Abdel-Kader O. el ALAOUI is Associate Professor at ESCA EM. He has an extensive experience as consultant in France. He has worked for a variety of international corporations such as Euler Group, Telecom Italia, GFI, and Rover. Before joining ESCA EM in 2017, Abdel-Kader (PhD in Islamic Finance, INCEIF – Kuala Lumpur) held the position of visiting research fellow at Durham Business School - UK. His fields of specialization are Finance and Islamic Finance. He mainly works on Islamic Capital Markets, Islamic portfolio selection, risk management, asset pricing, nonparametric estimation and testing. He published several chapters in books and articles in international journals as journal of economic behavior, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and Economic Modelling. Previously taught at Paris Dauphine University and International University of Rabat.