Guidelines for Islamic Equity Investment

Guidelines for Islamic Equity Investment

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This session provides an insight to the area of the Islamic private equity market. It highlights some of the essential features of Islamic equity and some critical areas of Islamic fund management. This module will briefly explain the Shari’ah screening methodology for stocks that is applicable for public equity model. It further highlights the differences between local and international standards of stock screening criteria. This session provides a further overview of the functions of private equity compared to the public equity fund. It highlights some of the essential Shari’ah implications, requirements and structuring issues of private equity funds that have been observed in current practice.

Training Outline

  • Definition of the Equity Market
  • Shari’ah view on the Equity Market
  • Islamic Unit Trust
  • Islamic Stock screening 
  • Stock screening process
  • Globally accepted screening methodologies
  • Tolerance of tainted income
  • Purification of tainted income through cleansing of dividend
  • Private Equity Fund vs. Public Equity Fund
  • Shari’ah Implications of the Private Equity Fund
  • Forms of Islamic Private Equity Funds and Islamic Private Funding Initiative
  • Structuring Issues Pertaining to Private Companies/SPV

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the important characteristics of the Islamic Equity Market
  • Understand the features of an Islamic unit trust fund
  • Understand the challenges in developing Islamic funds
  • Understand the objectives, mechanisms and processes of Shari’ah stock screening
  • Able to describe the stock screening criteria for an Islamic equity fund
  • Able to differentiate the differences between the regional and market standards of stock screening methodologies
  • Understand the process of stock purification in an Islamic equity fund
  • Understand the needs and objectives of private equity funding
  • Understand the salient features and structure of an Islamic private equity fund
  • Able to explain the differences between a public equity and a private equity fund



  • Language: English

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