Breakfast with Professor John Kay on “Other People’s Money"


Modern economies need finance, to enable us to make payments, transfer wealth across our lifetimes and between generations, allocate capital and maintain the corporate and physical infrastructure, and to help us manage the risks of everyday life. Instead, we have created a financial world that talks to itself, trades with itself, and is increasingly divorced from the activities of the real economy.

Professor Kay explains how this came about – and what can be done to recreate a financial sector responsive to economic and social needs.

Read the report — IPS Corporate Associates Breakfast with Professor John Kay on “Other People’s Money”


JK_135x150Professor John Kay is an Economist whose career has spanned the academic world, business and public affairs. He is a director of several public companies and contributes a weekly column to the Financial Times.

He is currently a visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. He recently chaired the Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making which reported to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in July 2012.

He is also the author of many books, including The Truth about Markets (2003), The Long and the Short of It: finance and investment for normally intelligent people who are not in the industry (2009) and Obliquity (2010).  His latest book, Other People’s Money, made it to Bloomberg’s as well as The Economist’s Best Books of 2015.


By invitation only


If you have any enquiries, please contact Ms Yap Wei Ting at tel: 6516-8382  or via email:
Friday, 22 January 2016
8.00 am to 9.45 am (Registration begins at 8.00 am)
Lavender Room (Level 3), Orchard Hotel Singapore