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

 

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Insurance as a careers destination

"The Deloitte report is blunt. Its opening sentence gives the game away: “Insurance is unpopular as a careers choice”. Worst, the industry appears to be doing little to improve its standing, and the young people that it is attracting seem (and, again, I quote) to “lack an innovative mind-set”. Those who aspire to work in insurance “appear conservative, based on their high hopes to work for financially strong, secure and prestigious employers”. In other words, boring…"


Russia: another falling BRIC?

"Is Putin’s Russia (as many commentators believe) a basket-case in which the rule of law has broken down, in which a brief flirtation with Capitalism has been replaced by Cronyism, and in which there is no light at the end of the economic tunnel? Or is the weakness of the rouble a buying opportunity based on temporary oil prices weakness which will inevitably correct (and possibly over-correct)?"

 

Podcasts

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.

Jane Fuller, co-director of the CSFI, talks to Michael Maslinski (Maslinski & Co), Marianne Kafena (Farrer & Co) and Salpy Kouyoumjian (Boodle Hatfield) following the Centre's November 24 round-table on the rise of the family office.

Jane Fuller, co-director of the CSFI, talks to Oonagh McDonald CBE about her new book, Lehman Brothers: A Crisis of Value.

Jane Fuller, co-director of the CSFI, talks to Dr Woody Brock about the prospects for world economic growth.


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.


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


News


FinTech

The CSFI aims to bridge the gap between new financial innovators and established institutions through a programme of round-table discussions and briefings. We are also interested in commissioning insightful guest blog posts from FinTech enterprises and influencers around the world. Get in touch with 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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