The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation is a forum for
debate and research about the future of the international financial services sector.


Upcoming Events

Brussels for Breakfast (113)

"So, what’s been going on in Brussels while you have all been sunning yourselves on the beach in Barbados?"
 

  • Graham Bishop (grahambishop.com)

  • Simona Amati (Kreab)


Lifting Iranian sanctions

"We can anticipate that Iran will gradually reclaim its place as both a regional economic power and as a major player in regional and global finance."
 

  • Lord Lamont of Lerwick

  • Maryam Taher (M Taher & Co)

  • Rae Lindsay (Clifford Chance)

  • Homan Harandian (Griffon Capital)

  • Clemente Cappello (Sturgeon Capital)

FinTech for Breakfast (002)

"Not everyone in the industry can know everything, but we all have to have a pretty good overview of what is going on."

  • Izabella Kaminska (FT Alphaville)

  • Julian Skan (Accenture)


Art as investment

"There is no doubt that the art market is flourishing, and, increasingly, that art (contemporary or otherwise) is coming to be seen as an asset class in its own right – and as a store of value for the new and old-rich."

  • William McDougall (McDougall Auctions)

  • Philip Hoffman (The Fine Art Fund)

  • Meanie Gerlis (The Art Newspaper)

  • Dr. Thomas Kellein (Berenberg Bank)

  • Greg B Davies (Barclays)


Banking Banana Skins 2015

This survey, now in its 14th year, has become a widely followed indicator of the health of the banking sector for bankers, regulators and analysts in dozens of countries around the world. 

The idea is to find out where people think the risks to banks lie in these testing times, and rank them according to their likely impact. The questionnaire has three parts. In the first we ask you to say in your own words where you currently see the greatest dangers. In the second we ask you to score a list of topical risks. In the third we ask you how well prepared you think banks are to handle the risks you have identified.

Responding to the survey takes about 15 minutes. Although we ask you to identify yourself, replies are confidential, and you will not be named in the report unless you tick the box at the top. If you would like to discuss the survey, please contact Harry Atkinson.


Videos

Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini was the keynote speaker at the CSFI's 21st Anniversary celebrations. He surveyed the state of the global economy - a four winged engine, as he described it, in which only one engine was working correctly - before exploring the substantial labour challenges posed by technology and automation. This video captures highlights from the speech.

Dave Birch, global ambassador for Consult Hyperion, and Michael Mainelli, director of Z/Yen, discuss the implications and applications of the distributed-ledger ('blockchain') for financial services.


Publications

This report, which marks the culmination of the PIC/CSFI Pensions Fellowship, focuses on work-based pensions in the private sector - and, within that, on the new "auto-enrolment" regime for mass retirement saving.


This report, which marks the culmination of the PIC/CSFI Pensions Fellowship, focuses on work-based pensions in the private sector - and, within that, on the new "auto-enrolment" regime for mass retirement saving.

The insurance industry operates in a risky world, with an uncertain macro-economy, a heavy regulatory agenda, and growing threats from cyber attack. Read the survey of the risks facing the global insurance industry, produced in association with PwC.


The insurance industry operates in a risky world, with an uncertain macro-economy, a heavy regulatory agenda, and growing threats from cyber attack. Read the survey of the risks facing the global insurance industry, produced in association with PwC.

This report is based on a survey of opinions on Brexit, drawn from the CSFI's extensive network of practitioners, regulators and observers. The survey received 408 responses and the result was pretty much overwhelming: nearly three-quarters would vote to stay in the EU in the event of a referendum.


This report is based on a survey of opinions on Brexit, drawn from the CSFI's extensive network of practitioners, regulators and observers. The survey received 408 responses and the result was pretty much overwhelming: nearly three-quarters would vote to stay in the EU in the event of a referendum.


The CSFI's 120 reports provide a unique insight into over two decades of thinking about the health of UK and international financial services.


Financial World

Financial World is the journal of ifs University College. Published six times per year in association with the CSFI, Financial World aims to bring together thought-provoking research and commentary on the health of the domestic and international financial services sector. The journal reaches around 20,000 financial services professionals, including all corporate and individual supporters of the CSFI.


Academic Expert Directory

The Academic Expert Directory is an online platform where academics and other specialists can connect with financial services practitioners seeking expert advice. The service is simple to use - and free.


 

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