Purpose in financial services

May 28, 2019

How to get financial services companies to combine human purposes with commercial imperatives?


I’ve spent the last twenty-five years …

Government’s role in promoting better capitalism

April 30, 2019

I am speaking today at a meeting in Parliament of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Corporate Responsibility. The subject …

Uber: don’t be surprised when regulators bite back

October 24, 2018

Here’s a company boss telling regulators worldwide that his business is a threat to competitive markets! (Uber chief says

Don’t blame FRC for confusing regulation tangle

August 21, 2018

It is easy to criticise the UK’s Financial Reporting Council and the audit firms it monitors. But critics and Sir …

The strong are getting stronger – time for government to act

August 16, 2018

Google and Facebook last year between them controlled more than 58% of total US digital advertising spend. Amazon is on …

The part of the financial services industry we could usefully do without

June 7, 2018

Since the Lord Mayor’s Mansion House debate I have been reading and thinking about trust and the City of London. …

What to make of the HSBC tax calamity?

February 25, 2015

For those of us who have long admired and respected HSBC as a company with a strong sense of values, …