More research required – city and finance jobs

Another post with links to some of the organisations which make the city tick. Look at these sites to further your knowledge of these city institutions – more knowledge will help with your future job search.

Take a look at:

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) The FCA regulates the financial services industry in the UK. The aim is to protect customers, ensure industry stability and promote healthy competition between financial services providers.

The FCA has rule-making, investigative and enforcement powers which they use to protect and regulate the financial services industry.

Baltic Exchange A membership organisation at the heart of the global maritime marketplace. They provide independent daily shipping market information, maintain professional shipbroking standards and resolve disputes.

Baltic Exchange members are at the heart of world trade, arranging for the ocean transportation of industrial bulk commodities from producer to end user. The bulk freight market relies on the co-operation of shipbrokers, shipowners and charterers to ensure the free flow of trade.

Bank of England The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. The Bank sets interest rates and monetary policy, issues banknotes and takes action to remove or reduce systemic risks to protect the UK financial system.

Office of Fair Trading UK’s consumer and competition authority, a non-ministerial government department whose mission is to make markets work well for consumers. They achieve this by promoting and protecting consumer interests throughout the UK, while ensuring that businesses are fair and competitive. Work by project type includes consumer protection/enforcement, credit licensing, markets and mergers.

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