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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.
A transcript of John's presentation at the Public Hearing on Sustainable Finance at the European Commission on July 18th 2017.
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.
John's presentation at the 44th Economics Conference of the Austrian central bank (ONB).
An interview at the recent economics conference of the Austrian central bank (OeNB) in Vienna
See John's presentation to the Dutch pension industry at Utrecht University on January 24th 2016.
Background and responses to specific questions:
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.