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The Financial Markets Group

Department of Finance
London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 207 955 6206
Email:  fmg@lse.ac.uk

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The Financial Markets Group Research Centre (FMG) was established in 1987 at the LSE. The FMG is a leading centre in Europe for policy research into financial markets. It is the focal point of the LSE's research communication with the business, policy making and international finance communities. The FMG works alongside the Department of Finance to understand problems in financial markets and in the decision-making processes of corporations, banks and regulators.



FTG London 2017 Conference Announcement

The Financial Markets Group and the Finance Theory Group (FTG) will hold a joint conference covering theoretical work on “The effects of financial frictions in firms, capital markets, and the real economy.” The conference will take place at the London School of Economics from June 19th - 21st, 2017. The deadline for submissions and applications is 15th March 2017. Read more and apply for a place.


CALL FOR PAPERS: 10th Annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference

The annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference continues to provide an excellent opportunity to disseminate research and stimulate new ideas by bringing together leading researchers working on the broad themes of contracts and organisational structure, market frictions and asset prices, allocative efficiency and the macro-economy, and policy implications. The Centre’s 10th conference will take place at LSE on 1st and 2nd June 2017.

Deadline for submission of papers: 15th March 2017. Read more.


New LSE financial markets research programme in partnership with Swiss Re

LSE has announced a formal partnership with Swiss Re, one of the world's largest reinsurers, to support an 18-month research programme on monetary policy and long tem investment. Read more.


What Donald Trump could do to make America great again without destroying free trade

Investors are looking for signs that the populist agendas of his campaign will be left where they belong: on the campaign trail, writes the FMG's Simeon Djankov. Read more.


Tesco Bank Halts Web Trades as Money taken from 20,000 Accounts


"Banking fraud is unfortunately very prevalent, and has been for a while" said Tom Kirchmaier, researcher at the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics.


Heading for a fall? With summer over, Europe must face up to its mounting crises


Right now, Europe has more problems on its hands than at any time in recent memory. FMG's Simeon Djankov examines Europe's prospects in the light of the Brexit vote, the migration crisis, and discontent among remaining EU member states. Read more.


Why London won't lose its crown as Europe's financial capital


Following the Brexit vote, a number of cities are queuing up to take London's place as Europe's financial centre. However, the FMG's Simeon Djankov sees a numer of reasons to suggest that London will retain its position. Read more.


Is Europe spending too much?

With a loose monetary policy, public sectors have little incentive to modernise, argues the FMG's Simeon Djankov in the LSE Business Review.

Read more.


Is European Red Tape a Real Reason for Brexit? Hardly

Business leaders – notably James Dyson and the CEO of JCB – have cited the scale of EU regulation as a reason to leave, and voters have been persuaded. Yet some of this criticism is unjustified, writes Simeon Djankov. Indeed, the UK was instrumental in setting up the European Commission’s Regulatory Scrutiny Board, whose purpose is to clamp down on unnecessary red tape. Read more.


As well as high-profile public lectures, the FMG runs numerous seminar series, workshops and conferences throughout the year. To learn more, browse all upcoming FMG events and seminars.