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Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards

On the 29th October John gave evidence to the parliamentary commission on banking standards. The discussion covered banking culture, regulation, competition and corporate governance. Watch in full here.

Finance Watch Event

On the 17th October John gave a speech in Brussels for Finance Watch entitled ‘Long term investing: what can the EU learn from the Kay review?’ Watch in full here.

September Events

On the back of his recent review on Short-termism in UK equity markets, John will be speaking at a number of events in September. For details click on the links below.

25th – FSA, Asset Management Conference

26th – Chatham House, The Future of Equity Markets http://www.chathamhouse.org/events/view/185461

26th – ICFR, 3rd Annual International International Regulatory Summit http://www.icffr.org/Events/ICFR-Annual-Regulatory-Summit-2012.aspx

27th – ICSA, The Company Secretaries Conference and Exhibition 2012 http://www.icsaglobal.com/events/events-diary

The Kay Review

On the 23rd July, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills published John’s Final Report on UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making. Vince Cable, secretary of state for BIS has said,“This is an insightful and powerful review which describes vividly the flaws of the UK’s financial markets and their relationships with investors and businesses.”

Reforming Equity Markets to Support Corporate Performance

John will be launching the final report of his review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making on the 23rd July, at the RSA. He will be joined by his advisory board, which includes, Sir John Rose, former CEO of Rolls-Royce, James Anderson of Baillie Gifford and Chris Hitchen, CEO of the Railway Pensions Trustee Company. The event will be chaired by Sir Richard Lambert, former editor of the FT and former Director-General of the CBI. To book tickets, click here.

‘People want boring banking’

On the 29th June, John appeared on Radio 4′s Today programme to discuss the culture of banking with Peter MacNamara, former head of personal banking at Lloyds, and James Naughtie. Listen again here.

Economic Affairs Committee

On the 22nd May, John gave evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs committee on the economic implications for the UK of Scottish independence. Watch full coverage here.

The Foundation for Science and Technology

On the 25th April, John gave a speech at the Foundation for Science and Technology on ‘Systemic Failure in the Banking System’, which you can listen to on the FST website. Other speakers included, Andy Haldane, executive director of financial stability at the Bank of England, and Martin Jacomb, former deputy chairman of Barclays.

Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics

The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), hosted its third annual conference in Berlin from April 12th to 15th. The conference, entitled ‘Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics,’ included scholars, students, journalists and policy makers, and covered topics from the future of economic theory to the future of Europe. There were many distinguished attendees, most notable of which were George Soros, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz and of course, John Kay who spoke on the third day about ‘creating a socially useful financial system’. All of the talks can be viewed on the INET website, and you can watch John’s here.

Policy Exchange Event

On the 27th March, John spoke at an event hosted by Policy Exchange on the issues of obliquity, long-term decision making and the limitations of knowledge in relation to energy and transport policy. Watch it here.