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Modeling the performance of bulk-carriers for Islamic equity investors

Abdullah, Adam and Hassan, Rusni and Kassim, Salina (2017) Modeling the performance of bulk-carriers for Islamic equity investors. Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, 13 (4). pp. 91-118. ISSN 2070-4658

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This paper investigates the performance of bulk-carriers as a primary shipping segment for Islamic equity investors. Shipping is a strong growth industry with 84% of global trade carried by the shipping industry, although 75% of ship lending is debt-based. Moreover, many Islamic investors have minimal exposure to ship-finance and investment. We adopt an investment analysis of a full population of historical data over 20 years, to evaluate performance involving a maritime return on investment, IRR, net yield and standard deviation measures of risk and return. Our findings reveal that whilst earnings are volatile in comparison to capital market expectations, unlevered, tax-free returns on bulk-carrier investments out-perform other assets. By communicating risk and reward more effectively, Islamic equity investors, will realize the benefit of equity finance on the basis of profit sharing, is more efficient at allocating investible resources than debt finance at interest, thereby increasing investment and economic growth.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7452/61228
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic finance, investment, international shipping
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB126.4 Islamic Economics
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE199 Freight (General)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4501 Stocks, investment, speculation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Dr Adam Abdullah
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 15:14
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 18:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61228

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