Shaista Arshad, Shaista
PhD in Islamic Finance at IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Sanctuary in the Midst of Crisis? A Look into Shariah Indices using Multivariate GARCH DCC Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza; Arshad, Shaista
Global Review of Islamic Economics and Business Vol 1, No 2 (2013)
Publisher : Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business, State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (907.558 KB) | DOI: 10.14421/grieb.2013.012-05

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Islamic Finance has evolved over the past few decades, and stands at over a trilliondollars today. At the foundations of Islamic finance lay the concept of risk sharing, and the purest forms of it in the modern day finance is equity investments. The evidence of Islamic investors pursing equity investments in reality is thin. Multitude of reasons are attributed to this low participation, mainly revolving around lack of empirical proof of Islamic investments being a reliable and steady return alternative. This study is an attempt to study the volatilities and correlations with the conventional global equity indices utilizing Multivariate GARCH Dynamic Conditional Correlations (MGARCH DCC) method. The findings provide an interesting angleto our study, where there is a significant downwards trend in the correlations during the crisis era. This provides substance to the argument that Islamic investors would experience lesser downside in economic crisis. This study further dwells into the linkage of Islamic indices with global financial indices to study if financial sector exclusion from Islamic indices benefits theinvestors. The findings are positive, with lower correlations and that to reducing in the recent global crisis. Islamic finances core philosophy is equity based investments and this study is a humble attempt to empirically substantiate its benefits.
UNDERSTANDING ASIAN EMERGING STOCK MARKETS Arshad, Shaista; Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza; Haroon, Omair
Buletin Ekonomi Moneter dan Perbankan Vol 21 (2019): 12th BMEB Call for Papers Special Issue : January 2019
Publisher : Bank Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.21098/bemp.v0i0.983

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We use a three-step process employing multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis tostudy time-varying changes in the volatility and efficiency of Asian emerging equitymarkets. Our findings suggest that, in emerging markets, long-term stability andefficiency are linked to market development and liberalization. Our findings furthersuggest that financial crises have a negative impact on the efficiency of emergingmarkets but only in the short term.