Writer and economist Guy Standing at Da Paolo
Izabella Kaminska meets with writer economist Guy Standing at Da Paolo restaurant near Goodge street to hear all about his latest book 'The Blue Commons'.Guy is usually better known for his work on Universal Basic Income, but in this book he delves into the geopolitics and economics of the oceans and discovers a myriad of tensions and unnecessary complexities. The book covers everything from large nations bullying smaller nations into giving up eco-friendly fishing policies to the profiteering by the Crown Estate in commandeering much of the British seabed.
Libor trader Tom Hayes at City Barge
Izabella sits down for lunch with Tom Hayes, the former UBS Libor trader who was convicted in 2015 of conspiracy to defraud after being accused by the Serious Fraud of Office of conspiring with numerous other individuals to procure or make submissions of rates into the Yen LIBOR setting process that were false or misleading, thereby intending to prejudice the economic interests of others. Tom believes he was unfairly convicted and is campaigning to clear his name, especially now that the BBC's Andy Verity has unearthed new evidence, made up of a leaked cache of internal bank telephone calls, embroils far more senior banking figures in the affair.
Finance Expert Huw Van Steenis at La Brasseria
Finance expert Huw Van Steenis joins Izabella Kaminska for brunch at La Brasseria in Notting Hill for a discussion about CBDCs, fintech and ESG.Before joining managing consultant firm Oliver Wyman as vice chair, Huw was global head of strategy at asset manager Schroders and a top dog within the equities research division at Morgan Stanley. In 2018 he was appointed a special advisor to then BOE governor Mark Carney, on the long-term future of the financial system.
Economist Nouriel Roubini at the Ned
Izabella Kaminska sits down with economist and author Nouriel Roubini for a modest "brunch" at the Ned in the heart of the City of London. The duo discuss Roubini's new book "Mega Threats", including its Malthusian themes, the global inflation outlook and how the crypto collapse is playing out. The conversation also touches on some of the inherent contradictions in policies currently being deployed to keep the global economy on track. The recording took place on December 7 and the bill came to £47.25 (Nouriel only had a coffee in the end, while Izzy had a post-facto avocado and eggs on toast).
Economist Pippa Malmgren at the Park Hyatt
In this Leaked Lunch episode Izabella Kaminska orders in room service with economist and author Pippa Malmgren at the Park Hyatt in Zurich. Pippa is probably best known for her pointed ability to unpack how statecraft and geopolitics interconnect with economics, drawing on factors most other economists overlook. The discussion covers Pippa's views on crypto, geopolitics and inflation as well as her time spent as an advisor to George Bush Jr in the White House.