Friday, 28 October 2016

Brexit, Game Theory, Blair and The Conquistadors

By Richard Ayres

Former PM Tony Blair recently said in an interview that "There's no reason why we should close off any options" suggesting that the UK should not rule out another referendum on Brexit. Let us assume that he sees value in keeping some optionality.

Game theory, however, shows us that there are times when it can be advantageous to close off your options.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Press Release: New Financial Advisory Forum Unites Leave and Remain To Provide Evidence-based Research

The Association of Corporate Treasurers and London First have become the latest organisations to support the Financial Services Negotiation Forum (FSNForum), a bipartisan research and advisory group bringing together former supporters of both sides of the EU Referendum debate.

The FSNForum, which was launched today, will consult widely and undertake neutral, evidence-based research to provide decision-makers with input on key negotiation issues as Britain exits the EU. The research priorities of the Forum include equivalence, euro-clearing, access to talent and market liquidity. The objective is to help secure an outcome that is in the best achievable interest of the whole of the UK, but which is also founded on the need for an open and internationally competitive European marketplace.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

FSNForum Launch Event - Wednesday 19th October

The FSNForum is excited to announce its formal launch event:

Date: Wednesday 19th October
Time: 6:30pm to 9pm (doors 6pm)
Venue: The London Capital Club, 15 Abchurch Lane, EC4N 7BW

We will be sharing some of the research that we currently have in the pipeline. We also look forward (diaries permitting) to being joined by Baroness Bowles, past Chair of the EU Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, Dr. Charles Tannock MEP, Rt Hon Mark Field MP (for the City) and other members of the Forum's Advisory Council.

Daniel Hodson and Anthony Belchambers will also talk about the overall vision for the forum, it's consensus-building philosophy and the analytical approach.

If you are interested in attending, please contact