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Antonio Foglia 'Have We Misunderstood Banking and Finance?'

'An Alternative View of the Global Financial Crisis', ECCL seminar, 9 March 2016

On 9 March 2016, the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law had the pleasure to host Mr Antonio Foglia, Director at Belgrave Capital Management, Global Partners’ Council member of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and member of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research and of the Italian Financial Analysts’ Association. In his talk, entitled 'Have We Misunderstood Banking and Finance? An Alternative View of the Global Financial Crisis' Mr Foglia explained the complex and intimate link between the financial crisis and the failure of the investment banking system. In his response, Prof Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in International Banking Law and Finance at the University of Edinburgh, and Director of the LLM in International Banking Law and Finance, emphasised the central role that cognitive limitations of market participants and regulators had in the financial crisis. The seminar was chaired by The Hon Lord Glennie, Principal Commercial Judge in the Court of Session.


A video recording of the event is available below.



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