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John Kay on the meaning of the market

In a wide-ranging interview, he explains why he fell in love with economics, what big banks and taxi drivers have in common, where modern finance has gone wrong, why economists should admit there are somethings you cannot predict and the new book he is working on with his old colleague Mervyn King.

Market-based capital allocation does not support long-term decision-making

A transcript of John's presentation at the Public Hearing on Sustainable Finance at the European Commission on July 18th 2017.

Asset managers should compete on philosophy and style

The asset management sector in the UK is very competitive, but not very price competitive. This apparent paradox runs through the FCA’s report on asset management, but is never adequately recognised or explained. But only by acknowledging it can regulators help to create an industry which works better for investors and for the economy as a whole.

Technological change and the future of financial intermediation

John's presentation at the 44th Economics Conference of the Austrian central bank (ONB).

To what extent will fintech disrupt financial services?

An interview at the recent economics conference of the Austrian central bank (OeNB) in Vienna

Out of Africa: Notes from a visit to Kenya

Financial services for a developing economy need to be established from the bottom up, not the top down.

‘Other People’s Money’ presentation in the Netherlands

See John's presentation to the Dutch pension industry at Utrecht University on January 24th 2016.

Corporate Governance: BEIS Select Committee written evidence

Background and responses to specific questions:

How to be your own investment manager

Three simple rules — pay less, diversify more, and be contrarian — will serve almost everyone well.

How to invest for a comfortable retirement

Regular investment in an Isa or Sipp, focusing on a diverse range of equities and property (rather than bonds) is likely to serve most investors well, especially if costs are kept to a minimum. As confidence grows, a contrarian approach can reduce risk without compromising return.

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