Review of Financial Markets: Q1 2018

The Q1 2018 edition of RoFM, edited by George Littlejohn MCSI, senior adviser to the CISI, features research and analysis on sustainable investment, market crises and quantitative ethnography


The Q1 2018 edition of the Review of Financial Markets (RoFM) once again covers a wide range of interests, including sustainable investment, market crises, and quantitative ethnography

Market crises: Should we discuss them more – including with our clients?
Dr Quintin Rayer, Chartered FCSI, head of research and ethical investment at P1 Investment Management, describes his paper in the introduction as a review of "ideas around the fundamental causes of financial crises, which are often rooted in human nature".

Financing the sustainable energy transition
This paper by Marissa Blankenship, vice president ESG Research, Allianz Global Investors; and Richard Burrett, partner, Earth Capital Partners and Fellow at the University of Cambridge, investigates the risks and limitations of the current approach to financing the transition to a sustainable energy future and proposes alternatives, which include a differentiated cost of capital for low- versus high-carbon industries.

Conducting quantitative ethnography in the finance sector
This presents an outline of a major long-term project the CISI is involved in with Britain’s Open University and the University of Regensburg in Germany, on how financial professionals can best organise their learning strategies in times of uncertainty. The project is investigating the workplace learning strategies of finance professionals faced with unprecedented levels of economic, market, and political unknowns.

To find out more, contact Professor Allison Littlejohn, chair of learning technology & academic director of digital innovation, and Vasuda Chaudhari, PhD candidate at The Open University – see contact details within the article.

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Published: 13 Apr 2018
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