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Welcome to ifs University College Insights. This area of the website is home to a wide variety of Industry Insights, blogs, news and other content from ifs University College. Check back regularly for all the latest updates, or alternatively sign up for the RSS feed below. You can also follow us on social media to keep up to date with all of ifs University College's activities.

    • News

    Students outperform stock market to reach semi final of national competition



    • WINNERS 2015
    Eoghan Hughes
    Feb 04, 2016
    Five hundred teams of students, from an initial 10,000, have outperformed the stock market and secured their places in the semi finals of a national investment competition.
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    • News

    “Live for the day” planning due to poor financial education



    • What is life in London as a student with us like?
    Eoghan Hughes
    Feb 02, 2016
    A lack of education is the prime cause for the UK's “live for the day” attitude towards financial planning, ifs University College has said.
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    • Blog

    Who was Henry Grunfeld, really? Remarks by his grandson, James Lewisohn



    • James Lewishohn addresses the Lecture which bares his Grandfather
    James Lewisohn
    Jan 22, 2016
    On Wednesday 20th January 2016 ifs University College was proud to welcome Dr. Alexander Ljunqvist to give the inaugural Henry Grunfeld Lecture. We were honoured that Mr. Grunfeld's grandson James Lewisohn was able to say a few words before-hand to give us an insight into his grandfather's eventful life and unique world view. The text of his address is below. ​
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    • News

    Students from Colchester named monthly winners in national investment competition



    • Student Investor Challenge 2016
    Eoghan Hughes
    Jan 14, 2016
    A team of four students from Colchester Royal Grammar School have outperformed more than 30,000 students nationwide to become monthly winners in the 2016 ifs Student Investor Challenge.
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    • News

    Mortgage advisers growing their social networks



    • Mortgage advisers are growing their social networks
    Eoghan Hughes
    Jan 13, 2016
    A white paper, published by CeMAP® providers ifs University College, reveals that 75 per cent of recently-qualified mortgage advisers are now actively using social networks to communicate with new and existing clients, build their profiles within the industry and keep up to date with the latest issues.
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    • Blog

    The cleverest man in the City of London



    • The cleverest man in the City
    George Browne
    Jan 07, 2016
    With the annual Henry Grunfeld Lecture just around the corner, and the opening of the brand new Henry Grunfeld Library at the Lovat Lane campus a couple of days before that, we thought now might be a good time to take a closer look at the life of the man who became one of the most influential figures in the post-war City of London.
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    • Industry Insights

    Beware of what you legislate for: the short-term credit market



    • Beware of what you legislate for: the short-term credit market
    Christine Allison
    Jan 07, 2016
    Payday lending might have taken a knock but demand for accessible, short-term credit of small sums, is as buoyant as ever. In the absence of savings, people need credit to deal with the lumpiness of income and expenditure – an reality of life with fewer people in salaried employment.
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    • Industry Insights

    Managing Foreign Currency Risk



    • international trade finance - managing currency risk
    David Morrish
    Jan 07, 2016
    The recent, well-documented, volatility in the foreign exchange markets is a timely reminder of the need for those trading overseas to have a viable strategy in managing foreign exchange exposure. We review the approaches and mechanisms for managing foreign currency risk when trading overseas.
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    • Industry Insights

    How will the new Complaints Handling rules and regulations affect the industry



    • Complaints handling
    Jenn Edwards
    Jan 07, 2016
    The FCA's Policy Statement 'Improving Complaints Handling, feedback on the CP14/30 and final rules' has generated changes to the industry and the processes used to deal with complaints. The proposals were generally welcomed as positive steps but also prompted concerns from the market.
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