The Institute of European Finance was established in 1973 as a non-profit research institute within the School of Accounting, Banking and Economics. The latter School has been formed into the Centre for Banking and Finance, part of the Bangor Business School at the University of Wales, Bangor. This new Centre also encompasses the European Accounting Research Centre.
The Centre provides specialist consultancy and project reports to research sponsors, banks, financial services firms, trade associations, governments, international organisations and public sector organisations. It has wide experience of analysing the external economic and business environment that affects strategic planning, international competitiveness and public policy within the banking and financial sector.
The Centre's strength is a combination of its successful track record, in-house research and project management teams and its extensive network of international financial sector specialists from both the academic and financial world. The result is high quality, market based studies which provide practical solutions to the problems of change in banking and financial markets.
The Centre also houses Europe's longest established and most comprehensive research library dedicated solely to banking and financial sector material.
Sponsors of Centre for Banking and Finance (via the Institute of European Finance) work have included
Argentaria, Banco Vizcaya Bilbao, Bankers Trust, BBL, MC Securities, Citibank, Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino, Merrill Lynch
EC, EFTA, OECD, The World Bank
HM treasury, Office of Fair Trading, Ministry of Finance Norway, French Government
Spanish Savings Banking Association
Arthur Andersen, Coopers & Lybrand, Price Waterhouse
Euromoney, Financial Times, Macmillan
The resources of Centre for Banking and Finance give it many advantages in providing consultancy and research services including:
Research and consultancy on:
Other services include: market research; specialist bibliographical help; production of the World Banking Abstracts; production of research monographs and research papers. The IEF also provides 'offshore' research library facilities to financial services firms
World Banking Abstracts is an invaluable and indispensable reference source providing immediate access to all the important articles published in over 400 banking and finance publications internationally. Each issue of the journal contains concise 75 word abstracts of published information in all areas of finance, classified by subject and fully indexed.
The abstracts are drawn from journals, magazines, and hard to find research reports such as those from the US Federal Reserve Banks, the EC research institutes and universities throughout the world.
World Banking Abstracts is of particular interest to bankers, strategic planners, marketers, accountants, consultants and trainers.
Topics covered include:
WBA is also available in the form of a searchable database that contains concise abstracts in all areas of finance and can be searched by: title, author, source document, free text and keyword. Other features include a copy and paste facility enabling you to transfer details into any Word document, and without distorting the layout, the ability to print the document in the same format as it is displayed on the screen, and a built-in Help function. The system is also simple and easy to use.
Joint Managing Editors: Professor Ted Gardener and Professor Phil Molyneux
Enquiries should be directed to:
Professor Ted Gardener, Professor Phil Molyneux or Christine Owen, at:
Centre for Banking and Finance
University of Wales
Phone: +44 (0)1248 382277
Fax: +44 (0)1248 364760