Media appearances

2020

  • Comment on behavioural changes in financial monitoring, due to remote working – S&P Global May 2020

Dr Angela Gallo commented for S&P Globalabout the new ‘relaxed’ working environment for investment bankers as a result of lockdown measures, and the challenges that this represents.

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac spoke with S&P Global about the risk to lenders of an Italian government loan guarantee to banks – a so-called ‘doom loop’.

  • Broadcast interview looking at what is next for the global economy – Bloomberg TV April 2020

Professor Thorsten Beck was interviewed by Bloomberg TV about the economic repercussions of Covid-19 and lockdowns.

  • Comment on harsher penalties for money laundering during coronavirus pandemic – S&P Global April 2020

Dr Angela Gallo discussed the increase in sanctions for money laundering during the crisis in Italy with S&P Global.

  • Comment on gender diversity in banks during coronavirus pandemic – S&P Global April 2020

Dr Angela Gallo spoke with S&P Global about how the coronavirus pandemic could test gender diversity efforts in bank boardrooms.

  • Thought leadership about lessening the economic impact of Covid-19 – Euromoney and VOX March 2020

Professor Thorsten Beck’s chapter for a new book examining the economic impact of coronavirus by the CEPR received a mention in Euromoney and VOX, where he gave a video interview about what governments should do to lessen the impact of economic collapse.

  • Comments on research into consequences of banning short-selling – S&P Global, The Times and Il Sole 24 Ore March 2020  

Dr Daniela Fabbri spoke with S&P Global about the likely effects of a temporary ban on short-selling in Spain and Italy, following government action as a result of stock market crashes due to coronavirus.

Dr Fabbri’s research into short-selling was also mentioned in The Times and Il Sole 24 Ore.

  • Comments on the impact of mortgage holidays – S&P Global March 2020

Dr Angela Gallo spoke with S&P Global about the rationale behind Italian mortgage holidays in light of the coronavirus crisis.

  • Thought leadership on research into gender diversity in bank boardrooms – Le Monde March 2020

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac and Dr Angela Gallowrote for Le Monde and PRI about their research into gender diversity in the boardrooms of banks.

  • Broadcast interview about London’s financial sector after Brexit – BBC World Service January 2020

Professor Barbara Casu Lukacappeared on a BBC World Service World Business Report to discuss her research into how London’s status as a financial heavyweight would be affected after Brexit.

  • Gender diversity research – CityWire Italia, France Inter, Patria Latina and Prima Pagina News January 2020

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac and Dr Angela Gallo’s research that showed banks can reduce financial penalties with increased gender diversity in the boardroom received coverage in CityWire Italia, France Inter, Patria Latina and Prima Pagina News.

  • Comment on continued tensions between the UK and China following the launch of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect, which allows companies on one stock exchange to launch on another – The Times 2020

Professor Thorsten Beck spoke with The Times for its article about China halting a stock exchange scheme with the UK following rising political tensions between the two.


2019

  • Interview on Andrew Bailey’s appointment as Governor of the Bank of England – S&P Global 2019

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac was interviewed by S&P Global about the characteristics of incoming Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey.

  • Interview about gender diversity in the boardrooms of banks – S&P Global 2019

Dr Angela Gallo spoke with S&P Global about research carried out by herself and Professor Barbara Casu Lukac that suggests that greater gender diversity in bank boardrooms can reduce their financial penalties.

Read the press release by City, University of London.

  • Comment on Bank of England Stress test – Bloomberg December 2019

Dr Angela Gallo spoke with Bloomberg about the results of BoE on UK biggest lenders. Dr Gallo’s comments were also covered by American Banker and Business Telegraph.

  • Comment on Italian banks’ challenges with toxic debt – S&P Global 2019

Dr Angela Gallo spoke with S&P Global about non-performing loans in the Italian securitisation market.

  • Cass academics launch Banking Business Models 2019 Europe tool for assessing the performance of different banking structures

Professor Rym Ayadi and Professor Barbara Casu Lukac released the Banking Business Models (BBM) 2019 Europe tool in collaboration with academic experts from the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

The BBM Monitor is the latest iteration of a tool which identifies the business models of more than 3,000 banks to compare and analyse their behaviour.

