Culture, Corporate and Business (CCB) Seminar Series
Innovation in Financial Markets
12 June 2019
On Wednesday, 12 June 2019, the CCB executives went on an academic visit to Henley Business School. Henley Business School is founded in 1945, and it is the oldest business school in the UK. The focus of the business school is on areas in international business, informatics, entrepreneurship, and customer management. The executives were warmly welcomed by the Dean and Vice-Dean of the Henley Business School Professor John Board, and Professor Yinshan Tang.
Professor John Board has been Dean of the Henley Business School since October 2010. His recent research has focused on the organization and regulation of financial markets. Some of this work has been based on large scale analyses of trading data, while other parts have considered more general issues of the effects of market fragmentation as well as the various scandals and crises in financial markets. As a result of this work, he has been widely published in books, academic and professional journals, as well as radio and television. He has acted as consultant to many UK and overseas markets, regulatory organisations and trade bodies. These include the House of Commons, the Financial Services Authority, the City of London Corporation and the European Commission. He also has an interest in the development of Islamic Finance on which he has recently acted as consultant on a major project on Islamic market developments around the world.
Professor Board started his presentation with brief introduction of Henley Business School to the executives. Professor Board then asked a question on how we regard innovation in financial market. In his talk, he addressed the question by using a variety of topics which have a notable impact on international markets. Professor Board also touched on the topic that is on everyone’s minds in the UK - Brexit. Professor Board also covered topics such as big markets, and technology, as well as scandals and reputations affect market trading. Of particular interest to the executives were topics on the Islamic financial and capital market of which Professor Board is a renowned expert. The executives asked Professor Board to expound on their numerous queries and they gleaned a deeper insight into the developments in the international Islamic market. The executives were also interested in the topic of Peer-to-peer lending in the UK and whether it is a useful financial avenue towards encouraging the establishment of small-medium enterprises and start-ups, as well as promoting entrepreneurship. All in all, it was a stimulating talk and the executives were very excited to be able to exchange thoughts and ideas with Professor Board.
The visit ended with a lovely tour of the campus where the executives got to explore the grounds. Even though it was raining, some of them even braved the rains to walk into their lovely gardens! It was certainly an eye-opening and educational trip!
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