This year's annual Wincott Foundation Lecture will be delivered by
Executive Director for Financial Stability, and member of the interim Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England
"The Financial System: tails of the unexpected"
The Lecture will be followed by a comment from
Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
The Wincott Foundation seeks to contribute to a better understanding of economic issues, principally by supporting and encouraging high-quality economic, financial and business journalism, in the UK and internationally. The Foundation believes that the media – print, broadcast and on-line – have an important role to play in reporting, explaining and commenting on economic and business developments. Accurate, objective and well-informed economic reporting and analysis in the media are essential ingredients of a well-functioning market economy.
The foundation was set up in 1969 in honour of Harold Wincott, the most distinguished economic journalist of his day. The current chairman is Sir Geoffrey Owen, former editor of the Financial Times.