Read the press release by City, University of London. Professor Ayadi attended the launch of BBM at a breakfast conference in Brussels.

  • Comment on Morgan Stanley FX Traders Loss – Bloomberg November 2019

Dr Angela Gallo spoke with Bloomberg about misconduct in the financial industry and banks in particular after an alleged mismarking of securities that concealed losses of millions for the US bank.

  • Sibos 2019 speech highlights – Fintech Futures and Soundcloud 2019

Dr Angela Gallo provided highlights of her Sibos 2019 speech to the event’s podcast channel which was published on Soundcloud. Coverage of the speech was also published by Fintech Futures.

  • Interview about cashless society – Vice UK 2019

Dr Francesc Rodriguez-Tous discussed the rise of a cashless society with Vice UK in a report that was syndicated across many of the outlet’s international websites.

  • Interview about Brexit and non-EU banks – Rai 2019

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac and Dr Angela Gallo were interviewed by the Italian national broadcaster Rai with regard to their research into Brexit and non-EU banks.

  • Interview about Deutsche Bank’s strategy – Quartz 2019

Dr Francesc Rodriguez Tous was interviewed by Quartz about industry implications of Deutsche Bank’s strategy and staff lay-offs.

  • New paper was published in the Journal of European Finance - City, University of London 2019

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac, Director of the Cass Centre for Banking Research, recently published a paper in the Journal of European Finance which found EU-listed banks with boards that are more diverse in gender, employee representation, internationalisation and age have higher and less volatile performance.

Read the full report and press release by City, University of London.

  • Workshop on Bank Business Models was held in partnership with Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association - 2019

The Centre for Banking Research at Cass Business School held a workshop to discuss bank business models on Tuesday 19th June.  Held in partnership with the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), the workshop featured speakers from the Bank of International Settlements, the European Central Bank and universities and banks around the world.

Professor Rym Ayadi of EMEA and Cass Business School also launched her new book, Business Models in banks: definition, identification and financial stability assessment – Europe, United States and Canada at the workshop.

Read the press release by City, University of London.

  • Interview on Post Bank – Financial Times 2019

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac was interviewed by Financial Times about Post Bank.

  • Interview on Brexit – El Pais 2019

Dr Francesc Rodriguez Tous was interviewed by El Pais about Brexit.

  • New report was published on Post-Brexit - City, University of London 2019

Research by the Centre for Banking Research scholars found that although there are some indicators that a post-Brexit London may lose some of its financial services business to EU competitors such as Paris and Frankfurt, there are clear competitive advantages to operating in the City which will be difficult to replace – at least in the short term.

Read the full report and press release by City, University of London

  • Comments on Bank Lending – Quartz 2019

Dr Francesc Rodriguez Tous spoke to Quartz about bank lending.

  • Professor Rym Ayadi was elected Chair of the Banking Stakeholders Group of the European Banking Authority - 2019

Cass Business School is delighted to announce that CBR Honorary Visiting Professor Rym Ayadi, Founding President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), has been elected Chair of the Banking Stakeholders Group (BSG) of the European Banking Authority (EBA).

Read the press release by City, University of London.


2018

  • Professor Thorsten Beck has been appointed a full member of the  Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systematic Risk Board - 2018

Cass Business School is delighted to announce that Professor Thostern Beck has been appointed as a full member of the Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) of the European Systematic Risk Board. The committee consists of 15 experts representing a wide range of skills, experience and expertise. The ASC contributes to the public debate on macroprudential policy by publishing reports. Past contributions include calls for: credible bank resolution; a European capital markets union; and enhanced disclosure of carbon-intensive assets.

Read the press release by City Press Office.

  • Interview on Deutsche Bank payment error story – Bloomberg 2018

Dr Francesc Rodriguez Tous spoke to Bloomberg about the Deutsche Bank payment error story and his comments were then syndicated globally including to Die Welt .

  • Featured in “Professor’s Picks” – Financial Times 2018

Dr Angela Gallo comment on Shadow banking for Professor’s Picks in the Financial Times.

