Future City Debates - Bankers and Bonuses: What has the City ever done for London?

Event Info

Mon 4 Oct, 2010 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Conference Centre, British Library
96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB, UK (Map)
Cost: Price: £6 / £4 concessions


Since the establishment of the Royal Exchange in 1565, London has grown rich from its status as an international banking centre. Innovations in finance have facilitated innovation across society. But recent events and the backlash against bankers raise important questions. Can banks return to their role of supporting innovation to fuel the growth of London? Have we become too reliant on banks? Should we curb their power?

Daniel Ben-Ami, financial journalist and author of Cowardly Capitalism: The Myth of the Global Financial Casino and Ferraris for All
Billy Bragg
Luke Johnson, entrepreneur and chairman, Risk Capital Partners
John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief, The Economist
Chair: Paul Mason, economics editor, BBC Newsnight
Story of London event page: http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/art-culture/storyoflondon/events/lecture-series-bankers-and-bonuses-what-has-city-ever-done-



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