Admission Price: This event is free, please register to book a place.
The global financial system came to the edge of ruin during the 2008 financial crash. Despite the enormity of the political and economic problems caused by the crash, fundamental reforms have not occurred, and many of the same dangers - cheap credit, unfettered capital, reckless behaviour - lurk again in 2016.
In this public event, the anthropologist and journalist Joris Luyendijk - recent author of 'Swimming with Sharks - My Journey into the World of Bankers' recounts his experiences of interviewing more than 200 people working in the City of London, and outlines what he learned about the 2008 crash, its causes and its aftermath. In addition, Dr Giuliano Castellano, Assistant Professor in the Law School at the University of Warwick, discusses the legal reforms that have been considered and debated post-2008, as well as what the law's impact on finance is likely to be in the future. Finally, Brett Scott outlines the role that innovative finance and peer-to-peer lending might have on the City of London, including the possible emergence of grass-roots alternatives to the big banks
About the Speakers
- Joris Luyendijk - author, anthropologist and journalist with The Guardian
- Dr Giuliano Castellano - Warwick University Law School
- Brett Scott - author, anthropologist and former broker
The event will be followed by a wine reception in room AG07b.
If you have any questions, please contact the organizer.