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Purpose – The purpose of this editorial is to explore the usefulness of distinguishing between “risk” and “Knightian uncertainty.” Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents a representative, insurance‐based model of Knightian uncertainty arising out of potential major structural changes...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of weather derivatives markets and to highlight the importance of the contributing factors for weather risk management such as weather sensitivity, weather forecast, and economic growth. In this paper, the prospective of using weather...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to apply safety‐first portfolio principles in an environment where financial risk exists because of the probability of terrorist attacks, where the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001 (911) are the focal point of the analysis....
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the valuation effect of derivatives use in the French market using a sample of 250 non‐financial firms over the period 2000‐2002. Design/methodology/approach – The approach taken is application of linear regression framework and panel data...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate two different asset selection methodologies and further examine these by forming optimal portfolios. Design/methodology/approach – This paper deals with the problem of portfolio formation, broadly in two steps: asset selection and asset...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the determinants of the timing of bank failure in North Cyprus over the period of 1984‐2002 using a discrete‐time logistic survival analysis. Design/methodology/approach – The empirical methodology employed in the paper allows for the...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline a method for evaluating gearing ratios when the loan rate and the rate of growth of the asset value are subject to severe uncertainty. Design/methodology/approach – Gearing ratios often are determined without any explicit methodology to deal with...
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