Aims and Scope

Financial Research Journal (FRJ)


Aim and Scope

Financial Research Journal (FRJ) publishes leading research across all the major fields of financial research. The journal’s primary goal is to provide an outlet for high quality Financial Research. It is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal with the aim of providing opportunities for professional interaction between and among academics, practitioners and students in the field of Financial Management.


Major topics

Financial Research Journal (FRJ) welcomes researchers, scholars, resource persons and practitioners to come up with their ideas and new perspectives that can extend the existing body of knowledge of Financial Management. The intent of the journal is to provide a forum for the dissemination of international Finance Research ideas and results. The areas of interest include the following subjects, but are not limited to:


Corporate Finance

  • Capital Budgeting; Fixed Asset and Inventory Studies;
  • Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
  • Bankruptcy; Financial Distress
  • Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
  • Payout Policy
  • Government Policy and Regulation
  • Capital Raising; Leasing; Cost of Capital
  • Short Term Financial Management
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Performance Appraisal; Determinant Factors of Financial Performance


  • Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions; Asset Allocation Decisions
  • Asset Pricing
  • Market Efficiency; Event Studies
  • Return and Price Forecasting and Simulation
  • Government Policy and Regulation
  • Active Portfolio Management; Trading Strategies; Algorithmic Trading
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Investment Valuation
  • Investment Performance Appraisal; Determinant Factors of Investment Performance

Financial Markets and Institutions

  • Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance; Mortgages
  • Insurance Products and Insurance Companies
  • Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors; Individual Investors
  • Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage; Ratings Agencies; Investment Companies
  • Government Policy and Regulation
  • Mutual Funds; Hedge Funds; Pension Funds
  • Leasing Companies

Financial Engineering

  • Options
  • Forwards and Futures
  • Swaps
  • Exotic Options
  • Structured Finance
  • Credit Derivatives
  • Securitization; Asset Backed Securities

Risk Management

  • Market Risk; Interest Rate Risk; Foreign Exchange Risk; Stock Price Risk; Commodities Price Risk
  • Credit Risk; Credit Rating; Credit Scoring
  • Liquidity Risk; Asset-Liability Management
  • Operational Risk; Reputational Risk; Strategic Risk; Compliance Risk; Legal Risk
  • Risk Management Structure and Corporate Governance
  • Risk Based Performance Appraisal; Risk Based Asset Allocation; Risk Based Pricing

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Real Estate Investment Trust

Financial Law

  • Financial Law in Capital Markets
  • Financial Law in Money Markets
  • Financial Law in Contracts

Financial Econometrics and Quantitative Methods

  • Time-Series Models
  • Models with Panel Data
  • Switching Models
  • Regression Models
  • Neural Networks, Machine Learning and Related Topics; Other Data Mining Models
  • Forecasting Methods; Simulation Methods
  • Optimization Techniques; Dynamic Analysis
  • Game Theory
  • Operational Research Methods
  • Market Micro Structures

International Finance

  • International Financial Markets
  • International Corporate Finance
  • International Finance and Investment
  • International Banking

Islamic Finance

  • Islamic Financial Instruments
  • Islamic Financial Markets
  • Islamic Banking
  • Takaful