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Financial Centre Futures
The interim figures of the Global Financial Centres Index – GFCI 13.5 – were released in July 2013 and we are happy to announce that GFCI 14 will be released in late September 2013. The GFCI provides profiles, ratings and rankings for 79 financial centres drawing on instrumental factors and responses to an online survey. For more information:
Read the latest edition of the GFCI – GFCI 13 – which was published in March
We are delighted to announce that Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP has joined the London Accord as a contributor. Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP’s most recent report Resilient Cities: the Key to the Future, specifically in regard to financing tomorrow’s cities, is now available on the London Accord.
Nearly 400 reports on finance, cities and environmental, social & governance (ESG) issues are freely accessible on the London Accord, kindly shared by 59 contributing organisations. If you would like to contribute any reports on finance and ESG issues to the London Accord, please contact us.
The Currency of Management: What Managing Money Teaches Us About Managing People
Thursday 26 September 2013, 18:00 to 19:00
Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli
Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli will explore the implicit ‘currencies’ behind managing real people. In this lecture, he will suggest that we can learn about managing people, from risk assessment to good governance, by looking at what we know about how to best manage money.
Long Finance welcomes Mr Alex Adamou from the London Mathematical Laboratory to elaborate on exactly how – and why – it is impossible to ‘beat the market’ over the long term by borrowing to invest. This seminar will look at stock market data from the past 60 years to provide strong confirmation of the stochastic market efficiency hypothesis.
Z/Yen Group, 90 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5AY
“Economists must leave to Adam Smith alone the glory of the Quarto, must pluck the day, fling pamphlets into the wind, write always sub specie temporis, and achieve immortality by accident, if at all.” (John Meynard Keynes) Write for today and not for tomorrow.