Risk and change in an uncertain world
Investment banking is going through a period of major change and uncertainty. How should banks respond and evolve in this period of major uncertainty?
Few people are better equipped to answer this question than Richard Gnodde, one of the most internationally respected investment bankers, dubbed by the media “the most powerful man in the City.”
A Cambridge alumnus, he built up Goldman’s business first in Europe, transformed it in the Far East, and finally won for Goldman’s a licence to the Chinese securities market, a coup that opened up the world’s fastest growing economy for the bank. He returned to London in time for the 2008 financial crash, steering Goldman’s London and international operations through markets in free-fall.
In this evening’s conversation, Richard Gnodde will describe how he wrestled with each of these challenges, the mistakes he made, and the dilemmas he faced.
Turning to the future, he will give his personal thoughts on how investment banks will be obliged in the post-crash world to respond and experiment with new business models, and the changes we may see.
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