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Article Type: Editorial From: Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Volume 16, Issue 4
I am sat here in Leeds in the middle of August (and yes, it is raining) perusing volume 16, number 3 of the JFRC. The theme of pensions has worked well and I would like future issues to address specific themes; this gives coherence to an issue of the journal and there are indications that it may well increase citations.
In my previous editorial I highlighted the following topics:
the credit crunch;
Chinese financial services;
banking risk; and
Recent discussions have also emphasised the need for themed issues on:
governance and financial services;
the regulation of exotic financial products; and
sovereign wealth funds.
I am, of course, more than willing to receive suggestions for other themes.
It is pleasing to note the number of quality submissions being received by the journal and I hope authors are happy with the efficiency of the reviewing process. Please keep sending your quality submissions and help us make JFRC into a journal we can all be proud of and enjoy being part of.
Finally, all indications point towards us being only half way through the global credit crunch with the likes of Kenneth Rogoff suggesting that there is far worse to come – a chilling thought! If this is indeed the case, it should lead us to question who should bear responsibility for the current crisis and how should individuals, financial sector organisations and nations adjust their behaviours to avoid such problems in the future. Or indeed, do we have to accept that cycles are a fundamental part of market economies and governments just have to avoid mechanisms/actions that amplify/exacerbate the issues.