Public events

Forthcoming events are listed below. 

You can view past events here.

For enquiries, please email fmg.events@lse.ac.uk .



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BoE, CEPR, Imperial, LSE Second Conference on Non-bank Financial Sector and Financial Stability

Friday 4 October 2019
LSE, London

Keynote speaker: Ralph Koijen (University of Chicago Booth School of Business and CEPR)

Non-bank financial intermediation comprises almost half of the global financial sector. Since the crisis, UK private non-financial corporations have also substituted funding from banks for tradable securities. Alongside these changes, the share of electronic trading in financial markets has increased substantially over the last decades.

Therefore, the resilience of the non-bank financial sector and the evolving market infrastructure is crucial for the financial system to play its crucial role of providing funding to the real economy. Their resilience will also ensure that the financial system overall absorbs, rather than amplifies, stresses.

In order to assess the financial stability implications of these recent developments, it is important for academics and policy makers to improve their understanding of risks arising from the behaviour of non-bank financial institutions and the evolution of the supporting market infrastructure, and how to deal with those risks.

daniel beunza

Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room

Friday 11 October 2019
Auditorium, Centre Building, LSE

Speaker: Daniel Beunza (CASS Business School, SRC, LSE)
Chair: Michael Power (Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting, LSE)

Wall Street banks need to rethink their use of financial models according to Daniel Beunza in his new book Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room, which he will talk about in this lecture. A decade after the global financial crisis, a narrow emphasis on structural reform has left a problematic bank culture largely unchanged. Based on extensive research in a Wall Street derivatives trading room, Taking the Floor considers how financial organizations should be redesigned to address the moral shortcomings that culminated in the crisis.

The event is hosted by the Systemic Risk Centre.

Allison Schrager

Managing Risk in a More Uncertain World

Monday 14 October 2019
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Speaker: Allison Schrager (Economist, author and journalist)
Chair: Ricardo Reis (Professor of Economics, LSE and Co-Director, CFM)

An uncertain world requires us to manage risks we could never have imagined. But tools exist that can help. Allison Schrager discusses what we can learn from sex workers, studs, and surfers in her new book An Economist Walks Into A Brothel

The event is co-hosted with the Centre For Macroeconomics.

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50 Years of Altman Z-Score: what have we learned and the applications in financial and managerial markets

Wednesday 16 October 2019
Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE

Speaker: Edward Altman (Professor of Finance Emeritus at New York University, Stern School of Business)
Chair: Dimitri Vayanos (Professor of Finance, FMG Director, LSE)

Professor Edward Altman from NYU Stern will be presenting a talk on a “50 year retrospective on his famed Z score model”, with applications to financial and managerial markets. Dr Altman will also debunk certain assertions about his models and how they should be applied in today’s modern financial markets. Finally, he will discuss briefly his opinions on where we are in the credit cycle today and outlook for credit markets.

This event is co-hosted with the Systemic Risk Centre.



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