Pembroke Speaker Series @ Cambridge Judge in International Finance
This exciting speaker series is a collaboration between Pembroke College and Cambridge Judge Business School featuring some of the most globally prominent experts in the field of international finance and providing key insights on the risks, strategies and opportunities in this sector.
There is also an annual appointment of a prestigious Pembroke Visiting Professorship of International Finance at the Business School, as well as support for Pembroke PhD studentships in the field of international finance.
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Shriti Vadera, Chair of Prudential
During the inaugural edition of a speaker series Shriti Vadera was interviewed by Lord Chris Smith, Master of Pembroke College and discussed some of the significant challenges facing governments and business in light of COVID-19 and longer-term structural changes in economies and societies.
Shriti Vadera became chair of financial services company Prudential in January 2021, and was previously chair of the board of Santander UK. She was centrally involved in dealing with the 2008-2009 financial crisis and the G20 as a UK government minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Cabinet Office.
Alistair Darling, former Chancellor of the Exchequer
The United Kingdom faces a 30-year project to level up society by revitalising left-behind areas in ways that go far beyond new transport links, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, told a speaker series co-ordinated by Pembroke College and Cambridge Judge Business School.
Alistair Darling served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 2007 to 2010, as a Member of Parliament from 1987 until 2015, and has been a member of the House of Lords in the period since then until his recent retirement in July 2020.
Lord Mervyn King, Former Governor of the Bank of England
The Treasury made the right decisions in response to COVID-19, says former Governor of the Bank of England and University of Cambridge alumnus, Lord Mervyn King. Speaking at the hybrid event in February 2022, he pointed to the success of the furlough scheme in ensuring the UK’s unemployment rate did not rise in line with America’s during the outbreak. The amount of debt this created is not too big a risk, but now the key test is to get the ratio of debt to national income to steadily come down.
Lord Mervyn King served as Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013 and was Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003. He now serves as a member of the House of Lords Economics Affairs Committee.