The Future of Finance Conference

The future of finance and the theory that underpins it

  • Date: Wednesday 14 July 2010
  • Time: 9.00 - 17.30
  • Venue: The Institute of Engineering and Technology, 2 Savoy Place,
    London WC2R 0BL

Speakers included:

Adair Turner, Peter Boone, Vince Cable, Howard Davies, Charles Goodhart, Andy Haldane, John Kay, Andrew Large, Andrew Smithers, Sushil Wadhwani, Martin Wolf, Paul Woolley.

Biographies of The Future of Finance discussion group members are available here.

The Future of Finance book can be ordered via Amazon.


In light of the current economic crisis, there is an urgent need for fundamental rethinking about the future structure of the financial system, and the economic theory that underpins it.

Early in 2009, Paul Woolley and Richard Layard established The Future of Finance discussion group comprising regulators, bankers, academics and commentators; experts on the subject.

The objective was to focus only on the central issues at stake. Adair Turner, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, wrote the first paper setting out the issues, and subsequent papers given at our monthly meetings have addressed key analytic questions and possible remedies.

On Wednesday 14 July we held a one day conference to mark the launch of a book of our findings.

  • The programme can be downloaded here.
  • For a videos of the event, please click here.