April 19, 2013, by CRBFS Professor James Devlin

The Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services is launched

We are delighted to announce that the Financial Services Research Forum has merged with the Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies to create the Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services.

The Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services (CRBFS) aim to be an inclusive, collaborative research centre based in the Business School at the University of Nottingham. Our aim is to produce world-leading research, insight and commentary focused on financial services consumers, markets and institutions. We seek to enhance understanding of:

  • ┬áConsumer financial behaviour and any developments in the financial services sector and global economy that are likely to have profound implications for financial services consumers and their interactions with financial services markets.
  • The analysis of the performance and efficiency of banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
  • The international regulation of banks.
  • Risk management issues in banking, insurance and financial services, as well as issues in management and practice in insurance markets.
  • Regulatory and policy developments in financial services and related impacts on consumers, institutions and markets.
  • Global and cultural perspectives on financial services with a particular focus on Islamic banking and finance
  • Other issues in the sector that are likely to have a profound impact on financial services consumers, markets and/or institutions.

CRBFS was formed in 2013 through an amalgamation of the Financial Services Research Forum and the Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies, two existing research centres based at Nottingham University Business School, each with its own well established heritage of research in the area. The new Centre provides a wide-ranging, inclusive forum for the discussion and dissemination of relevant, impactful research in the area. It is a unique collaboration between all stakeholder groups in financial services and works with a network of practitioners and academics at Nottingham, across the UK and internationally.

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