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Margin Call

LSE Arts film screening and discussion

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2012 
Time: 6.30-9pm 
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Panellists: Bronwyn Curtis, Dr Jon Danielsson, Professor Robert Wade

LSE Arts are pleased to host a very special screening of the highly anticipated film Margin Call  based on the financial crash – starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany and Stanley Tucci and released in UK cinemas on 13 January. Reviewed by The New York Times as "an extraordinary feat of filmmaking", Margin Call  is a thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.  When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of an investment firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Bronwyn Curtis is Executive Editor and Senior Advisor at HSBC and is co-sponsor of the Balance group. She is also Chairman of the Society of Business Economists, a board member of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the Council at the London School of Economics and the Advisory Board at Imperial College Business School, as well as a member of The Times newspaper's Shadow Monetary Policy Committee. Previously, Bronwyn was Head of European Broadcasting and Managing Editor at Bloomberg. Her other senior roles include Global Head of Currency and Fixed Income Strategy at Deutsche Bank and Chief Economist at Nomura International. She has also worked for the World Bank and the United Nations on commodity based projects in Africa, LATAM and Asia. 

Dr Jon Danielsson is a Reader in the Finance Department at LSE.

Professor Robert Wade is a Professor in the International Development department at LSE.

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A podcast of this event is available to download from Margin Call.

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