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academic community

Faculty

With strong backgrounds in academia, industry and teaching providing the best academic support, our Faculty combine thought leadership and experience to deliver state-of-the art modules and prepare our students to engage with the financial world and build their career in banking and finance.

Benefiting from substantial careers worldwide at companies such as Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, Citi, Credit Suisse, to name a few, our Faculty members also hold academic degrees from leading universities, including New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration and the London Business School (the world's two financial capitals).

Iqbal Asaria

Iqbal Asaria

Visting Professor

Education

BA, Economics, Manchester University: 1971.
MA, Economics, Manchester University: 1972.

Professional qualifications 

FCCA (Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants): 1975 and 1977.

Industry experience 

Prudential Assurance Company, Investment Management [Initiated Discussion on Ethics, Faith and Morality in Investment]: 1972 – 1980.
World Bank – NGO Committee Chair [Work Recognised in the Award of CBE]. Member of the Bank of England Governor’s Working Group on Islamic Finance [Lead Role in Enabling Islamic Finance & Banking in the UK].
DFID DAWG (Development Awareness Working Group) [Creating stakeholders in the UK population for DFID’s work].

Expertise

Islamic Banking, Finance and Accounting, Insurance and Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Responsible Finance / Sustainable Finance, Moral Money, ESG and Shariah Compliant Indices, Social and Impact Finance, Development Economics and Finance.

Consulting

HSBC, Lloyds, SWIP, The Children’s Mutual.

Languages

English, Guajarati, Urdu, Swahili (Functional).

Publications 

CII (Chartered Insurance Institute), CII 590 for Diploma Level Takaful Study Text.

Professional qualifications and Membership

Convenor, International Takaful Summit: 2006 – Present.
Convenor, Responsible Finance Summit: 2019 – Present.

Awards 

CBE in H M Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Honours list in 2005 for Services to Overseas Development.

External recognition 

Member of the Working Group established by the Governor of the Bank of England to look into issues relating to the introduction of Islamic Finance in the UK. This group set up by the late Lord Eddie George in 2002 was instrumental in charting the pathway for legislative and other changes needed to create a level playing field for Islamic Financial instruments in the UK market. The Stamp Duty and SDLT changes that have followed as a result of the Group’s work have been key to enable the growth of Islamic Finance in the UK and maintain London’s position as a premier Islamic Finance hub.

Visiting Faculty


Our Visiting Faculty comprise exceptional Professors and Scholars who contribute to our thought leadership agenda and actively participate in high-profile institutional activities.

Many of our community of Visiting Professors and Scholars hold research roles at top institutions within the City of London. With this knowledge, they further enhance the resources we bring to our students.

Iqbal Asaria

Iqbal Asaria

Visting Professor

Education

BA, Economics, Manchester University: 1971.
MA, Economics, Manchester University: 1972.

Professional qualifications 

FCCA (Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants): 1975 and 1977.

Industry experience 

Prudential Assurance Company, Investment Management [Initiated Discussion on Ethics, Faith and Morality in Investment]: 1972 – 1980.
World Bank – NGO Committee Chair [Work Recognised in the Award of CBE]. Member of the Bank of England Governor’s Working Group on Islamic Finance [Lead Role in Enabling Islamic Finance & Banking in the UK].
DFID DAWG (Development Awareness Working Group) [Creating stakeholders in the UK population for DFID’s work].

Expertise

Islamic Banking, Finance and Accounting, Insurance and Takaful (Islamic Insurance), Responsible Finance / Sustainable Finance, Moral Money, ESG and Shariah Compliant Indices, Social and Impact Finance, Development Economics and Finance.

Consulting

HSBC, Lloyds, SWIP, The Children’s Mutual.

Languages

English, Guajarati, Urdu, Swahili (Functional).

Publications 

CII (Chartered Insurance Institute), CII 590 for Diploma Level Takaful Study Text.

Professional qualifications and Membership

Convenor, International Takaful Summit: 2006 – Present.
Convenor, Responsible Finance Summit: 2019 – Present.

Awards 

CBE in H M Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Honours list in 2005 for Services to Overseas Development.

External recognition 

Member of the Working Group established by the Governor of the Bank of England to look into issues relating to the introduction of Islamic Finance in the UK. This group set up by the late Lord Eddie George in 2002 was instrumental in charting the pathway for legislative and other changes needed to create a level playing field for Islamic Financial instruments in the UK market. The Stamp Duty and SDLT changes that have followed as a result of the Group’s work have been key to enable the growth of Islamic Finance in the UK and maintain London’s position as a premier Islamic Finance hub.