One of the fastest growing areas in the economic sciences is the broadly defined area of finance, with particular emphasis on the financial markets, financial institutions and risk management. Real world challenges stimulate the development of new theories and methods. A large part of the theoretical research concerns the analysis of the risk of not only economic entities, but also households. The second Wrocław Conference in Finance WROFIN was held in Wrocław between 27th and 28th of September 2016. The participants of the conference were the leading representatives of academia, practitioners in the area of financial markets, corporate finance, public finance, banking and insurance. The conference is a continuation of the two long-standing conferences: INVEST (Financial Investments and Insurance) and ZAFIN (Financial Management – Theory and Practice). The Conference constitutes a vibrant forum for presenting scientific ideas and results of new research in the areas of investment theory, financial markets, banking, corporate finance, insurance and risk management. Much emphasis is put on practical issues. The conference was organized by Finance Management Institute of Wrocław University of Economics. Scientific Committee of the conference consisted of prof. dr hab. Jan Czekaj, prof. Patrizia Gazzola, prof. dr hab. Andrzej Gospodarowicz, prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Jackowicz, prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Jajuga, prof. dr hab. Adam Kopiński, prof. dr hab. Vaclavas Lakis, prof. dr Hermann Locarek-Junge, prof. dr hab. Monika Marcinkowska, prof. dr hab. Paweł Miłobędzki, prof. dr hab. Jan Monkiewicz, prof. dr Lucjan T. Orłowski, prof. dr hab. Stanisław Owsiak, prof. dr hab. Wanda Ronka-Chmielowiec, prof. dr hab. Jerzy Różański, prof. dr hab. Andrzej Sławiński, dr hab. Tomasz Słoński, prof. UE, prof. Karsten Staehr, prof. dr hab. Jerzy Węcławski, prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Zaleska, prof. dr hab. Dariusz Zarzecki. The Committee on Financial Sciences of Polish Academy of Sciences held the patronage of content and the Rector of Wrocław University of Economics, prof. Andrzej Gospodarowicz held the honorary patronage. The conference was attended by about 120 persons representing the academic, financial and insurance sector, including several people from abroad. During the conference 59 papers, all in English, were presented. There were presented 24 posters, also. In turn, this publication contains 23 papers. They are listed in alphabetical order. On behalf of the authors and themselves, the editors of the book express their deep gratitude to the reviewers of the papers – Professors: Jacek Batóg, Janusz Brzeszczyński, Ewa Dziwok, Teresa Famulska, Piotr Fiszeder, Jerzy Gajdka, Joanna Górka, Krzysztof Jackowicz, Magdalena K. Jerzemowska, Witold Jurek, Tadeusz Kufel, Jacek Lisowski, Teresa Lubińska, Agnieszka Majewska, Sebastian Majewski,Monika Marcinkowska, Ewa Miklaszewska, Jacek Mizerka, Paweł Miłobędzki, Paweł Niedziółka, Joanna Olbryś, Magdalena Osińska, Izabela Pruchnicka-Grabias, Michał Rubaszek, Włodzimierz Szkutnik, Mirosław Szreder, Małgorzata Tarczyńska--Łuniewska, Waldemar Tarczyński, Stanisław Wanat, Tomasz Wiśniewski, Ryszard Węgrzyn, Sławomir Śmiech – for comments, which helped to give the publication better quality.
Wanda Ronka-Chmielowiec, Krzysztof Jajuga