Europe


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″

June 2010

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Stefan Ingves, chairman of the executive board and governor of the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, on lessons from the Latvian crisis – the reconfiguration of the regulatory regime – regional co-operation between regulators – the role of markets in banks’ risk management


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″

June 2010

Conversation with Stefan Ingves, chairman of the executive board and governor of the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, on lessons from the Latvian crisis – government intervention in the financial markets & the changes in the tenets of capitalism – views on bank tax – the need for a national debt office


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – on Luxembourg as a financial centre – coping with the crisis – balancing supervisory duties between the central bank and the banking regulator


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – on what went wrong in the EU monetary policy leading to the Greek crisis – creating crisis resolution regimes


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – keeping Luxembourg competitive as an international financial centre – views on a proposed bank tax – barriers for entry for new financial centres in Asia


“Leadership from the Crisis Years”


“Leadership from the Crisis Years”

April 2010

Sir George Mathewson, former Chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland


“Service is more important than interest rates for retail customers.”


“Service is more important than interest rates for retail customers.”

March 2010

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Anthony Thomson, chairman of Metro Bank, the UK’s newest, on plans to open new stores, growing business and on customer experience being a unique business proposition

-Why profitability stems from offering a good customer experience – on the cost of running the business-lessons from Vernon Hill’s Commerce bank model in the US -on being seen as a retailer rather than a bank


“Service is more important than interest rates for retail customers.”


“Service is more important than interest rates for retail customers.”

March 2010

Conversation with Anthony Thomson, chairman of Metro Bank, the UK’s newest, on plans to open new stores, growing business and on customer experience being a unique business proposition

-Why profitability stems from offering a good customer experience – on the cost of running the business-lessons from Vernon Hill’s Commerce bank model in the US -on being seen as a retailer rather than a bank