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“Between Debt and the Devil”: Adair Turner sets the record straight on the causes of the financial crisis

Between Debt and the Devil - Adair TurnerLord Adair Turner is one of the world’s most influential experts on global economic trends, finance, and macro prudential regulation. A brilliant speaker, his forthcoming book – “Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance” (Princeton, October 2015) – presents a characteristically daring analysis of the realities behind the financial crisis, and how to prevent it from happening again.

“Between Debt and the Devil” sets the record straight about what really caused the crisis. It didn’t happen because banks are too big to fail – our addiction to private debt is to blame. This eye opening book shows why we need to reject the assumption that private credit is essential to growth and fiat money is inevitably dangerous.

Adair was appointed Chairman of the UK’s Financial Services Authority just as the global financial crisis struck in 2008. In 2009 he produced the influential Turner Review, which recommended a thorough re-think of global banking regulation in response to the credit crunch and collapse of global banking liquidity.

He is now Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking – a think tank founded by George Soros – where he dedicates his time to answering the big questions facing macroeconomic policy-makers across the world.

If you’d like to learn more about Adair Turner‘s book, speaking topics and availability, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

“UK’s joining of AIIB marks critical shift in global financial order” claims Asia expert Martin Jacques

Martin Jacques speakerIn an article for the Global Times, Martin Jacques, one of the world’s leading commentators on the rise of Asia, has argued that the “UK’s joining of AIIB marks critical shift in global financial order.”

By ignoring pressure from America not to join, Martin claims that Britain’s decision to join went entirely against the grain. He believes that “Britain wanted to show China and the world how serious it now was about its relationship with China,” because the country will prove “a potential source of much-needed investment.”

Martin says that this is exactly the opposite of what the US wants – a rival not only to the Asia Development Bank, but in some respects the World Bank itself. He adds that “if the US refuses to join Chinese-inspired institutions like the AIIB, the more isolated it will find itself.”

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For more information on how to book Martin Jacques as a keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

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