Monthly Archives: July 2013

Izzy Kaminska and David Keohane talk to Anat Admati and Frances Coppola about banking fragility, capital requirements, and banks crying wolf.


Celebrities are after your money to back their pet projects – should you trust them?
Why the wealthy are growing less interested in avoiding tax. And how the new rules on paying for financial advice aren’t quite working out as planned.


In this week’s podcast:

Ovum’s Joe Dignan on how smart cities are moving from science fiction to fact, Canalys’ Matthew Ball on how consumerisation is reviving prospects for video conferencing, and Patrick Louis, CEO of the Lotus F1 Team, on how technology is changing his business, and his sport.

Presented and produced by Stephen Pritchard


The big week ahead for UK banks, US banks eye the exit from the metal warehousing business and why Brussels is demanding that Monte dei Paschi di Siena be subjected to tougher penalties before it approves the €3.9bn state bailout of Italy’s third-biggest bank by assets.


The late pop singer, whose work has just gone on show at London’s Royal College of Art, was a far more nuanced figure than his punk image would suggest, argues the FT’s arts writer


In this episode of Alphachat, Alphaville reporters Izabella Kaminska and David Keohane chat to repo market specialist Scott Skyrm about the fall of MF Global.


Funding for Lending one year on – what has the impact been for savers and borrowers? Peer-to-peer lending – higher risks, but also higher rewards. And how the odds of winning the premium bonds just got lighter.


This week the banking team discuss Santander UK’s interest in breaking into the rapidly growing peer-to-peer market, Deutsche Bank’s plans to shrink its vast balance sheet in order to comply with stricter rules for financial soundness, and the Abu Dhabi sheikh who prevented Barclays from seeking state aid at the height of the financial crisis, selling his stake in the bank


Braving Daleks and Cybermen at the Royal Albert Hall, the FT’s arts writer reflects on the unlikely synergy between classical music and a children’s sci-fi series


In this edition of Alphachat’s painfully regular podcast Cardiff Garcia and Izabella Kaminska are joined by Illah Nourbakhsh, Professor of Robotics at The Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University to discuss a very robot future.