New issue of the Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets & Institutions journal

The editorial team of the Publishing House “Virtus Interpress” is glad to announce that the first issue of the journal Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets & Institutions in 2020 (volume 10, issue 1) has been released. Scholars from Spain, Chile, the UK, Italy, Canada, and the USA have contributed to this issue. The papers therein cover a variety of topics, such as corporate governance and ownership, European Cities Quality Index, foreign direct investments, capital markets, default rates, interest rates, inflation rates, risk disclosure, reporting, enterprise risk management in US banking sector, financial crisis, banking regulation, banking supervision, bank capital, financial stability, etc.

The full issue of the journal is available at the following link.

Jose Maria Fernandez-Crehuet, Jorge Rosales-Salas, and Rodrigo Avilés constructed in their paper the European Cities Quality Index (ECQI) using collected data from 66 cities belonging to the current 28 countries within the European Union to the year 2015. The authors found that London, Aarhus, and Berlin are the cities with the highest scores in the index, while Sofia, Plovdiv and Bucharest have earned the worst score

Mamdouh Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Faryan investigated the evolution and recent trends of corporate governance in Saudi Arabia. This study contributes as an initial point of reference for future studies on emerging markets such as Saudi Arabia that have been recently implementing the corporate governance practices in line with the practices of OECD countries.

Marco Ticciati estimated the influence of interest rates and inflation rates on default rates of EU banks over the period from November 3, 2008, till November 3, 2016. The author found that interest rates and inflation rates do not significantly affect the price of risk of default.

Michel Coulmont, Sylvie Berthelot, and Caroline Talbot conducted a research on relationship between the risks disclosure in financial reports of 200 Canadian companies included in the 2016 Toronto Stock Exchange S&P/TSX Composite Index and their systematic risk.

Raef Gouiaa, Daniel Zéghal, and Meriem El Aoun approached to identify the relation between the enterprise risk management dimensions disclosed in the annual report from 2006 to 2009 and the traditional measures of risk in the 59 biggest US banks.

Finally, Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Davide S. Mare examined changes in bank capital and capital regulations of systemically important financial institutions in Europe and Central Asia region from 2007 to 2017. The findings show the importance of the definition of bank capital to assure bank financial stability in Europe and Central Asia.

We hope that reading this issue will be interesting and informative for you!