Larry Summers was the first to sound the alarm on inflation. More economists are applying his methods

Graham Allison is the Douglas Dillon professor of government at Harvard University Is the US economy headed for a hard landing? US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell says no. At the Federal Open Market Committee’s 4 May press conference, he insisted that the Fed will manage a “softish” landing. To the contrary, former Treasury Secretary … Read more

Keith Skeoch: ‘Banks have come a long way since the dark days of 2008’

Keith Skeoch chaired the UK Government’s Ring-Fencing and Proprietary Trading Review, and is the former co-chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen The ring-fencing regime was introduced following the financial crisis and broadly required banks to separate their retail businesses from investment banking. In the same way RBS became the poster child of the financial crisis, … Read more

The LME made a hash of it – but nickel traders were warned

Traders on the London Metal Exchange may be furious. But they can hardly claim they were not warned. Laying out its ‘strategic pathway’ five years ago, the LME’s chief executive Matthew Chamberlain made plain that the exchange’s first principle was an “absolute commitment” to the physical market. “If there is ever a conflict between the … Read more

FN25: How Amanda Blanc led the way for women in the FTSE

As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, Financial News has profiled 25 of the most influential figures in the City over the past quarter of a century. Here’s why Amanda Blanc made the cut. As one of just eight female CEOs in the FTSE 100, and head of a financial services firm that can boast … Read more

FN25: Mark Carney, the rock star policymaker turned climate campaigner

As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, Financial News has profiled 25 of the most influential figures in the City over the past quarter of a century. Here’s why Mark Carney made the cut. When Mark Carney arrived at the Bank of England in 2013, he brought rock star power to one of the highest-profile … Read more