About Us

Our Aims

The aim of the Banking, Investment and Finance Association (BIFA) is to promote scholarly research concerning financial and corporate institutions and the money and capital markets within which they function. The emphasis is on theoretical developments and their implementation as well as on empirical, applied, and policy-oriented research in banking and other domestic and international financial institutions and markets. Its purpose is to improve communications between, and within, the academic and other research communities and policy makers and operational decision makers at financial institutions – private and public, national and international, and their regulators.

Our Research

The BIF’s research agenda is organized around the following three broad themes:

  • International Finance: political/country/sovereign risk assessment, international risk management, responsible investing, risk preferences and expected utility maximization. Lead coordinator: Ephraim Clark
  • Banking: industrial organisation applied to banking, competition, productivity, governance mechanisms in banking, risks of financial institutions and markets. Lead coordinator: Nemanja Radić
  • Corporate finance: firm profitability, firm risk, corporate governance, insider trading, investment analysis and portfolio management. Lead coordinator: Sina Badreddine


In 2015, the BIFA group will launch its working paper series.

The BIFA Group runs academic and practitioner based events to share the results of our research and stimulate debate on current issues in banking and finance.