Welcome to the CSFI

The CSFI is a forum for well-informed debate and research about the future of the financial services sector.

We do this through a range of activities: written research, live discussion groups and networks, all focused on the latest developments in international finance. Our work is objective, topical and practitioner-oriented. It is driven by a belief in the value of free markets, and of open discussion.

The Centre's activities are supported by sponsorship from leading institutions in banking, insurance, investment, government, technology and the professions. It is run from London, but its range is global.

Academic Expert Directory

The Academic Expert Directory is a new online platform that will give City practitioners access to experts throughout the UK (and beyond). Academics and experts are encouraged to register and create a profile on the site, which can then be searched by practitioners looking for expertise. Please let us know what you think of the website and pass the link along to any interested colleagues.


The City Debate 2014 - thanks to all involved!


For those who came along on Monday, February 17, we hope you enjoyed the occasion. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and get stuck in to a good debate. In fact, we are already planning the 2015 debate - look out for a 'save the date' in early Spring. For now, please click here to view photographs of the evening.


Latest Publications

The greatest risk currently facing the insurance industry comes from the wave of new regulations which are being introduced at international and local levels, according to a new survey which ranks insurance sector risk.
He Ying's report is a quick snapshot of the banks incorporated in China and operating in the UK. The paper concludes that there is enormous scope, and they are steadily improving their business models and enlarging their offering.
The first comprehensive review for a decade of financial trade associations based in the UK has found that a few big mergers have been offset by the creation of associations in innovative sectors.

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