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Ransacked: A new film about Iceland and the financial crisis

John appears towards the end of this trailer.

Deutsche Bank interview on BBC World Service

John explains how the current problems at Deutsche Bank are symptomatic of analytical and political failures following the 2008 financial crisis, which have allowed the industry to continue without a much-needed restructuring.

Essays on modern monetary policy pt. 3: The folly of negative...

Business history, of a sort, was made last week by the French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, its blood thinner Plavix familiar to those with arteriosclerosis,...

The Long and the Short of It (2nd edition): Foreword

This is the forward to the second edition of The Long and the Short It, which is due to be published December 1st and is available for pre-order from the shop on this website.

The Long and the Short of It: New edition coming soon

A new and completely revised edition of The Long and the Short of It - finance and investment for normally intelligent people who are...

Open end or closed end?

Within days of Britain’s EU referendum vote, the country’s largest property unit trusts had closed to redemptions and slashed their asset values, or both. The promise of easy redemption resembled the umbrella that is recalled when it begins to rain. Open-ended property funds are not fit for purpose as retail investment vehicles. Perhaps it is time to query the dominance of open-ended vehicles in the savings market more generally.

The problems at Deutsche Bank

Deutsche bank’s share price has fallen by more than half in the last year. For some insight into the background see these two extracts...

What is the value to the economy of the finance and...

On July 6th, at Gresham College, John took part in a debate on the theme: "What is the value of finance and insurance to...

A setback to ‘capital markets union’ – a glimpse of silver...

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -- George Santanyana First, a quiz: Match the three authors with the three quotations which follow ...

How fintech could become far greater – by reforming financial services

Listen to John discuss with Mike Baliman the truly vast potential that still exists for Fintech to disrupt financial services.