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While finance students face an ever-growing choice of programmes, the Great Recession has driven home the need for better training after a poor understanding of products and a culture of buck-passing helped precipitate the crisis

Lessons to learn from Great Recession

illustration for Financial Training 2014 special report. illustration by David Bromley
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The financial crisis highlighted failings of information and understanding and schools must try to fill the gap

Franklin Allen (red tie) and Douglas Gale Imperial College Business School, Kensington London The launch of the Brevan Howard Centre, which will spearhead cutting-edge research in financial market behaviour. 11/9/14
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Academics plan a broader view of finance

Brevan Howard funds £20m financial centre at Imperial College

Ask the Expert pfeatures

Ask the Expert: Financial Training 2014

Are you interested in a career in finance? Read advice from our panel of experts, including Kate Lander from the CFA

HEC Paris

Judge Business School and MIT Sloan make strong debut

FT ranks schools’ post- and pre-experience programmes

Will CFA become the new MBA?

The cheaper – if tougher – option is gaining ground

Who is responsible for teaching responsibility?

Both regulations and the structure of capital markets foster a culture of ‘passing the buck’

Steef van de Velde, Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
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Steef van de Velde, RSM Erasmus

Dean’s strategy at RSM involves teaching more executive short courses

Growth in fund industry to create jobs

Qualifications required vary widely by role

Helena Farstad in her Pop Up shop in Marylebone
©Rosie Hallam

Chartered accountant tackles the fashion industry

After leaving banking, Helena Farstad aims to implement a sustainable business model

John Mullally

Opportunities in Chinese asset management

Investors are diversifying offshore and increasingly outsourcing their portfolios to external managers

Online options for financial qualifications

ACCA and CFA Institute both look to embrace advancing learning technologies

Finance graduates feel job-secure

The prospect of a further economic downturn is seen as a big threat to job security