Call for articles

Submission deadline: 30th November 2022

The Editor, Editorial Board and Publishers of Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions are seeking the submission of articles on the following subjects:

• How should risk managers mitigate the impact of rising inflation and interest rates? 

• Could differences in interest rates around the world lead to emerging market capital flow volatility and how should risk managers prepare for this event?

• Managing the volatility in core government bond and foreign exchange markets

• What risk management lessons can be learnt from the UK LDI episode in the pensions sector?  

• How to manage liquidity risk at a time of sharply higher margin calls?

• How should liquidity mismatches in open-ended funds be best managed?

• Should money market funds be reformed, and how?

• What are the main non-managed risks in shadow banking?

• How should risk professionals manage the high level of corporate indebtedness?

• How should financial institutions manage political tail-risks or the breakout of hostilities in global hotspots (eg Russia-Ukraine, Taiwan, South China Sea, North Korea)?

• How can risk managers mitigate operational risks associated with economic sanctions?

• Comprehensively addressing cyber-risk in financial institutions and in the financial system

• How should risk managers protect their institutions against the direct and indirect impact of more volatile commodities markets?

• Managing the risk of a sovereign default and the potential ensuing contagion in the financial system

• How should emerging market economies mitigate vulnerabilities associated with external dollar funding?

• Is the increase in government debt around the globe in the current crisis sowing the seeds of a future crisis?

• How should financial institutions manage risks associated with the use of crypto-assets?

• What should risk managers do to protect their institutions from real estate crashes?  Should risk managers be concerned about contagion from strains in Chinese property developers?

• Banks have more capital and liquidity, but how safe are they now?

• What opportunities do new technology, digital and AI offer risk management professionals?

• How can banks best manage the strategic risks associated with the combination of new regulations and challenges from fintech and non-regulated bank-like entities?

• How should risk managers mitigate the impact of potential terrorist actions on financial institutions?

• Best practices in combatting fraud in financial institutions

• Market manipulation and risk management

• Has the rise of algo trading and high frequency traders helped or hindered market liquidity risks?

• How can financial institutions (banks and insurers) best prepare for the impact of climate change (natural disaster losses, migration, defaults)?

• Are central counterparties sufficiently resilient given their increasing role in financial systems?

• Has the rise of passive asset management and ETFs increased market and liquidity risks and how can risk managers deal with these risks?

• Risk governance from the perspective of the Board and the C-Suite

• Balance sheet risk and optimisation good practice

• How to promote a strong culture of environmental and social responsibility, as well as transparency, in financial institutions

• Latest models in risk management

• Behavioural risk management and managing risks in adaptive markets

Submission guidelines

The following types of articles will be considered for publication:

  • Practice articles: Thought pieces, briefings, case studies and other contributions written by practitioners. Articles should be 2,000 to 5,000 words in length.
  • Research papers: Contributions which explore new models, theories and research in risk management. The principal management implications of the submission should be included. Articles should be up to 6,000 words in length.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure that they are of direct, practical relevance to those working in the field.

The next submission deadline will be 30th November 2022.

Manuscript submissions and enquiries should be submitted to the Publisher, Julie Kerry. Further, more specific guidance for authors on format and style can be found here.

Questions about this issue and proposals for papers should be directed to the Publisher, Julie Kerry.