Lebanese American University

2nd Banking and Finance International Conference

February 23–24, 2006 — Lebanese American University, School of Business, Irwin Hall, Beirut, Lebanon


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Day 1: Thursday February 23, 2006

8:00 to 9:00

Registration and coffee

9:00 to 9:30

Opening Ceremony
Dr. Joseph Jabbra, President, Lebanese American University
Dr. Tarek Mikdashi, Dean, LAU Business School, Beirut
Dr. Michel Majdalani, Chair, BFIC

9:30 to 10:00

Keynote speaker: Dr. Ahmad Jachi, First Vice Governor, Banque du Liban

Session 1: Islamic Financial Systems: Different Perspectives

Chair: Dr. Abosedra Salaheddin

10:00 to 10:30

The implication of using profit and loss sharing (PLS), with a particular reference to musharakah (partnership) financing method in Sudanese Islamic Banks since 1989. Gaffar Abdalla Ahmed, University of Durham, U.K.

10:30 to 11:00

Islamic financial system: The Malaysian experience and the way forward. Mohamad Akram Laldin, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Malaysia

11:00 to 11:15

Coffee break

Session 2: Risk Management in Islamic Banking

Chair: Dr. Wissam Abdallah

11:15 to 11:45

Implementation of Basel II accord in Islamic banks: challenges and opportunities. Dr. Nabil Hashad, The Arab Center for Financial and Banking Studies and Consulting, Egypt

11:45 to 12:15

Proactive risk management in emerging and Islamic financial markets: evidence from the Moroccan financial markets. Dr. Mazin A. M. Al Janabi, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

12:15 to 12:45

Mitigating legal risk in Islamic banking operations. Djojosugito Reza, OPEC fund for International Development, Austria.

13:00 to 14:30

Lunch break

Session 3: Performance and Efficiency of Islamic Banks

Chair: Dr. Rima Turk Ariss

14:30 to 15:00

Banking efficiency in Bahrain: Islamic vs. conventional banks. Khaled A. Hussein, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, KSA

15:00 to 15:30

Efficiency and competition of Islamic banking in Malaysia. Hamim Syahrum Ahmad Mokhtar, Central Bank of Malaysia, Malaysia

15:30 to 16:00

Performance of Islamic banks’ services: an empirical examination in Jordan. Ghassan Al-Taleb, Philadelphia University, Jordan

16:00 to 16:30

The corporate governance and the global performance of Islamic banks. Racha Ghayad, Evry-Val d’Essone University France, France


Dinner, Le Meridien Commodore

Day 2: Friday February 24, 2006

8:00 to 9:00

Registration and coffee

9:00 to 9:30

Keynote: Innovation in the structuring of Islamic sukuk. Dr. Rodney Wilson, University of Durham, Institute for Middle-Eastern and Islamic studies, UK

Session 4: Innovation and Development in Islamic Products

Chair: Dr. Mary Habib

9:30 to 10:00

On need of innovation in Islamic finance and fiqh. Humayon Dar, Loughborough University, UK.

10:00 to 10:30

The experience of Islamic banking securitization: evaluation and innovative potential. Seif I. Tag el-Din and Hylmun Izhar, Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester, UK

10:30 to 11:00

Do Islamic banks’ securitization involvement restrain their financing activity? Roza Hazli Zakaria, University of Malaya, Malaysia

11:00 to 11:30

Islamic banking and securitization. Mohamad Al Motaweh, Al-Baraka Bank, Lebanon

11:30am to 13:00

Prayer time

13:00 to 14:30

Lunch break

Session 5: Topics in Islamic Finance

Chair: Dr. Anwar Boumosleh

14:30 to 15:00

The comparison of risk and return of Jakarta Composite Index and Jakarta Islamic Index. Ronald Rulindo & Todi Kurniawan, International Islamic University, Malaysia, Malaysia

15:00 to 15:30

An Islamic finance approach to the capital asset pricing model. Tarek H. Selim, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

15:30 to 16:00

Islamic liquidity management issues. Warren Edwardes, Delphi Risk Management Limited, U.K.

16:00 to 16:15

Coffee break

Session 6: Islamic Finance in Practice

Chair: Dr. Wassim Shahin, Dean, LAU Business School, Byblos

16:15 to 16:45

Equity: an Islamic financing tool for better environment. Dr. Jamil A.K. Jaroudi, Arab Finance House, Lebanon

16:45 to 17:15

Credit ratings in sukuk. Khalid Howladar, VP-Senior Analyst, Moody’s, UK

17:15 to 18:00

Risk management and Islamic banking. Ziad Y. Kazak, Al-Baraka Bank

18:00 to 18:15

Closing remarks. Michel Majdalani, BFIC Chair

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