The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the NAV of the Islamic equity unit trust funds and selected macroeconomic variables as well as the effect of the recent global financial crisis in the Malaysian financial industry. The study also compares the performance of Islamic and conventional unit trust funds for Malaysian capital market. This study facilitates the investors in making effective investment decisions by estimating the future direction of NAV of the Islamic equity unit trust fund using the expected trend in the macroeconomic variables. In addition, the empirical result of this study also presents the investors with new perspective of selecting the type of funds in their portfolio selection, whether Islamic equity fund or conventional equity fund.
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.
Indonesian economic condition is currently attractive for global investors. Along with fascinating growth, financial instruments are flourishing. One of the most popular instruments is equity fund - both conventional equity fund and Islamic equity fund. However, there is a false paradigm in the public of underestimating the performance of Islamic equity fund. This research aims to assess the performance of equity fund in Indonesia, both Islamic and conventional equity fund, and whether they can outperform the market. The performance is measured through rating based on return, Sharpe ratio, Modified Snail Trail, and Morningstar. Together, these methods are wrapped up to test return, risk adjusted return, and rating-based performance of these Indonesian equity fund.
The Mutual Funds have emerged as a favoured investment vehicle among the investors in recent times. The fund houses have been introducing innovative schemes to expand their market. In this backdrop, the authors have made a sincere effort to bring this book out by conducting a detailed performance analysis of equity funds in the context of the Indian financial market. This book provides a structured study of Equity Funds by way of presenting a comprehensive picture of financial performance and evaluation criteria of equity funds. An attempt has been made to help the readers to evaluate the risk and return characteristics of equity funds; to examine the degree of correlation that exists between fund and market return and to understand the impact of fund specific characteristics on the fund performance. The study analyses the performance of 113 equity funds of 25 Indian fund houses. This book provides valuable inputs to the practitioners in the financial services industry including fund managers, investment analysts, portfolio managers, policy makers, academicians, researchers and individual investors.
Investment condition in Indonesia gets better year by year. One of the most interested instruments in Indonesia is mutual funds, mostly conventional mutual funds. Investor put their money in a mutual funds with an expectation to get a maximum return. However, a mutual funds does not always perform well for every time frame. There is an economics or macro condition that affects the time frame of investment activities in one country. To figure out the macro circumstance in a country, it can be seen from the business cycle pattern. Authors use an average return data from mutual funds index in Indonesia to cover all mutual funds for each category; equity, balance, and fixed income. Then, all the data will be divided based on the business cycle phase to be analyzed. Finally, from those analysis will be made an optimal portfolio for each phase as the strategy. Authors find out that equity mutual funds is better both on expansion phase and proportional weight of equity and fixed-income funds is better for recession phase.
The mutual funds in India have registered significant growth and emerged as important financial intermediaries during the past decade or so,manifested by increased mobilization of funds and the increasing number of schemes and investors. To fulfill the expectations of millions of unit holders, the mutual funds are required to function as successful institutional investors. Evaluating performance of mutual fund managers vis-a-vis such a goal, is important for both the investors as well as the fund managers. Fund managers in India,periodically publish various performance reports using standard measures,which may not actually reflect the true investment performance of the funds. The present study evaluated the performance of the equity mutual funds in India during the period from 2000 to 2006,using a new framework.A number of new performance indicators are used for the purpose,and it is hoped that this attempt should highlight the efficiency and true competence of fund managers and augment the existing framework for identifying successful fund managers. It should benefit the investors, regulators, fund managers and other participants in the mutual fund industry in general.
This second edition of Introduction to Private Equity is more than an update, it reflects the dramatic changes which have affected an industry which is evolving rapidly, internationalizing and maturing fast. What is recognized as a critical yet grounded guide to the private equity industry blends academic rigour with practical experience. It provides a clear, synthetic and critical perspective of the industry from a professional who has worked at many levels within the industry; including insurance, funds of funds, funds and portfolio companies. The book approaches the private equity sector top-down, to provide a sense of its evolution and how the current situation has been built. It then details the interrelations between investors, funds, fund managers and entrepreneurs. At this point, the perspective shifts to bottom-up, how a private business is valued, how transactions are processed and the due diligence issues to consider before moving ahead. Introduction to Private Equity, Second Edition covers the private equity industry as a whole, putting its recent developments (such as secondary markets, crowdfunding, venture capital in emerging markets) into perspective. The book covers its organization, governance and function, then details the various segments within the industry, including Leveraged Buy-Outs, Venture Capital, Mezzanine Financing, Growth Capital, Distressed Debt, Turn-Around Capital, Funds of Funds and beyond. Finally, it offers a framework to anticipate and understand its future developments. This book provides a balanced perspective on the corporate governance challenges affecting the industry and draws perspectives on the evolution of the sector, following a major crisis.
The first comprehensive guide to Islamic financial markets Based on the course taught at the International Islamic University Malaysia, this is the first book on Islamic finance to focus exclusively on money and capital markets. Covering basic concepts as well as current practices in Islamic financial markets, the book features case studies from real markets. It outlines the theory of money in terms of value, supply, and demand, while explaining the Islamic capital markets in terms of classifications, types of operations, valuations of securities, Islamic unit trust, ETFs, Islamic stock broking, and much more. Written by experts from the International Islamic University Malaysia, the leading organisation in research in Islamic finance The first guide to Islamic finance focused solely on money and capital markets An excellent introduction to money market principles for students in Islamic banking and finance, as well as researchers and current practitioners, Fundamentals of Islamic Money and Capital Markets is a vital resource on the subject.
