Wed 14 February 2024
A must attend event for anyone interested in portfolio management, we were truly honoured to have someone of the stature of Daniel Peris visit us…
Dr Philip Roscoe from the University of St Andrews spoke on ‘How to Build a Stock Exchange’.
Our financial markets are full of contradictions. They are ubiquitous, sophisticated, and timeless, yet chaotic, messy and contingent. All-knowing – almost magical – they are a conjurer’s contraption of cogs and wires. In this lecture, Philip opens the black box of finance.
Based on his newly published book How to Build a Stock Exchange, he uses a series of pivotal moments in the history of financial markets – extraordinary, hilarious, even horrifying – to show how they became an inescapable aspect of modernity. But finance is also a social technology: we made it, and we can unmake it. In view of the many challenges facing our collective future, the lecture asks: what do we want finance to be?
The event took place on 27 April 2023 at 18:30 BST at The Library of Mistakes,
The online version of our renowned course, is available for both finance professionals and nonprofessionals.
As featured in the Financial Times
In conjunction with Heriot-Watt University