of products available. Additionally, the book will arm financial services professionals with the knowledge they need to explain this new investment opportunity to clients.

  • One of the few books available that offers comprehensive data on the performance of Islamic funds in addition to the underlying theory that governs them
  • Written by the CEO of CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management, the world’s leading Islamic finance bank
  • Features charts, case studies, comparative analysis, and a tabular data format
  • Debunks the misconceptions traditional investors may have about the profitability Islamic funds

For professional and institutional investors, as well as private investors looking for new opportunities, Investing in Islamic Funds offers a much-needed primer on this fast-growing market.

Author Information

Datuk Noripah Kamso 

YBhg. Datuk Noripah was the former Advisor of CIMB Islamic. She was the founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd (CIMB-PIAM).

Since 2008, she has successfully established a global platform for CIMB-PIAM to extend its reach to Europe, Asia and the USA. Her fine leadership has led to CIMB-PIAM’s global recognition by the best industry awards. In 2013, she was listed in “Top 10 Women in Islamic Finance” by the Dubai–based publication, Islamic Business and Finance. She was deemed a two-time winner of the “Marketing Personality of the Year” award (for 2006 and 2005) by Asia Asset Management for the Asia Pacific region, and “CEO of the Year for Malaysia” (2007), and won a Personal Achievement award for her contribution to Islamic asset management at the International Takaful Summit, London (2012).
She is a Member of the Honor Society for International Scholars, PHI BETA DELTA–Zeta Gamma Chapter, Northern Illinois University. In 2014, Universiti Utara Malaysia honoured her as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Banking.

She currently sits on the Boards of BIMB Investment Management Bank and Top Glove Corporation Berhad and on the Market Participants Committee of Bursa Malaysia. Besides serving as a Council Member of the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM), she has been the Past President of the Malaysian Futures Brokers Association (MFBA).

Her second book, “Investing in Islamic Funds: A Practitioner’s Perspective”, published by Wiley & Sons in 2013 and targeted at international readers, has gained global praise and readership.