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FMG announcements from 2011

FMG Review 89 published
December 2011

Panel named for £250,000 Wolfson Prize
November 2011
The panel of top European economists who will judge the £250,000 Wolfson Prize entries was unveiled today. Charles Goodhart, an FMG Programme Director, is included.

"LSE perspectives on the sovereign debt crisis"
November 2011
The FMG, LSE European Institute and Finance Department hosted this public debate between LSE Academics on the financial crisis on 2 November 2011, with particular emphasis on the Eurozone. A podcast of the debate is available by clicking here.

"On Corporate Governance: a view from the US"
October 2011
Martin Lipton, a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializes in advising major corporations on mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy gave a talk as part of the Corporate Governance at LSE Research Debate series. Further information about the speaker can be found here.

Special London Financial Regulation Seminar
October 2011
Chairman Gary Gensler (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) visited the LSE recently and gave an excellent talk entitled "Global reform for derivatives markets". If you were unable to attend in person, a transcript of Chairman Gensler's speech is now available and can be read here; a podcast is available by clicking here.

"A viable architecture for the Eurozone"
October 2011
In his recent article Dimitri Vayanos argues that while Greece's economic crisis is due to a large extent to deep structural problems within the Greek economy, the crisis' suddenness and severity are also due to design flaws of the Eurozone.

'The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision - a history of the early years' 
September 2011
Charles Goodhart has published a book entitled 'The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision - a history of the early years' which provides an in depth history of the world's banking regulator between the years 1974-1997.

Dong Lou wins best paper prize at the Western Finance Association
August 2011
Dr Dong Lou's (FMG, LSE) paper co-authored with Hongjun Yan (Yale School of Management) and Jinfan Zhang (Yale University) on'Anticipated and repeated shocks in liquid markets' has won the Western Finance Association's NASDAQ QMX award for the best paper.

FMG Review 88 published
August 2011

FMG co-founder knighted by Queen
June 2011
The Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, has been knighted by the Queen in her 2011 birthday honours list.  Sir Mervyn co-founded the FMG back in 1987 when he was a Professor of Economics at LSE.

'Financial Risk Forecasting' published
June 2011
Jon Danielsson has published a book on 'Financial Risk Forecasting' which brings together the key disciplines of finance, statistics and modelling (programming).

Conference: The Fourth Annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference
June 2011

Public Lecture: The Future of Finance: The LSE Report
May 2011
Charles Goodhart  (FMG, LSE) gave the keynote speech at The Future of Finance public lecture which took place on 24 May 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany.  The panellists were Paul Woolley (FMG, LSE) and Mark Schieritz (Die Zeit). The Future of Finance report public lecture presented a novel approach to the reform of the world's financial system and asks "What is the financial system for?  What is the future of finance?"

Workshop on 'Bail-in' and Special Resolution
May 2011
A workshop on 'bail-in' and special resolution took place on 14 March 2011.  This was attended by a trans-Atlantic group of experts who discussed ideas to address the too-big-to-fail problem.  The Minute notes the main points of common view that emerged at the workshop.

FMG Review 87 Published
April 2011

Deutsche Bank Prize 2011 in Financial Risk Management and Regulation
March 2011
Winners announced as being: Nelson Camanho, Pragyan Deb and Zijun Liu for their paper on "Credit Rating and Competition"

Deutsche Bank Doctoral Fellowships - Call for applications
February 2011

Paul Woolley Centre Scholarships Programme - Call for applications
February 2011

Conference: Measuring Systemic Risk and Issues for Macroprudential Regulation
24-25 January 2011
Systemic risk is set to become a centre point in any financial regulatory systems.  A two day conference took place at the Bank of England. 

Conference: Reforming Financial Regulation and Supervision: The Road Ahead
24 January 2011
The FMG hosted a one day conference at LSE on reforming financial regulation and supervision. 

FMG Review 86 Published
January 2011

Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets - Expert Group
January 2011
Oliver Linton, Charles Goodhart and Jean-Pierre Zigrand joined the lead expert group for a Foresight project looking at the future of computer trading in financial markets.  The project is led by the Government Office for Science and explores how computer generated trading may evolve in the next ten years or more.