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I am a Senior Lecturer in finance having transitioned to academia after more than 20 years in the banking and finance industry. I have worked for multinational blue chip investment banks including UBS and Credit Suisse, as well as spending 15 years working for both conventional and Islamic banks in three different Middle Eastern countries at senior management level.

My work has spanned front office roles in treasury and derivatives structuring, as well as middle office and control roles in risk management, risk analytics, and product control. My last position was at the Islamic Development Bank, which is a multilateral development bank working to better the lives of impoverished people all over the world, where I set up and headed a financial strategy and policy function.



I am a theorist with research interests in risk management, economic capital modelling, systemic risk, derivatives, agency theory, Islamic banking, Microfinance, and faith-based financial decision-making. Currently, I am particularly interested in developing the theoretical foundations for the optimal pricing and risk management of retail account structures used by Islamic banks. I am also collaborating on research concerning systemic risk and the pricing of credit risk.  


Areas of Expertise:

  • Risk management
  • Islamic banking
  • Derivatives
  • Contract Theory
  • Economic capital
  • Systemic risk

Research Interests

Derivatives; Systemic risk; Risk Management; Islamic Banking; Contract Theory; Behavioural finance; Economic Capital; Microfinance

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Loughborough University

Degree, University of Oxford


  • HG Finance

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Research Output 2005 2019

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Working paper
1 Citation (Scopus)

A Structural Model of "Alpha" for the Capital Adequacy Ratios of Islamic Banks

Baldwin, K., AlHalboni, M. & Helmi, H., May 2019, In : Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. 60, p. 267-283 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Capital adequacy ratio
Structural model
Islamic financial institutions
Management standards

Hedging Displaced Commercial Risk

Baldwin, K. & AlHalboni, M., 2019, (In preparation).

Research output: Working paper

Islamic financial institutions
Profit sharing

Risk Management in Islamic Banks

Baldwin, K., 2016, (Accepted/In press) Islamic Finance: Innovation and Growth 2. Archer, S. & Abdel Karim, R. (eds.). Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, p. 176-201

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Islamic financial institutions
Risk management
Management capability
Interest rate risk
Basel Accord

The Management of Refinancing Risk in Islamic Banks

Baldwin, K., 17 Aug 2015, In : Journal of Risk. 17, 6, p. 1-20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Islamic financial institutions

From Theory to Practice: a new approach to real estate risk, part II

Baldwin, K., diBartolomeo, D. & Gold, R., 2005, In : The Institutional Real Estate Letter. 17, 11, p. 35-37

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Real estate