Advisory Council

To be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Drinks from 6.00pm; discussion from 6.30-8.15pm


  • John Plender (FT)



We are, once again, enormously grateful to John Plender for agreeing to chair our next Advisory Council meeting.  

Our last Advisory Council meeting (held in October last year) pointed the Centre’s work programme in the direction of:

  • Quantitative Easing, and the effects of prolonged low interest rates on market liquidity and behaviour;
  • Brexit (although we were modest about what we might add to the topic);
  • Emerging markets, and the risk of currency wars developing;
  • Corporate governance, in particular the new Senior Managers Regime;
  • Macro-prudential regulation and particularly MiFID II, bank resolution, and Systemically Important Financial Institutions; and of course
  • FinTech, in all its myriad forms.

Well, we have covered quite a lot of these issues – and (in light of “events, dear boy”) we’ve spent a good deal more time mulling Brexit than some might have expected. (The trickiest one is probably QE, but we do have something tentatively scheduled for November 10, with Jamie Dannhauser.)

This time, I assume Brexit will also loom large, though where we can add value may be harder to judge. But there is also a lot more going on on the regulatory side (particularly in Basel), as well as in the FinTech world. Whatever, as I have said many times before, the CSFI really depends on getting a steer from our supporters, so we are dependent on you to make sure our agenda remains relevant. Oh and on John of course – for his insights and wisdom.

To contribute suggestions for discussion, please email Angus Young.