Call for Research Proposals & Papers

The mission of PRMIA is to promote, develop and share professional risk management practices globally. PRMIA's scholastic arm, the PRMIA Institute, seeks to advance best practices globally through a series of detailed publications on areas of emerging interest to risk professionals working in all areas of financial services. PRMIA Institute therefore seeks the submission of high-quality papers relating to professional risk management for publication in forthcoming anthologies. All accepted papers will be made available to sustaining members via the Institute’s portal.

Topics of particular interest include:

  • Climate & Environmental Risks, including the methods, data and tools available to support scenario based macro analyses and portfolio risk assessments.
  • Cyber Risks, including methods to allow identification and assessment of this risk, approaches to allow risk professionals to help with the oversight of this and allow them to interact with colleagues in Technology focused roles.
  • Model Risks, including methods of managing and quantifying model risk, model selection, model management, the application of machine learning technologies.
  • Thematic: Risk management topics emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact on financial and non-financial risk management. More generally, papers that relate to the risk management of low probability / high impact events are welcome.

All papers received will be subject to peer review to ensure quality and relevance: please see below for submission guidelines. If you would like to discuss your proposal in more detail, please contact Alex Voicu by email: .

Submission Guidelines

  • PRMIA Institute welcomes high-quality, non-commercial contributions from risk management professionals on any matter which is of professional interest to fellow practitioners.
  • Papers should be accompanied by a short abstract summarizing the paper: for example, problems analysed, trends identified, and conclusions reached. Papers should also be accompanied by up to 7 keywords which summarise the key themes of the paper and should include a short biographical description of the author(s).
  • Papers should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Figures, tables and graphs should be submitted in their original format. An electronic copy original data (where applicable) should also be included, with sources acknowledged. Authors should take care to avoid using material from third party sources which are subject to copyright restrictions unless copyright permission is granted. Papers should be supported where applicable by references to examples and case studies, with citations made using the Vancouver style: cf.e.g.
  • All contributions sent to the Institute, whether invited or not, will be submitted to the Institute's Editors and Editorial Board for anonymous peer-review. The Institute reserves the right to edit, abridge or omit material submitted for publication.  Papers submitted to the Institute should be original and not published or submitted, elsewhere. Papers and contributions published become the copyright of the Institute unless otherwise agreed.
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