Call for Papers: Financial Risk and Network Theory 2015

Financial Risk and Network Thoery

Financial institutions and markets are highly interconnected, but the literature that maps these interconnections and assesses their impact on financial risks and returns has only recently begun to emerge. The conference “Financial Risk and Network Theory 2015” organized in collaboration with the Journal of Network Theory in Finance (JNTF), continues the successful inaugural conference of 2014 in generating new collaborations in this emerging multidisciplinary field.

The JNTF is an interdisciplinary journal publishing academically rigorous and practitioner-focused research on the application of network theory to finance and related fields. The journal aims to  bring together research carried out in disparate areas within academia, central banks, think tanks, and other research institutions. Its target audience are academics, policymakers, and industry practitioners who share an interest in financial networks.

Conference date: 9 September 2015
Conference location: Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and applied papers on financial networks. Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in forthcoming issues of the journal. Topics include, but are not limited to, the research areas below:

  • Empirical network analysis that enables better understanding of financial flows, exposures,  and markets
  • Modeling and simulation techniques for measuring interdependent financial risks
  • New metrics and techniques for identifying systemically important institutions and markets in financial networks
  • Network modeling of time-series data for financial risk management, asset allocation, and portfolio management
  • Social network analysis (SNA) in finance, e.g. for making credit and investment decisions
  • Applied network visualization techniques that improve the communication of financial risks and rewards.

Please send your paper or an extended abstract to Kimmo Soramäki, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Network Theory and Finance, at

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 31 July 2015

Keynote speakers
Keynote speakers include:
Stefano Battiston (University of Zurich)
Mark Flood (Office of Financial Research, U.S. Treasury)
Sanjay Sharma (RBC Capital Markets)

Organizing Committee
Andrew Coburn (Centre for Risk Studies, Cambridge University)
Camelia Minoiu (International Monetary Fund)
Peter Sarlin (Hanken School of Economics and RiskLab Finland)
Kimmo Soramäki (Financial Network Analytics Ltd.)

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Visit the inaugural 2014 conference website: Financial Risk and Network Theory.



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Welcome to FNA Knowledge Center

The FNA Knowledge Center is a focal point for resources in Network Theory in Finance. The analysis of financial networks is a new and growing field that enhances our understanding of linkages in financial markets and infrastructures. 

For rigorous and practitioner focused research on the application of network theory in finance, pleaser refer to the Journal of Network Theory in Finance.

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