Dr Jassem Alokla

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business and Law
Economics, Finance and Law
Chelmsford ,
Research Supervision:

My research interest focused in the area of Islamic finance, in particular Islamic Insurance ( Takaful ), Corporate finance, Conventional Insurance, emerging economies and how events affect the stock markets

Email: [email protected]



I am Dr Jassem Alokla, an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Finance at Anglia Ruskin University within the School of Economics, Finance, and Law. My academic journey has been enriched by a diverse range of experiences. Prior joining Anglia Ruskin University, I contributed to the academic community at Sussex University Business School, where I served as a Lecturer in Finance from September 2021 to September 2023. Prior to that, I held the role of Teaching Fellow in Economics and Finance at the University of Portsmouth from 2015 to 2021, during which I earned my Ph.D. in Economics and Finance in 2019, alongside an MSc in Risk Management in 2014.

Furthermore, my educational journey has seen me acquire a BSc in Insurance, as well as an associate degree in economics and finance. Complementing my academic achievements, I am a Chartered Insurer Risk Manager, certified by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in London. In recognition of my dedication to enhancing the learning experience in higher education, I have been conferred with a Fellowship in Higher Education in the UK (FHEA).

I have published in journals such as The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice, Review of Behavioural Finance, Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance and Economies journal.  My extensive background equips me to bring a wealth of expertise to the field of Finance, both in teaching and research capacities.

Before embarking on my Higher education in Finance, I have had several years of professional working experience including the Insurance sector.

Research interests

My primary research interests lie in the realm of Islamic finance, with a special emphasis on Islamic Insurance (Takaful), Corporate Finance, Insurance, and their intersection with emerging economies. Additionally, I am deeply intrigued by the intricate dynamics of how various events can impact stock markets.

Areas of expertise

  • Islamic finance (Islamic banking and Islamic Insurance)
  • Insurance
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial risk management
  • Emerging economics
Areas of research supervision
  • Islamic finance (Islamic banking and Islamic insurance)
  • Conventional Insurance
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial risk management
  • Emerging economics

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and I have significant experience in teaching a range of finance courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Modules I have taught include:

  • Corporate Finance
  •  Applied Finance,
  •  Theory of Investment,
  • Principle of Finance.
  •  Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
  • International Banking and Financial Instrument
  • Economics for Accountancy
  • Business Forecasting Data Analysis,
  • Statistics
  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Financial institutions and Markets
  • Applied Corporate finance and financial strategy.
  • PhD in Economics and Finance
  • MSc In Risk Management
  • BSc in Insurance
  • Associate degree in Economics & Finance
  • Chartered Insurer
Memberships, editorial boards

The Chartered Insurance institute (CII)

Selected recent publications

Alokla, J., Daynes, A., Pagas, P. and Tzouvanas, P., 2022. Solvency determinants: Evidence from the Takaful insurance industry. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice, pp.1-25
Yousaf, I. and Alokla, J., 2023. Herding behaviour in the Islamic bank market: Evidence from the Gulf region. Review of Behavioral Finance, 15(5), pp.617-633.
Al-Faryan, M.A.S. and Alokla, J., 2023. Do Publicly Listed Insurance Firms in Saudi Arabia Have Strong Corporate Governance?. Economies, 11(1), p.21
Alokla, J. and Daynes, A., 2017. Risk management in the Takaful industry: An empirical study of the Kuwaiti market. Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, 113(6223), pp.1-

Media experience

I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research and am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me directly at [email protected]