Viewpoints

2 years ago

Transparency: the cornerstone of rebuilding trust in the City

A friend recently asked me for some advice on how to invest a windfall, couched in the following caveat: “I don’t want to place it with a manager. I don’t understand how they justify their fees and seeing as they call their clients ‘muppets’, I’d rather go it alone.” This brief and damning summary of financial services from an average individual shows the scale of the challenge facing the industry….

2 years ago

Introductory Viewpoint from Kitty Ussher

Whatever your views on the most desirable qualities for the leader of the Labour party, there remains a need for all parts of our movement to have places to go where they can debate and socialise. Labour in the City was established in early 2012 to provide just that kind of forum: somewhere where Labour supporters working in finance and related professional services could network and talk about politics. We…

2 years ago

A Note on Brexit

Currently, there is little realistic analysis of the options and their consequences. This note sets out some potential paths for discussion.   If Article 50 were activated and if the UK were to leave the EU, then the UK would not be able to re-join the EU on terms as favourable as it currently has. Its various opt-outs and rebates would fall away and not be renewed; it might have…

5 years ago

If I were Chancellor…..an essay collection from Labour in the City

We asked some of our members to write, in 1000 words, what they would do if they woke up and found themselves Chancellor. We submitted the results to the Labour Party’s policy review consultation. All of the contributors write in a personal capacity. The pamphlet was launched at a drinks reception in the City on 7th November, where we were delighted to be joined by Seema Malhotra MP, Sadiq Khan…

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