Yearly Archives: 2014

“Stringent rules for hedge funds make the financial system fragile” warns economics speaker Sebastian Mallaby

Nov 17, 2014

Writing in the Financial Times, Sebastian Mallaby, the best-selling author of “More Money Than God” (2010), has argued that the stabilising role of hedge funds is being “needlessly weakened” by regulators, through the creation of stringent rules, and by the hedge funders themselves. Sebastian believes that “small-enough-to-fail hedge funds” provide an attractive alternative to the “too-big-to-fail

Run in the Dark: The London Chartwell team join Mark Pollock’s global movement to find a cure for paralysis

Nov 13, 2014

As darkness swept around the globe yesterday, thousands of people – including Ben and Leo from the London Chartwell team – pulled on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and headed into the night. In over 30 cities worldwide, these runners were part of a living light show flowing through the parks like lava. The reason? To help

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz examines the lessons learned from the current Ebola crisis

Nov 13, 2014

Writing for Project Syndicate, Joseph Stiglitz, widely regarded as one of the world’s finest economic thinkers, examines the lessons learned so far from the current Ebola crisis. Joseph comments that globalisation does not only allow for good things to cross borders more easily; malign influences like environmental problems and disease can also ravage with less resistance. He goes onto outline

Adair Turner, an expert speaker on global finance, explores the best course for monetary policy

Nov 12, 2014

Writing for the Financial Times, Adair Turner, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, argues that the best course for monetary policy is to print money and raise interest rates. He believes that there are “no technical reasons for rejecting such measures, only the fear of breaking a taboo.” Adair notes that the global economy is suffering the

Acclaimed author Lijia Zhang demonstrates how Chinese women are fighting to “end gender discrimination”

Nov 11, 2014

Writing for ChinaFile, Lijia Zhang, a leading social commentator on modern China, sheds light on the problem of widespread gender discrimination and inequality in China. As China’s economy has slowed in the recent years, graduates face ever stiffer competition. According to Lijia, a record 7 million students graduated in 2013, yet they entered a job market

“A new Middle East is emerging” cautions former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer

Nov 7, 2014

Writing for Project Syndicate, Joschka Fischer, a vitally important European political figurehead and thinker, asserts that a new Middle East is emerging in which the Kurds and Iran are gaining regional influence, whilst Sunni powers are declining. What is becoming apparent, Joschka notes, is the collapse of the region’s old order, and with it the decline of the

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