Big Bang 30 years on – financial services deregulation and its role in broken capitalism

Author Philip Augar was a City high flyer until in 2000 he passed up the chance to head up a leading London firm to turn to writing. He has since written five books including The Death of Gentlemenly Capitalism, which looked at London, the Greed Merchants, which turned to Wall Street’s giant investment banks, and Reckless: The Rise and Fall of the City, 1997-2008.

In his talk to the Daviod Hume Institute seminar on 27 October 2016 he looked back over the three decades since Mrs Thatcher’s deregulation of the financial services industry and assessed the legacy. Listen to the audio file here.