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HSBC chairman gives popular Dean’s Lecture

HSBC chairman Douglas Flint discussed HSBC and China at the second of this year’s Dean’s Lectures at Cass.

HSBC chairman Douglas Flint discussed HSBC and China at the second of this year’s Dean’s Lectures at Cass.

Welcoming Mr Flint, Dean Professor Steve Haberman said “It is very important time for the banking industry. It’s good for the UK, it’s good for the City of London, and it’s good for Cass Business School.

“It’s nice to welcome Douglas back to Cass. About ten years ago we were on a committee here together.”

Deans Lecture 

Introduced by Dr Peter Hahn, Mr Flint said that it was an honour to give the lecture.

To a packed audience at Bunhill Row, he said: “I should congratulate you on your foresight holding this event. It’s difficult to see how this event could be more immaculately timed.

“Over the next five years we will have to adapt to new financial conditions that we’ve not seen before. We live in interesting times.”

His lecture was preceded by a panel discussion on Chinese and Non-EEA Banks in the European Union.

Panellists included: Martin Arnold, banking editor of the Financial Times; Piers Haben, director of the European Banking Authority; Thomas Huertas, senior risk partner of EY (and former Head of the Banking Sector at the UK Financial Services Authority); Druv Roy, director at Standard & Poor’s; and Michael Sholem, European Counsel at Davis Polk Wardwell.

The Dean’s Lecture received the following media coverage:

Daily Telegraph
Financial Times
Business Insider

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