Special Issue "Financial Technology (Fintech) and Sustainable Financing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: corporate finance; corporate governance; banking; capital markets; financial technology (FinTec)
The recent advancement of blockchain technology and digital innovations has become a driving force for the transformation and development of the global financial system. In a relatively short period, the emergence of a new generation of Financial Technology (Fintech) has greatly impacted financial markets, investments and asset management while changing traditional practices and the future of finance. The use of financial technology has especially been pivotal during the current COVID-19 pandemic in unlocking new sources of financing as well as developing a platform for business organisations to interact with stakeholders and other businesses.
This Special Issue aims to invite researchers to present their creative thoughts and outstanding works on blockchain technology, digital currencies, cryptocurrency markets, innovative investment portfolios and sustainability-driven financing. Contents of the Special Issue will mainly focus on theoretical analyses and empirical explorations on the synergy between finance and technology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. The use of Artificial Intelligence in Robo-advising and the development of stock trading apps
2. The impact of Fintech on the Finance profession
3. Cryptocurrency as an alternative investment
4. Digital payment systems and buy now pay later services
5. Crowdfunding platforms
6. Peer to peer lending
7. Digital banking and the future of banking systems
8. Mobile payment technology
9. The use of blockchain technology in building financial market infrastructure
10. Green finance & sustainable development
11. Green banking & products
12. Green investing
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Risk and Financial Management is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Digital payment
- Investment management
- Fintech research
- Virtual banking
- BNPL systems
- Financial stability
- Sustainable funds
- Green bonds
- Impact investing
- Green banking