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International Journal of Financial Services Management
International Journal of Financial Services Management


Special Issue on: "Securities and Derivatives Use in Financial Markets"

Guest Editors:
Stoyu I. Ivanov, San Jose State University, USA and Haigang Zhou, Cleveland State University, USA

Innovation has always been an integral part of financial markets. Today, even after the devastating effects of the Great Recession, innovation continues to be an important factor in achieving a competitive edge in financial markets. Some might argue that due to the Great Recession and global economic slowdown, financial services innovation is the only way to increase profitability because the old tools used in financial services management have been compromised. Securitisation and mortgage backed securities have been blamed for the real estate meltdown and we need to seek new ways to innovate and control risk.

The goal of this special issue is to study and evaluate the use of existing securities and derivatives in financial services management and to propose new tools and techniques to control risk in this area. The issue welcomes empirical papers, event studies, extensions of past studies and case studies in the general area of securities and derivatives use in financial markets.

Subject Coverage
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Research that examines volatility in financial markets.
  • Research that examines market microstructure in financial markets.
  • Research that examines indexing in financial markets.
  • Research that examines behavioral aspects of financial markets.
  • Research that examines international financial market issues.
All submissions should adopt a global perspective and discuss the implications of the increasingly globalised business environment.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any questions, please contact either of the Guest Editors at the following email addresses: or

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: October 15, 2013

Notification to authors: December 15, 2013