Special Issue "Financial Engineering to Address Complexity"
A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2015)
Prof. Dr. Andrea Consiglio
The rapid pace of worldwide financial integration has led to a magnification of the interrelations between the different components of the economic systems, thus increasing its complexity as a whole. To give but a few examples, the recent sub-prime crisis has caused serious repercussions on economic growth in many countries and hampered their capacity to pay their debt. International trading of securitized assets caused banking crises and raised questions as to the sustainability of sovereigns’ liabilities after bank bailout. Regulatory boards are struggling to grapple with the manifolds option-like features are embedded in pension plans and insurance policies. As a consequence, the regulators now require the mark-to-market evaluations or credit exposure of such hidden contingent claims, envisaging the possible danger of negative events triggered in sectors that are seemingly associated to the core of their business.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect financial engineering contributions to addressing such increasing complexity, at the same time being cognizant that financial engineering has contributed to the increased complexity. The objective is to bridge the gap between academics, decision makers and regulators, with the objective of fostering solution models that deal with complexity, instead of oversimplifying it for the sake of theoretical tractability.
The Special Issue will focus both on research topics relevant to the scientific community, and evidence from industry and decision-making case studies. We are interested in original results and innovative methods to solve realistic problems, presented and potentially tested in a rigorous form.
Dr. Andrea Consiglio
Dr. Stavros A. Zenios
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- financial modelling
- portfolio optimization
- scenario generation
- sovereign debt management
- option evaluation
- systemic risk