Stability and competition in the banking sector


  • 06/10/2011
Speaker: Sir John Vickers, Chair, Independent Commission on Banking
Chair and Respondent: Steve Smith, Director, Competition and Consumer Policy, Lloyds Banking Group

The recommendations of the final ICB report this September will summarise what reform should be undertaken to make banks safer. Sir John will discuss banks’ capacity to absorb losses, measures to improve competition in the UK and the broader international context

The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. Now in their twentieth year, the lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who was a leading architect of the British system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until his death in 1999.

Taking place every Thursday between 22nd September and 10th November this year, the events will begin with registration at 6.30pm at the Institute of Directors. Delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. An industry-leading speaker will address the audience for one hour and a specialist will give a short response before handing over to the floor for further discussion. Each lecture will end at 8.45pm with refreshments.

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