Since the establishment of the Royal Exchange in 1565, London has grown rich from its status as an international banking centre. Innovations in finance have facilitated innovation across society. But recent events and the backlash against bankers raise important questions. Can banks return to their role of supporting innovation to fuel the growth of London? Have we become too reliant on banks? Should we curb their power?
Speakers: Daniel Ben-Ami, financial journalist and author of Cowardly Capitalism and Ferraris for All Billy Bragg Luke Johnson, entrepreneur, FT columnist, and chairman, Risk Capital Partners John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief, The Economist Chair: Paul Mason, economics editor, BBC Newsnight
Story of London event page: http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/art-culture/storyoflondon/events/lecture-series-bankers-and-bonuses-what-has-city-ever-done-