Marizah Minhat

Marizah Minhat

Dr Marizah Minhat

Lecturer in Finance

Biography

Dr Minhat is a professionally qualified accountant. She is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Prior to joining academia, she worked with a publicly listed government-linked company. She completed her undergraduate studies at Lincoln University (New Zealand), a PhD and an MSc in Banking and Finance at the University of Stirling, and Master of Laws (Financial Law and Regulation) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Dr Minhat is the Assistant Director of the International Centre for Management and Governance Research (ICMGR) since the Centre was founded in 2016. In this role, she successfully leads research-related activities and public engagement events in relation to ethical finance and governance themes. The events include ‘Perspectives on Ethical Finance and Investment’ (2017), ‘Ethical Finance and Governance in Emerging Markets’ (2018), and 'Ethical Finance and Community Development Forum' (2018). The events attracted participants from diverse backgrounds as she aspires to encourage interdisciplinary discourse for the public interest. She builds bridges with professionals, charities, social enterprises, NGOs, religious leaders and policy-makers. She had delivered talks on ethical finance at the Confucius Institute for Scotland, Centre for Sustainability Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). She is also a stakeholder of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Islamic Finance (APPGIF).

As a research-active academic, Dr Minhat published widely in the areas of Islamic finance and corporate governance that includes executive remuneration, risk-taking incentives, and financial reporting. Her scholarly research outputs were published in REF-able journals (e.g., Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Journal of Financial Stability, Economics Letters, Applied Economics, Business Ethics: A European Review, and Research in International Business and Finance). She has also co-authored a book chapter on Islamic Finance for Financial Management Theory and Practice EMEA edition (published by Cengage Learning). Her opinion pieces can be found in non-academic media such as Islamic Finance Review, Islamic Finance News, The Edge, and The Malaysian Reserve. These pieces are more accessible than scientific articles to inspire public debates and policy changes.

Her scholarly research outputs were presented internationally at conferences organised by British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA), European Accounting Association (EAA), Financial Management Association (FMA), European Financial Management Association (EFMA), and the Multinational Finance Society (MFA). She has also reviewed articles for a number of journals including Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Accounting and Business Research, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, and Studies in Economics and Finance. She sits on the International Advisory Board of Asian Journal of Accounting Perspectives.

As a Lecturer in Finance, Dr Minhat has accumulated more than ten years of teaching experience in higher academic institutions in the United Kingdom. She had previously taught at the University of Stirling, the University of Salford and the University of Bedfordshire. She is an external examiner at Leeds Beckett University. She has taught conventional finance and Islamic finance in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Dr Minhat was nominated for “Most Inspiring Tutor Award” in 2017 and 2016, “Outstanding Award” in 2013, and “Best Innovation Award” in 2012 by Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA). She was also nominated for an Above & Beyond Award in 2019.

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Conference Activity

  • 'CEO stock options and credit default swaps in risk management' (with B Al-Own and S Gao), presented at the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM) Special Issue Symposium on Cross Country Issues on Credit, Banking, Asset Pricing, and Market Liquidity, 2016, Shanxi, China (also presented at Pu’er, Yunnan, China).
  • 'Corporate governance and compliance with mandatory disclosure requirements' (with M Abdullah), presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference 2014, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • 'Islamic financial instruments in corporate financing: evidence from Malaysia' (with N Dzolkarnaini), presented at the British Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference 2014, London School of Economics, UK.
  • 'The role of Islamic financial instruments in firms’ capital structure: an empirical study' (with N Dzolkarnaini), presented at the British Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference 2012, Brighton, UK (also presented at the BAFA AFEE Workshop 2012, University of Salford, UK).
  • 'Are executives of government linked companies fat cat bureaucrats?' (with M Abdullah), presented at the European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2012, Ljubjlana, Slovenia.
  • 'Bankers’ compensation and risk-taking before and during financial crisis' (with M Abdullah), presented at the CGIR Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis Conference 2010, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US.
  • 'CEO pensions, CEO power and the pay-performance relationship'(with R Kabir), presented at the European Financial Management Association Annual Conference 2010, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • 'Multiple compensation consultants and CEO pay' (with R Kabir), presented at the European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 'The effect of compensation consultants on UK CEO pay' (with R Kabir), presented at the International Executive Remuneration Workshop, The Møller Centre, Cambridge, UK (also presented at the European Financial Management Association Corporate Governance Symposium 2009, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK).
  • 'CEO stock options and opportunistic earnings management: UK evidence', presented at the European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2009, Tampere, Finland (also presented at the British Accounting Association Annual Conference 2009, Dundee, UK.
  • 'The role of compensation consultants in executive pay governance', presented at the Multinational Finance Society (MFS) Annual Conference 2008, Orlando, Florida, US.
  • 'Executive compensation and pay-performance relationship', Doctoral Symposium, ESRC Conference on Executive Pay 2007, London, UK.

 

Editorial Activity

  • International Advisory Board member, Asian Journal of Accounting Perspectives.

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, Accounting and Finance for MBA/MSc, Leeds Beckett University.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Santander Staff Mobility Fund
  • Seedcorn Grant, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS)
  • Scholarship from the University of Stirling

 

Invited Speaker

  • 'Islamic Finance: Theory and Practice', Accounting, Finance & Economics Unit Seminar, University of Salford, UK.
  • 'Islamic finance/investment: rent-seeking, risk-sharing, and One Belt One Road', Treasury Markets Association (TMA), Hong Kong.
  • Plenary session on Finance, Sustainable Silk Roads Conference, Confucius Institute for Scotland, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 'Islamic Finance: Theory and Practice', Yunnan University of Finance & Economics, Kunming, China.
  • 'The effect of compensation consultants on UK CEO pay', International Executive Remuneration Workshop, The Møller Centre, Cambridge, UK.

 

Media Activity

  • Minhat, M. and Dzolkarnaini, N. (2018) “Islamic finance: risk sharing as sustainable risk management”, Islamic Finance News, 15 (8) February.
  • Dzolkarnaini, N. and Minhat, M. (2018) "One year on: which firms use Islamic financing?" The Malaysian Reserve, 16 April.
  • Minhat, M. and Dzolkarnaini, N. (2017) “Corporate governance in the Islamic finance industry”, Islamic Finance News, 14 (49) December.
  • Minhat, M. and Dzolkarnaini, N. (2015) “Islamic finance: is it about how fast to get there?” Islamic Finance Review, 5(4).
  • Minhat, M. and Dzolkarnaini, N. (2015) “Creating big interest in non-interest Islamic finance”, Islamic Finance Review, June.
  • Minhat, M. (2006) “The Uncertainty of Standard of Value”, Accountants Today, 19 (2).
  • Minhat, M. (2005) “The Theory of Uncertainty”, Accountants Today, 18 (6).

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • ACCA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • ACA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • CFP, Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM)
  • CA, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • CA, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

 

Reviewing

  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Financial Management: Theory and Practice EMEA edition (Cengage Learning)
  • Accounting and Business Research
  • Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies
  • Studies in Economics and Finance
  • Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • Journal of Applied Accounting Research

 

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • 'Executive compensation in the UK' funded by the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS).
  • 'Executive compensation in the UK' funded by the University of Stirling.

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