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Financial World

Financial World is our quarterly digital magazine, published in association with the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI). Available to members and subscribers, it brings together thought-provoking research and commentary on the UK and international financial services sector and the wider economy.

Digital and audio

The digital edition of Financial World is set up to be easy to access on both desktop and mobile, with lots of links to background articles and papers. It also has an audio version.

With the audio version, you can relax and listen to Financial World articles at any time, in any place that suits you – while going for a walk, preparing dinner, or with your eyes closed after a long day.

We hope you enjoy reading – and listening to – Financial World.

In the latest issue

Apart from the potential for full-scale war in Europe, the matters currently concentrating the minds of policy makers and economists are inflation and the gloomy prospect of stagflation. Inflation – its causes and possible impact – is the cover topic of this issue of Financial World.

Read the latest edition of Financial World

Necessary reforms or Scotch mist?

Martina Garcia casts a critical eye over the proposed Edinburgh Reforms of the UK’s financial services and outlines some recommendations on what should be done

Oscar Max Lewisohn 1938-2024

The London Institute of Banking & Finance has many reasons to be grateful to Oscar Lewisohn, the investment banker who died on 18 March 2024, aged 85.

Feeling down about levelling up

Ouida Taaffe examines how levelling up has fared in Wolverhampton and discovers that a lack of funding and over-centralisation of decision-making are hampering efforts to improve the UK’s low-productivity regions

A hot potato on the policy menu

Richard Northedge explains why getting housing policy right is a central part of boosting the UK’s economic performance and helping to solve its productivity puzzle

Subscribing to Financial World

Subscription to Financial World is included with membership, and includes access to both the digital and audio versions.

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Access the Financial World archive

Subscribers can access a searchable archive of FW articles or download complete back issues. You will need to login to your LIBF account to access these.

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