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Purpose – In this two‐part series, this paper seeks to consider certain intriguing aspects of randomness, the basic mathematical concept used to model financial risk and other unknown quantities in the physical world. Design/methodology/approach – Part 1 applies concepts from quantum physics and...
Purpose – The paper seeks to examine whether or not wealth effects and changes in the systematic risk associated with the return structure of the Greek commercial chartered banks, investment firms and insurance companies resulted from the passage of the European Union Banking Directives over the...
Purpose – This paper aims to provide a comprehensive empirical assessment of major contemporary corporate hedging theories, i.e. financial theory, agency theory, stakeholder theory and new institutional economics. Design/methodology/approach – Hypotheses regarding the determinants of hedging are...
Purpose – The core objective of this paper is to direct worldwide attention towards the unparalleled development in Islamic banking, its infrastructures and supporting institutions in recent years. This paper articulates the case for Islamic banking in a very comprehensive and effective manner....
Purpose – The present study aims at using a broader data set and longer time frame coupled with a relatively rigorous and robust methodology to examine the effect of real exchange rate volatility on foreign direct investment (FDI) in a small and developing country such as Ghana....
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to find the optimal hedging strategy when an investor has budget constraints on both the initial capital and the future cash flow. Design/methodology/approach – The paper follows the utility minimization of the total cost, using convex utility functions on...
Purpose – The purpose of this article is to introduce a new method of estimating risk as an alternative to value at risk (VaR), drawing on the risk assessment literature in environmental science. Design/methodology/approach – A commonly used and accepted measure of market risk is VaR, defined as...
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