Special Issue "Selected Papers from the Fifth International Conference on Mathematics in Finance (MiF) 2014, Organized by North-West University, University of Cape Town and University of Johannesburg, South Africa"


A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Chia-Lin Chang
Department of Applied Economics, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuo Kuang Road, Taichung 402, Taiwan
Website: http://nchuae.nchu.edu.tw/tc/modules/cdbase/index.php?id_art=24
E-Mail: changchialin@nchu.edu.tw
Phone: +886 (04) 2284 0350 Ext: 309
Interests: applied econometrics; financial econometrics; energy finance; time series analysis; forecasting; empirical industrial organisation; risk management

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Coenraad Labuschagne
Department of Finance and Investment Management, Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences, University of Johannesburg, PO Box 524, Aucklandpark, Johannesburg, South Africa
Website: http://www.uj.ac.za/EN/Faculties/ecofin/fininvestman/about/Staff/Pages/home.aspx
E-Mail: coenraad.labuschagne@gmail.com
Phone: +27 11 559 3799
Fax: +27 11 559 3753
Interests: mathematics; statistics; mathematics of finance; quantitative finance; investment management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Organized by North-West University, University of Cape Town and University of Johannesburg, the Fifth International Conference on Mathematics in Finance (MiF) was held from 24-29 August 2014 at Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The main objective of the conference is to bring together academics, practitioners and graduate students who are working in the broad field of financial mathematics and statistics. It is envisaged that participants who are at the forefront of the area will reflect on current open problems and relevant challenges and will indicate directions for future research. It is hoped that the interplay between theory and practice, as well as issues relating to the dissemination of knowledge and teaching in this field, will be discussed critically.

The conference will focus on various aspects within financial mathematics and statistics, with special attention given to the interaction between the different areas, emphasizing the role of mathematics and statistics in finance. Topics to be covered include:

  1. Contemporary methods in the field of business analytics;
  2. Investment and credit risk;
  3. New methods of quantitative risk analysis, modeling and management, including actuarial science;
  4. Quantitative and computational methods in finance;
  5. Financial mathematics, measure theory, functional analysis, and modern stochastics in finance.

This Special Issue will collect selected papers from the conference, which will cover areas such as Actuarial Science, Quantitative Risk Management, Financial Mathematics, and Business Analytics (Data Mining). For further details, see http://www.nwu.ac.za/content/mif-2014-landing-page.

Invited Authors

Plenary Speakers:
Jonathan Crook (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Bruno Dupire (Bloomberg and New York University, USA)
Paul Embrechts (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Rüdiger Frey (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
Matheus Grasselli (McMaster University, Canada)
Alan Kirman (Aix-Marseille Université, France)
Andrea Macrina (University College London, UK)
Michael McAleer (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands; National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
Alex McNeil (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Dirk Tasche (Bank of England - Prudential Regulation Authority and Imperial College, UK)

Invited Speakers:
Graeme West Lecture: Chialin Chang (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
Momentum Lecture: Ronald Surz (President, PPCA inc, USA)

Prof. Dr. Chia-Lin Chang
Prof. Dr. Coenraad Labuschagne

Guest Editor


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J. Risk Financial Manag. 2014, 7(4), 150-164; doi:10.3390/jrfm7040150
Received: 6 September 2014; in revised form: 7 October 2014 / Accepted: 4 November 2014 / Published: 20 November 2014
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J. Risk Financial Manag. 2014, 7(3), 110-112; doi:10.3390/jrfm7030110
Received: 10 September 2014; Accepted: 15 September 2014 / Published: 19 September 2014
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