Diversification Benefits of Shari’ah Compliant Equity ETFs in Emerging Markets

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Abstract

Previous studies about the performance of Islamic finance and banking have been more comparative than experimental when it comes to the role and effect of Islamic (Shari’ah compliant) assets in a conventional setting. This paper investigates whether Shari’ah compliant exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have potential diversification benefits to a volatile portfolio of conventional investments in emerging markets.
The results suggest that Shari’ah compliant ETFs improve the risk-adjusted returns of portfolios and receive proportionally higher weight during the crisis period. Institutional investors should consider the religion effect when they manage their assets, given the evidence regarding the outperformance of Shari’ah compliant equity relative to their conventional peers.
LanguageEnglish
Pages133-144
Number of pages12
JournalPacific-Basin Finance Journal
Volume53
Early online date25 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

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Emerging markets
Assets
Diversification benefits
Exchange traded funds
Islamic banking
Islamic finance
Peers
Risk-adjusted returns
Institutional investors

Bibliographical note

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in
Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such
as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality
control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have
been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version
was subsequently published in Pacific-Basin Finance Journal Vol 53(2019) DOI:
10.1016/j.pacfin.2018.10.009

Keywords

  • Emerging markets
  • Islamic assets
  • dynamic optimisation
  • ETFs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance

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Diversification Benefits of Shari’ah Compliant Equity ETFs in Emerging Markets. / Gad, Samar; Andrikopoulos, Panos.

In: Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Vol. 53, 02.2019, p. 133-144.

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