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Other People’s Money

John Kay

21 Apr 2016

We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money, manage our payments, finance housing stock, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business…..



Rethinking Reputational Risk

Anthony Fitzsimmons &

Prof Derek Atkins

3 Jan 2017

A company’s reputation is one of its most valuable assets, and reputational risk is high on the agenda at board level and amongst regulators. Rethinking Reputational Risk explains the hidden factors….





The Long and the Short of It

John Kay

1 Dec 2016.

This book provides a guide to the complexities of modern finance. It describes the basics of investment and the sophisticated innovations of the modern financial system. It explains how the follies of finance have threatened the stability of the world economy…..


Phishing for Phools

George A. Akerlof and

Robert J. Shiller

22 Aug 2016

Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver….


The End of Alchemy

Mervyn King

9 Mar 2017

The past twenty years saw unprecedented growth and stability followed by the worst financial crisis the industrialised world has ever witnessed. In the space of little more than a year what had been seen as the age of wisdom….


“Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers”

Joris Luyendijk

17 Sep 2015

Joris Luyendijk, an investigative journalist, knew as much about banking as the average person: almost nothing. Bankers, he thought, were ruthless, competitive, bonus-obsessed sharks, irrelevant to his life. And then he was assigned to investigate the financial sector….


What They Do With Your Money

Stephen Davis, Jon Lukomnik and David Pitt–watson

6 May 2016

A call to reboot capitalism and preserve $85 trillion in retirement savings for their owners-not for use as the financial industry’s ATM Each year we pay billions in fees to those who run our financial system. The money comes from our bank accounts, our pensions, our borrowing….


Transparency Games: How bankers rig the world of finance

Mr. Richard G Field

25 Mar 2015

This is the story of how bankers with help from the members of Wall Street’s Opacity Protection Team (this includes politicians, economists, think-tanks, rating firms, investment charter constrained asset managers and the financial regulators) undermined the global financial system by reintroducing opacity….

Too Big to Fail

Andrew Ross Sorkin

1 July 2010

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2010 They were masters of the financial universe, flying in private jets and raking in billions. They thought they were too big to fail. Yet they would bring the world to its knees. Andrew Ross Sorkin, the news-breaking New York Times journalist, delivers the first true in-the-room account of the most powerful men and women at the eye of the financial storm….

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Capital Failure

Nicholas Morris

29th November 2016

Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ relied on the self-interest of individuals to produce good outcomes. Economists’ belief in efficient markets took this idea further by assuming that all individuals are selfish. This belief underpinned financial deregulation, and the theories on incentives and performance which supported it….

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Management and Regulation of Pension Schemes

Nicholas Morris

29th March 2018

Perhaps the greatest long-term challenge facing modern economies is how to pay for the living expenses and care costs of the elderly. Following policy decisions made in Australia in the 1990s, a substantial part of the pension requirements of the next cohort of retirees will be met from savings accumulated during working years. The effective management of these savings is crucial….

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