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City of London

"There will be a lot of political pressure to get as much of the finance industry moved to the EU as possible" said Tom Kirchmaier.

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Simeon Djankov

Simeon Djankov for informo: Now is a good time for Bulgaria to enter the Eurozone.
informo.bg,March 2017                                                                                           

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Simeon Djankov

Asset managers may lose half of their EU business through Brexit, LSE warns.
fundstrategy.co.uk, March 2017
Asset management will be among the financial services hardest hit by Brexit, the London School of Economics and Political Science warns.

With around £6bn, or 25 per cent, of UK asset management revenues that come from EU-related business set to be directly affected by Brexit, firms should look to open offices across Europe, Simeon Djankov, executive director of the financial markets group at LSE, says.

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EU Migrants: going home with skills, acumen and higher expectations
Growing numbers of Central-Eastern Europeans are leaving the UK, while new arrivals are falling. This is what Leavers wanted - but it is a boon to the rest of the EU and a loss to the UK, writes Simeon Djankov.

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Tesco Bank Halts Web Trades as Money taken from 20,000 Accounts
bloomberg.com, November 2016

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


Heading for a fall? With summer over, Europe must face up to its mounting crises
theconversation.com, September 2016

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.


Why London won't lose its crown as Europe's financial capital
theconversation.com, August 2016

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.

City of London

Stress testing and macroprudential regulation: A transatlantic assessment
, May 2016

Since the onset of the Global Crisis in 2007-08, stress testing has emerged as a major component of the supervisory toolkit. Professor Ron Anderson presents the perspectives of policymakers, stress test designers and academics on the remarkable development of a tool which ten years ago was little known.

Simeon Djankov

Viktor Orban uses migrant crisis to shore up his sagging popularity
, September 2015

Simeon Djankov examines Hungary's response to the migrant crisis, and suggests Prime Minister Viktor Orban is exploting Europe's weak response.


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.

Rate rise pattern is different time
ft.com, 2 April 2014
The US Federal Reserve’s forward guidance last May that it would soon begin to “taper” its asset purchases marked the start of a new phase of global monetary normalisation, writes Charles Goodhart (FMG) in article for The Financial Times.

Why fiscal sustainability matters
economywatch.com, 13 January 2014
Fiscal sustainability has become a hot topic as a result of the European sovereign debt crisis, but it matters in normal times, too. This column, written by FMG research associate Willem Buiter (Chief Economist of Citigroup) argues that financial sector reforms are essential to ensure fiscal sustainability in the future.

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