On 11 November, the Bank of England will be bringing together stakeholders in financial markets at an Open Forum. Representatives from financial markets, industry, the media, academia, civil society and the policymaking communities will participate on the day, in London at the Guildhall, and at events hosted in Birmingham and Edinburgh, streamed live to the Guildhall.
The Bank of England are seeking to garner input from as wide a range of stakeholders as possible. As Governor Mark Carney said when announcing the initiative in June, everyone has an interest in financial markets. So ahead of the day, we are conducting a poll across a range of different constituencies, including students, the general public and Open Forum participants. They would like to extend this poll to the business community.
The results of the poll will be used as a starting point for the day, and in particular to feed in to the opening session, which will consider the role of financial markets within the economy.
The questions are necessarily quite high-level, given the breadth of participants who will be polled. They seek to assess the extent to which markets are perceived to be effective and to operate with a “social license”.
Chief Economist, Bank of England