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.”
The Kay Review
23 July 2012
Reforming Equity Markets to Support Corporate Performance
18 July 2012
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’
29 June 2012
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
22 May 2012
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
25 April 2012
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
15 April 2012
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
27 March 2012
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.
Scottish Affairs Committee
14 March 2012
On the 14th March John gave evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee as part of its enquiry into The Referendum on Separation for Scotland. Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator for the Financial Times, was also in attendance. The committee focused on the economic issues that would arise in relation to Scottish independence. Watch it in full here.
The Kay Review – Interim Report
01 March 2012
The interim report of the Kay review into the effect of UK equity markets on the competitiveness of UK business, was released yesterday. It summarises public responses to the call for evidence, and draws out the issues that will be considered in the second phase of the review. Read it here.
07 February 2012
On the 7th February, John took part in an Intelligence Squared event entitled, ‘What hope for the economy?’, in which Evan Davis grilled a panel of eminent economists and leading figures from the world of business and finance. They discussed the economic crisis, banking regulation and the future of capitalism. You can watch the full debate here.
05 September 2012, Financial Times
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