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Lord Mervyn King - Keynote Speaker

Book Mervyn King as a keynote speaker through VBQ Speakers. Lord (Mervyn) King is a leading expert on the global economy. He served as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. For more information on economics and finance speaker Lord (Mervyn) King, contact VBQ Speakers founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk on leo@vbqspeakers.com or 0044 7833 727090.

 

LORD MERVYN KING

FORMER GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND (2003-2013)



Speaker Themes

  • Financial regulation

  • Global banking

  • International economics

  • Finance in a post-crisis world

  • Brexit

  • Monetary policy

  • Pioneering new approaches in central banking

TRAVELS FROM

London, UK

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Mervyn King (Lord King of Lothbury, KG, GBE, FBA) served as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee from 2003 – June 2013. He was previously Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003, Chief Economist and Executive Director from 1991, and non-executive director of the Bank from 1990 to 1991.

Lord King was knighted (GBE) in 2011, and in July of 2013, he was appointed a life peer in the British House of Lords by Queen Elizabeth II for contributions to public service. He entered the House of Lords and took the name Baron King of Lothbury, a reference to one of the streets flanking the Bank of England. He was appointed by The Queen to be a Knight of the Garter in 2014.

Born in 1948, Lord King studied at King’s College, Cambridge, and Harvard (as a Kennedy Scholar) and taught at Cambridge and Birmingham Universities before spells as Visiting Professor at both Harvard University and MIT. From October 1984 he was Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics where he founded the Financial Markets Group. Lord King took up a position as Professor of Economics and Law at New York University in September 2014, and a position as School Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics in 2015.

Lord King is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of King’s and St John’s Colleges, Cambridge and holds honorary degrees from many universities around the world. He is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Trustee of the National Gallery in London.

Lord King is the author of the best-selling book The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy (published in 2016 with a new preface in the paperback edition in March of 2017) which received international acclaim and is widely regarded as the most important book to come out of the financial crisis.

LORD KING'S TALKS

As former Governor of the Bank of England, Lord King’s experience and knowledge is synonymous with recent financial history, and his leadership of the global response to the financial crisis has cemented his reputation as a pioneering force in financial regulation.

VIDEOS

Lord Mervyn King discusses his critically acclaimed work, ‘The End of Alchemy’ with Google. (2016)


Lord Mervyn King speaks to Newsnight about Brexit, Scotland, and the global economy. (2017)


Lord Mervyn King discusses his time at the helm of the Bank of England during the height of the financial crisis and his thoughts on the future of money and banking. (2017)