Thursday, 27 September 2012, 7:00PM
Four Seasons Hotel, Canary Wharf

Darwin and Derivatives: 19th Century Insights into 21st Century Finance

Charles Taylor

What lessons might the financial sector learn from Darwin's theory of evolution?

This is the 2012 Sir Thomas Gresham Docklands Lecture. Other Sir Thomas Gresham Docklands Lectures can be accessed here:
    2011 - Andy Haldane
    2010 - Anne Craine
    2009 - Charlie McCreevy
    2008 - Bill Emmott
    2007 - David Blood
    2006 - Professor Werner G Seifert
    2005 - Sir David Tweedie
    2004 - Callum McCarthy

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Deputy Comptroller for Capital and Regulatory Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Charles Taylor became Deputy Comptroller for Capital and Regulatory Policy in September 2011 where he leads a team charged with implementing Basel III and related aspects of the Dodd Frank Act. He represents the Office of Comptroller of the Currency on the Basel Committee.

Over the past thirty years, he has held a number of national and international positions dealing with public policy and private practice in the financial services industry, including head of operational risk at the Risk Management Association where he helped launch ORX, the operational data exchange for large internationally active banks, and as Executive Director of the Group of Thirty, where he was instrumental in their influential study on derivatives “Derivatives: Practices and Principles.” Most recently, he was Director the Financial Reform Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts where he led an effort in support of reform of the US financial regulatory system that contributed to what eventually became the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. He is an innovative thinker as well as a regulatory practitioner and has published widely, including papers on capital standards for banks, stress testing and macro-prudential regulation.

Mr. Taylor grew up in London, moved to the United States in the 1973 to work for the World Bank and became a US citizen in 1984. He has degrees in mathematics and economics from Cambridge and Oxford in the United Kingdom and an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He is a fellow of the Financial Institutions Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He is married with three children and lives in Washington DC.

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27 September 2012

Darwin and Derivatives: 19th Century Insights into 21st Century Finance
Charles Taylor

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