Sir Paul Tucker - a dinner discussion

Hosted by Ruffer

June 15 2015


Most of us remember Paul Tucker (now Sir Paul) fondly from his days as Deputy Governor for financial stability at the Bank of England from 2009 to October 2013. That was an important role, at an important time – as the Bank was trying to steer the financial system through the Scylla and Charybdis of post-crisis turbulence. It involved membership of the Bank’s MPC and FPC, as well as a seat on the G20’s Financial Stability Board and chairmanship of its Committee on the Resolution of Cross-border Banks. Paul was also a board member of the BIS and Chairman (from 2012) of the Basel Committee for Payment and Settlement Systems.

In other words, Paul has been there, done that - and has the scars to prove it.

More recently, Paul has been a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, working, inter alia, with Larry Summers on financial institutions. We are delighted that he has agreed to kick off a dinner discussion on a topic of considerable importance to all of us:

“Are we asking too much of global monetary policy?”

We are also delighted that our friends at Ruffer & Co have agreed to host the dinner – which will (as usual) be held under the Chatham House rule. Would you be able to join us, for what - I am sure – will be a lively discussion? As you can imagine, this is a hot ticket, and we only have a few seats – so an early response would be appreciated. But Paul has been at the centre of things for 30 years or more, and it is a great opportunity to hear what he has to say.