The CSFI publishes regular reports on subjects of interest to financial services, such as technology, new products, regulatory issues and risk management. These reports aim to be provocative, often putting forward a view which challenges set orthodoxies.
Best known is the Banana Skins series which, for more than a decade, has provided a risk barometer of the banking sector and, more recently, insurance and microfinance. Over the past two years, the Centre has published 16 reports by individual authors, including John Kay on ‘narrow’ banking, Peter Morris on the case for private equity and a series of reports on the reform of financial regulation. Our sponsors receive copies of all CSFI reports, and a 50% discount on any additional reports ordered.
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Microfinance Banana Skins 2012
The microfinance industry needs to adjust to rapid changes in its markets if it is to retain its relevance, according to a new survey of the risks facing the sector.
The main risk identified by respondents is that of overindebtedness among microfinance borrowers. Although the extent to which micro-borrowers face repayment difficulties is not known, more than 60 per cent of respondents ranked overindebtedness as a high level concern, saying it posed both a financial and a reputational risk to the industry.
The Crash of 2003
Back in 1996, the CSFI published The Crash of 2003, a spoof report on the collapse of the eurozone. Uncannily, most of it is now coming true.
To download a copy of this very prescient and readable report, click here.
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