Device is incompatible to play the video
Monday, 20 September 2010, 2:30PM
Guildhall

Democracy or Markets: Who Can Take The Longer View?

Neil Eckert, Mark Field MP, James Fierro, Faisal Islam

The Long Finance initiative to establish a World Centre of Thinking on Long-Term Finance began in 2007 with a question, "When would we know our financial system is working?" which challenges a system that can't provide today's 20 year olds with a reliable financial retirement structure. The aim of the Long Finance Institute is "to improve society's understanding and use of finance over the long-term." The research project proposals range from theory versus practice or fiscal versus monetary to sustainability versus robustness. The iconic project for Long Finance is the Eternal Coin, with the objective of starting a global debate about society's values over the long-term.

 

For further information about Long Finance, please visit www.longfinance.net

mark-field-mp

Mark Field was elected as the MP for the Cities of London and Westminster constituency in 2001, and was re-elected with an increased majority in 2005. In the 2010 General Election he was returned to parliament once more having been re-elected in the revised constituency (bearing the same name) with a further increased majority of 11,076. This result took Mark’s share of the vote locally to over 50% for the first time.He takes a special interest in economic matters, foreign trade and international development, and is currently Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Venture Capital and Private Equity. He is also Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Bangladesh and Football.

In September 2010 Mark was appointed by the Prime Minister to the prestigious Intelligence and Security Committee, chaired by Sir Malcolm Rifkind. He is the youngest MP serving on the Committee which oversees and scrutinises the work of Britain’s intelligence services.

Read More
Read Less
faisal-islam

Faisal Islam is economics correspondent for Channel 4 News, after being business correspondent since May 2004. Prior to this he was economics correspondent at The Observer newspaper.

In 2009 he was named Business Journalist of the Year, and in February 2006 Faisal was named Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Society of Television awards. He was awarded the Wincott Award for Young Financial Journalist of the Year in 2000, and shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards for 2001.

Read More
Read Less
Related Future Lectures
Related Past Lectures
WATCHED
Part of a series

Mental and Physical Wellness

Professor Alex Edmans
Wednesday, 4 March 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit

Professor Alex Edmans
Monday, 30 March 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Critical Thinking

Professor Alex Edmans
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

The South Sea Bubble of 1720

Dr Helen Paul
Thursday, 21 May 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Cashless Society

Professor Richard Harvey
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Growth Mindset and the Abundance Mentality

Professor Alex Edmans
Wednesday, 3 June 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Public Speaking Without Fear

Professor Alex Edmans
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The City of London – Culture, Creativity and the Culture Mile

The Rt. Hon The Lord Mayor William Russell
Thursday, 9 January 2020 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Finding Purpose in Your Career

Professor Alex Edmans
Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Time Management in the Digital Age

Professor Alex Edmans
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Mergers and Acquisitions: Do They Create or Destroy Value?

Professor Alex Edmans
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Gresham's Exchange

Professor Stephen Alford
Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Part One: Water - What's the Data? with Panel Discussion

Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli
Tuesday, 12 October 2010 - 2:00PM
WATCHED

Problems Causing Lack of Productivity and Comparing to Other Countires

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 1:59PM
WATCHED

Do You Think The UK's Weak Trade Unions Is Related To Low Productivity?

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 1:58PM
WATCHED

Does Technology Have An Influence On The Way Labour Models Work?

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 1:55PM
WATCHED

Why did it take longer for rates to recover in the 1980's compared to previous centuries?

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 6:58PM
WATCHED

Doesn't paying back debt end up with someone having money in their pocket?

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 6:55PM
WATCHED

Immigrants and the Economy: Positive Impact and Political Disregard

Professor Jagjit Chadha
Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 6:00PM