Risk Management Magazine

Aim & scope

The aim of RISK MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE is to bridge the gap between academia and industry (practice) by quantitatively addressing risk management issues of high relevance and importance to industry (practitioners), with academic rigor. The journal’s target audience are academics, practitioners, regulators, as well as those predominantly interested in the quantitative perspective on the most recent issues, advances and practices in the field of risk management.

The journal seeks analytically rigorous and sound academic contributions in the form of original research papers, review papers and invited papers.

It connects theory and practical application of risk management procedures; readership includes academics, practitioners and regulators.

It covers risk management in financial industry (banks and asset management companies), as well as risk at non-financial corporations, institutional, and/or regulatory level.

RISK MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE is sent in hard copy in postal subscription to AIFIRM members who are duly enrolled (at the cost of 70 euros per year). Soft copies of all the past issues of the magazine published since 2005 are available in open source mode on this website.

The magazine has been identified as a scientific journal since 16th April 2019 by AIDEA (Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale, is the Italian Academy of Business Studies) and since 11th August 2020 by ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca, is the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems).

Editor in chief

Maurizio Vallino – Banca Carige

Managing editor

Corrado Meglio – Banca di Credito Popolare

Editorial board

  • Giampaolo Gabbi – Chief Editor Business Economics Area (SDA Bocconi, Italy)
  • Paolo Giudici – Chief Editor Statistical Economics Area (Università di Pavia, Italy)
  • Daniel Ahelegbey (Università di Pavia, Italy)
  • Raffaella Calabrese (University of Edimburgh, UK)
  • Robert Eccles (Oxford University, UK)
  • Franco Fiordelisi (University of Essex, UK)
  • Pier Giuseppe Giribone (Università di Genova, Italy)
  • Gulia Iori (City, University of London, UK)
  • Richard M. Levich (New York University, USA)
  • Michèle F. Sutter Rüdisser (University of San Gallen, Switzerland)
  • Peter Schwendner (ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
  • Alessandra Tanda (Università di Pavia, Italy)

Scientific committee

  • Arianna Agosto (Università di Pavia, Italy)
  • Ruggero Bertelli (Università di Siena, Italy)
  • Paola Bongini (Università Milano Bicocca, Italy)
  • Anna Bottasso (Università di Genova, Italy)
  • Marina Brogi (Università La Sapienza di Roma, Italy)
  • Ottavio Caligaris (Università di Genova, Italy)
  • Rosita Cocozza (Università di Napoli, Italy)
  • Costanza Consolandi (Università di Siena, Italy)
  • Simona Cosma (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Paola Ferretti (Università di Pisa, Italy)
  • Andrea Giacomelli (Università di Venezia, Italy)
  • Adele Grassi (Vice Presidente APB, Italy)
  • Valentina Lagasio (Università La Sapienza di Roma, Italy)
  • Duccio Martelli (Università di Perugia, Italy)
  • Laura Nieri (Università di Genova, Italy)
  • Pasqualina Porretta (Università La Sapienza di Roma, Italy)
  • Anna Grazia Quaranta (Università di Macerata, Italy)
  • Enzo Scannella (Università di Palermo, Italy)
  • Cristiana Schena (Università dell’Insubria, Italy)
  • Giuseppe Torluccio (Università di Bologna, Italy).



Associazione Italiana Financial Industry Risk Managers (AIFIRM)
Via Sile, 18 – 20139 Milano
Registration number at Court of Milano n°629 dated 10th September 2004

ISSN Print 2612-3665 – ISSN Online 2724-2153 – DOI 10.47473/2016rrm

e-mail: risk.management.magazine@aifirm.it; Tel. +39 389 6946315



RISK MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE is the AIFIRM (Italian Association of Financial Industry Risk Managers) magazine, fully dedicated to research topics related to Risk Management.

The organization includes the Editor in Chief, the Deputy Managing Editor, the Editorial Board and the Scientific Committee.

