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    A profession evolves

    After two-and-a-half decades of exciting – and often tumultuous – change, the UK’s financial services sector is a great deal more professional. Anthony Hilton FCSI(Hon) sets the macro scene, while CISI CEO Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI; Sir Alan Yarrow, Chartered FCSI(Hon); Scott Dobbie CBE FCSI(Hon) and Graham Ross Russell FCSI(Hon) consider the CISI’s own development
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    CISI Awards Ceremony 2017 celebrates star achievers

    Our Awards Ceremony and drinks reception, held at Mansion House, London, celebrates exceptional achievement amongst CISI students worldwide
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    Word on the web: Haldane’s mea culpa

    A speech by Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane revealed his concerns about the financial services sector
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    Word on the web: The great retirement robbery

    A new report has revealed that today’s younger workers will likely have to wait until they are 77, or even 85, to retire
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    Ask the experts: MiFID II – an update

    With news that the European Commission has delayed implementation of MiFID II to January 2018, citing technical challenges, Dr Anthony Kirby, Director of Regulatory Reform and Risk Management at EY, answers some pressing questions about this clearly complex regulation
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    Word on the web: Spotlight on Davos

    The World Economic Forum was held this week during particularly strained times for the global economy
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    Ask the experts: Blockchain technology

    With Blockchain technology having recently received the close attention of major financial institutions such as the London Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and UBS, the discussion around disruptive technology is gaining momentum. But how does it actually work, and how is it likely to evolve? Adi Ben-Ari, Founder of Applied Blockchain, which produces applications for the blockchain platform, explains 
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    Back story: Stephanie Barnett

    Stephanie Barnett, Chartered MCSI, Training & Competence Manager, Vestra Wealth, talks about her work as a trainer – and why she is on a mission to eradicate the term ‘training and competence’
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    Islamic finance: Britain breaks out into a clear lead

    The UK Government’s sovereign sukuk issuance last year was a turning point for Islamic finance, but aligning Sharia-compliant principles with some aspects of Western markets is a complex task 
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    Back story: David Hearne

    With the merger of the IFP and the CISI now complete, we talk to Financial Planner, Wealth Manager and long-standing dual member David Hearne, Chartered FCSI, about the IFP’s new home, the financial advice gap and why he left HSBC
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    Ask the experts: Target-date funds

    Target-date funds, also known as age-based funds, are a popular way of saving for retirement in the US and are starting to catch on in the UK. What exactly are they? How do they work? Do they offer better value than traditional pensions? David Hutchins, Lead Portfolio Manager for Target-Date Funds at investment management and research firm AllianceBernstein, answers some common questions
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    Word on the web: Sound advice

    It’s free for pensioners and easily accessible to the rich, but could a new UK Government review make financial advice available to everyone?
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    Word on the web: Peer-to-peer goes up a gear

    The upsurge in peer-to-peer lending around the globe shows no sign of abating but there are risks, warn economists
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    Back Story: Jason Turner MCSI

    Jason Turner MCSI, Director, Deutsche Bank, tells us about his first career break 
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    Word on the web: Does the liquidity problem run deep?

    BlackRock has released two white papers in a bid to lessen concerns over bond market liquidity (or lack thereof). But do they propose viable solutions? 
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    Management fundamentals: three tips for new managers

    Management – a fabulous opportunity to advance your career, but also a challenging responsibility. What steps can you take to ensure you make it a successful career move?

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