EVENT: Martin Wolf: The Shifts and the Shocks: What we’ve learned – and still have to learn – from the financial crisis

Wednesday 27th January, 9am-10am, Committee Room 10, House of CommonsMartin-Wolf-215x300

New City Agenda is delighted to invite you to:

The Shifts and the Shocks: What we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis

A talk by Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times

To register please contact dominic.lindley@newcityagenda.co.uk

Martin will discuss how much of the orthodoxy that shaped monetary and financial policy before the crisis occurred was complacent and wrong. He will examine what has been done to reform the financial and monetary systems since the worst of the crisis passed and discuss why we are still not on a sustainable course. He will explain why ‘further crises seem certain’ and outline more ambitious and comprehensive plans for reform than any currently being implemented.

Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times. In 2000 he was awarded the CBE for services to financial journalism. As a member of the Independent Commission on Banking, Martin helped to propose a fundamental change in the way banks are organised. This included the introduction of a ‘ring fence’ which would separate retail ‘utility ‘ banking work from a range of investment banking activities. It also recommended that banks retain higher capital reserves than is currently proposed under the Basel rules.

Do join us for what we expect to be an insightful event. Please could you register your attendance by contacting dominic.lindley@newcityagenda.co.uk