The International Journal of Banking and Finance (IJBF) is part of the ISBF efforts to provide a publication forum for international scholars in banking and finance to disseminate their theoretical, empirical and applied research through anonymously blind peer review process. Areas of interest for this journal include, but are not limited to, the following topics: corporate finance, investment and portfolio analysis, financial institutions, international finance, investment banking, banking crises, credit risk modelling, risk management, financial engineering, asset pricing, derivatives, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, behavioural finance, venture capital, real estate, accounting and financial reporting, monetary policy and financial economics.