- Extra Reading
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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