One of the paradoxes of modern business is that firms have never had so little need of capital or so much involvement with capital markets.
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15 May 2013, Financial Times
03 April 2013, Financial Times
The belief that the right response to the failures of Basel I and II is a more elaborate version of the same global regime is a triumph of hope over experience.
07 March 2013, Financial Times
The most remarkable thing about Warren Buffett’s achievements is not that no one has rivalled his record, it is that almost no one has seriously tried to emulate his investment style.
06 February 2013
If trust and confidence in financial intermediation are to be re-established, principles of loyalty and prudence are a prerequisite.
09 January 2013
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.
21 November 2012, Financial Times
The activities of Shah Jahan epitomise rent-seeking – the accumulation of a fortune not by creating wealth through serving customers better but by the appropriation of such wealth after it has already been created by other people.
29 October 2012
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.
24 October 2012, Financial Times
Some complexity is unavoidable, but much of the complexity consumers experience is not.
19 September 2012, Financial Times
Effective banking reform should aim at structures, not at intensified supervision. Resilient systems are simple ones.
12 September 2012, Financial Times
Goodhart suggested that any measure adopted as a target loses the information content that appeared to make it relevant. People change their behaviour to meet the target.
06 September 2000, Financial Times
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