The double and independent review process, implemented by professors in pertinent disciplines related to Risk Management from most important Universities, ensures the accuracy and originality of the research content, consistently with the highest scientific quality standards.

The magazine promotes the diffusion of knowledge on a broad range of topics pertinent to Risk Management theory and practices, including regulatory and organizational aspects, as well as technical issues based on quantitative methods.


The scientific peer review process on papers presented to the magazine consists of the following steps:

Submission of the paper

Papers should be submitted to the magazine by e-mail, written directly to the secretary of the Editor in Chief (risk.management.magazine@aifirm.it)

Eligibility assessment

The abstract is submitted to the members of the Editorial Board for the eligibility assessment.

Assessment by two referees

The Editor in Chief and the two specialized Chief Editors appoint the two referees – within the Editorial Board or the Scientific Committee and outside of these entities – who possess the best suited competence to assess the contribution under review.

Peer review process

The review process is implemented anonymously and the appointed referees shall provide a clear and comprehensible report summarizing their assessment.

The assessment is sent by e-mail to the Editor in Chief.

The paper is deemed as approved for publication only if the two peer reviews are positive and the Editor in Chief and the members of the Editorial Board have no objections.

In the absence of two positive reviews, the paper is rejected, unless the referees decide to recommend appropriate revisions for the paper to be considered once more for publication.


The Editor in Chief decides which issue of the magazine shall hold the reviewed paper. Both the date of reception and the date of acceptance are indicated on the paper.

Ethical policy

The ethical policy is set out in the following document (Code of Ethics).

Call for paper

We invite you to contribute to RISK MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE by submitting an original research paper related to the scope of the journal. We seek papers that address topics of relevance to practitioners with academic rigor and disseminate them in applicable fashion. We also welcome review papers that provide an excellent overview and dissemination of a particular topic that fits within the focus of the journal. Do not hesitate to contact us at risk.management.magazine@aifirm.it

No subscriptionfees or pay-per-view fees are required for manuscript processing.

Access Rights

All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

User Rights

Permitted third party reuse is defined by the following user license:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

Author Rights

For open access publishing, this journal uses a copyright transfer agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to AIFIRM but will have the right to share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.


Articles should be in English or in Italian with an abstract in English language. Articles should be original, unpublished and not under review by any other journal.

An abstract of 80-200 words, should accompany the manuscript. Up to six ‘keywords’ should be included. Please make these brief and clear as they will be used in online searches

The whole citation should follow the Harvard style, enclosed within parentheses (author surname, year) if not a natural part of the surrounding sentence; the year should be enclosed within parentheses if the names do form a natural part of the surrounding sentence. Citations of works by two authors should have ‘and’ (not an ampersand) between the names. Citations of works by three or more authors should have the first author followed by “et al” in italics with no trailing stop.

Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be identified with a, b, c (e.g. 2008a, 2008b) closed up to the year.

Personal communications should be listed as such where they are cited in the text, and not listed in the references.

All tables, figures and diagrams must be discussed or mentioned in the text and numbered in the order in which they are mentioned.

Each should have a brief descriptive title and should be understandable even without reference to the text.

All data should be defined in the column heads and all footnotes placed at the end of the table.

All tables must be provided in an editable file format (i.e. not in PDF or JPEG).

Authors are requested to follow our example here attached (Microsoft word, Times New Roman, size 10, single space).

Reproducing copyrighted material in articles – clearing permissions

The author bears the responsibility for checking whether material submitted is subject to copyright or ownership rights, e.g. figures, tables, photographs, illustrations, trade literature and data. The author will need to obtain permission to reproduce any such items, and include these permissions with their final submission. Where use is so restricted, the Editor and Publisher must be informed with the final submission of the material. Please add any necessary acknowledgments to the typescript, preferably in the form of an Acknowledgments section at the end of the paper. Credit the source and copyright of photographs, figures, illustrations etc. in the accompanying captions.