  • Quoted in discussing African banks and ‘Africapitalism’ – The Economist 2018

Professor Thorsten Beck was quoted in The Economist (online and print) discussing African banks and ‘Africapitalism’.

  • Interview on Italian budget crisis – AFP 2018

Dr Angela Gallo spoke to AFP about the Italian budget crisis and her comments were then syndicated across Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East.

  • Comments on Shadow Banking – S&P Global 2018

Dr Angela Gallo spoke to S&P Global about Shadow Banking.

  • Comments on the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers – Global Banking and Finance Review 2018

Dr Francesc Rodriguez-Tous issued comments on the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers which were picked up by UK and European finance media including Fintech Finance, GoingPublic.de, Global Banking and Finance Review and Finanzwelt Online.

  • Our Workshop was covered – Global Banking and Finance Review 2018

The International Workshop on Financial System Architecture and Stability (IWFSAS), organised by the Centre for Banking Research, was covered by Global Banking and Finance Review.

  • Interview on “Financial implications of Brexit” - RAI News 2018

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac was interviewed by RAI News (the Italian equivalent of the BBC) about the financial implications of Brexit. Her research on into board diversity and banking was covered by Financial News, EduBourse , Business Community and Finanzia Operativa.

  • Book Review: The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help us Today – FT Adviser 2018

Dr Angela Gallo reviewed The Great Economists: How their ideas can help us today for Financial Adviser.

  • Book review: Austerity vs Stimulus – FT Adviser 2018

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac reviewed Austerity vs Stimulus for Financial Adviser.

  • Book review: Principles of sound management - FT Adviser 2018

Dr Francesc Rodriguez Tous reviewed Rogues of Wall Street for Financial Adviser.


2017

  • New report was published on UK Post Bank - City, University of London 2017

Research by Professor Barbara Casu Lukac, Dr Angela Gallo and Dr Francesc Rodriguez Tous in the Centre for Banking Research found that establishing a state-owned UK Post Bank would ensure the long-term sustainability of the Post Office by diversifying its portfolio of activities and increasing revenues.  The research was commissioned by the Communications Workers Union.

The research was covered exclusively by The Guardian and was covered by the Irish Independent, Irish Times, Private Eye, Politics Home, the Daily Record and Mortgage Solutions.  It was also shared with an extensive list of parliamentarians and other stakeholders and was mentioned in a Westminster Hall debate by the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP.

Read the full report.

  • Interview on Fintech – Bloomberg 2017

Dr Angela Gallo gave an interview to Bloomberg (not published yet) on Fintech

  • Comments on Brexit and The City - Global Finance Magazine 2017

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac provided comment for Global Finance Magazine on Brexit and The City.

  • Comments on the implications of triggering Article 50 – Forbes 2017

Professors Barbara Casu Lukac and Professor Thorsten Beck provided comment on the implications of triggering Article 50 for business, finance and banking in Forbes, El Pais and La Lettre économique Et Politique de PACA.

  • TV Appearance – BBC World and BBC News 24 2017

Professor Thorsten Beck appeared on BBC World and BBC News 24, commenting on US banking results and shareholder expectations.

  • Interview on The Fred Goodwin and Royal Bank of Scotland trial – Bloomberg 2017

Professor Thorsten Beck spoke to Bloomberg about the Fred Goodwin and Royal Bank of Scotland trial. His comments were picked up by the Independent.

  • Interview on Brexit – Telegiormale 2017

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac was interviewed by Italian broadcaster Telegiornale about Brexit.

  • Comments on European politics – II Foglio 2017

Professor Thorsten Beck commented on European politics in an article in Il Foglio (Italy).

  • Interview on Brexit – National Public Radio 2017

Professor Barbara Casu Lukac was interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) about Brexit.

  • Interview on Islamic Finance in Africa – Economist 2017

Professor Thorsten Beck was interviewed by the Economist on the subject of Islamic Finance in Africa.

  • Interview on Car Finance Bubble – S&P Global 2017

Dr Francesc Rodriguez Tous was interviewed by S&P Global on the car finance bubble.