A Brief History of Money, Banking, Credit (Not Forgetting Crypto)

Tom Elliott & Paul Greatbatch lead a one day seminar

Venue: Hay Castle Clore Learning Space

We all use it, we all need it, but what is money and where does it come from? Is money today the same as money in the past? Who does money serve and who controls it?

Based on their annual one-day course at King’s College London, Tom Elliott and Paul Greatbatch invite you to spend day pondering these questions, on a day-long journey over the centuries from Ancient Babylon to the Blockchain.

10:00 Welcome and introduction.
10:05 What is money? Who invented it? Who creates it? - The role of banks. The role of governments. The role of illusion.
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45 Using money to make money - “The Price of Time” and how banks make profits (and losses).
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch (not provided - please contact Hay Castle Café on 07546 345280 to book a table)
13:30 The financial economy and the real economy - How money flows (or doesn’t).
14:30 The politics of banking - It’s not the principle, it’s the money.
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45 Crypto - A new excuse for an old-fashioned bubble?
17:00 Questions, comments and discussion
17:30 Close

Tom Elliott is a senior investment strategist at Mattioli Woods, involved in asset allocation decisions in portfolios, and communicating the firm’s view on global financial markets to clients. He is also a visiting lecturer at King’s College (London University), in the Department of Political Economy, where he lectures on political economy and monetary economics. For 18 years, until 2013, Tom was at JP Morgan Asset Management, and from 2006 their Global Markets Strategist, leaving as an Executive Director. Tom has a Master’s degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics, and a degree in History from the University of Sussex.

Paul Greatbatch is an investment professional with over 40 years’ experience, and an active investor in public and private markets. He is also a visiting lecturer at King’s College (London University), in the Department of Political Economy, where he lectures on political economy and monetary economics. After specialising in US investment, Paul spent 5 years living in Hungary during the transition from a planned to a market economy. For 20 years, he was a partner of Genesis Investment Management, a specialist emerging-markets investment manager for large institutional clients. He has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University.

All Day Seminar
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£30.00
A Brief History of Money, Banking, Credit (Not Forgetting Crypto)