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In the latest issue of Financial World

The shock of the old

Michael Murphy discusses the demographics and health factors affecting pensions and healthcare costs as more people are living longer.

Does the ringfence still make sense

Thomas H Huertas examines the aims and requirements of the UK's ringfence regulations and argues that these are being achieved by other means.

Leaning against the wind

Howard Davies believes that regulatory reforms need to do more to address the underlying problems that led to the financial crisis and calls for greater international coordination.