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

 

Upcoming Events

Has the regulatory pendulum swung in the bankers' favour?

"In last year’s Mansion House speech, UK Chancellor George Osborne announced a 'new settlement' for the financial industry and invited it to become part of the solution, instead of the problem. This looked like a classic example of the regulatory pendulum starting to swing back in banks’ favour after seven lean years. But is this really the case?"

China and global financial stability

"China is now firmly established as the No 2 economy in the world – and also as the No 1 wildcard, which (if things go wrong) can derail the global economy as it continues its halting recovery from the 2008 financial crisis. But will things go wrong? We are delighted that Michael Taylor (an MD for Moody’s and chief credit officer for AsiaPac) has agreed to give us his latest thinking, and to kick off a discussion on the Chinese economy and global financial stability more generally." 

Brussels for Breakfast

"What is clear is that, in the medium and longer term, everything changes. In the shorter term, however, we remain fully paid-up members of the EU, subject to all the same Regulations, Directives, rules and obligations as before. And, since the Brussels machinery has been running on half-speed for some time so as not to scare UK voters, there is a lot of pent-up legislation that we are going to have to cope with whether we like it or not. So, what’s in the pipeline? What can we duck and weave around? And what will we have to face, regardless of our vote to Leave?"


Podcasts

Jane Fuller, CSFI co-director, discusses the Office of Tax Simplification's agenda for 2016 and beyond.
 

Christine Allison, CSFI Financial Inclusion Fellow, talks to Malcolm Brown, director of the Church's Mission & Public Affairs Department, about the role of the Church of England in providing socially responsible financial services.

Jane Fuller, co-director of the CSFI, talks to Brian Bartaby (CEO of Proplend) following the Centre's April 26 round-table on innovations in property finance.

Jane Fuller, co-director of the CSFI, talks to Tim Jones (former CEO of NEST) following the Centre's March 7 round-table on the Chancellor's priorities for pensions reform.

Jane Fuller, co-director of the CSFI, talks to Tom Keatinge (RUSI) and Nigel Kirby (National Crime Agency) following the Centre's January 25 round-table on countering illicit financial flows.


Publications

The uncertain state of the global economic recovery now dominates people's concerns about the safety of the banking system.  This is closely followed by the rise in cyber crime.  The better news is that earlier concerns about capital and liquidity appear to be easing. Read the survey of the risks facing the global banking industry, produced in association with PwC.


The uncertain state of the global economic recovery now dominates people's concerns about the safety of the banking system.  This is closely followed by the rise in cyber crime.  The better news is that earlier concerns about capital and liquidity appear to be easing. Read the survey of the risks facing the global banking 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.


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, 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.


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FinTech

 

The CSFI aims to bridge the gap between emerging financial innovators and established institutions through a programme of round-tables, presentations, product demos and workshops. Contact Harry Atkinson to find out more. 

 

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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