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The Purpose of Finance

The Purpose of Finance: improving real economy productivity by addressing short-termism

September 2019 • Event • The Purpose of Financeby New Financial

The dinner is the latest in the Purpose of Finance initiative on which we are collaborating with Pension Insurance Corporation, and the discussion will focus on a working draft of an upcoming research paper that explores the concrete impact on the real economy – mainly in the form of reduced productivity growth – of short-termism […]

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What is the point of stock exchanges?

June 2019 • The Purpose of Financeby William Wright & Tracy Blackwell

This article was published in The Daily Telegraph in June to coincide with the launch of our recent report on ‘What are stock exchanges for? And why should we care?’ You can download a summary of the report here Maybe it’s just that we’re getting older, but the questions on Mastermind seem to be getting […]

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‘How efficient is the European finance industry?’ – dinner with Dr Guillaume Bazot

September 2018 • Event • The Purpose of Financeby New Financial

This dinner will discuss a challenging new paper by Dr Guillaume Bazot, a French academic at the University of Paris VIII, on ‘How efficient is the European financial industry?’. The paper is part of The Purpose Finance initiative on which New Financial is collaborating with David Pitt-Watson, fellow in finance at Cambridge University, and Pension Insurance […]

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