The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation is a forum for
debate and research about the future of the international financial services sector.
Machine Learning and FinTech
"This is a chance to find out what machine learning really means (and I am sure there are plenty of us who don’t know, even if we don’t want to admit it)."
Luis Sanchez (Twick)
João Abiul Menano (CrowdProcess)
Bruce Pon (ascribe)
Nicolas Witt (Starmind)
"These meetings are an opportunity for those institutions and individuals who support the CSFI to tell us what we should (and should not) be doing."
Promoting a savings culture
"We are rotten at saving – and we know it. Indeed, 22 million British adults feel they don’t have enough set aside to cope with a rainy day – and 75% of those don’t feel things are going to change."
Joseph Surtees (StepChange)
Mutaz Qubbaj (Squirrel)
Alex Letts (Ffrees)
Christine Allison (CSFI)
"Other People's Money"
"John Kay's latest book takes that argument a lot further, proposing radical structural reform to give priority to financial services 'that meet the needs of the real economy.'"
Prof John Kay
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.
Andrew Hilton, director of the CSFI, talks to Dan Morgan (Innovate Finance), Lucy Frew (Kemp Little), Mutaz Qubbaj (Squirrel) and Lee Cowles (Nutmeg) following the Centre's October 1 round-table on financial innovation and regulation.
Andrew Hilton, director of the CSFI, talks to Philip Hoffman (The Fine Art Fund), Melanie Gerlis (The Art Newspaper), William MacDougall (MacDougall Auctions) and Greg B Davies (Barclays) following the Centre's September 29 round-table on art as an asset class.
The CSFI's 120 reports provide a unique insight into over two decades of thinking about the health of UK and international financial services.
- Jane Fuller, co-director of the CSFI, spoke at a September 28 Mansion House debate on 'Ethics and Integrity', organised the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. Read a transcript of her remarks here.
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 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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