IBI Strategic Plan 2018 to 2023


Ensure that its research environment delivers high quality outputs to academia and the financial sectors.
We strive for research excellence.


Promote and encourage a lively and successful doctoral community. While the number of staff focusing on banking research at Leeds is already large by UK standards, the outputs of IBI will be leveraged via close working partnerships with its doctoral students. The intention is to have a steady state number of doctoral students approaching double figures.


To address key issues facing the global banking industry. A number of members of IBI are linked into banking regulators across Europe and a small number of industry players. In addition, the close links with the Chartered Bankers Institute keeps the research agenda of IBI fresh and up to date.


Develop and support existing academic staff to achieve their potential and appoint high achievers. IBI has a clear strategy of having a mix of experienced and early career academics. The hiring strategy has been directed towards creating a stream of research papers and reports from complementary and overlapping interests and expertise.
We have invested in all the structures and support systems to ensure this is achieved.


The plan will be implemented and success will be achieved by a series of ‘milestone outputs’ from the individual and collective efforts of the IBI team: discussion papers that introduce novel research ideas and findings, journal publications with ABS 4* and 4 ratings, industry relevant research reports, as well as the development and career progression of both graduate students and staff members.