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Restoring a bank's reputation

Alessandro Profumo, Chairman of Italy's Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena Bank explains his role in restoring the bank's reputation, ensuring profitability, improve customer experience, encourage transparency and more.

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Why responsible investment makes sense

Dr. James Gifford, founding Executive Director for Responsible Investment at the United Nations, talks to London Business School.

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Challenges facing the finance industry

American Express CEO Ken Chenault on the importance of formulating the right strategy in uncertain economic times and the implications it has on the company he leads.

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3 factors to success at American Express

Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express speaks to London Business School about the company's key achievements during his tenure.

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The future of private banking

Credit Suisse's Giles Keating talks about what the effect changing regulatory, consumer and competitive environments will have on private banking and wealth management.

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Finding moral courage in the UK finance industry

Martin Wheatley, CEO of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, talks about his career, the role of the organisation in regulating the finance industry and the challenges that lie ahead.

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What does ethical investment look like?

Alexis Cheang of F and C Investments explains whether ethical investment can ever be mainstream.

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The post-crisis banking sector

The Global Head of Banking Research at Credit Suisse, Giles Keating discusses how the banking environment is different post-crisis, and what the implications are for investors.

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Should Italy stay in the Euro?

Alessandro Profumo, Chairman Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena, speaks to London Business School about the effect such a decision would have on the wider European Community.

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Understanding financial statements

Hear from Professor Chris Higson, who teaches on the Accounting and Financial Analysis programme, share his insights on the importance of understanding financial statements.

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Deloitte UK's David Sproul: business needs certainty

The CEO of Deloitte UK, David Sproul, talks to London Business School about whether accountancy firms are responsible for creating tax evasion schemes.

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FCA Chief Martin Wheatley: business students should read Aristotle

The CEO of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority shares his thoughts on the panel "Beyond reforms and recriminations: the future of financial leadership" at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Lucrezia Reichlin: need to limit effects of future crises on real economy

Professor Economics and subject area chair at London Business School, Lucrezia Reichlin, shares her key take-aways from the panel "Beyond reforms and recriminations: the future of financial leadership at the Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Linda Yueh: structural and cultural change needed in finance industry

BBC World Chief Business Correspondent and Adjunct Professor of Economics, Linda Yueh, shares her key take-aways from the panel "Beyond reforms and recriminations: The future of financial leadership" at the Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Alexis Cheang: Capital markets can identify irresponsible companies

Alexis Cheang, Director of Governance and Sustainable Investment, F and C Investment, shares her thoughts on the panel "Investing in a fairer future: the role of capital markets in creating a sustainable economy" at the 2013 Global Leadership Summit.

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Alessandro Profumo: the need for transparency and new behaviours in finance

Alessandro Profumo, Chairman of Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena Bank, shares his key take-aways from the panel "Beyond reforms and recriminations: The future of financial leadership" at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2013.

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Martin Wheatley: how the FCA will succeed

The CEO of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Wheatley, says that changes to industry culture, legal and competition powers are key factors to the success of the organisation.

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Martin Wheatley: key challenges for the FCA

The UK's Finance Conduct Authority's Chief Executive Officer, Martin Wheatley, talks to London Business School about the key financial and regulatory challenges facing the organisation in a struggling economy.

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Can Bank Boards Do The Job?

Watch highlights from London Business School's panel event 'Can Bank Boards Do The Job?'. Our finance faculty and industry experts from the Vickers Commission and the Financial Times debate the recent controversial issues surrounding bank governance.

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Spanish Leadership Series: Daniel Lacalle

Daniel Lacalle, Senior Portfolio Manager at hedge fund Ecofin and writer at ElConfidencial.com, discusses 'Which energy model should Spain and the EU head for to ensure economic competitiveness, security of supply and environmental sustainability?'.

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The Performance of Private Equity

Professor Chris Higson reveals his new research on private equity performance at an exclusive Coller Institute event.

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Up Close 5 Minute Highlights: Xavier Rolet, CEO London Stock Exchange

5 minute highlights of the speech given by Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, at London Business School's Up Close speaker event on 10th February 2010.

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Jeremy Dent Creating shareholder value

"How do you know your strategies are going to deliver optimal value..."

