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Financial World is the journal of ifs University College, the university for financial education.

Published six times per year in association with the Centre for The Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI), Financial World is distributed to students of the ifs University College higher education programmes and to Associates and Fellows of the Institute of Financial Services, its linked professional body.  

Financial World aims to bring together thought-provoking research and commentary on the structure and development of the domestic and international financial services sector and the wider economy

Articles from the latest issue of Financial World and a free archive is available to subscribers via the ifs University College e-library, my ifslearning.

Selected articles from the current issue

Paying their dues

James Ferguson discusses why the authorities, particularly in the US, have opted to hit misbehaving banks with heavy financial penalties rather than criminal prosecutions.

Not so easy for eurozone

Bo Becker compares the ECB's quantitative easing programme with the Fed's and argues that the European version may not be as effective in stimulating the economy.

Too quick to act?

Sugato Chakravarty discusses whether the US is right to prosecute a young British trader over the 2010 'flash crash' and looks at what can be done to prevent such market upheaval recurring. 

Financial World MBE

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