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Banks no longer taking risks: consequences for our economies around the world

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Thomas Grandjean, Structured Finance Manager, Trafigura

This event is organised by The London Institute of Banking & Finance (Alumni Singapore).

Since the financial crisis banks have to varying degrees lowered their risk appetite, especially when lending to SME's which often represent the backbone of an economy.

Risk-taking and other human values or attitudes play an important, often underappreciated role in shaping economies. This shift in risk-taking has been felt differently across countries, most strongly in Japan and continental Europe, less so in China and the US.

The speaker will aim to provide a global overview of how we see those economies emerging in a post pandemic world.

Listen to speaker and author, Thomas Grandjean, talk about risk-taking on banking and its impact on wider economies, and share different perspectives on things described in his book. He will also give an overview of secular stagnation, the future role of banks as financial intermediaries amid an increasingly stringent regulatory framework, the emergence of alternative sources of financing and many more.

Who will be speaking?
Thomas Grandjean, Structured Finance Manager, Trafigura

Thomas Grandjean has worked in the commodities sector for the past 15 years and currently manages long-term, structured financings for Trafigura in Asia. He is the co-author of Values at the Core, a bestselling book that explores the role of human values on economies and was nominated as a Financial Times Best 2021 Summer Books. He graduated with a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and is a CFA charter holder. He has lived in the Middle East, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, and currently resides in Singapore.


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