Skyfall: British Banking After the Financial Crisis
At dinner tables, around water coolers, and in political debates around the country, many are confused about what capital markets do and if they matter to Main Street. Many in Washington, D.C. question the value of capital markets. Third Way's Capital Markets 101 sessions were launched to help answer many of the questions surrounding what capital markets do in order to have a more nuanced, thoughtful policy debate, and help policymakers understand the value capital markets provide to all Americans.
The financial crisis shook and stirred the global banking system. On May 10th, 2014, our Capital Markets 101 event examined the crisis from the British standpoint and discussed how the British approach to banking reform has differed from U.S. regulatory efforts. Our featured guest was Peter Matheson, Counselor for Economics at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.
This event was closed to press. It was organized to meet the requirements for a widely attended event as set forth in the Congressional ethics rules.