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The Financial Markets Group

Lionel Robbins Building, 4th floor
London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 207 955 7002/6301/3569
Email:  fmg@lse.ac.uk|

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The Financial Markets Group Research Centre at LSE is one of the leading centres in Europe for academic research into financial markets.

Paul Woolley Centre Scholarship Programme open for applications for 2015-16 entry|

The Paul Woolley Centre Scholarship Programme supports students pursuing postgraduate research in the areas covered by the Paul Woolley Centre research agenda|. Paul Woolley Centre Scholars are based within the Centre and the Financial Markets Group. Learn more|.

8th Annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference - Call for papers|

The 8th annual Conference of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality will be taking place at the London School of Economics on Thursday-Friday, 4-5 June 2015. Submissions in topics related to the centre’s agenda are welcome.
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FMG Conference|

On Monday 10th November the FMG organised a very popular one day conference on the 'Start of European banking union: perspectives and challenges'. This was followed by an evening seminar given by Athanasios Orphanides (MIT) on 'Reconstructing Europe'.

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MPC member David Miles

MPC member David Miles at LSE|

On Tuesday 30th September MPC member, David Miles| gave a public lecture at LSE. To a packed out venue Mr Miles spoke about the paradox of giving guidance on the course of monetary policy in an uncertain economic environment and the subsequent lessons for setting policy. A transcript of his speech is available here.| 


FMG Review 97 published|

The latest Review newsletter is now available for free here|. In this edition read about the recent funding and grant successes of the FMG, the newest FMG scholars, and the FMG conference on 'Managing and financing European bank resolution'.

Prof Vayanos elected to the British Academy
We are delighted to announce that Prof Dimitri Vayanos| (Director of the Paul Woolley Centre| and Professor of Finance, LSE) has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy|. Each year, the British Academy elects UK-based scholars who are highly distinguished academics and who are recognised for their outstanding research and work across the humanities and social sciences. Prof Vayanos is one of only 42 new Fellows elected this year, 4 of whom are from LSE. Read more.|


Photograph of Dimitri Vayanos

Risk return relationship has been upended| [pdf]
ft.com, 5 November 2014

Prof Dimitri Vayanos'| (Director of the PWC) and Dr Paul Woolley's| recent paper "Asset Management Contracts and Equilibrium Prices|" is discussed in an article for the FT.


Women rise at Fidelity, Santander as gender gap persists|

Bloomberg.com, 14 October 2014

The number of women holding top roles in banking and asset management, though improving, still lags behind other industries. While women have more than half of all jobs in financial services, their ranks drop off between the mid-manager and executive levels. Dr Tom Kirchmaier| is quoted. Read more.|

The myth of expertise|
Investorschronicle.co.uk, 20 October 2014

Research by Prof Christopher Polk| (Director of the FMG) is quotes in this article about whether fund managers actually have any expertise. Read more.|

Prison prospect makes UK bank boards less appealing|
, 8 October 2014

The UK is preparing to introduce some of the world's toughest rules on financial conduct, but what will the consequences of this be?Dr Tom Kirchmaier |(FMG) is quoted. Read more.|

Time to shake up housing finance
|ft.com, 29 September 2014

In this article for the Financial Times Prof Charles Goodhart| argues that the focus on structural reform should go beyond banking. Read more.| A subscription to the Financial Times online may be needed to access this article.

Double agents|
The Economist,
13 September 2014

Dr Paul Woolley| and Prof Dimitri Vayanos'| new paper 'Asset Management Contracts and Equilibrium Prices'| is discussed in an article for The Economist about the relationship between investors and fund managers.

Read more|.

Ballooning finance|
voxeu.org, 21 August 2014

The Global Crisis has intensified debates over the merits of financial innovation and the optimal size of the financial sector. In this column for Vox, Dr Paul Woolley| and his co-authors present a model in which the growth of finance is driven by the development of a financial innovation. Read more.


Upcoming events week of 15th December

Corporate Governance|

17th December 6pm - 7.30pm

Renée Adams: ‘Myths and facts about women on boards’