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Islamic Bank Treasury and Risk Management

Description:    Asset Liability management (ALM) is a strategic management tool to manage interest rate risk,
                credit risk and liquidity risk faced by banks. Banks manage the risks of asset liability mismatch by
                matching the assets and liabilities according to the maturity pattern or by matching the duration, or
                by hedging and securitization.

                The activities related to sales and trading encompass dealing in money markets (to generate and
                invest liquidity), foreign exchange markets (to trade in currency) and derivative markets (to
                hedge).

                The treasury operations of an Islamic bank are the same as a conventional bank except that they
                are required to generate and employ liquidity in Shari’a compliant ways. Islamic banks generally do
                not have wide variety of Shari’a compliant investment avenues with limited access to call markets.
                Furthermore, Islamic bank’s treasuries in some countries are involved in capital market activities as
                well.

                Learning Outcome Statements

                The candidate should be able to:

                1 Comprehend the basic functions of a conventional bank’s treasury

                2 Discuss the constraints of an Islamic treasury and understand the money market instruments
                used in an Islamic bank

                3 Understand the transactions which are off balance sheet in treasury operations

                4 Recognize the risks faced by conventional banks and identify those risks unique to Islamic banks

                5 Understand the concept of asset liability management

                6 Comprehend the concept of asset liability management as it applies to an Islamic bank

                7 Demonstrate a broad understanding of liquidity management in Islamic banks with special
                emphasis on the issues faced and the liquidity management tools being currently available

                8 Understand the process of securitisation and constraints of Islamic securitisation

                9 Appreciate the importance of credit risk management in Islamic banks and demonstrate
                understanding of the systems, methods and procedures for credit risk mitigation

                10 Comprehend the process for controlling operational risk through sound financial reporting
                systems and monitoring of asset quality

                11 Understand capital adequacy as it applies to Islamic banks



Contents:       1. Learning Outcome Statements

                2. Introduction

                3. Treasury Operations in Conventional Banks

                4. Treasury Operations in Islamic Banks

                5. Off Balance Sheet Business
            6. Risks Faced by Banks

            7. Asset Liability Management

            8. Islamic Asset Liability Management

            9. Liquidity Management

            10. Islamic Securitization

            11. Credit Risk Management in Islamic Banks

            12. Operational Risk Management

            13. Capital Adequacy Management

            14. Conclusion

            15. Supplementary Readings

            16. Chapter Review Questions

            17. Chapter Problem Questions



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