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Francesca Cornelli - CNN Advert

Francesca Cornelli, Professor of Finance, discusses how we can encourage innovation by incentivising patents

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Elroy Dimson - CNN Advert

Elroy Dimson, Professor of Investment Management, discusses stock market investment over the long haul

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Roundtable briefing on the current financial crisis part two of four

Professor Viral Acharya discusses bank equity at an Investment Management Club roundtable briefing on the financial crisis

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Roundtable briefing on the current financial crisis part three of four

Professor Elroy Dimson provides a historical perspective on the financial crisis at an Investment Management Club roundtable briefing on the financial crisis

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Roundtable briefing on the current financial crisis part one of four

Professor Julian Franks describes the contributing factors to high leveraging within the banking industry and the subsequent impact on the banking crisis at an Investment Management Club roundtable briefing on the financial crisis

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Why government guarantees are a double-edged sword

Professor Julian Franks looks at why banks were so highly levered prior to and even during the crisis. His recent research with Professor Viral Acharya discusses the impact government guarantees have had on bank debt.

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Roundtable briefing on the current financial crisis part four of four

Professor Christopher Hennessey cautions against overuse of the term 'moral hazard' in the media, an Investment Management Club roundtable briefing on the financial crisis

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Ownership and trust

In unique research, Julian Franks, Professor of Finance has looked back at over 100 years of data on corporate ownership. Relationships of trust are as important as ever

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Keeping faith with stocks

Elroy Dimson, BGI Professor of Investment Management, provides an insight into some of The Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2009

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Hedge fund clones

Narayan Naik, Professor of Finance and Director of the Hedge Fund Centre, talks about the increasing popularity of synthetic hedge funds

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Rethinking the banking agenda

Professor Viral Acharya discusses capital budgeting and governance at banks, and challenges banks to reconsider performance targets

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Second briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part three, Professor Stephen Schaefer

Stephen Schaefer, Professor of Finance, explains that the narrow focus of the regulatory system on banks is partially responsible for the financial crisis

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Second briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part one, Professor James Dow

James Dow, Professor of Finance, comments that a hidden stock market crisis lies behind the economic crisis

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Second briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part two, Professor Julian Franks

Julian Franks, Professor of Finance, suggests that giving free guarantees to banks reduces the incentive to monitor the banking sector

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Second briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part four, Professor Elroy Dimson

Professor Elroy Dimson, BGI Professor of Investment Management, comments that high economic growth does not guarantee attractive stock investments

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Global Investment Returns Yearbook

In a new podcast, Paul Marsh, Emeritus Professor of Finance and co-author of the Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook, discusses what information on historic investment returns can tell us about the current crisis

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The Hoare Govett Small Companies Index Report, published by RBS

Mid and small-cap companies had their best share price performance since 1977, according to new research by Professors Dimson and Marsh

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Fixing the financial system

Julian Franks, Professor of Finance at London Business School, discusses why we can not wait to fix the financial system, despite not fully understanding the origins of the crisis

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Podcast 7: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the importance of governments working together on regulation

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange says that "global financial regulation is around the corner"

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Podcast 6: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on "learn as you go" regulation

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange warns of the dangers of "learn as you go regulation"

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Podcast 5: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on avoiding the next bubble

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange says that conditions that could lead to the creation of a new bubble are visible

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Podcast 4: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on compensation

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange explores some of the key issues around compensation in the banking sector

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Podcast 3: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on consistency in regulation

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange describes why consistency in regulation is so important

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Podcast 2: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the integration of regulatory systems

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange describes the movement towards a more integrated regulatory system

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Podcast 1: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the role of central banks

At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange discusses the importance of an enhanced role for central banks

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Challenges for charitable investors

Elroy Dimson, BGI Professor of Investment Management, talks about philanthropic and charitable investors, and the unique challenges they face in the current economic climate.

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Social networks

Christopher Malloy, Assistant Professor of Finance, talks about his research into social networks, specifically about the connection between mutual funds managers and senior corporate board members.

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What impact will a takeover have on your market?

Professor Henri Servaes discusses the repercussions for other companies within an industry when one company is targeted for a hostile takeover.

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Impacting Finance and Accounting

At the heart of the London Business School brand is our world-class faculty. Our ambitious academics work at the forefront of global business research, spreading our intellectual capital and teaching around the world.

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What impact will a takeover have on your market? (audio)

Professor Henri Servaes discusses the repercussions for other companies within an industry when one company is targeted for a hostile takeover.

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Repercussions of the Sub Prime Crisis

Viral Acharya, Professor of Finance, talks about the repercussions of the sub prime crisis.

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The rise of shareholder activism

Julian Franks, Professor of Finance, shares his view that increasing shareholder activism is a positive development and predicts that the future will see stronger owners and hopefully managers who have learnt how to engage with these owners.

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Henri Servaes - What impact will a takeover have on your market

"The repercussions for other companies within an industry when one company is targeted for a hostile takeover..."