Europe


“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


“HSBC’s Stephen Green on leadership in the financial services industry”


“HSBC’s Stephen Green on leadership in the financial services industry”

November 2009

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Stephen Green, Chairman, HSBC
HSBC board – competencies – size – recruitment – Basel II – pro-cyclicality – liquidity


“HSBC’s Stephen Green on leadership in the financial services industry”


“HSBC’s Stephen Green on leadership in the financial services industry”

November 2009

(Part 1 of 2) Conversation with Stephen Green, Chairman, HSBC
Nurturing leadership – senior management – compensation structures