Professor of Practice
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD Oklahoma State University
Research Areas: Financial Markets; Securities; Corporate Finance, Derivatives; Event Studies; Agency Theory; Investments
Dr. Mounther Barakat is a Professor of Practice of Finance at New York University, Abu Dhabi. Earned his PhD degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University in 2003. A senior capital markets advisor and head of the department of Research and Development and international benchmarking and practices for 13 years at the Securities and Commodities Authority in the UAE. A Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute. A charter holder and a member of the Investment Performance Measurement Association (CIPM).A Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM holder and a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals - GARP). A certified Anti Money Laundry Specialist (CAMS holder from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundry Specialists - ACAMS). A Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and a member of the CAIA Association.
Taught Finance classes for grads and undergrads and conducted financial training for executives for the past 23 years and provided technical assistance for writing securities regulations for the past 13 years. Prepared the Islamic Capital Market strategy for the SCA. He has authored seven refereed financial research and published the first book in 2010. He has delivered numerous training and awareness workshops. Worked as a freelance consultant for many institutions, including the Government of Dubai, and the Palestine Securities Exchange, and the Islamic Society of the Greater Houston Area, among others. Taught traditional and Islamic finance courses at the University of Houston, Kansas State, and Oklahoma state in the US, KFUPM in Saudi, and NYUAD in the UAE.