Global finance has a distinctive and important geography. Although money can flow easily around the world, it remains concentrated in a small number of cities, including London, called international financial centres. Understanding how and why such cities dominate global finance and the implications of this for globalisation more widely is an important area of research for geographers.
In this lecture, Professor Sarah Hall will discuss the changing nature of London as one of the world’s leading international financial centres. She will reveal how London’s position at the heart of global finance relies upon a series of international networks of money, banks and individuals. She will then explore how these networks are changing as China seeks to become increasingly important in global finance. Finally, Professor Hall will explore the risks to London as an international financial centre in relation to Brexit. In so doing, the lecture will explore how geographers are needed to understand some of the most contemporary challenges and changes within contemporary processes of globalisation
This event will take place on Wednesday 27 March, 17.00-19.00 in A48 Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park Campus.
Refreshments will be provided after the lecture. For further information, and to book your place, please visit the event page.
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