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Wednesday, 1 May 1996, 6:00PM
Guildhall

Banking Today

Sir Peter Middleton

There is a pervasive idea in the world outside banks that banking and financial services should really be a riskless business, providing riskless products. In this lecture, Sir Peter Middleton explores how modern banks promote themselves as 'safe havens', while simultaneously making money - especially as there is nothing 'safe' that banks can do with money once they get it.

This is the 1996 Gresham Special Lecture.

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Sir Peter Middleton was the Deputy Chairman of Barclay's Bank and Chief Executive of Barclay's Capital (formerly BZW) between 1991 and 1998. From 1998 to 1999 he was the Chief Executive of Barclay's Bank, and then the Chairman between 1999 and 2004.

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