Home > Financial Markets Group

Financial Markets Group

How to contact us

The Financial Markets Group

Department of Finance
London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 207 955 6206
Email:  fmg@lse.ac.uk

Follow us on Twitter Twitter

 

 
The Financial Markets Group Research Centre (FMG) was established in 1987 at the LSE. The FMG is a leading centre in Europe for policy research into financial markets. It is the focal point of the LSE's research communication with the business, policy making and international finance communities. The FMG works alongside the Department of Finance to understand problems in financial markets and in the decision-making processes of corporations, banks and regulators.

News

TheGherkin

The City of London after Brexit is the focus of a new FMG discussion paper by Simeon Djankov. In March 2017 the UK government will apply for Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to end its membership in the European Union. This unprecedented step follows the 2016 referendum on the country’s exit from the European Union, the results of which surprised many economists.

Read the full article, or view the FMG discussion paper series.

 
TheCity_049

Second LSE-Swiss Re roundtable at the FMG

LSE's partnership with Swiss Re continued on February 24th as the FMG hosted a second roundtable event to investigate the stability of financial markets, the health of private capital markets and more specifically the environment in which long-term investors operate. Read more.

 
Martin Oehmke

In a new paper in the FMG Discussion Paper series, Martin Oehmke (LSE) and Adam Zawadowski (Central European University) provide evidence that CDS markets emerge as alternative trading venues that serve a standardization and liquidity role.

View the FMG discussion paper series.

 
LSENABsign

FTG London 2017 Conference Announcement

The Financial Markets Group and the Finance Theory Group (FTG) will hold a joint conference covering theoretical work on “The effects of financial frictions in firms, capital markets, and the real economy.” The conference will take place at the London School of Economics from June 19th - 21st, 2017. Read more.

 
Ian Martin

A new paper by Ian Martin (LSE) and Christian Wagner (Copenhagen Business School) presents a formula that expresses the expected return on a stock in terms of the risk-neutral variance of the market and the stock’s excess risk-neutral variance relative to the average stock.

The paper is published in the FMG Discussion Paper series.

 
SwissRe

New LSE financial markets research programme in partnership with Swiss Re

LSE has announced a formal partnership with Swiss Re, one of the world's largest reinsurers, to support an 18-month research programme on monetary policy and long tem investment. The project got underway with an event entitled 'The Big Ease'.

 
USFlag

What Donald Trump could do to make America great again without destroying free trade

Investors are looking for signs that the populist agendas of his campaign will be left where they belong: on the campaign trail, writes the FMG's Simeon Djankov. Read more.

 

As well as high-profile public lectures, the FMG runs numerous seminar series, workshops and conferences throughout the year. To learn more, browse all upcoming FMG events and seminars.