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John Kay: 'Finance for the Non-Financial Economy'. Public Talks at the 'Cha...
Thu 4 May 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 BST
In his public talk "Finance for the Non-Financial Economy", John Kay, renowned financial commentator and author (e.g. Other People's Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People? London: Profile, 2015), will share his views and insights on how the financial system could be reformed so as better to serve the wider economy. Following Kay, Prof Donald MacKenzie (University of Edinburgh) will give his talk "Precipitated Struggle: The High-Frequency Trading of US Shares", examining the "signals" used by trading algorithms to predict price changes and exploring the conflicts that have given rise to several of those signals.
These two presentations introduce the conference "Chains of Value: How Intermediaries Evaluate Financial Instruments" at the University of Edinburgh, which examines the roles played by both human and machine intermediaries in financial markets, and investigates how those intermediaries work out the economic value of shares and other financial instruments. We are happy to invite everyone interested to this public event, which will be held from 10am – 1pm, May 4th in the Robson Theatre, Hugh Robson Building, George Square, EH89AG Edinburgh.
Registering for this event includes only these two keynotes. People interested in attending the whole conference (May 4th & May 5th, including this public part) are welcome to register for the corresponding event via Eventbrite here.