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Business Because: 10 MBA entrepreneurs to watch in 2022

Kestrl, an Islamic finance startup co-founded by Cambridge MBA alumni is featured in Business Because article. Areeb Siddiqui and Daeng Termizi (both MBA 2018), co-founded Kestrl in March 2020 when they realised there’s a lack of accessible Islamic banking options…

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Kestrl – the Islamic fintech putting ethics and faith at the forefront of personal finance innovation in the UK

We meet the two start up entrepreneurs, Areeb Siddiqui (MBA 2018) and Daeng Termizi (MBA 2018) who pivoted their MBA towards innovation in the UK fintech sector. Kestrl's ambition is to become the UK's leading money manager by making it…

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Areeb Siddiqui standing outside a London office.

The Malaysian Reserve: The point when Islamic bankers are willing to break the code

Islamic banks face new competition such as the introduction of risky derivatives into their markets. An “identity buffer” makes them more likely to diverge from traditional Islamic codes, says a study by Cambridge Judge academics Maima Aulia Syakhroza, Dr Lionel…

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Five things that customers of conventional banks should envy about Islamic finance

Recent regulations make switching banks easier. But have you ever thought about switching to a whole different banking system, one that can't charge interest and must treat customers fairly? When it comes to better banking Islamic finance has a lot…

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‘Reduce reliance on oil & gas and reform education’ say business leaders from across the Middle East

Reducing reliance on oil & gas, and reforming education were the key themes emerging from the launch of University of Cambridge Judge Business School's Middle East Leadership Research Centre Planning for a world without oil and gas, succession planning in…

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Tirad Mahmoud, CEO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Tirad Mahmoud is leading a mission to redefine the Islamic banking business model, so what are his own leadership values and who are the people he admires? I believe leaders are defined by their followers. The essence of leadership is…

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New Cambridge centre will spearhead research in the Middle East, for the Middle East

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School is to launch a new centre dedicated to researching the business environment and the particular leadership challenges and opportunities facing Middle Eastern organisations. The new Middle East Leadership Research Centre (MELRC) will be…

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Islamic finance: the future is great

Islamic finance has a great future and the British government's move to launch an Islamic bond is very welcome news for the fast-growing sector, says Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School. Launching a…

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New Islamic Finance programme launched

Cambridge Judge Business School's new Islamic Finance programme has opened its doors to its first intake of delegates. The Islamic Finance Executive Education Programme will be offered in Cambridge, London and Dubai, led by Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy…

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Islamic finance: the way forward

by Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy, Cambridge Judge Business School As the World Economic Islamic Forum kicks off in London on 29 October, the relatively nascent industry finds itself sitting at the cusp of great opportunities but also…

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Kamal Munir.