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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


Unfinished business: how to tackle too big to fail

Lord McFall believes Britain’s banks are still too large and too complex to manage or regulate.
The answer, he says, is for those in charge of banks to be held responsible for their actions.

The way we were and the way we live now

Financial World has asked people who experienced Big Bang first-hand why it happened,
what it meant at the time and how it has affected the City of London and the wider UK
economy in the 30 years since. Stanislas Yassukovich, John Redwood, Malcolm Williamson,
Barry Riley, Win Bischoff and Christopher Fildes have their say. They do not all agree.

Cars, trains, who gains?

Matthew Niblett analyses the UK transport system, looking at funding problems and showing how investment in infrastructure projects can bring wider economic benefits.

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