Muhammad Hanif

Dr Muhammad Hanif, PhD-Finance, and Fellow-CMA Noor Associate Professor in Islamic Banking & Finance is a renowned speaker, mentor, and teacher with 20 years of experience in the areas of higher education, finance profession, public speaking and focused workshops. With the vision of "making difference in lives of others through teaching and training," he has actively contributed for the profession of accounting and finance through regular class lecturing, career counselling, conference presentations, seminar speeches, workshops and journal publications. His contributions to the profession include above 20 published research articles (above 1000 citations), in academic as well as professional Journals including Business Ethics: Environment & Responsibility; International Journal of Emerging Markets; International Journal of Trade and Global Markets; JKAU-Islamic Economics; Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research; International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management; Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance; Journal of Islamic Business and Management; and ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance. He has presented papers in conferences, delivered seminars and conducted workshops at various places including USA, UK, UAE, Netherland and Pakistan. His topics of interest include Islamic Financing, Asset pricing, Financial Markets and International Trade. He has worked as editorial board member/reviewer for multiple Journals including BEER, JIBM, B&ER, IJIMEFM, IJoEM, EMFT, JKAU:IE, JIM, and JIABR. He has been awarded gold medals in M.COM and MS-Finance, Best University teacher award, Best researcher award, and Best paper award (USA). He has served in various positions, in addition to teaching, including the academic council, the board of studies, the research council, head of college research committee (CRC) and head of Business school.

  • PhD in Finance, IIU
  • MS in Finance, IIU
  • FCMA, ICMAP- 2001
  • M.COM, HCC-1997
  • 20plus Years Teaching, Research and professional experience at multiple higher education instituions.
Teaching Area
  • Islamic Finance
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Islamic Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Financial Markets
  • Accounting
  • International Trade
Conference Presentation
  • 2019. Portfolio Selection in South Asian Markets. International Conference on Advances in Business and Law (23 - 24 Nov) University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • 2019. Long run Integration of Macroeconomic Variables with Capital Markets—Pakistan. 8th Asian Management Research and Case Conference. United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, UAE (24-26 March)
  • 2016. An Evaluation of Takaful (Islamic Insurance): Case of Pakistan. World Finance Conference, St. John’s University-New York, July 29-31
  • 2015. Islamic Finance past, present and future: Global impact and challenges. Conference Chair speech at Advancements in Islamic Finance and Business in the 21st Century, April 24-25, FAST School of Management, NUCES, Islamabad
  • 2015. Islamic Finance Controversies-I: Shari’a based and Shari’a Compliance. Global forum on Islamic finance 2015, March 10-11, Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore
  • 2014. Risk and Returns in Shari’a Compliant Cross-section Stocks: Evidence from an Emerging Market. 4th Islamic banking and finance conference (IBF-14), dated 23-24 June 2014. Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK
  • 2014. Risk and Returns in Shari’a Compliant Cross-section Stocks: Robustness Test of Application and Anomalies of CAPM. 3rd International Conference on Islamic Business, 10-11 February 2014, International Islamic University [Faisal Masjid Campus], Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2013. Impact of Financial Sector Variables on Shari’a Compliant Cross-section Stock Returns. 5th Annual American Business Research Conference, 6-7 June 2013, New York, USA
  • 2013. Economic Substance or Legal Form: An Evaluation of Islamic Finance Practice. Global Forum on Islamic Finance, 11th to 13th March 2013, Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2012. Re-action of Market to Shari’a Compliant Index (KMI-30). Presented in 6th International Business Research Conference, 12-13 April 2012, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2012. Inside-out: Perception of key Finance Professionals about Theory & Practice of Islamic Banking. 2nd International Conference on Islamic Business 2012, February 28-29, 2012, NIBAF, Islamabad, Pakistan
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Noor Associate Professor in Islamic Banking & Finance [2019]
  • Best Researcher Award [2018-19]
  • Best University Teacher Award (2012-13)
  • Best Paper Award [5th ABRC, USA] (2013)
  • Gold Medalist [MS-Finance] (2009)
  • Fellow CMA (2007)
  • AJK PSC Presidential Award (1998)
  • Gold Medalist [M.COM] (1997)