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Professor Richard A. Werner, D.Phil. (Oxon), B.Sc. (Economics, LSE) is Chair in International Banking at the University of Southampton, UK and Director of its Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development. He is currently also visiting Professor of Monetary Economics at Goethe University, Frankfurt. At the same time he is CIO and fund manager at Providence Asset Management Ltd., UK, managing global macro funds, and works as adviser and consultant to investors and governments via his Tokyo-based Profit Research Center Ltd., known for its monthly Global Liquidity Watch report.
Richard has two decades of experience in the financial sector, including as chief economist at Jardine Fleming Securities (Asia) Ltd., Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Bear Stearns Asset Management Ltd., as senior consultant or visiting researcher at the Asian Development Bank, the Japanese Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Japan, the Japan Development Bank and the Nomura Research Institute. For three years, Richard served as member of the asset allocation board of a US$6.5bn Japanese corporate pension fund.
In 1991, Richard warned of a banking crisis and major slump in Japan. In 1994, he coined the concept of ‘quantitative easing’. His book ‘Princes of the Yen’ (2001), on the role of central banks in financial crises, was a No. 1 bestseller in Japan. In his book ‘New Paradigm in Macroeconomics’, Palgrave Macmillan (2005), he warned about the dangers of the ‘recurring banking crises’, including the looming financial collapse in the UK, and detailed needed policy responses. Richard has been voted one of the top economists by investor surveys and is sought as a commentator by the media. He has given numerous television interviews in half a dozen countries, including on BBC, CNBC, ITV, ZDF, Bloomberg and Reuters TV, etc. He is frequently sought as keynote speaker in many countries. The World Economic Forum, Davos, selected him as “Global Leader for Tomorrow” in 2003.
1) The future of the banking industry in Europe and the implications for asset allocation
2) The German banking sector – Secret of 200 years of strong German performance – and the dramatic transformation ahead
3) The future has arrived: The cashless society and the revolution of the monetary system – Implications for investors
4) Unconventional monetary policy – QE, negative rates and their implications
5) The rules of the money game
6) Secrets of the banking trade
7) Monetary and fiscal policy in the Eurozone and beyond: the end of history and the last central banker
8) Global asset allocation based on an analysis of international central bank policies
9) Global liquidity analysis: forecasting the business cycle
10) Property bubbles, their causes and consequences – is Germany next?
11) The rise of central banking – from the private Bank of England to the new world currency
12) Do we need central banks? Monetary reform, cybercurrencies and the new monetary order
13) China, Japan and East Asian economies – their role in the new economic order and lessons to learn
14) Russia, China and the Eurasian New Silk Road – Geopolitical challenges and opportunities
15) The Great Japanese Deflation: Is Japan our future? Lessons to learn
16) Demography and macroeconomic challenges