Free public lecture to discuss credit crunch

Published: 8 December 2008

Top European banker to discuss the credit crunch and its implications for the future at free public lecture.

The Department of Economics will be hosting a policy talk on Thursday 11 December 2008. 

Moorad Choudhry, Head of Treasury at Europe Arab Bank in London, has spent the last twenty years working in the financial industry, and will be presenting his talk on ‘The liquidity crisis and securitisation: implications for the future’. Moorad Choudhry

In his talk he will analyse the origins of the financial crisis and the different failures of the business models used by the major investment banks.  He will discuss how the liquidity crisis has transformed itself into a credit crisis and its impact on the securitisation market.  Finally he will mention possible future business models that banks may decide to adopt and the new financial products that may consequently be created.

Moorad is Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, London Metropolitan University, a Visiting Research Fellow at the ICMA Centre, University of Reading, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Mathematical Trading and Finance, Cass Business School, a Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management. He was educated at Claremont Fan Court School, University of Westminster, University of Reading, Henley Management College and Birkbeck, University of London.

The talk, at 3pm in lecture room T316 in the Adam Smith Building, is free and open to the public but as space is limited registration is required by completing the online form:

Further information:
Lavina McMillan, Department of Economics events coordinator
Tel: 0141 330 5061 Email:


First published: 8 December 2008