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.


New CSFI survey: Your views on the UK's relationship with the EU

Please click here to take our short survey. We want to hear your views. We would also be pleased if you could send the link to your friends and colleagues. The more the merrier.


*1 ticket left* City Debate 2015... "Regulation is strangling the City"

On February 24th, the CSFI and the CISI will be hosting the 19th City Debate. This is a high-profile, black-tie dinner and University style debate, held at the Mansion House. There are opportunities for headline sponsorship, as well as for companies to take a table of 10, and tickets for individual places. For further information and bookings, please click here. Contact Nick Hoar on +44 (0)207-621-1056 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Greece: End of austerity? Andrew Hilton is a guest on Al Jazeera

 Snap elections raise concerns that far-Left opposition could go back on multi-billion bailout deals. Click here to watch the interview...

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.



Latest Publications

Professional bodies can lead the banking industry’s efforts to reclaim professional standards – but only if they have greater employer recognition and credible teeth.
International regulators risk losing a sense of perspective by extending post-crisis measures designed to deal with financial instability, in blanket fashion, to the insurance industry, according to the latest report from the CSFI.
Microfinance needs to face reality. Overindebtedness a strategic issue.

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Financial World is the monthly publication of ifs University College. The CSFI is responsible for the editorial content and layout. It is read by about 20,000 financial services professionals and goes to all CSFI supporters. For more information on the magazine, or to subscribe, contact ifs on +44 (0)1227 818609  or visit www.financialworld.co.uk.

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