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Out of the darkness: can a reformed financial system help solve the world's big problems?

This panel discussion will feature the Financial Times' Chief Economics Commentator Martin Wolf and Positive Money's Executive Director Fran Boait.

It might be out of the headlines, but the 2008 crisis never truly ended. In most developed economies, living standards have barely recovered, wages remain stagnant, and businesses are still reluctant to invest. Meanwhile, we’re in our eighth year of unconventional monetary policy, with interest rates near zero, and central banks still churning out billions to keep their economies afloat.

Out of this turmoil, what will eventually emerge? How can we still reshape our global financial system to support a fairer and more sustainable economy? In a system over which we’ve lost control, how can we reassert the democratic will?


Please join us at the RSA for this discussion, which will take place from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. There will be networking and refreshments until 10:30pm.


Martin Wolf CBE is a British journalist who focuses on economics. He is the associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times. He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999 and a member of its International Media Council since 2006. He was made a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by Nottingham University in July 2006. He was made a Doctor of Science (Economics) of London University, honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in December 2006. He was also a member of the UK government's Independent Commission on Banking in 2010-2011. Martin's most recent publications are ‘Why Globalization Works’ and ‘Fixing Global Finance.’

Fran Boait is the Director of Positive Money, a research and campaigning organisation championing reform of the money and banking system. Fran studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She went on to complete a PhD in climate change mitigating technology during which she became interested in money and banking after the 2008 financial crisis. Fran has worked at various international organisations including the United Nations, Greenpeace and BP.

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