From the world's foremost authorities on the subject, the number-one guide to Islamic finance revised and updated for a post-crisis world Because it is entirely equity-based, rather than credit-based, Islamic finance is immune to the speculative bubbles and runaway volatility typical of Western finance. Especially now, in the wake of the global financial crisis, this has made them increasingly attractive to institutional investors, asset managers and hedge funds in search of more stable alternatives to conventional financial products. With interest in Islamic finance swiftly spreading beyond the Muslim world, the need among finance and investment professionals has never been greater for timely and authoritative information about the rules governing Islamic finance. This thoroughly updated and revised second edition of the premier guide to regulatory issues in Islamic finance satisfies that need. Addresses the need for banks to develop common Islamic-based international accounting and auditing standards Clearly explains the key differences between Shari'ah rulings, standardization of acceptable banking practices, and the development of standardized financial products Explores the role of the Shari'ah Boards in establishing common rules regarding the permissibility of financial instruments and markets Offers guidance for regulators seeking to adapt their regulatory frameworks to the needs of the fast-growing Islamic finance sector
Based on cutting-edge research by leading corporate critic Louis Lowenstein, The Investor’s Dilemma: How Mutual Funds Are Betraying Your Trust and What to Do About It reveals how highly overpaid fund sponsors really operate and walks you through the conflicts of interest found throughout the industry. Page by page, you’ll discover the real problems within the world of mutual funds and learn how to overcome them through a value-oriented approach to this market.
Introduction to Private Equity is a critical yet grounded guide to the private equity industry. Far more than just another introductory guide, the book blends academic rigour with practical experience to provide a critical perspective of the industry from a professional who has worked at many levels within the industry, including insurance, funds of funds, funds and portfolio companies. The book looks at private equity from the point of view of the individual or the business. How is a private business valued? How is the acquisition transaction processed? What are the due diligence issues that should be considered before moving ahead? A valuable insight to a rather opaque market. Introduction to Private Equity covers the private equity industry as a whole, highlighting its historical development in order to put its recent development into perspective. The book covers its organization, governance and function, then details the various segments within the industry, including LBO, Venture Capital, Mezzanine Financing, Growth Capital and beyond. Finally, it offers a framework to anticipate and understand its future developments. It provides a balanced perspective on the current corporate governance challenges which are affecting the industry and draws perspective to understand the evolution of the sector, following one of its major crises.
Not only banking products and credit derivatives, but also institutions such as hedge funds or private equity funds are often believed to have played a significant role during the latest global financial turmoil. In the light of serious economic problems, questions arose whether regulations of these institutions were sufficient or whether the effects of the global crisis could have been smoothed, if regulation and supervision had been stricter. This book analyses the non-bank regulatory framework with particular attention devoted to hedge funds and private equity funds. It describes functioning of the funds, discusses their performance during the global financial crisis and, predominantly, describes and analyses the EU and U.S. regulatory reforms with respect to these institutions, which have arisen as a response to the crisis, namely the AIFM Directive and the Dodd-Frank Act. Based on the analysis of the measures incorporated in these reforms, it outlines a new proposal of the alternative investment fund regulatory framework, which, if applied, would lead to a more efficient functioning of the industry than what is likely to be the outcome of the already adopted reforms.
Learn valuable lessons from the newly successful private equity players in China and explore the challenges and opportunities offered in Chinese markets The first book to deal with private equity finance in China, Private Equity in China: Challenges and Opportunities provides much-needed guidance on an investment concept that has so far proved elusive in Asia. Focusing on the opportunities that the Chinese finance market offers to private equity firms, the book shows how these firms can strategically position themselves in order to maximize success in this new marketplace. Private Equity in China includes in-depth case studies illustrating both successful and failed ventures by private equity firms operating in China, outlining the challenges faced by private equity firms in setting up new funds. It contains a collection of valuable experience and insights about acquiring companies and turning them around essential for any firm currently operating in, or considering entering, the Chinese market. Discusses the challenges faced by private equity firms in China including setting up the initial fund, fund raising, deal sourcing, deal execution, and monitoring and exit strategies Provides key insights drawn from keen observations and knowledge of the more mature private equity market in Western countries, analyzing the way forward for the Chinese private equity industry Discusses the role of renminbi-denominated funds in the development of the private equity industry in China Breaking new ground in exploring and explaining the private equity market in China, the book offers incredible new insight into how equity companies can thrive in the Chinese marketplace.
Income trusts are booming. They have been one of the best-performing classes of investments in one of the worst markets in decades. With over 150 trusts currently trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange at a combined value of over $90 billion, this relatively new vehicle, the income fund, is one of the hottest tickets on the Canadian investment landscape today. Written by two of the industry's top experts and commentators, this is the first book of its kind: a complete guide to the income trust industry in Canada. Includes complete coverage on: what income funds are and how to use them to your advantage; myths and facts about income funds; different types of income trusts; what to look for in an income trust, and how to assess the risks involved; how income trusts, and the investors in them, are taxed; funds of income funds; and much more. Explains what business owners need to know if they are considering converting their businesses into an income trust. Features listings and profiles of over 160 income funds currently available in Canada, including a description of each fund, performance history, and contact information. Designed for anyone interested in knowing how Canadian income funds work, including: investors, business owners, directors, trustees, stockbrokers, financial advisors, lawyers, accountants, investment bankers, and commercial bankers.