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The Future of Capitalism

On the 4th of June John delivered the annual Political Quarterly lecture to a packed lecture theatre at the London School of Economics. Also speaking at the event was Professor Mariana Mazzucato from the University of Sussex and the event was chaired by Professor Julian Le Grand of LSE. The topic was ‘The Future of Capitalism’. You can watch, or listen, in full here.

The Actuary

On the 4th April The Actuary magazine interviewed John. They discussed banking, economics and, of course, actuaries. Read the full interview here.

More or Less

On Friday 4th January John appeared as a guest on Radio 4’s ‘More or Less’. He discussed his recent Financial Times article, The Parable of the Ox, and it’s implications with presenter Tim Harford. Click here to listen again.

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.